First AMD Rig ($400-600)

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as i have the money for it

Budget Range: $400-600 Preferabbly on the cheaper end.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing league of legends in 1080p at atleast 30 fps and streaming it in good quality at atleast 20fps.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg although i dont really have a preference. I just want it all from one place.

Location: Rhode island, USA

Parts Preferences: Uh whichever. Im leaning towards AMD though as Intels sort of expensive in comparison.

Overclocking: Uh no? Not quite sure how or what that is.

SLI or Crossfire: Once again not quite sure what either of these are.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Why I'm upgrading: Well currently i have a dell laptop. It has an i5 gen 2 processer and 8gb of ram. It is a decently powerful computer but it has been crippled. It has an onboard Intel HD graphics card that i can not repace. So i cant get anything more out of it that i currently do.

Additional Comments: On the HDD i do not need something incredibly large. As im only going to be playing league of legends and streaming on this PC. I use spotify for my music and netflix for my movies. So a nice 250 gb HDD would be fine.
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  1. Here You go

    MB:ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ AMD 990FX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

    CPU:AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

    GPU:HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161402

    PSU:CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Optical Drive:SAMSUNG Black Single
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151258

    Case:NZXT Source 210
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146076

    RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220557

    HDD:Western Digital WD Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236338

    Total without OS is $643 and this will last you a while..
    Add the OS price and it should be around $738
  2. No graphics card? You'd be better off with an A10-5800k APU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280
    if you don't want a GPU
  3. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.24 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($60.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($164.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $599.13
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-14 00:07 EST-0500)
  4. cball1311 has the right idea. The old X4 965 is plenty powerful enough and the 7850 is a great GPU, more than enough power for LoL at 60fps.
  5. Had a different thread and i got a different computer set up. While the CPU you recommended is nice the other one is a bit cheaper but also has the newer AMD FX 6300 in it.
  6. Heroesneverquit said:
    Had a different thread and i got a different computer set up. While the CPU you recommended is nice the other one is a bit cheaper but also has the newer AMD FX 6300 in it.

    GPU>CPU when gaming. On a budget like yours the 965 is more than enough, especially if it pushes your GPU upto a 7850. I would really, grab the 7850 if i were you. Games won't use all of the 6300's cores for a while, and when it does it will already be an obsolete CPU.
  7. A Trinity combo is the best option for your specified criteria.

    Cpu :- A10 5800K Trinity APU
    Mobo :- AS rock FM2 socket mobo
    RAM :- 8 GB 1600 Corsair vengeance
    Graphic card :- Radeon HD 6670
    PSU :- Corsair builder series 500W
    CPU cooler :- Stock AMD (no third party cooler is required since you are not overclocking)
    OS :- Win 7 home premium
  8. Look here my 600$ gaming PC!
    It has Quad Core CPU plus 7850 and 120GB SSD! We can always change things to make it more value!
  9. Lol i think the A10 is for $300 builds... Even in hybrid crossfire it will still blow. I would recommend atleast a 7770.
  10. blake1243 said:
    Lol i think the A10 is for $300 builds... Even in hybrid crossfire it will still blow. I would recommend atleast a 7770.



    My bad then :P AMD processors are confusing to me. They have higher clock speeds between them yet they're weaker in terms of processing power. Intel is a lot easier to tell apart processors but really expensive. Any website you can give me that will compare all AMD's processors?
  11. blake1243 said:
    Lol i think the A10 is for $300 builds... Even in hybrid crossfire it will still blow. I would recommend atleast a 7770.



    My bad then :P AMD processors are confusing to me. They have higher clock speeds between them yet they're weaker in terms of processing power. Intel is a lot easier to tell apart processors but really expensive. Any website you can give me that will compare all AMD's processors?
  12. blake1243 said:
    Lol i think the A10 is for $300 builds... Even in hybrid crossfire it will still blow. I would recommend atleast a 7770.



    My bad then :P AMD processors are confusing to me. They have higher clock speeds between them yet they're weaker in terms of processing power. Intel is a lot easier to tell apart processors but really expensive. Any website you can give me that will compare all AMD's processors?
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