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November 17, 2012 2:42:56 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 11/23-24 day of /after black friday

Budget Range: No more than 500 with shipping included, I plan to upgrade parts little by little afterwards

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly for gaming, nothing too serious just GW2 and WoW MoP. I may try others depending on how well the build handles. Other then that i'll stream movies and use it for music. Not too much.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Need a complete build, was using a laptop but it crapped out on me last week.

Do you need to buy OS: OS does not need to be added to the setup

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/amazon

Location: City, State/Region, Country - New Britain, Connecticut

Parts Preferences: Not too knowledgeable with computer parts, but I know Intel performs better than AMD. So Intel if possible

Overclocking: Possibly, although i know next to nothing about OC'ing

SLI or Crossfire: SLI

Your Monitor Resolution: I will be using an HDMI to a 51 inch plasma 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Im not too picky, open to all comments and info thats given to me. I know im not working with a huge budget, but thats all i can spend right now. As stated earlier im mainly looking to play Guild Wars 2 and WoW MoP. If possible i'd greatly enjoy a set up that would allow me to play with Ultra settings, of course with AA turned off or low, and shadow quality turned down also. Any advice/builds would be really appreciated. I've been looking around for a few weeks but with not much knowledge to go off of i always second guess anything i find. Thank you in advance, enjoy the holidays!

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November 17, 2012 2:51:48 AM

As stated i dont need a OS.

Just adding i also dont need a monitor, mouse or keyboard. So hopefully that'll help slightly with the budget for build.
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November 17, 2012 5:47:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $497.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 02:45 EST-0500)

How does that look?

At your budget neither SLI nor crossfire is likely, and it's not really a "which one" question, it's more of a "do you plan to do either".
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November 17, 2012 11:11:22 AM

Slightly over but an excellent performer. also features faster ram, plus add in another 4GB stick later on for 8GB.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($17.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $518.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-17 08:18 EST-0500)
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November 17, 2012 11:54:58 AM

lengcaifai said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/o2S7

400dollar base amd APU build, shound have enough juice for ur game, u can add a better discrete card later when u have more money

thats not gonna play games at 1080p that well...
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November 17, 2012 1:49:53 PM

Best answer selected by Danbialko.
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