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$300-$400 CPU/GPU/RAM/MOBO/PSU

Approximate Purchase Date: 2013

Budget Range: $300-$400 - NO REBATES. <3

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No.


Parts to Upgrade: CPU/GPU/RAM/MOBO/PSU

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com superbiiz.com

Location: Florida (buying from the internet)

Parts Preferences: AMD but I can look at Intel's builds too.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768.

Additional Comments:

List of games that I want to play:
•GTA IV
•DayZ
•WarZ
•S4 League on 62fps.
•Test Drive Unlimited 2
•All the Need For Speed from Underground 1 to Most Wanted 2012
•Rainbow Six Vegas 2
•GTA V when it's released

See if you can build a PC (with the specified parts mentioned above) that can play those games on 40-60 fps.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Because I have a bad gaming pc, it's supposed to be a working/office PC.
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  1. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $388.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    I don't know if he needs a case, but i recommend going with a separate quality psu of 450w.
  2. I don't need case, since I'll be using courier (will cost like $100USD to bring it to my country so no case :D)

    Keep them coming!
  3. Is 1024x768 your highest resolution of the monitor ?
  4. djangoringo said:
    Is 1024x768 your highest resolution of the monitor ?

    Yes, might buy another one but not for now (1280 × 720)
  5. Either get this :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $388.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    or

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($95.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($53.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $395.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    The 7850 is overkill for that resolution, but i put it if you want to upgrade latter the monitor for a 1080p one.
    If not get the i3+650 ti more balanced.
  6. Okay, keep them coming I need new ideas, AMD let's go.
  7. djangoringo said:
    Either get this :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $388.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    or

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($95.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($53.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $395.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    The 7850 is overkill for that resolution, but i put it if you want to upgrade latter the monitor for a 1080p one.
    If not get the i3+650 ti more balanced.


    These two builds are the best. Though I do recommend you take the 7850 build and replace the mobo and cpu with this:

    http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-3-4Ghz-512KB-4000MHZ/dp/B002SRQ214/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355633577&sr=8-1&keywords=phenom+II+x4

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-SB710-Chipset-Motherboard-GA-78LMT-S2P/dp/B0054OWT0G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    This CPU is stronger (Especially in a year), and it is up-gradable to steamroller whenever it arrives.
  8. Nobody else?
  9. Well there's not much to be done, your budget won't allow it.
    All options were given from both sides for the best performance/value.
  10. Solved, thanks you all for your suggestions.
  11. Best answer selected by freshenext.
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