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sankesh
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:59 AM

Hello!!
I Would like to Know your suggestions for Computer For Gaming (beginner)
My Budget Goes From $300 - $500

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

$127,99 Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115077

$129,99 PowerColor AX6790 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6790 1GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131397

$54,99 ASRock H61M-VS
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157241

$84,99 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136769

$19,99 PNY Optima 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820178332

$44,99 Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W Continuous
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371029

$16,99 LG ELECTRONICS GH24NS70
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136236

$44,99 COOLER MASTER Elite 330 Upgraded RC-330U-KKN1
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119243

= $524,92

Dual core CPu with Hyper Threading, fast graphics card, good enough mobo, 500GB HDD, 4GBs of RAM, decent power supply, DVD burner and computer case.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

To be honest that's a poor system.

CPU: AMD FX-4100 AM3+ 3.6GHz 12MB 95W
MOBO: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 ATX
RAM: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) HyperX Blu DDR3 1600MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9
GPU: Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 7750 HD 800MHz 1GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI
DVD-DRIVE: Best Value LiteOn 24x Int. DVDRW Black SATA + S/W Rev B
PSU: Corsair Memory 600W Builder Series CX V2 ATX PSU
CASE: Antec 300 Three Hundred Case Black

These are from a UK website called dabs.com and cost a total of 450 inc VAT and P&P. Probably about $400-500 in the USA

EDIT: forget the hard drive. it was a 500gb sata-3 drive

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:11 PM

fx series processors dont seem to be popular here, im not sure why i have an fx 6100 and i love it

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:49 AM

@KrinkinOnline: what's exactly poor about the rig I posted? Mine has a faster CPU and a faster graphics card (HD7750 is more or less equivalent to HD6770).

Here is a comparison between i3-2100 and FX8150: http://www.anandtech...duct/289?vs=434
i3 wins in Dawn of War II, Dragon Age Origins (slightly), and WoW. FX8150 is better in StarCraftII, but just barely. And FX4100 will definitely perform worse than FX8150, since it's not a true quad core CPU. It has two modules, each consisting od 1 FPU and 2 ALU (not 2 FPU and 2 ALU).
FX4100 might catch up with i3 after OCing, but power consumption will be much higher.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

I'd also go with the i3 2100, cheapest H61 board, cheapest 4GB mem. But I'd put in a radeon 6850. I'd also use whatever HDD you have right now, and wait until these prices come down.




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