$300-$400 CPU/GPU/RAM/MOBO/PSU

freshenext

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Approximate Purchase Date: 2013

Budget Range: $300-$400 - NO REBATES. <3

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: No.



Parts to Upgrade: CPU/GPU/RAM/MOBO/PSU

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: amazon.com superbiiz.com

Location: Florida (buying from the internet)

Parts Preferences: AMD but I can look at Intel's builds too.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1024x768.

Additional Comments:

List of games that I want to play:
•GTA IV
•DayZ
•WarZ
•S4 League on 62fps.
•Test Drive Unlimited 2
•All the Need For Speed from Underground 1 to Most Wanted 2012
•Rainbow Six Vegas 2
•GTA V when it's released

See if you can build a PC (with the specified parts mentioned above) that can play those games on 40-60 fps.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Because I have a bad gaming pc, it's supposed to be a working/office PC.

 
Solution
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $388.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I don't know if he needs a case, but i recommend going with a separate quality psu of 450w.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $388.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

I don't know if he needs a case, but i recommend going with a separate quality psu of 450w.
 
Solution
Either get this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $388.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


or

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Pentium G2120 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B75MA-E33 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($53.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($38.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $395.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


The 7850 is overkill for that resolution, but i put it if you want to upgrade latter the monitor for a 1080p one.
If not get the i3+650 ti more balanced.

 

CaptainTom

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These two builds are the best. Though I do recommend you take the 7850 build and replace the mobo and cpu with this:

http://www.amazon.com/AMD-Phenom-3-4Ghz-512KB-4000MHZ/dp/B002SRQ214/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355633577&sr=8-1&keywords=phenom+II+x4

http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-SB710-Chipset-Motherboard-GA-78LMT-S2P/dp/B0054OWT0G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

This CPU is stronger (Especially in a year), and it is up-gradable to steamroller whenever it arrives.