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~500 Dollar Gaming PC good?

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May 23, 2013 4:08:47 PM

I would like to play some graphically intensive games, like BF3, on this build. I don't need ultra, high would be nice, and I would play on medium if I had to. Looking for around 40-60 fps.

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($59.90 @ Amazon)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.07 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.71 @ Amazon)
Total: $526.87


Other Notes
I will be using ethernet
I will be buying a $20-$30 case at my local Micro Center
I have a monitor:Acer G236HL
I have a mouse:Logitech M100
I have a keyboard:Apple Pro Keyboard

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May 23, 2013 6:14:30 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Most of the time the Radeon 7770 beats the 550ti , and its cheaper
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/536?vs=541

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $104

Check out the microcenter cpu/mb bundles
http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.as...
You can get a more powerful FX 6300 + an Asrock 970 extreme3 for $164
Oyly a little more than the cpu and board you have in your list

I have a 650 ti listed

also, micro center charges shipping and tax on online orders, and i would have to pay tax in store.
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May 23, 2013 10:26:23 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($146.09 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $520.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 01:23 EDT-0400)

Better cpu, better gpu, usb 3.0, you can put some SSDs later on, better upgradability (you can get a core i5 or i7 later) and its also 6$ cheaper lol. You could switch out the ti boost for a 7770 or just a 650 ti and itll save you even more. But if you got the cash, why not right? Good luck on your build mate! :) 

EDIT: if you want a speedy processor, you could switch out the g2020 for a core i3 3220 then replace the Ti boost with a regular Ti so it'll fit your budget.
a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2013 4:19:21 AM

RenzoGuzi said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($146.09 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $520.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 01:23 EDT-0400)

Better cpu, better gpu, usb 3.0, you can put some SSDs later on, better upgradability (you can get a core i5 or i7 later) and its also 6$ cheaper lol. You could switch out the ti boost for a 7770 or just a 650 ti and itll save you even more. But if you got the cash, why not right? Good luck on your build mate! :) 

EDIT: if you want a speedy processor, you could switch out the g2020 for a core i3 3220 then replace the Ti boost with a regular Ti so it'll fit your budget.


No one should build a gaming machine with a crippled intel dual core and a B75 mb when you can have so much more for the same money

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28031659-Crysis-3-CPU-...

http://www.techspot.com/review/642-crysis-3-performance...
FX 6300 not listed but it games better than an FX 6200

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29356784/crysis-3-...
May 24, 2013 4:29:16 AM

Outlander_04 said:
RenzoGuzi said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($75.28 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($146.09 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $520.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 01:23 EDT-0400)

Better cpu, better gpu, usb 3.0, you can put some SSDs later on, better upgradability (you can get a core i5 or i7 later) and its also 6$ cheaper lol. You could switch out the ti boost for a 7770 or just a 650 ti and itll save you even more. But if you got the cash, why not right? Good luck on your build mate! :) 

EDIT: if you want a speedy processor, you could switch out the g2020 for a core i3 3220 then replace the Ti boost with a regular Ti so it'll fit your budget.


No one should build a gaming machine with a crippled intel dual core and a B75 mb when you can have so much more for the same money

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r28031659-Crysis-3-CPU-...

http://www.techspot.com/review/642-crysis-3-performance...
FX 6300 not listed but it games better than an FX 6200

http://www.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29356784/crysis-3-...


The pentium aint all that bad. And i do admit that i couldve done a better job with this lol. Just take in consideration the note i had on the bottom of my post. :) 
May 24, 2013 5:32:03 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($60.55 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $509.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-24 08:30 EDT-0400)

Its a core i3 this time. Its got a 7850. I couldnt fit a 7870 unless you wanna pay close to 600$. :) 
a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2013 2:15:43 PM

Renzo the problem for any intel dual core build is that it will still fall flat on its face in the high graphic games , and even more so when you play online

But that is still a decent build
May 24, 2013 6:05:06 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Renzo the problem for any intel dual core build is that it will still fall flat on its face in the high graphic games , and even more so when you play online

But that is still a decent build


Nope. You should look at this. Its a Radeon HD 7770 paired with a core i3 on bf3 multiplayer. So smooth. And the cool thing is, i have this setup lol. Core i3s perform better than some fx chips (so sad). But it will run even smoother if he used an i5. But damn, the video proves a core i3 and a 7770 are sufficient to play b3 on ultra. Even surprised me.
a b 4 Gaming
May 24, 2013 8:07:40 PM

RenzoGuzi said:
But damn, the video proves a core i3 and a 7770 are sufficient to play b3 on ultra. Even surprised me.


I know this is between you guys, but I felt the need to pop in and say "NO".

ignore the i3 and dualcore vs quad-core etc etc. 7770 playing bf3 on ULTRA??? just no, it never happens. it's never "so smooth". you'll average maybe 30-40 FPS, but you'll stutter in firefights, which is UNACCEPTABLE in a FPS game like that I don't care about some video, EVERY tech sight that has benched a 7770 have shown that it can't play bf3 on ultra. you want to take Tom's, anand, TPU etc all on?
May 24, 2013 8:55:49 PM

vmem said:
RenzoGuzi said:
But damn, the video proves a core i3 and a 7770 are sufficient to play b3 on ultra. Even surprised me.


I know this is between you guys, but I felt the need to pop in and say "NO".

ignore the i3 and dualcore vs quad-core etc etc. 7770 playing bf3 on ULTRA??? just no, it never happens. it's never "so smooth". you'll average maybe 30-40 FPS, but you'll stutter in firefights, which is UNACCEPTABLE in a FPS game like that I don't care about some video, EVERY tech sight that has benched a 7770 have shown that it can't play bf3 on ultra. you want to take Tom's, anand, TPU etc all on?


In thr video you see him/her disable some settings and kept almost almost all texture, detail, etc. settings on ultra. He probably wasnt playong on 1080p as well. My point is that the core i3 is a good budget cpu. :) 
a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2013 4:30:56 AM

RenzoGuzi said:
Outlander_04 said:
Renzo the problem for any intel dual core build is that it will still fall flat on its face in the high graphic games , and even more so when you play online

But that is still a decent build


Nope. You should look at this. Its a Radeon HD 7770 paired with a core i3 on bf3 multiplayer. So smooth. And the cool thing is, i have this setup lol. Core i3s perform better than some fx chips (so sad). But it will run even smoother if he used an i5. But damn, the video proves a core i3 and a 7770 are sufficient to play b3 on ultra. Even surprised me.


FUNNY!

May 25, 2013 10:17:31 PM

Outlander_04 said:
RenzoGuzi said:
Outlander_04 said:
Renzo the problem for any intel dual core build is that it will still fall flat on its face in the high graphic games , and even more so when you play online

But that is still a decent build


Nope. You should look at this. Its a Radeon HD 7770 paired with a core i3 on bf3 multiplayer. So smooth. And the cool thing is, i have this setup lol. Core i3s perform better than some fx chips (so sad). But it will run even smoother if he used an i5. But damn, the video proves a core i3 and a 7770 are sufficient to play b3 on ultra. Even surprised me.


FUNNY!



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