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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/GuardianDuo/saved/#savedbuild_308089

It's a budget gaming rig for a friend's little brother.
I picked up the FX6300 and the AsRock 970 Extreme4 at Microcenter for ~$40 less than what pcpartpicker lists, but the taxes (Newegg) on the rest of the purchases will probably make up for the savings.\
I was originally going to buy an i3-3225 + Gigabyte mobo combo, but it appears the FX6300 is a superior choice at this price point?

No CPU cooler for now because he's hesitant about overclocking, but I'm sure he'll do it eventually.

We're going with a HD7850 because my friend already has one, so when one of them upgrades, the other can Crossfire for free.

RAM seems to have doubled in price since last year frown.gif
Is there a cheaper 2x4GB 1600MHz kit out there?

Going with this.

And does anyone have any suggestions for a wireless network card?

Thanks in advance!
Edited by GuardianDuo - 3/24/13 at 6:31pm
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Looks good. FX-6300 Micor Center combo is a great buy.

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XFX Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB $159.99 after $20 rebate @NCIX Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
XFX Radeon HD 7870 Core GHz Edition $199.99 after $20 rebate @NCIX Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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XFX Core Edition PRO 550W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC Power Supply $39.99 after $15 rebate (Seaonic S12II)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1373645/newegg-xfx-core-edition-pro-550w-80-plus-bronze-active-pfc-power-supply-39-99-after-15-rebate

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Thermalright True Spirit 120M $29.95 shipped @ NansGamingGear Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show) Thermalright True Spirit 140 $39.95 or Macho Rev A $42.95 shipped @ NansGamingGear


Source 210 price is on the high side. they go down to around $20 after rebate. Elite (is USB 3.0) goes for a few dollars more.
Thermaltake V3 Black Edition mid tower is $19.99 after $15 rebate at microcenter. but it isn't as nice as the Source 210. MC has the classic 210 for $38.
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Normally the price tiers for gaming CPU+mobo+CPU coolers go like this:

~$160-180 - AMD a-10 or a-8 APU + FM2 mobo + stock cooler
Best for: people who can't afford a discrete GPU but want to game.

~$110-190 - i3-3220/Pentium + cheap H61/B75 mobo + stock cooler
Best for: people who can afford a $90ish or more discrete GPU but still need to keep the system as cheap as possible

~$250 - AMD fx-6300 + decent 970 mobo + low end aftermarket cooler
Best for: people comfortable with/or desire overclocking & with some use for multi-threaded tasks

~$250 - Intel i5-3470 + cheap B75 mobo + stock cooler
Best for: people who want quality quad-core gaming with no compromises but who don't want to overclock. Also: people who would otherwise get the fx-6300 but favor certain per-core dependent games like SC2 or Shogun 2: Total War

~$360 - Intel i5-3570k + decent z77 mobo + aftermarket cooler
Best for: people who want the best overclockable gaming CPU that is someone reasonable in terms of budget


So no, the fx-6300 isn't really intended to compete against the i3. It's intended to compete against locked Intel i5 CPUs. And does so decently. Two big things, however, throw the above three-tier system off. The first is microcenter deals. You can save $40 with a microcenter bundle dealon the fx-6300 but not on the i5-3470. That makes the fx-6300 the clearly superior option (and yes, it's better than the i3-3220.

But the other big thing is overclocking: the above tiers assume that the fx-6300 will be overclocked, because honestly you're wasting a huge chunk of that chip's value if you don't.

If your friend doesn't overclock you'll get a scenario where the i3 is better in games needing high per-core performance, like RTS games. While the fx-6300 will be better for games that desire a true quad-core, like guild wars 2 or bf3.

Long story short, he should overclock. Or just not care about it too much since it's his brother's rig.

Microcenter has 2x4gb Crucial 1600mhz RAM for $48 after an in-store combo deal with a CPU.

Don't get a wireless network card. Get a usb dongle.
150 mbps max speed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833314121
300 mbps max speed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-314-087&ParentOnly=1&IsVirtualParent=1
    
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Thanks for the input, guys! +REP to both of you!

I forgot to mention that the Microcenter thing was because of a trip down to Atlanta - I won't be able to buy stuff from there anymore because I'm back home now and the one in Atlanta is still the closest.
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Don't get a wireless network card. Get a usb dongle.
150 mbps max speed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833314121
300 mbps max speed: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=33-314-087&ParentOnly=1&IsVirtualParent=1

That first one you linked to appears to be a Bluetooth dongle. And the second one is sorta pricey - are there any good USB dongles under $20?
I personally use a wired connection, so I have near-zero knowledge about wireless options.
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Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1600 8GB (2X4GB) $43.99 + $2.99 shipping at Frys.com Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Seems to be in-store-only now (this is Fry's way of saying OOS, right?) frown.gif
Thanks anyway!
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That first one you linked to appears to be a Bluetooth dongle. And the second one is sorta pricey - are there any good USB dongles under $20?

Huh. Sure enough. I didn't look closely since it was just a quick search including the term "wifi".

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320049
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The FX-6300 is a superior choice generally speaking. However there are Intel biased titles that are heavily single threaded. For those, you want to OC the Fx-6300.
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Patriot Viper 3 Red DDR3 8GB 1866MHz Dual (2x4GB) Modules PV38G186C9KRD $44.99 + $2.99 shipping
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