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November 19, 2012 3:01:11 PM

Hi i am starting to build a new computer for gaming , Guildwars 2 borderlands,battle field 3

I want to use AMD 8 core but do not know which one i want.

my budget is about 600 dollars
I do not need a screen or a OS

I also prefer a Amd Video card

im trying to go for at least 8 gig of ram and 250 gb solid state

Thank you
November 19, 2012 4:01:40 PM

well with your budget i would go with the cheapest 8 core there is, ssd is out of your budget

$20 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$55 Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$70 Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$110 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$230 PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$50 COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$40 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$160 AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $734.92 +shipping
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November 19, 2012 4:02:49 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($33.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $767.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 13:01 EST-0500)

Your budget need at least 200$ more to meat your requirments.
Without SSD total cost is 577$
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November 19, 2012 6:58:07 PM

you think it would be better if i go for a 6 series video card. maybe radeon hd 6970?

i do not think i need a expensive video card.




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November 19, 2012 7:26:16 PM

^It'll cost more in the long run, due to increased power draw and thus a beefier power supply needed.

This is for gaming, yes? Be happy without a SSD - it won't help your framerates, just load times.
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November 19, 2012 7:50:04 PM

Use either an of the 83XX processors

They are faster and more power efficient than the older 81XX series

If that doesnt fit your budget then the FX 6300 is a good alternative and will be quite close in most gaming situations . Its defintely better than the 8120 and usually matches the 8150

The asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard is great value too for the features offered
http://www.overclock.net/t/1144067/amd-990x-970-am3-mot...
The VRM desing may mean it wont OC as high as some others but it will reach any of the sensible OC's with ease
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