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February 8, 2013 5:40:16 PM

Hello guys, my friend and I are choosing parts for a new gaming build. We've decided on these parts so far with an $800 budget, this doesn't include mail-in rebates. We'd like some feedback on this AMD-themed build, as well as a plausible Intel-themed counter-build. Thanks.

Approximate Purchase Date: February - March 2013
Budget Range: $800~ before shipping/rebates
System Usage: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: Everything except peripherals like mouse and keyboard
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: no preference
Location: Charlotte, NC
Parts Preferences: No preference.
Overclocking: Probably not.
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Hoping to run modern games at highest settings.
Why Are You Upgrading: Need a gaming computer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Thunder ATX-315WB ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($127.59 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $722.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 14:34 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
February 8, 2013 6:00:23 PM

hi here's the link to the build main difference is better cpu, still enough budget to get that monitor you listed