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August 12, 2013 3:07:55 PM

ok here the thing.I am looking to build a budget gaming rig to replace my aspire pc.
I have the athlon II x4 645 cpu and was wondering if i could build a gaming rig that would last me a little while with this cpu and have something that I could upgrade the cpu later?I have monitor,dvd drive,hard drive ,mouse keyboard the aspire does have 4gb of ddr 3 to but i think its in no way gaming ram so i might need that.i will probably also need a power supply the aspire is only 250 watt power supply
Basically I want something that I could build with this cpu, with the possibility of upgrading the cpu later
reason I am asking for this is these videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqes3IN1FwM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDeSTWWbHB8
I f I can use this cpu for a while it will help me out greatly and also and still get decent frame rates ,then maybe later dump 200 bucks or something on a better cpu
aslo would be gaming on a monitor with resolutiuon of 1440x900

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August 12, 2013 3:12:43 PM

The following questions would help us help you:
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
August 12, 2013 3:16:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: next week

Budget Range: 300 dollars before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,video converting

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) would liek to run o nthe 645 and upgrade the cpu later

Do you need to buy OS: no
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: what ever is cheaper

Location: united states

Parts Preferences: by brand or type no prefs

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe
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August 12, 2013 3:29:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $299.96
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 18:41 EDT-0400)

You can reuse your RAM, HDD and optical drive from your current PC.
August 12, 2013 3:41:21 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Biostar A960D+ Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec VSK-3000 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Basiq 350W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.25 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $294.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 18:29 EDT-0400)


hey that looks like a promising build could use the cpu I got now and upgrade all the way uo to the fx 8350 if I wanted to right?
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August 12, 2013 3:43:25 PM

Ive edited the build to allow for an overclocking capable motherboard.

the 7850 can max out any game on ultra settings at 1440x900.

both motherboards can handle anything up to a FX8350.
August 12, 2013 3:46:26 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
Ive edited the build to allow for an overclocking capable motherboard.

the 7850 can max out any game on ultra settings at 1440x900.

both motherboards can handle anything up to a FX8350.


nice do you think i would suffer any bottle necks till i upgrade cpu?
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August 12, 2013 3:49:19 PM

richard311 said:
ps3hacker12 said:
Ive edited the build to allow for an overclocking capable motherboard.

the 7850 can max out any game on ultra settings at 1440x900.

both motherboards can handle anything up to a FX8350.


nice do you think i would suffer any bottle necks till i upgrade cpu?


Yes you probably will, but since your likely to upgrade your processor soon anyway, the little bit of bottlenecking isnt a huge issue right now.
August 12, 2013 3:49:38 PM

richard311 said:
ps3hacker12 said:
Ive edited the build to allow for an overclocking capable motherboard.

the 7850 can max out any game on ultra settings at 1440x900.

both motherboards can handle anything up to a FX8350.


nice do you think i would suffer any bottle necks till i upgrade cpu?


YOu will get a bit of a bottleneck
August 12, 2013 3:55:01 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
richard311 said:
ps3hacker12 said:
Ive edited the build to allow for an overclocking capable motherboard.

the 7850 can max out any game on ultra settings at 1440x900.

both motherboards can handle anything up to a FX8350.


nice do you think i would suffer any bottle necks till i upgrade cpu?


Yes you probably will, but since your likely to upgrade your processor soon anyway, the little bit of bottlenecking isnt a huge issue right now.


all right sounds good so once i upgrade to the fx cpu no bottleneck and a pretty good gaming rig right?
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August 12, 2013 4:00:03 PM

richard311 said:
all right sounds good so once i upgrade to the fx cpu no bottleneck and a pretty good gaming rig right?


Yeah with an FX6300 and a 7850 at 1440x900 resolutions you have one of the best gaming rigs around for that resolution. :) 

the FX6300 and the FX8320 have the same gaming performance, infant the 6300 is actually better in some circumstances and produces less heat all while using less power. Not to mention the FX6300 costs less :p 

only get the 8350/8320 if you plan on high end video encoding or CPU rendering.
August 12, 2013 4:04:40 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
richard311 said:
all right sounds good so once i upgrade to the fx cpu no bottleneck and a pretty good gaming rig right?


Yeah with an FX6300 and a 7850 at 1440x900 resolutions you have one of the best gaming rigs around for that resolution. :) 

the FX6300 and the FX8320 have the same gaming performance, infant the 6300 is actually better in some circumstances and produces less heat all while using less power. Not to mention the FX6300 costs less :p 

only get the 8350/8320 if you plan on high end video encoding or CPU rendering.


well i do a lot of video converting as well as want to get into pc gamiong because i dont see myself buying the new xboxone
if i went with the 8350 would i lose much gaming performance? i mean what would u feel like would be the ideal sweet spot cpu wise when i upgrade I appreciate the help thank you
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August 12, 2013 4:15:16 PM

richard311 said:
well i do a lot of video converting as well as want to get into pc gamiong because i dont see myself buying the new xboxone
if i went with the 8350 would i lose much gaming performance? i mean what would u feel like would be the ideal sweet spot cpu wise when i upgrade I appreciate the help thank you


If you do lots of video converting you should stick with the 8350 or the 8320. There would be no real noticable difference in gaming performance, get which ever out of the two is cheapest (between the 8320 and the 8350 that is).

Also a nice CPU cooler to OC that beast processor to improve video conversion times could be useful :) 
August 12, 2013 4:20:21 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
richard311 said:
well i do a lot of video converting as well as want to get into pc gamiong because i dont see myself buying the new xboxone
if i went with the 8350 would i lose much gaming performance? i mean what would u feel like would be the ideal sweet spot cpu wise when i upgrade I appreciate the help thank you


If you do lots of video converting you should stick with the 8350 or the 8320. There would be no real noticable difference in gaming performance, get which ever out of the two is cheapest (between the 8320 and the 8350 that is).

Also a nice CPU cooler to OC that beast processor to improve video conversion times could be useful :) 


ok man this sounds liek the route im going to go one last question to wrap it up i can overlcok the 645 once i get it on the overclocking supported board right? would improve performance till i upgrade? also what about that hyper 212 i thnk its called that everyone uses would that be fine for overclocking the 8350 when i get it? thanks for all the help
August 12, 2013 4:23:10 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
richard311 said:
well i do a lot of video converting as well as want to get into pc gamiong because i dont see myself buying the new xboxone
if i went with the 8350 would i lose much gaming performance? i mean what would u feel like would be the ideal sweet spot cpu wise when i upgrade I appreciate the help thank you


If you do lots of video converting you should stick with the 8350 or the 8320. There would be no real noticable difference in gaming performance, get which ever out of the two is cheapest (between the 8320 and the 8350 that is).

Also a nice CPU cooler to OC that beast processor to improve video conversion times could be useful :) 


hey wait a second what about ram should i use what i got or do u recommend a upgrade on that as well sorry man
the ram I got come fro man acer spire system that had the 645 in it
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August 12, 2013 4:39:47 PM

The ddr3 ram from your Acer system is completely fine. Yeah a hyper 212 plus or hyper212 evo are great options for CPU coolers.

If you got the overclocking motherboard, then you could OC the 645 to get some more performance out of it.
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