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February 3, 2013 6:05:02 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next couple of weeks.

Budget Range: $400-$650

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, videos,

Are you buying a monitor: No i have everything from monitor to keyboard any mouse

Parts to Upgrade: N/A

Do you need to buy OS: Yes windows 8


Parts Preferences: Amd and Gigibyte, but whatever is least expensive .

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution:Full HD 1080p

Extra comments- I don't care what the case looks like, but I do Love AMD. I will play games like battlefield but regular settings is ok. 8 gb of ram is ok. I am ok from buying anywhere is the U.S. I might also record minecraft. My estimated build price is 650. My dad is buying the gfx card and my mom is buying the case all for my b-day. So if the rest of the build could stay under $450 or $500 but the less expensive the better.

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February 3, 2013 7:09:37 PM

My rule of thumb for a balanced gamer is to allocate twice your cpu budget on the graphics card.
Here is the Q4 tom's $500 build as an example: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/budget-gaming-do-it...

The fixed parts budget might be:
OS $100
Motherboard $80
Case $50
Ram $40
hard drive $50
PSU $50
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Total $370

That leaves $280 from you $650 build price for the cpu and graphics card.
So allocate $90 for the cpu,
and $190 for the graphics card.
Since you prefer amd, a Phenom II X4 965 will be about $100.
a i3-3220 will be about $130.
If you live near a microcenter, they have better prices for walk in customers. A i3 3220 is $99 for example.

On the graphics side, a 7850 will be in the $190 range.

If you are playing BF3 single player, favor the graphics card. If you are playing BF3 multiplayer, you will want a very strong cpu.
See if you can't manage a 3470 quad from microcenter @$150.
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February 3, 2013 7:31:14 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $659.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 16:30 EST-0500)
February 3, 2013 8:19:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 975 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($82.18 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $628.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 17:18 EST-0500)
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