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Budget build $550

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December 20, 2012 4:31:23 PM

im having issues with my other account so i brought it here......
im not so good at desktop builds, i plan to build a $550 dollar gaming rig which is capable of playing most games at max or high settings around 45-70 frames for the next 2years or so...

I would usually be gaming at resolutions of 1440x900.

im completely stuck on which CPU & graphics card should i get, a pentium g860,i3-2120,amd fx4300 or am i better off with the amd phenom ii x4 955.
for graphics card,i plan to get either the gtx 650 or the hd7770 (or can i get better for around $150?)
the rest i plan to get are:
mobo:
for the intel: Asus P8Z77-M $109.00, /// For the AMD build: Asus M5A78L-M-LX $56.00
PSU: cooler master extreme series 550w, $56.90
RAM: kingson hyper X 1600mhz , $49
Casing: Cooler master Elite 342 , $32

so guys i really need you help,i be getting this parts probably next week,all opinions are welcome,thanks...=D

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December 20, 2012 4:41:32 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
December 20, 2012 4:46:37 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $536.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 13:45 EST-0500)

7870 and should play anything you want on high settings.

You could go i3 and 7850 if you prefer intel, but this is what I would do.
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December 20, 2012 4:49:48 PM

woah....thats an awesome build,the card might go out of my budget......what about teh hd7770?, or maybe another card perhaps???
December 20, 2012 4:51:58 PM

im living in malaysia that card is like $250 usd here..T.T
December 20, 2012 4:55:28 PM

tiny voices said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $536.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-20 13:45 EST-0500)

7870 and should play anything you want on high settings.

You could go i3 and 7850 if you prefer intel, but this is what I would do.


i dnt mine intel or amd its just that the card here in malaysia is overpriced,and if i were to overclock the phenom,is that PSU sufficient? thanks alot =D
December 20, 2012 6:20:30 PM

Stick with that build but get a 7850 or 7770 if its in budget
December 21, 2012 6:40:50 AM

tiny voices said:
Stick with that build but get a 7850 or 7770 if its in budget


oh yea in terms of price/performance/longevity,which cpu should do me better? i3 2120 or the phenomii x4 965be? thanks
December 22, 2012 8:34:35 PM

get the i3 because it has a better upgrade path.
December 26, 2012 9:53:14 AM

thanks guys!
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