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November 24, 2012 6:28:12 PM

Hello everyone, i am looking to upgrade my pc for the holidays, and need some opinions! here is what i was planning to get but i need to ask, do you think there will be good cyber monday deals for these products?http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pfFU that would be awesome! I have already bought the Thor V2 Case, and i am taking the 1TB 7200rpm hdd, 8GB of ram, and a dvd burner from my old computer so we can leave those out.


Approximate Purchase Date: When the prducts are need are on sale (before christmas, hopefully cyber monday)

Budget Range: for the cpu, gpu, motherboard, and psu about 500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: cpu, gpu, motherboard, and psu.

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg, amazon, ncix, tigerdirect

Location: City, State/Region, Country - usa, pennsylvania

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: preferably intel cpu

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

No microcenter

Thanks for all the help!

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November 24, 2012 6:54:15 PM

anybody? :p 
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November 24, 2012 7:10:47 PM

Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
No HDD, Case, RAM or Burner so (-155)
Total: $465

You get a the FX-6300 which is a pretty solid chip already, better than the i3 3220 which is what you can afford at this budget, you can overclock it and it's better at multi-thread and pretty similar at gaming. Most important is the GPU in gaming, not the CPU. With this affordable CPU, you can also pick up the 7870 with a small budget which is pretty sweet.

Proof? Borderlands 2: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2055/6/
BF3: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2055/5/
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November 24, 2012 7:58:33 PM

how is the fx-8320 for 179.99 on newegg?
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November 24, 2012 8:22:09 PM

how is the fx-8320 compared to the i5-3470 in gaming?
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November 24, 2012 9:02:22 PM

Depends on the game, but roughly, for graphically intensive ones at 1080P, they are both the same. Generally a better GPU is better. I'd keep the FX-6300 and try and move up to the 7950 if you can:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
After rebate, it puts you at about $50 more than if you got the 7870 which would leave you with a total of a $510 which is within your budget but with a MUCH MUCH better GPU.
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November 24, 2012 9:31:20 PM

fx 6300 and 7950 is no bottleneck right?
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November 25, 2012 5:07:20 AM

Yep there will be no bottleneck.
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