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joshtheburrito

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Jul 19, 2011
Dear OC forums. I am a new member and am new to the gaming world. My friend told me to ask this forum because he is a member as well. I am thinking of building my first computer and i want it to be something that will last a long time. I have compiled a list of parts and would like the nice people on the forum to help me out since it is my first build. I do have some knowledge on computers and i can take one apart and put it back together confidently but this will be my first time working with expensive parts. Here is the list of components i am thinking of buying. Any input would be helpful but mostly telling me if this will work or if the build will be a complete disaster. I want this computer to run minecraft on extreme full settings with no lag at all (I know this sounds stupid but my friends $700 pc cant run minecraft smoothly on full settings). I also want it to be able to play battlefield 3 and MW2.

case-
COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203


processor+motherboard combo-
MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard+AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.679660


video card-
HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348


power supply-
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

hard drive-
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769


extra case fan-
Rosewill RFX-120BL 120mm 2 Ball Bearing Blue LED Case Fan with Fan Controller Set

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200028


DVD burner-
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289


OS-
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986



All added up with shipping and handling, this computer is $757.33


I know i am asking a lot for you to read my entire entry to help a newcomer but i would like to see what this forum could do. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Josh:)
 

Theocnoob

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Location
Near Toronto Canada
Can you knock your budget up to about $,1000? + tax + S&H?

That CPU will get you there but it's a bit pokey compared to what else is available. The same goes for the videocard. I think this config will run BF3 but it won't run it that well based on what's currently expected of it. A better config, IMO, would be a 2500K CPU on a lower end P67 board and at least a 6870, ideally more like a 6950.
 
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joshtheburrito

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Jul 19, 2011
Thanks!

Can you knock your budget up to about $,1000? + tax + S&H?

That CPU will get you there but it's a bit pokey compared to what else is available. The same goes for the videocard. I think this config will run BF3 but it won't run it that well based on what's currently expected of it. A better config, IMO, would be a 2500K CPU on a lower end P67 board and at least a 6870, ideally more like a 6950.

Thanks for the quick reply. I am currently on a tight budget because i am only 16 and have a minimum wage job. I was actually looking at the 2500k but all of the builds turned out in the price range you said which is a lot. I am still open to it though.. Is it that much better than the AMD? One more question. Will the AMD setup that i posted run Minecraft on high with no lag? That is a big concern for me because i am really into that game now and you have to remember. This is my very first gaming pc. I am new to pc gaming and probably wont notice the difference between 97 and 15 fps. Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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joshtheburrito

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Jul 19, 2011
Dear OC forums. I am a new member and am new to the gaming world. My friend told me to ask this forum because he is a member as well. I am thinking of building my first computer and i want it to be something that will last a long time. I have compiled a list of parts and would like the nice people on the forum to help me out since it is my first build. I do have some knowledge on computers and i can take one apart and put it back together confidently but this will be my first time working with expensive parts. Here is the list of components i am thinking of buying. Any input would be helpful but mostly telling me if this will work or if the build will be a complete disaster. I want this computer to run minecraft on extreme full settings with no lag at all (I know this sounds stupid but my friends $700 pc cant run minecraft smoothly on full settings). I also want it to be able to play battlefield 3 and MW2.

case-
COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310-BWN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119203


processor+motherboard combo-
MSI 890GXM-G65 AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard+AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.679660


video card-
HIS H685F1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161348


power supply-
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

hard drive-
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769


extra case fan-
Rosewill RFX-120BL 120mm 2 Ball Bearing Blue LED Case Fan with Fan Controller Set

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200028


DVD burner-
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289


OS-
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986



All added up with shipping and handling, this computer is $757.33


I know i am asking a lot for you to read my entire entry to help a newcomer but i would like to see what this forum could do. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

Josh:)

After the first reply, i did some research and found this cpu motherboard combo. What do you guys think of this combo instead of the AMD one but everything else the same?

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard+Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660725
 

Knufire

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Location
Manassas, VA
This is quite powerful for the money. You can upgrade to a Bulldozer CPU when they come out if you have the money.
 

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joshtheburrito

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Thanks!

This is quite powerful for the money. You can upgrade to a Bulldozer CPU when they come out if you have the money.

Thanks for the input. I was thinking of getting a better processor though, since minecraft is processor intense and i also want this computer to be quick at everything else and not just gaming. I am now turned on to a i5 2500k build. Also, can anyone recommend me an HD monitor that is very cheap and is good quality. I am also going to have to get one because my 1140x900 dell lcd isnt going to cut it for BF3.
 

Knufire

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Joined
Feb 17, 2010
Location
Manassas, VA
A 2500K build for $750 would be very hard. If you can spend about $1000, like OCNoob said, it would be easily doable.

As you said, Minecraft and BF3 are both CPU intensive games.