Aug 15, 2012
If you are going to go with intel this is your best bet,3273.html

But it you want to go with amd then chose either a phenom ii 975 black edition (or phenom ii 965 black edition) or choose a A8 3870k unlocked

With the phenomii you could get a radeon hd 6870-6950 or a gtx 550ti-560ti which are all pretty good gpus that can run most games out there on high with 1280x800 resolution

With the A8 it has a good onboard gpu that can crossfire with other amd radeon hd 6000's but you need a good mobo to utilize this

Ive chosen all overclockers because thats the main thing. If you dont overclock you probabley wont catch up to the cpu standards of today.


Sep 12, 2012

Yah, I said cheap but not exactly as cheap as a $500 rig, Do you have any suggestions? I will go for a $1000-600 rig

Something like this would max most of the games today :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($360.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.47 @ Amazon)
Total: $994.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-13 13:19 EDT-0400)