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Hi Guys, I've been out of the market for awhile so I would be in need of your assistance, I'm looking to make my brother a 800 dollar gaming desktop build and here are sometimes I would like

AMD - Atleast 6 core?
Nvidia Graphics Card which could be used with two monitors later on

I plan on making this around May, so your input would be appreciated. Thanks

Games - LoL , streaming , lots of programs
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What other games? LoL can basically be run on a computer drawn on a paper napkin, so it's not a concern for what hardware you pick.

Streaming might be.

P.S. Intel will be releasing their new lineup June 2nd. I don't know if your timeline is firm and that's thus irrelevant or not.
    
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Well I would like to play intense games, bf3 , cod blk ops 2, and some heavy processing, I wouldn't wait to spend more than 150-180 for a graphics card
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Well heres the thing, my brother is finishing school around end of may, comes back 1 month later, I would like to surprise him with this desktop so end of june I need it
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With that budget you can either go for an overclocked fx-6300 as a good mid-range option with some room for budgeting an SSD, somewhat nice case, or you can fit in an overclocked i5-3570k 4570k for very good CPU/streaming performance but have to skimp somewhat on the luxuries.

For the moment you'd probably be looking at the 1GB GTX 650ti-boost card for GPU.

But getting further into specifics before when you're ready to buy isn't all that useful because prices & specials change.
    
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Well heres the thing, my brother is finishing school around end of may, comes back 1 month later, I would like to surprise him with this desktop so end of june I need it

I would like to buy parts on my way up so its cheaper a little
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I wouldn't want to spend more than 150-180 for a graphics card

I'm not much for AMD CPU/Mobo hardware, but I can help with some generic suggestions.

In the $150-$180 range for NVIDIA video cards, your best best is the newly-introduced GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB, which has a MSRP of $169. However, since NVIDIA dropped the MSRP of the 660 to $199, you may be able to snag one on sale and stay within your $180 maximum.

Here's the differences in hardware between the two cards:
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NAME         CUDA TMU ROP SMX BASE BOOST MEMCL BUS MEMSZ TDP MSRP
650 Ti BOOST  768  64  24   4  980  1032  6008 192  2048 134 $169 
660           960  80  24   5  980  1032  6008 192  2048 140 $199

In benchmarks, the 660 outperformed the 650 Ti-B by ~10%. Both cards would certainly be suitable for HD gaming at 1920 x 1080.

For a standard HDD, I'd recommend Western Digital's 1TB model WD10EZEX. It's a quality single-platter hard drive that can be picked up for ~$70 on most days.
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I would like to buy parts on my way up so its cheaper a little

Meh. Ram is expensive now, no good PSU deals, Haswell's not out, video cards might drop with recent releases. I guess you could get a case, HDD & dvd-burner if you really want to get something now...

Bit Fenix Merc Beta ($30)
Seagate 1TB HDD ($60ish)
Whatever DVD-burner is cheap ($17ish)

all at us.ncix.com, shipping is free for orders over $100.
    
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here it ur 800$ rig buddy

PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($103.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: MSI TC- (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)

Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Base Total: $802.91
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Shipping: $6.99
Total: $789.90

Hope you liked it bro thumb.gif
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With that budget you can either go for an overclocked fx-6300 as a good mid-range option with some room for budgeting an SSD, somewhat nice case, or you can fit in an overclocked i5-3570k 4570k for very good CPU/streaming performance but have to skimp somewhat on the luxuries.

For the moment you'd probably be looking at the 1GB GTX 650ti-boost card for GPU.

But getting further into specifics before when you're ready to buy isn't all that useful because prices & specials change.

I second the 650ti Boost card for a good card in the Sub-200 range.
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