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Poll Results: Is this good for $700

Poll expired: Aug 5, 2012 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 20% of voters (3)
    Hell Yes!
  • 33% of voters (5)
    Yes
  • 33% of voters (5)
    Its okay
  • 0% of voters (0)
    no
  • 13% of voters (2)
    are you serious HAHAHAHAHA, This sucks!
15 Total Votes  
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Conner View Post

Only a hundred cheaper.. that mobo.. that cpu.. poop.
Bulldozer and 990fx is not poop for only 100 dollars more than your beloved dual core intel build
Bulldozer sucks for gaming. Besides this is minecraft not battlefield 3 or something.
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post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Deviin934 View Post

Bulldozer sucks for gaming. Besides this is minecraft not battlefield 3 or something.

And you know this how?
post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deviin934 View Post

Bulldozer sucks for gaming. Besides this is minecraft not battlefield 3 or something.

Sucks for gaming but for a 100 dollars youre going to tell me the dual core 1155 and a 7770 are going to get higher frame rates than the quad module am3+ and 6970?

Plus you cant re purpose that intel build for a 100 bucks.. this amd build for around 700 has more potential for anything than a 600 dollar intel build.

The idea is cost-performance not framerates per cent.
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post #14 of 20
Connor is right that a more powerful graphics card is better for minecraft (main benefit I know of - allowing vision distance to be larger). But he's wrong about a Bulldozer or quad-core Phenom outperforming an i3-2100. The i3 is a fantastic gaming CPU, and only in a few games does any of the AMD chips equal its performance - and that's assuming you overclock them heavily.

But most games don't care what CPU you have, and minecraft is one of t hem. So really, you should worry less about IPC, cores, and gigahertz, and get whatever is decent for cheap so you can have a better video card. That, by the way, is really the only reason AMD is 'bad' for gaming - Intel CPUs are less expensive when you take into account motherboard/psu/cooling costs. Below is what I'd go for, assuming what you want the computer to do is minecraft + sometimes some other games:

i3-2120 - ($110)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115077


Pentium g630 - ($68)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116406

Biostar B75 Mobo - is cheap, works, and even has USB 3.0. Luxury! ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138357

MSI 7870 ($280-$20 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662

2x4gb 1333mhz RAM ($35 after promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820178333

Antec One - good budget case, front panel usb 3.0 ($50)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=67322&vpn=ONE&manufacture=Antec

Antec Neo Eco 450c - Quality power for cheap. nice. ($35)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=60491&vpn=NEO%2DECO450C&manufacture=Antec&promoid=1145

Seagate Barracuda 750gb ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148702

DVD-burner ($17)
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&vpn=DRW%2D24B1ST%20Bulk&manufacture=ASUS&promoid=1145

Total: $605 w/g630, $585 AMIR


There. The processor is only a dual-core, but it's reasonably fast. It's plenty of power for minecraft and the almost all games, and thus allows you to get a 7870 - a video card with some real power. The 7870 is significantly more powerful than even a 6970 (assuming you managed to unlock the 6950). Plus the overall build is $100 cheaper. Now THAT's better for the price.

If the CPU makes you nervous (it shouldn't), you can still use the extra money left over to get the i3 crossed out above or even an i5-3450 if you don't mind stretching your $700 budget by $20 or so - and the i5-3450 is pretty much incontestably better than any AMD processor for gaming (though not necessarily for other purposes).

Alternatively, if you wanted to spend the whole $700, you could even get a 7950. If it were me, I'd probably get the above but with the i3 ($647). For minecraft/other casual gaming, though, there's really not any reason to get more than the g630.
Edited by MisterFred - 8/3/12 at 5:56am
    
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post #15 of 20
i would go with an fx-6100 and a good 970 board and get an SSD
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post #16 of 20
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $589.54
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-04 17:44 EDT-0400)

this is what i would go for a $600 build, for a $700 just change the cpu to an i5-2500K, your choice. which in that case here are the links (also added a cooler for OC)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($217.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $679.53
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-04 17:48 EDT-0400)


your choice, the only differences are the cpus and the cooler in the i5 build. imo theres no other build for $700 better than mine w/o a hdd. in case of a hdd, just add one to the i3 build.
Edited by barkinos98 - 8/4/12 at 2:50pm
 
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post #17 of 20
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My microcenter closed...
post #18 of 20
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My microcenter closed...

Well, good thing I forgot to take microcenter into account for my recommendations. So it looks like you're set anyway. biggrin.gif
    
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post #19 of 20
Great build. I am waiting for PD first, then deciding whether to sell my 960T, buy PD, or switch to Intel...
post #20 of 20
I think I would scale ur cpu down a bit and other than that, I give your build thumb.gif Main reason is that like Mister Fred said, most games require more of a GPU than a CPU. Certainly a CPU helps but GPU is more prevalent when it comes to games.
    
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