Nov 19, 2012
Hi i am starting to build a new computer for gaming , Guildwars 2 borderlands,battle field 3

I want to use AMD 8 core but do not know which one i want.

my budget is about 600 dollars
I do not need a screen or a OS

I also prefer a Amd Video card

im trying to go for at least 8 gig of ram and 250 gb solid state

Thank you
well with your budget i would go with the cheapest 8 core there is, ssd is out of your budget

$20 ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

$55 Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

$70 Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

$110 GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

$230 PowerColor AX7870 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB

$50 COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W

$40 Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

$160 AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core

Subtotal: $734.92 +shipping


Oct 23, 2012
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($36.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($93.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($33.99 @ Mac Mall)
Total: $767.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 13:01 EST-0500)

Your budget need at least 200$ more to meat your requirments.
Without SSD total cost is 577$
Use either an of the 83XX processors

They are faster and more power efficient than the older 81XX series

If that doesnt fit your budget then the FX 6300 is a good alternative and will be quite close in most gaming situations . Its defintely better than the 8120 and usually matches the 8150

The asrock 970 extreme4 motherboard is great value too for the features offered
The VRM desing may mean it wont OC as high as some others but it will reach any of the sensible OC's with ease