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October 24, 2012 3:12:10 PM

Hi heres a video on youtube of 500$ gaming pc very soild Build im a mid gamer medium settings so will this build be good for me?

http://youtu.be/ZqQysHbMrbA

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October 24, 2012 4:00:10 PM

Should compare it w/ Tomshardware's build your own reviews they put up every month or two.
But the video lists a very mediocre performance since you're buying newer components

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-pc-overclock...

In comparison, as far as just gaming is concerned, the tomshardware's 560gtx with the i3 is faster/powerful than that video.
the video lists 30-40 fps, toms build is like 50-90 fps on some BF3 depending on settings

but if you want to put in your own research, looking up previous phenom ii x4 w/ am3 mobo's are fairly viable.
just be warned you wont salvage those 2 parts in an upgrade in the next 2-3 years
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October 25, 2012 10:43:50 AM

This is around the best you can do, using the latest Intel i3, at your budget (assuming that doesn't have to include peripherals), to give best possible general gaming performance (and decent overall performance)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.86 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($132.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $506.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You could go down the AMD route, but that wouldn't give you BETTER gaming performance, CHEAPER. Whilst GPU is good value, obviously, if you could spare more funds you could get better, although quite good, that GPU isn't going to get you BF3, at Ultra, on 1080p monitor. You could, of course, upgrade GPU later, when new generations come out. In order to get REAL upgradability, you would need to get more versatile mobo, and possibly higher rated PSU.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 25, 2012 11:31:23 AM

Here's another option.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($86.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($56.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $493.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b 4 Gaming
October 25, 2012 12:52:25 PM

Or a 7850/Pentium build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.99 @ Mac Mall)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($176.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $501.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 25, 2012 4:36:42 PM

Are you sure you guys watched the vid, it looks super decent...btw im looking for an Amd base
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 3:08:32 AM

The build in the video is pretty hopeless. A 7660D (A10 iGPU) will get destroyed by the 7770, let alone the 7850. The CPU power is similar to an i3 I think. A pentium is enough for gaming usually.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 3:20:14 AM

Thought I told you last time that rigs you find on Youtube, especially from low quality, not review site accounts aren't to be taken seriously?

No reason for a Raptor drive, that wont improve FPS in games.
PSU is horrible.
No reason for 16GB of RAM, APU's benefit from faster not more RAM.
An APU's integrated graphics are top of the line as far as integrated goes, but compared to a $100 graphics card it cant compete.

The builds the others have specced are much better, and may have a chance of actually playing the games at decent settings.
Also dont take random internet videos on their word. He provides no evidence for his claims, and an FPS means nothing. As soon as you get to 1080p and start turning the settings above low, integrated graphics will chug quite badly.
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October 26, 2012 4:01:06 AM

malbluff said:
This is around the best you can do, using the latest Intel i3, at your budget (assuming that doesn't have to include peripherals), to give best possible general gaming performance (and decent overall performance)
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.86 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($132.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $506.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

You could go down the AMD route, but that wouldn't give you BETTER gaming performance, CHEAPER. Whilst GPU is good value, obviously, if you could spare more funds you could get better, although quite good, that GPU isn't going to get you BF3, at Ultra, on 1080p monitor. You could, of course, upgrade GPU later, when new generations come out. In order to get REAL upgradability, you would need to get more versatile mobo, and possibly higher rated PSU.

On overall benckmarks and even on a Tom's hardware review the AMD FX-4170 beat it. Yes it does draw more power but it performs better. The FX-4170 is priced around 118$ on newegg. Prices will be going down since the new PileDriver update hit.
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a c 384 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 4:49:06 AM

Just get the i3 build. It will be better for gaming and you can always upgrade to an i5 later on.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 6:47:32 AM

speakerman9529 said:
On overall benckmarks and even on a Tom's hardware review the AMD FX-4170 beat it. Yes it does draw more power but it performs better. The FX-4170 is priced around 118$ on newegg. Prices will be going down since the new PileDriver update hit.

Intel Ivybridge beats any AMD processor, even the latest Piledrivers. That is because Intel's individual cores are much more efficient. AMD improve their performance, by having a lot of cores, so they can catch up, and, the best ones, even pass their Intel Dual Core rivals in multi-core applications, like some photo/video editing processes.
However, virtually all gaming is not multi-core, so i3 is faster than even piledriver, in most gaming. Admittedly, in a few games, in multi-player mode, AMD's multiple cores give it the edge, but that is the exception, rather than the rule. Given that you need to overclock most AMD chips to get good performance, whilst AMD can be cheaper, it's not by much, by the time you add in mobo and cooling, plus it's more costly to run, I would say i3 is better, overall, particularly for gaming.
If budget is so tight, that saving a bit by going the AMD route, is going to make a substantial difference to the graphics card you can get, then AMD may be the better route, even for gaming.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 10:03:58 AM

Or you could get a G2120 or similar.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 10:29:26 AM

Wait, that video is made by Reapageisback, and on another thread you appeared in, you claimed to own that account...
So you specced a build, posted it to Youtube as an "extreme" rig capable of "40-30FPS on everything" with the intention of educating people, then ask if its actually any good.

Other thread mentioned. Skip to halfway for the relevant bit.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/357197-31-gaming-mach...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 26, 2012 10:37:02 AM

Stated it was running at 75FPS on high settings. Except for the 1024x768 issue.

I don't call that very honest.
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