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#1 teratosis

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:04 PM

Hi there, this forum has been a huge help with technical issues I've had. Going to help a friend build a small gaming rig, thought I would ask here for suggestions..

 

Budget 1,000.00. This system will only be for MMO gaming. Would like part suggestions on MOBO, GRAFF card, Processor. THanks!!!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:00 AM

For $1000 you can get a great PC for MMO's and most other kinds of gaming.

 

Case:  LIAN LI PC-K65 - $69

 

Motherboard:  ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 - $84

If you are planning on doing SLI or Crossfire, you may want a 990FX chipset motherboard.

 

GPU:  MSI R7970 TF 3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7970 3GB - $319

If you want to save money, a 7950 is a good choice.

 

PSU:  CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W - $69

 

CPU:  AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz - $199

 

RAM:  Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $59

 

HDD:  Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB - $89

 

ODD:  ASUS DRW-24B1ST - $19

 

OS:  Windows 8 OEM - $99

 

Total Cost:  $1014

 

If you want a better cooler for the CPU, you can get the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283.  This PC should easily handle MMO's and most games on the market for some time.


Edited by DJBPace07, 23 August 2013 - 11:01 AM.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:14 PM

Thank you, I will check these parts out!! :)



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:58 PM

Thank you, I will check these parts out!! :)

that graphics card is also substitute with many other great ones

also i recommend windows 7 over 8

from my experience games run 4x faster on 7 than 8 (4x more noticeable is probably a better word)



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

That GPU was selected for it's price and performance, plus the bundle.  If you stripped out the bundle and strictly looked at the GPU, the GTX 760 would be a better choice given the price.  The 7970 is a little bit more powerful than a GTX 760, but not by much. 

 

As for Windows 7 over 8, do have metrics showing that 7 is faster than 8 by 4X?  It has been my experience that 8 is almost equal to 7 in terms of performance.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 03:43 PM

Not sure how much faster games would run on Windows 8, maybe not too much of a difference, but you will definately get less compatibility issues and less unecessary junk on Windows 7. I personaly cant stand Windows 8 and wont use it til Microsoft comes out with a better OS or stops supporting Windows 7. The hardware looks good, but you can get a better deal on a graphics card and a better case for that price. You alsoooo may be able to find a all around better deal on a barebone kit instead of buying everything separately. But this is not a bad build at all.


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Posted 06 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

I use Windows 8 and, underneath, they are nearly the same just with a Start screen and a few under-the-hood alterations.  This isn't like the jump from XP to Vista which was a fairly major jump.  Frankly, I haven't had any issues running games under Windows 8, from old games downloaded at GoG to AAA titles, most will work fine.  I usually prefer to buy parts individually as it allows for more customization, but there may be combo deals that can be used.


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