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Someone bulid me a computer?

By Dannyk0ed
Jan 27, 2012
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  1. I have 600 dollar budget and i really want a decent gaming PC, Doesnt matter if newegg or amazon, i would like to spend no more than 650 on a gaming pc.

    Thanks
     
  2. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    Do you have any parts from an old computer you will reuse? Your budget fits the price for a radeon hd 6870 for the graphics card, and as for processor the AMD Phenom x4 960t is pretty good with your budget or the AMD FX 6100, obviously you'll need a mobo to go along with these two processors and i suggest getting a heatsink as well. So, these are the minimums I suggest, according to what you say you already have I'll suggest the rest with links to where you can buy them for the best price (since you said you can buy from Newegg I assume you live in the US or maybe Canada).
     
  3. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    Are you near a Micro Center or know anyone who is? They have some GREAT bundle deals!
     
  4. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 63

    I Could use my current DVD/CD drive, 149hdd, 1 extra fan, and i dont know any more,
     
  5. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

    are the hdd and dvd drive SATA?
     
  6. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    HDD has to be sata, I have a hdd from 2004 that has sata support, the dvd drive may not be(do you use a long wire called pata to connect the dvd drive?)

    Ok here is my suggestions:
    AMD FX Six-Core Processor 6100 AM3+, Retail (Black Edition) - FD6100WMGUSBX - $152

    SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 6870 1GB GDDR5 PCIE Graphics Card - $165

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) - $50

    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1) - $60

    Thermaltake TR-500P TR2 Series ATX Power Supply - 500W, 80 Plus Bronze, 120mm Fan, Active PFC - $80

    ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard - $90

    Total - $597 - shipped, You said that you could reuse hdd and dvd drive so I didn't include them( I would suggest upgrading HDD once the prices are down but you could live with 149 gb for now). This is a decent gaming pc that has room for future upgrades. I'm hoping you have a monitor that supports 1920 x 1080 (because I would suggest gaming at this resolution with a 6870). If you don't have a monitor that supports 1920 x 1080 or 1980 x 1200, I would suggest getting one later.
     
  7. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Yep, that's probably the best build you could get for $600.
     
  8. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Thank you, ill adjust everything.
     
  9. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

  10. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    Gaming performance isn't what makes a processor... here are some cpubenchmarks
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+FX-6100+Six-Core - The FX-6100 is currently the best for its value as you can see by the second graph.

    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+Phenom+II+X4+945 the x4 955 rates at 3982 while the fx-6100 rates at 5703. So don't automatically bash down fx-6100 because its a really good processor, and the 6870 will handle most games with very good frame rates.

    [​IMG] - Here is a benchmark comparison I did of my PC vs someone with the same graphics card but a much more powerful processor, as you can see I'm close to matching his frame rates because we have the same graphics card, and I even beat his framerate in DX10 3D, so in conclusion a processor isn't determined to be better by having a better gaming performance.
     
  11. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    But why would you buy a processor which is worse?

    The Phenom 960T can be obtained for less than £100.

    Hell, an i3-2100 is less than £90.


    And the i3-2100 out performs both the FX-6100 and the Phenom 960T.

    A heavily overclocked Phenom 955 is a fantastic processor. Good peformance and excellent value.

    £110, and the 955 can hit 4GHz.
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,435   +145

    But actually it is when you're looking to build a gaming PC. I think I'd lean towards the 960T for a gaming PC.
     
  13. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    I would also recommend the 960T. Newer games are starting to utilise 4 cores, instead of the 2 cores most older games use.

    A phenom quad core is all you need.
     
  14. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 63

    I'm getting a I5-2500K, new motherboard and 6790130$)
     
  15. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Finally Bulid

    Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

    Master eXtreme Power Plus Series 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply (RS500-PCARD3-
    US)
    Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

    Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6850 PCIE Video Card (100315L)

    Gigabyte Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2133 LGA 1155 Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit for Intel Core i3, i5, i7 and AMD Platforms SDRAM CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

    Total=678+ shipping

    Sorry if i didnt take some of your suggestions,
     
  16. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    That's a nice build, but seriously. Don't go for a 6790. It's not a very good graphics card.

    I'd say that the 6850 is the minimum for gaming. The 6850 is only about £100/$150 nowadays.


    Other than that, it's a good build.
     
  17. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

  18. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +170

    Yeah I would say 6850/6870 should be your aim if you want a good gaming experience for the next couple of years. The 7950 has just released and once the rest of the 7xxx series comes out and Nvidia bring their next generation cards to the market you will see quite a price drop so you might want to think about holding out for a few months.
     
  19. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    The 6850 won't provide that much of a boost over the 6790 (I'm basing my thoughts on gpureview.net which only compares theoretical speeds). But the 6870 does provide a huge performance boost over the 6790 (in some cases close to two times better than the 6790). So, the 6790 is fine but I'd suggest getting the 6870. Also newegg is having a sale right now on 6870 and it comes out to be $169.99 ($149.99 with rebates).
     
  20. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    $150 for a 6870 is pretty good.
     
  21. Dannyk0ed

    Dannyk0ed TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 63

    Im trying to buy all my items on amazon for a good deal. I saw a good 6850 on amazon for 150 and i'll get that.

    Thanks for the advice
     
  22. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 317   +41

    The 6850 overclocks nicely, too.

    Mine is at 850MHz core and 4600MHz memory. Default is 775MHz core and 4000MHz memory.


    I overclocked it using Sapphire Trixx and it never goes about 60-65 degrees.
     
  23. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TS Enthusiast Posts: 301

  24. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 109

    Well I cant go against the 6850 , I have a 4850 myself and it still runs great with no overclock, but do consider the 6870 buckshot linked
     

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