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October 17, 2012 12:52:52 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the month hopefully, depends on when my *** sells.

Budget Range: $700-$900 as a maximum. I am not sure exactly how much I am getting, so a low end and high end version would be great!

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet and YouTube

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, the 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium will do.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg only would be great.

Location: Langhorne, PA.

Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, I also like AMD GPUs, but if you think a NVIDIA is better I don't care.

Overclocking: Maybe, if budget allows.

SLI or Crossfire: No, never going to need it.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like room for a CPU cooler, like a Hyper 212 EVO. I like lots of case fans to keep everything cool. Also, maybe $75 for a mouse and keyboard will be nice. My old keyboard is starting to get dirty (never eat waffles over it :p ) and my mouse seems outdated.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old PC is just not keeping up, barely playable in new games like BF3, Planetside 2, and such.

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October 17, 2012 1:19:14 AM

For that amount money, Intel would be much better for your build. Just sayin'
October 17, 2012 1:23:37 AM

BreadWhistle said:
For that amount money, Intel would be much better for your build. Just sayin'


I have an Intel i5-3570k build set up for that price, yet I have to make many painful compromises. That's why I want to go AMD, because a buddy of mine has a X4 965 and it still runs games just like it did 2 years ago.
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October 17, 2012 10:47:02 AM

aznshinobi said:
Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Swap the 7850 for the 7950 (+$120)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Add windows (+90)
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil...
Total: $850

You get a better CPU by far compared to the other AMD substitutes, you get a beastly GPU (the 7950) and you get it under your budget limit.


Do you have any AMD builds? Ik most people think Intel I'd the way to go at that price, but for the other components I want to be included, I would need an extra $100-$200. Thts why I want to explore my options.

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October 17, 2012 11:02:54 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.05 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus F2A85-M/CSM Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($90.36 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.48 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $903.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 17, 2012 4:38:43 PM

Best answer selected by Poltregeist.
October 17, 2012 4:40:16 PM

Will go with that but with a few changes...Maybe an Antec Nine Hundred case without the monitor, and either a 7870 or 7950 if I can fit :D 
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