NEW GAMING BUILD $650 Please help

Approximate Purchase Date: This week if it feels right... lol :)

Budget Range: $650-$700 after rebate is fine. not too many MIR if possible please. Thank you

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Most likely playing WOW, and watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - I'm in NYC, United States.

Parts Preferences: Doesn't matter, as long as price is right.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like FX6300 CPU and 7850 GPU (or better, but I don't want i3 CPUs, what do you guys think? I've heard some bad comments about i3 CPUs.)

Also, I would like to know if upgrading from ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 (equivalent to 5770 Radeon) to 7850 GPU is good? Do you guys think I should wait like an year more?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm building a new computer because I'm playing on my laptop with Good settings and it gives me like 22~25fps. I'm tired of my games lagging.
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  1. Here you go. The FX-8350 (with 8 cores) is overkill for gaming because 4 cores is the max for many games and a lot of games are still utilizing only 2 cores however, you will see the performance in applications that can utilize all 8 cores. I would have went with Intel here but you said you wanted to oveclock and the overclocking Intel CPUs are out of your budget range. The 7850 is a good card and can be overclocked to meet 7870 specs. You definitely need an aftermarket cooler if you plan to overclock.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $650.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 14:46 EST-0500)
  2. Do you have a build for non-overclocking intel CPU? what are your best selections? I want to get much out as much as possible.

    Thank you so much
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $684.27
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 15:03 EST-0500)
  4. Can I use 7850 instead of 7870? Cus I was planning to get monitor with my $700 budget. It can go over just a little bit but not that much :{
  5. Sure, the 7850 can OC to relative specs of the 7870, just added it because of the headroom gained from losing the cooler.
  6. Fitting a monitor into a build for 700 dollars with a 6300fx is difficult. I'm not sure where I'd cut corners on the parts, and it would only be 10 or 15 dollars for a few parts. This is what I came up with though:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer V243HAJbd 24.0" Monitor ($168.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $712.47
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 15:33 EST-0500)
  7. Sorry, thought that your original post so No monitor.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer V213HLBJbmd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.98 @ eCost)
    Total: $710.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 15:34 EST-0500)
  8. That's a lot of machine at that price with a monitor. Good show!
  9. Thank you so much guys!
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