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February 1, 2013 7:53:53 AM

This is my first ever build (getting help from a buddy with it). It will be used primarily for games. I have a laptop for browsing and watching movies, etc..


So here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ANzT

I know AMD is kind of dead, especially the Phenom chips, but this is honestly strictly for gaming. I would like this build to last me at least 2 years..I hope lol. I just need this baby to give me decent FPS in current gen games and games to come and I think it will do just fine. ANYWAYS, could you guys maybe give me any suggestions on how to improve it? If anything?

I will be adding an SSD in about a month..so there's that.


Thanks! :p 

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February 1, 2013 8:08:53 AM

Have you already purchased that build?

For the same money you could get the below which would be a much better gaming rig.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master SGC-2100-KWN1 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $870.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 05:08 EST-0500)
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February 1, 2013 8:21:15 AM

Nope, haven't bought anything yet. And that EXACTLY why I decided to post here lol. You guys are the experts.
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February 1, 2013 8:23:43 AM

I'm on a tight budget and I need a keyboard and OS. So there goes $140...

Also, I will be buying almost everything from TigerDirect since they do not charge sales tax in California.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 1, 2013 8:33:28 AM

Made some adjustments to include keyboard and OS. Obviously you will need to check out Tigerdirect if you can get all the parts there. I'm in the UK so i'm not hugely familiar with your shops or how the taxes work.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $890.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-01 05:33 EST-0500)
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