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February 11, 2013 5:14:01 PM

Hey guys , looking for a new gaming rig it's been about 5 years since i purchased my last computer ! my old one has been holding up but lately even wow can't run on ultra or high without 8-10 fps ! so i'm looking for a gaming rig that can handle most games at max( listed below) any help would be greatly appreciated!

Haven't been keeping up with parts and tech lately so hopefully you guys can help me get a nice pc up and running !

Approximate Purchase Date: Within two weeks

Budget Range: All said and done i'm looking at with shipping at all 850 can go a bit up taxes etc 900 maxing out my budget. ( avoid if possible i need to eat! lol)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games Games Games!

Are you buying a monitor: No , i have a nice monitor and razer keyboard and mouse so just the pc

Parts to Upgrade: Whole computer old one is not worth upgrading.

Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:I like newegg and tigerdirect don't know of any others !

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Dekalb, IL

Parts Preferences: I'm an AMD fan ( feel they are more upgrade friendly) correct if i'm wrong on this !

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: It's a syncmaster b2330 hd so it seems 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I want a future proof computer that can upgrade with the times!
World of Warcraft, League of Legends, a few other mmo's maybe wanted to get GW2 or continent of the ninth ! want to run them at ultra if possible on the price, snazzy case is also welcomed!

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current setup is from 2008 ish? feeling it's age badly.

More about : gaming rig 800 850

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a b 4 Gaming
February 11, 2013 5:49:34 PM
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An AMD build at that price range is going to look like

FX 8320 $180
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any DVD drive $17

Antec Three Hundred Two $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
[ currently out of stock , but available elsewhere ]

$850

If you had a little more to spend then a slightly more powerful power supply would let you crossfire later .

It would also be tempting to downgrade the graphics card to a 7870 and use the money saved there to fit a 128 gig SSD into the budget . That will speed boot , and possibly loading times . But performance in the game would be less because the graphics card is downgraded .
Cases are personal choice . The 302 has excellent thermals and great cable management . There are cheaper $50 cases that would also be fine
a c 247 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 11, 2013 5:51:10 PM

Gaming you definitely want Intel - in most cases the Core i5 will pretty much come close to matching or beating the FX-8350 in most cases.

Here's what I would suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $882.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 14:51 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2013 5:52:27 PM

This is a good build for the performance you are after.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.72 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $768.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 14:51 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
February 11, 2013 6:29:27 PM

Gaming you definitely DONT need intel .

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-83...

At 1080p resolution , and the difference between the best intels and the AMD FX processors is a couple of fps at most .
Benchmarks are very specific . Unless you use their exact hardware and image settings they are meaningless . And since you are using a 60Hz monitor any low resolution result showing higher fps for the intel is meaningless ... even at low resolutions . A 60 Hz monitor can only ever display 60 fps anyway.

So lets compare the results at 1080p
Crysis 2
Intels 3570K 62.1 fps
AMD FX8320 60.6 fps

Batman Arkham City
Intel 3570K 73 fps
AMD FX 8320 68 fps

G units build only works if you can walk in to a microcenter . Otherwise its a lot more expensive

tenaciousk's build will game less well because it has a weaker graphics card , and you still need a microcenter
a c 247 4 Gaming
a b Ý World of Warcraft
February 11, 2013 6:34:14 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Gaming you definitely DONT need intel .

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-83...

At 1080p resolution , and the difference between the best intels and the AMD FX processors is a couple of fps at most .
Benchmarks are very specific . Unless you use their exact hardware and image settings they are meaningless . And since you are using a 60Hz monitor any low resolution result showing higher fps for the intel is meaningless ... even at low resolutions . A 60 Hz monitor can only ever display 60 fps anyway.

So lets compare the results at 1080p
Crysis 2
Intels 3570K 62.1 fps
AMD FX8320 60.6 fps

Batman Arkham City
Intel 3570K 73 fps
AMD FX 8320 68 fps

G units build only works if you can walk in to a microcenter . Otherwise its a lot more expensive

tenaciousk's build will game less well because it has a weaker graphics card , and you still need a microcenter


That PC Part Picker bug drives me berserk. And if you select one store like Newegg then some items won't get pricing.
February 11, 2013 6:55:25 PM

Yeah no idea what micro center even is, but yeah I'm pretty set on AMD is there a tiger direct or newegg only build that'll perform how i need it to? On another note thanks for all help so far didn't know that about amd outlander!!

Is there a baseline graphic card i shouldn't go under in terms of performance?
a b 4 Gaming
February 11, 2013 9:52:24 PM

A Radeon 7850 1 gig for around the $160 mark will play games at 1080p well .
You wont get 60fps on ultra settings but you get 40+ and high settings in the most demanding games which is more than good enough

A 7850 2 gig is around $30 more than that and holds up a little better

I think that first build I suggested is pretty much ideal for your purpose . You could pick and choose some of the components from the other lists , and drop down on the graphics card .
If you can make an extra $100 in the budget you can fit a 128 gig SSD
February 12, 2013 2:23:12 AM

Awesome thanks for all the help ! one more thing is this rig going to be easy to upgrade in the future??
a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2013 4:04:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $805.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 01:03 EST-0500)

I would get this. Will max out all the games, you listed.
February 12, 2013 4:46:04 AM

Okay people so don't hate me please, but it just hit would it be easier to upgrade my :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or is it more cost effective to replace a few pieces to the original computer?

and i know the hp has a small case i'm not opposed to switching cases out for a new one!
a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2013 7:00:47 AM

apart from the dvd and the hard drive there is nothing worth carrying over to a new build
February 12, 2013 7:46:08 AM

Came up with something with shipping and all is 800 dead

Processor : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AMD FX 6300 3.5 -- Is there a better choice than this? only thing i'm second guessing myself on.
XFX double D 2 gig 7850
RAM G skills ares 8 gig

How's this looking ? is there anything i'm getting that is too much money and or the major concern i have is everything compatible ??

you've all been too kind thank you !!
a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2013 9:47:46 AM



The FX6300 is the best processor in its price range

Your motherboard link is the same as the processor
A board with a 970 chipset like the Asrock 970 extreme3 is a good budget choice .
Avoid the MSI 970 boards . The original model caught fire a bit , later versions are better but ............not good enough
a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2013 6:24:07 PM

The motherboard is good .

It doesnt have some of the options of the Gigabyte 990FX . You can only use one graphics card . But that is probably not important for most users and definitely not for those on a budget
February 18, 2013 11:08:02 PM

Best answer selected by Malicemk.
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