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Looking for gaming PC on a budget

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December 21, 2012 8:49:43 PM

Isn't everyone these days?

Anyway, I like Cyberpower and iBuyPower, and my only problem with them is the insane shipping costs. I'm looking for a build that is around 650$ w/shipping. No OS is needed.


KTHANKS.

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December 22, 2012 5:14:00 AM

I'd recommend you build your own. You can get a much better computer if you build it yourself. Here's a parts recommendation.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $617.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 02:12 EST-0500)

This build will allow you to play just about any game out there on ultra settings no problem.

Here's a great tutorial if you're frightened about building a computer. There's nothing to it; it's like legos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8
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December 22, 2012 5:38:34 AM

building a computer is really easy, the chance that you will do something wrong is lower then the chance that the computer you will buy will not work.
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December 22, 2012 5:39:54 AM

The build offered by Deus Ares will rip anything cyber power has to shred, you could play bf3 on ultra instead of medium.
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December 22, 2012 8:20:00 PM

DeusAres said:
I'd recommend you build your own. You can get a much better computer if you build it yourself. Here's a parts recommendation.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $617.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-22 02:12 EST-0500)

This build will allow you to play just about any game out there on ultra settings no problem.

Here's a great tutorial if you're frightened about building a computer. There's nothing to it; it's like legos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8



I was talking to a friend about this build, and he suggested an AMD APU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And the only thing I'm worried about is the i3 bottlenecking the performance of that badass graphicscard. As I understand only the newest i5 and i7's have hyperthreading, but that could be me being undereducated.
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December 22, 2012 8:27:55 PM

randomguy182 said:
I was talking to a friend about this build, and he suggested an AMD APU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And the only thing I'm worried about is the i3 bottlenecking the performance of that badass graphicscard. As I understand only the newest i5 and i7's have hyperthreading, but that could be me being undereducated.

i5's don't have hyper threading. The i3's and i7's have hyper threading. The i3 has plenty of power to handle the HD 7870. Even the Phenom x4 965 can handle this GPU. No bottlenecks will occur.

The only reason you should look into getting an APU is if you're budget is only $300-400. Otherwise, you're best bet is to go with my build. That APU will be lucky to handle games on medium settings. My build can handle just about any game out there on ultra settings.
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