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$650 GAMING RIG!!!

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March 1, 2013 7:09:18 PM

Alright I've caught the computer building bug and infected my friend.

He has a $650 budget give me what ya got!

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a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 7:40:59 PM
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Um, how about the huge front page article on this site?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-gaming-overclock...
a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 7:53:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GQ5v
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GQ5v/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GQ5v/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($117.27 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.89 @ Compuvest)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($234.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($42.39 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $624.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 16:53 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 7:58:35 PM

The intel dual cores choke in online gaming . An AMD FX 6300 is almost always the better choice in that price bracket

Does the $650 have to include the operating system or just the hardware?
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March 1, 2013 8:08:59 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The intel dual cores choke in online gaming . An AMD FX 6300 is almost always the better choice in that price bracket

Does the $650 have to include the operating system or just the hardware?
It helps if you use the format suggested in the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice


unfortunately it has to include windows 7
March 1, 2013 8:12:03 PM

monitor?
March 1, 2013 8:12:58 PM

monitor?
a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 8:15:37 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The intel dual cores choke in online gaming .

proof of this?
a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 8:18:19 PM

iam2thecrowe said:
proof of this?



go ask anyone using one to play BF3 online
March 1, 2013 8:20:29 PM

Dual cores are still fine for gaming though a 6300 will allow for overclocking. If you still want to stay with Intel then grab a 3220. Get a cheaper motherboard (last time I checked it was), the ASrock H77M. As for the GPU try to get a CLUB3D Joker 7870, SAPPHIRE 7870 XT, or the POWERCOLOR 7870 MYST. Those are the same cards, just different makers. They are based on the not so popular [yet] gpu, TAHITI LE. This means it is a crippled 7950 and comes in at a whopping $230.
a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 8:24:35 PM

Core2 Duo is terrible at BF3 multiplayer (first hand experience). Can't speak for IB I3s directly but if BF3 stays at 100% on all four cores of an I5 at 4.0Ghz, I have to think there's a lot of operations being delayed significantly on anything with dual cores.
March 1, 2013 8:24:46 PM

ARICH5 said:
monitor?


He's got a monitor keyboard and mouse
March 1, 2013 8:25:04 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Um, how about the huge front page article on this site?

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pc-gaming-overclock...

The front page build is pretty good but again, no point in getting a Z75 if you can't/will not overclock. An ASrock H77M is perfectly good. For around $165 you should be able to find a 7870 for a good price if you look hard enough (cough NCIX cough) BUT the 7850 1gb is still pretty good. If you can't find a 7870 for cheap then stick with the 7850 but you should be able to find a 2GB version for roughly around the same price. The PSU isn't the greatest but it's okay. I would recommend a Seasonic M12II 520W. 4gb is already good enough, 8gb MAX if it's only for gaming. 16gb is just unnecessary.
March 1, 2013 8:26:33 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Core2 Duo is terrible at BF3 multiplayer (first hand experience). Can't speak for IB I3s directly but if BF3 stays at 100% on all four cores of an I5 at 4.0Ghz, I have to think there's a lot of operations being delayed significantly on anything with dual cores.

Are you talking to me about the Core2 Duo? If you are I was talking about the i3 3220. If not, yes in general they ARE slow since they are a couple generations old now.
a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2013 10:28:26 PM

Was just extrapolating from experience with older dual core and what I observe on my quad. Not saying it *won't* work, just can't imagine it would work well.
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