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Hey Guys,

Been awhile since ive kept up with anything hardware related. Ive sold something of mine to fund a build for a friend, which is to be a surprise.
With that said, its a rather tight budget so im reaching out to you all for help.

Have a total budget of $300. The end goal is a rig that can handle BF3 as well as possible. The upside is, its only going to be at 1280x1024 resolution.

It appears there are a bunch of AMD combos right around the $140 price range that would fit in nicely.
My thoughts are the A6-3670K paired with a mobo that will hopefully overclock decently. Id prefer a regular ATX board but if it has to be mATX then I suppose Ill live.

Budget breakdown:

CPU: $75 (A6-3670K)
Mobo: $65 (Help?)
Ram: $40 (4GB of perhaps this)
Psu: $40 (Maybe this guy)
GPU: $80 (Gtx 460 off ebay)

Thoughts? We have a case already.

Any and all input appreciated. Thankyou!
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With APUs, apparently you need the RAM to be as fast as possible. Maybe cut the GTX 460 and put that into getting the 6800K.

CPU: AMD 6800K ~$140
MOBO: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 $60
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB 2133 - $70
PSU: Corsair CX 430W $50 - $30 after MIR

All of those prices at Newegg. That 6800K would get him going with most games, and if/when he wants to play more stuff he can get his own GPU. 6800K might be a little more than that, and it comes out (from what I've seen on the interwebs) June 4.
Edited by tuffy12345 - 6/1/13 at 4:26pm
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Get Socket FM2, and then get the Athlon x4 750k. As good as the 5800k or 6800k will be, the 460 is still a better GPU.


Edited by xd_1771 - 6/1/13 at 6:22pm
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There is zero info on the Lepa N other then its made by CWT so i would not buy it

If you want a cheap PSU that is not crappy then the Rosewill Hive is worth looking at

Edit saw you are from egypt so Super Flower might be easier to find in your area
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Thanks for the input guys.

xd_ : My thoughts the same - I believe any quad will have a significant improvement, and from there the GPU will be the biggest bottleneck. The GTX460 from my research shows it can be had the cheapest for the best performance, with good headroom for OCing.

Shilka: Ha, Im not actually from Egypt - ill have to fix that sometime. It appears though the Hive's are all 60-70+ which is out of budget.

I am also open to used parts, so if anyone reads this and perhaps has an offer dont be afraid to shoot me a message.
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You've got ROUGHLY 2 options. One a Phenom build, the other a Trinity build.

Currently though I'm having issues reeling the budget into line so I'll post that once I can. Something to consider is that the 460 will cost nearly DOUBLE the power cost of something more modern such as the 7770.

For now though, the trinity build.

Motherboard($54 with promo code EMCXRVM43) - MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130662

PSU($47) - Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D Green 380W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371033

RAM($62 with promo code EMCXRVM45) - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455

APU($110 with promo code EMCXRVM36) - AMD A10-5800K Trinity 3.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113280

Total price $275

*edit* phenom build below, $27 over budget.

Motherboard($50) - MSI 760GM-P34 (FX) AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130657

PSU($35) - Rosewill Stallion Series RD400-2-SB 400W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182074

RAM($36) - Team Elite 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313072

CPU($95) - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

GPU($100) - MSI R7770-PMD1GD5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127687

Total price $327 with shipping included, not very happy with the quality of the motherboard/psu though(Although they could be fine).
Edited by Alanim - 6/2/13 at 2:20am
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^ Oh, never pair a 125W TDP quad core Phenom II processor with a non-heatsinked 4+1-phase VRM on an MSI board. (In any case, the same price could get one an Athlon x4 750k + higher-quality Socket FM2 board).

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