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It will only matter when he is playing on the servers above 32M, personally I hate that many people on the map. An i5 is significantly better than any of AMD's offerings for gaming.
Are you near the microcenter in rockville?

Yeah I'm close
post #22 of 25
oh AMD gets no love. Shocker eek.gif

btw Win8 $80
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4864601&sku=M17-8100
Edited by TechCrazy - 11/20/12 at 8:28am
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Yeah I'm close

Well, If you need windows, go this route... Build (Click to show)
$170 i5 CPU
$55 Motherboard
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oh AMD gets no love. Shocker eek.gif
btw Win8 $80
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=4864601&sku=M17-8100
$600 build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($18.36 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.99 @ CompUSA)
Other: i5 3570k (Microcenter) ($169.99)
Other: Motherboard (Microcenter) ($55.99)
Total: $605.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
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OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
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post #24 of 25

An i5 3570k usually needs a minimum $1000 budget to be worthwhile if good PC balance is to be maintained.

 

Although this can be lower with Microcenter in mind, a combination FX-6300 + ASRock 970 Extreme4 for $180 would still be a far more sensible deal, opening up several dollars for a better GPU (BF3 is going to be GPU bottlenecked well before it is CPU bottlenecked, and will like the 6300 anyway as it favours multithreaded setups). The Extreme4 is a very feature rich 990X board with as much as or more oomph than that Z77.

 

Sample config:

FX-6300 + ASRock 970 Extreme4 - $180 (pick-up)

Memory: AMD Entertainment Ed 2x4GB DDR3-1600 - $30 shipped [NCIX]
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Haod Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 660 - $210 shipped after promo code GREENFRIDAY
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($18.36 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 400CX PSU ($31.64 shipped @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($79.99 @ CompUSA)

 

$600 shipped

Alternatively you could scrap the 660 upgrade, take the 6300 with the 7850, and maintain your "UNDER $600" goal.

 

You do, by the way, have Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up. Wait it out and snag a great deal!

 

Some tests from the BF3 beta (which was always multiplayer) - it doesn't seem to make sense but Phenom II processors are actually outperforming SBs. While that may have changed with recent updates, I'm sure the FX-6300 with its good CPU core count could put on quite a show:


Edited by xd_1771 - 11/20/12 at 9:43am
post #25 of 25
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Thanks for all the posts. Sorry, finals are coming up and I haven't had time to check the thread. I'll give him the options and try to keep ya posted.
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