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November 9, 2012 1:49:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Near future

Budget Range: 600-700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon,Tigerdirect,compusa,


Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Hey im playing battlefieldplay4free,minecraft,tf3,bf3,

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:My pc sucks at gaming

More about : amd gaming system 600 700 build

November 9, 2012 2:10:13 PM

Why not the fx 4170 or the 8320
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November 9, 2012 2:10:33 PM

Here you go, be sure to take advantage of the combo discounts and rebates! :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($129.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($89.99 @ CompUSA)
Total: $685.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-09 11:10 EST-0500)
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November 9, 2012 2:13:52 PM

The FX-4170 is a last generation CPU and in almost every way inferior to the 4300 since the Piledriver series can be considered a big update from the former.

The FX-8320 won't fit in his budget.
November 9, 2012 2:20:48 PM

k thanks
November 9, 2012 2:28:50 PM

The build excella listed is really good, but I'm really not a fan of Rosewill's Green-series power supplies. I'd be much more inclined to pay the difference and get a reliable unit instead (XFX Pro Series, Rosewill Capstone, etc).

If that's a hard $700 cap, then I'd suggest switching the FX-4300 for a Phenom II X4 965BE. It's not as fast as the 4300, but it's $40 less (certainly not $40 slower, though).
November 9, 2012 2:34:40 PM

no its not hard i can go maybye 50-60 bucks over
November 9, 2012 2:53:02 PM

Righteous. I'd take that list excella posted, and replace that power supply with either this XFX PRO450W Core, or this Rosewill Capstone 450M if you'd prefer a modular power supply. The XFX should be about $10 more, but it offers a $10 rebate. The Capstone will be about $20 more, with no other discounts.

Those power supplies are manufactured by Seasonic and Super Flower (respectively), who are known for high-quality, reliable units. The Green is manufactured by ATNG which is known for making cheap, shoddy power supplies.

I don't really have anything else to contribute, so if you've got questions, ask away.
November 9, 2012 5:39:35 PM

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November 9, 2012 10:50:07 PM

Rosewill Green is fine.
There have been no known or mass reliability or efficiency issues with it and it has almost maxed up amperage on the +12v rail compared to some other mediocre series lines from other reputable brands.

The reason why it's so cheap right now is because Newegg currently has a promo on it. It's basically a steal.
November 21, 2013 12:11:25 AM

my suggestion - install windows on the ssd and all other stuff (videos, pcs, downloads and so on) on the 1TB. Save the 40 and add later 160 for a an i5. try to see if you can find some used on ebay