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So I'm on a budget and I'm also a very light gamer. However I do want to build a new computer soley for the purpose of running Modern Ware 3 on med settings without lag. Due to my budget of about ~$300 I am not trying to get a top of line future proof system. Just something to curb my light gaming side and play only Modern Warfare 3.
I looked online and these were the minimum system requirements I had to get
Minimum System Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
Processor: Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8750 processor or better
Memory: 16 GB free hard drive space / 2GB RAM
Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce™ 8600GT / ATI Radeon™ X1950 or better
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0C or late


With that in mind, I can reuse my old case on my computer, hard drive and DVD drives, and MAYBE even the power supply unit. I'l also be picking up IDE to SATA adapters since my old motherboard was using IDE cables for the drives and im guessing newer motherboards will most likely be on SATA.

So then I started thinking, AMD or Intel?
With the AMD i can get quad core and it can get be better value, but at the same time I know currently Intel is doing very good on their processors, but if I were to go with them it would probably be just a dual core.
So I made a build for both below

AMD Build
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819103889

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820231426

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814121474

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131657


And then the Intel Build
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115078

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148262

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102940

mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138332

PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371029


So a rough idea if I were to get an intel vs a AMD would be something like the above. However, im not great at picking parts so I'm not sure how those parts are in terms of performance and the technical benchmarks.

So What do you think? Should I get an AMD build or an intel build? And if either or, are my parts okay or do I have to completely re pick my parts? What do you suggest?

Thank you for your time.
post #2 of 8
First of all, props to you for making this post easy to follow. Too many new members out there are dumping links in between blocks of text without any formatting or spacing.

With your budget, I would recommend the AMD system, but there are a couple changes I think you should make. Ditch that 6770 and try to pick up a used GTX 460, it won't cost any more (maybe less) and will perform much, much better. Also, I need to know what power supply you currently have to see if it's fit to power the new rig.

Other than that it looks good. I wish I had gotten my memory for $40 ph34r-smiley.gif
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post

First of all, props to you for making this post easy to follow. Too many new members out there are dumping links in between blocks of text without any formatting or spacing.
With your budget, I would recommend the AMD system, but there are a couple changes I think you should make. Ditch that 6770 and try to pick up a used GTX 460, it won't cost any more (maybe less) and will perform much, much better. Also, I need to know what power supply you currently have to see if it's fit to power the new rig.
Other than that it looks good. I wish I had gotten my memory for $40 ph34r-smiley.gif

Thank you for that.
As far as getting it used, I know it will probably be cheaper and a better option, I would prefer buying it new from newegg.
As for the power supply unit, I'll get back to you on that because I was planning on using my case/PSU from an HP pre built computer from couple years back.
post #4 of 8
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Thank you for that.
As far as getting it used, I know it will probably be cheaper and a better option, I would prefer buying it new from newegg.
As for the power supply unit, I'll get back to you on that because I was planning on using my case/PSU from an HP pre built computer from couple years back.

The PSU would have to be at least 450w (with a decent amperage) to run a GTX 460 or 6770.
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post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post

The PSU would have to be at least 450w (with a decent amperage) to run a GTX 460 or 6770.

hmm okay I just checked
Since my old computer was a hp media center 1297c
I did a quick google search and it looks like the PSU used in those model was rated for 300Watts
Looks like I will be needing a PSU
Any suggestions that wont kill my budget?
How does the AMD parts look to you guys anyways (aside from getting the used GTX460)?
post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by 1dtms View Post

hmm okay I just checked
Since my old computer was a hp media center 1297c
I did a quick google search and it looks like the PSU used in those model was rated for 300Watts
Looks like I will be needing a PSU
Any suggestions that wont kill my budget?
How does the AMD parts look to you guys anyways (aside from getting the used GTX460)?

You can get a good PSU that will support a 460 for about $40-50.
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Might wanna get a Llano(FM1)
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post #8 of 8
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Okay... so since I need a PSU and on a tight budget I got new parts, what do you guys think?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.823507
PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III PPCMK3S400 400W ($49.99 after mail-in rebate card)
ECS IC780M-A2 (V1.0A) AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
$111.98

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150540
XFX HD-677X-ZNLC Radeon HD 6770 1GB
$109.99 ($94.99 after mail-in rebate card)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103885
AMD Athlon II X4 645 Propus 3.1GHz Socket AM3
$104.99 ($10 off with promo)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220555
Patriot Gamer 2 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
$23.99
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