I need help deciding which computer to purchase

By Skimmey
Jul 6, 2013
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  1. I am not well educated upon the quality and performance of different computer components but am planing on buying a gaming computer. I have three different options I am choosing from the first is a build a friend and I put together. The second is a bundle I found on sale, and the third is an entire computer that is on sale. if you happen to know any other builds that could beat these for around $700-$800 I would greatly appreciate your sharing. I plan on making my purchase within a week.
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    The second bundle is great. The gpu sucks though. If I was on a computer I could recommend parts better, but I am on my phone (and from memory) so I will try my best. This is what I would recommend:
    Cpu: Amd fx6350 ($140)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 r2.0 ($100)
    CPU cooler: hyper 212 Evo ($35)
    Ram: corsair vengeance 2x4gb ($75)
    Gpu: evga gtx 650ti boost ($180)
    PSU: corsair tx650 v2 ($90)
    HDD: wd caviar black ($120)
    Case: corsair 200r ($50)
  3. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

    FX-8350 $200 (Comes with a 20 Dollar newegg Giftcard with purchase!)
    Gigabyte 990fx UD3 Board 137$ ($127 with a 10 dollar mail in rebate)
    Thermaltake Commander Black (Could not find white on newegg) $39 ($29 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
    Seagate Barracude 7200RPM 1tb $69
    Corsair CX600 $79 ($59 with a 20 Dollar Mail in rebate)
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 $29 ($19 with 10 Dollar Rebate)
    Patriot Viper 2x4gb 1600 $64

    Now for GPU's with whats left of the budget, I suggest either of the following

    GTX 650ti $129 (25 Dollar Rebate)
    HD 7790 $129 (10 Dollar Rebate)
    Both come in at the same price point and both these suggestions are the same style cooler/company (MSI)

    Now if you really want an intel build, lets change out these two AMD parts and go with these instead
    i5-3570k $219
    MSI Z77 LGA 1155 Gaming $119 (10 Dollar Rebate) Also (Bought this exact board for a friend, its kick ***)

    Try this, I posted this for someone else in the same budget area.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    GhostRyder why would you pop in a 8350 when you can get a 6350 for $60 less and put that toward a higher end gpu.
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,191   +590

    Well because the performance difference is nice, but also you can put the 8320 in for 40 dollars less than the 8350. So for 20 Dollars more, he might as well go for the 8320 as its a significant enough performance increase for 20 bucks.

    FX 8320 $160
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,555   +2,898

    I think we need another word from Skimmey, to see which direction they are looking in.
  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965


    GhostRyder He can get a 6350 to save money... It will perform great. That will allow him to pop in a good gpu.

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