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hello AMD peoples!

I do not know if anyone here plays Counterstrike: Global Offensive but I thought I'd give it a try asking for help biggrin.gif


I am currently looking for the cheapest possible build for a friend to play this game. I am not very knowledgeable with AMD frown.gif, so any information would be great! redface.gif


He has windows 7 already and a 500gb hard drive. Like stated before, how low can you go? thumb.gif

What he needs-

- CPU
- PSU
- MOBO
- RAM
- CASE
- GPU


He has windows 7 already and a 500gb hard drive. Like stated before, how low can you go? thumb.gif
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CPU - AMD FX 4300
PSU - Corsair GS600
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM - 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz
CASE - Coolermaster Elite 430 - Doesn't really matter because it's all personal preference.
GPU - 2GB Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
= About £500

For something even cheaper:
CPU - AMD A10 5800K
PSU - 430W Corsair Builder Series
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-F2A75-D3H
RAM - 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws-X 1866MHz or fastest memory you can get
Case - Doesn't matter.
GPU - NONE! Integrated graphics.
= About £250
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post #3 of 16
I agree with Andy. An AMD Trinity build will play it just fine if you're looking super cheap.
post #4 of 16
cpu-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280
psu-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171031
mobo-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138366
case-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
ram-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096
gpu-IGPU on 5800k
case fans-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811998127 X3
Cpu cooler (highly recommended)-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099&Tpk=hyper%20212%20evo

If you go with the cooler get 4 fans instead of 3.

total=360 dollars. or 400 with the cooler.

The cooler will allow overclocking of the cpu and gpu, gaining alot of untapped performance from the unlocked 5800k. thumb.gif
Also the samsung ram has been known to go over 2ghz, and bulldozer/piledriver cores love high speed memory, and the igpu loves it too. Last thing, that motherboard is completely overclock ready smile.gif


Edit: also your friend should have plenty of upgrade paths with the 2 pcie slots, and fm2 supposedly being relative for at least another generation. If he ever wants to do so.
Edited by Cannon19932006 - 12/12/12 at 4:37pm
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BPX 120GB NVMe SSD *boot* Intel 730 Series 240GB SSD Crucial BX100 1TB SSD Asus DVDRW 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 Pro x64 Acer XG270HU 1440P 144Hz Freesync Cougar 600k Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Seasonic x1050w Antec 1100 V2 Razer Deathadder Elite Steelseries QCK Heavy 
Audio
Plantronics Rig 500e 
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Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Opteron 4226 6 core Valencia 2.7GHz Asus KCMA-D8 Nvidia GT 520 1GB DDR3 
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32GB (4GBx8) Kingston 1066 ECC DDR3 (4x) Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM HDD's out of an old NAS Lightscribe CD/DVDRW Xubuntu 16.04 
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post #5 of 16
how much is his max budget? CS GO doesnt require a high spec computer.

Any of these two can easily max out CS GO at 1920x1080. He can also play Crysis at high settings, but not maxed out.
If he will only play CS GO, you can get away with a cheaper HD6670 instead of 6770/7750


Intel - upgradable to i3 or i5

CASE: Fractal Core 1000 $34
BOARD: Asus/Gigabyte LGA1155 H61 $55
CPU:Pentium G630 2-core 2.7 Ghz $55
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 $20
GPU: HD6770 $100
HDD: Free

TOTAL: $264


AMD upgradable to FX6300

CASE: Fractal Core 1000 $34
BOARD: Asus/Gigabyte AM3+ $55
CPU: Athlon II X3 450 3.2ghz 3-Core (unlockable to quadcore) $68
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 $20
GPU: HD6770 $100
HDD: Free

TOTAL: $277
Edited by edalbkrad - 12/13/12 at 10:35pm
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A4tech X7 710BH 
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AMD FX 6100 4.0 Ghz 6-core Asus M5A78L-MLX3 AM3+ Powercolor HD7730 1GB DDR5 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW stock 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Seasonic M12II Evo 620W Coolermaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
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AMD FX 6100 4.0 Ghz 6-core Asus M5A78L-MLX3 AM3+ Powercolor HD7730 1GB DDR5 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance LP 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 1TB Seagate 1TB Sony DVDRW CoolerMaster Hyper212+ with 2x140mm Deepcool UF140 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 x64 / Mint x64 BenQ E2220 1080p Aerocool Strike-X 500watts CoolerMaster Elite 430 
Mouse
A4tech X7 710BH 
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A8 7410 2.5Ghz Radeon R5 M335 2GB 4GB DDR3L 1 TB HDD 
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post #6 of 16
I would vote APU as the most power efficient choice.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AndyM95 View Post

CPU - AMD FX 4300
PSU - Corsair GS600
MOBO - Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM - 2x4GB Corsair XMS3 1600MHz
CASE - Coolermaster Elite 430 - Doesn't really matter because it's all personal preference.
GPU - 2GB Sapphire Radeon HD 7850
= About £500
wait, he asked for the cheapest build possible to play cs:go, and you come up with this? no way biggrin.gif
its even better than my build, and i play bf3... lol

anyway, i think apu will be a good choice
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APU is the way to go
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 850 SSD (250GB) WD 3TB EK Supreme LTX CPU block (plexi) EK XT 360 radiator 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK DCP 4.0 pump Phobya 250mm tube reservoir EK Compression Fittings Masterkleer 3/8" ID 1/2" OD tubing CLEAR 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Mayhems Pastel White Windows 10 64bit iiyama 24" (1920x1080) Dell 19" (1440x900) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K70 (Cherry MX Red) XFX PRO 550W Core Edition NZXT Switch 810 (white) Razer DeathAdder Black Edition 3.5G 
Audio
Bose QC25 
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5 540M 2.53 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 8 GB DDR3 1067 MHz Western Digital 1TB 
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post #9 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post

how much is his max budget? CS GO doesnt require a high spec computer.
Any of these two can easily max out CS GO at 1920x1080. He can also play Crysis at high settings, but not maxed out.
If he will only play CS GO, you can get away with a cheaper HD6670 instead of 6770/7750
Intel - upgradable to i3 or i5
CASE: Fractal Core 1000 $34
BOARD: Asus/Gigabyte LGA1155 H61 $55
CPU:Pentium G630 2-core 2.7 Ghz $55
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 $20
GPU: HD6770 $100
HDD: Free
TOTAL: $264
AMD upgradable to FX6300
CASE: Fractal Core 1000 $34
BOARD: Asus/Gigabyte AM3+ $55
CPU: Athlon II X3 450 3.2ghz 3-Core (unlockable to quadcore) $68
RAM: Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 $20
GPU: HD6770 $100
HDD: Free
TOTAL: $277


I Think he will be using a cfg like the netcode cfg and not maxing the game out, cs players usually need atleast 120 constant fps for a good hit reg it really hurts the hit reg when you have fluctuating fps which is below 120.
post #10 of 16

120fps!? Is he using a 120hz monitor, because otherwise it doesn't matter what FPS he can get above 60 - he's not going to see it ever.

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