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January 23, 2013 5:26:26 AM

Hi, I want to buy a CPU/mainboard/RAM/gpu/PSU/hdd/diskdrive and I have the other basic parts.My budget is 600$ and my purpose would be serious gaming in singleplayer only.I love shooter action games. To mention few ...
FARCRY 3
Battlefield 3
COD 9/8/7/6/4
Prototype 1/2
Halflife 2 trilogy and black mesa

However I can only manage 400$ now and the other 200$ a month later. I am willing to wait but not to compromise.....especially on the CPU/GPU and even willing to slash out the HDD/disk drive at present if the total budget is less but can't go a penny up nor manage the whole money now.
So how AND WHAT should I go for ?

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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 8:06:35 AM

AMD FX 6300 $140
Asrock 970 extreme3 $75
2 x4 gig of 1600 Mhz RAM , rated for 1.5 volts or less $37
Radeon 7850 $160

Total is $412
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 6:02:50 PM

Wait for a month and get this

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.99 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $597.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 14:57 EST-0500)

If you cant wait i think the fx-6300 has integrated graphics? so drop the gpu and use them.
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January 23, 2013 6:12:45 PM

camohanna said:
Wait for a month and get this

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.99 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $597.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 14:57 EST-0500)

If you cant wait i think the fx-6300 has integrated graphics? so drop the gpu and use them.

I think ths is the seup I want, but I have to include the OS with it.

What's weird is that I tried this same setup @ MICROCENTER and it's more expensive for some reason
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 6:34:26 PM

The FX 6300 does not have integrated graphics so you need a card

Dropping the 7870 to a 7850 and using a Corsair PSU allow for Win 8 64 bit , and let you get a better case
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January 23, 2013 6:51:58 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The FX 6300 does not have integrated graphics so you need a card

Dropping the 7870 to a 7850 and using a Corsair PSU allow for Win 8 64 bit , and let you get a better case

How big of a difference between the 7870 and 7850
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 7:11:48 PM

linkgx1 said:
How big of a difference between the 7870 and 7850



You can play graphic intensive games like BF3 at great image settings with a 7850 at 1080p resolution . Obviously a 7870 is better but you have a budget ......

IMO only use motherboards with the 9XX chipsets . These will have a longer life in terms of upgrades
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 7:46:25 PM

Could get an i3 that does have integrated graphics?
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January 23, 2013 7:49:32 PM

Outlander_04 said:
You can play graphic intensive games like BF3 at great image settings with a 7850 at 1080p resolution . Obviously a 7870 is better but you have a budget ......

IMO only use motherboards with the 9XX chipsets . These will have a longer life in terms of upgrades

What do you mean by 9xxx chipset? How can I tell?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
January 23, 2013 8:09:36 PM

970 . 990X, 990FX

These are the controller chips on the motherboard .
Often the name of the motherboard gives a clue, but sometimes you have to read the spec sheet
The Asrock 970 Extreme3 is pretty obvious!

So is the MSI 760GM-P34 , which uses an older 760g chipset

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January 23, 2013 8:27:57 PM

Outlander_04 said:
970 . 990X, 990FX

These are the controller chips on the motherboard .
Often the name of the motherboard gives a clue, but sometimes you have to read the spec sheet
The Asrock 970 Extreme3 is pretty obvious!

So is the MSI 760GM-P34 , which uses an older 760g chipset

OH, THANKS.

Is this good? http://www.microcenter.com/product/398236/M5A97_LE_R20_...
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January 24, 2013 6:20:45 AM

camohanna said:
Wait for a month and get this

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zatn/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.99 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $597.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-23 14:57 EST-0500)

If you cant wait i think the fx-6300 has integrated graphics? so drop the gpu and use them.


Yes I am willing to wait but as I said I do not need a chassis and can even strike out the HDD and disk drive and use the old ones for few months.I was hoping if I could get an hand on i5 3450 and HD 7850 BY ANY means .No offense on the 6300 - its a fine class processer. But all my friends here have i5 and they are performing quite well.I do have a soft spot for i5s and i7s too.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 24, 2013 6:48:33 AM

Part 1:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhUq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhUq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhUq/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.99 @ Mac Mall)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.89 @ Compuvest)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $377.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 03:46 EST-0500)

Part 2:

HIS 7870 for $210 (massive bargain) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787q2g2m

or if you cant afford

XFX 7850 for $194 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx785acdfc
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January 24, 2013 7:32:40 AM

camohanna said:
Part 1:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhUq
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhUq/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhUq/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($56.99 @ Mac Mall)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.89 @ Compuvest)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $377.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-24 03:46 EST-0500)

Part 2:

HIS 7870 for $210 (massive bargain) http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787q2g2m

or if you cant afford

XFX 7850 for $194 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx785acdfc


Whats in 16$ ? I will go for the 7870. Thanks a lot.
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January 24, 2013 7:32:57 AM

Best answer selected by SPEED94.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 24, 2013 7:39:29 AM

Your welcome. Enjoy new build :) 
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