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Old 11-21-2012, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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alright well my old desktop burnt out so i need a new one and i'm on a budget also i'd like to note that i already have a hard drive and optical drive from my previous desktop that is why they're not on the list

so heres the first AMD A10-5800K, NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) - System Build - PCPartPicker

and heres the second AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black, Sapphire Radeon HD 6870, Apex Vortex 3620 - System Build - PCPartPicker

so which one should i go with also will either of these be able to run games like planetside 2 LoL and possibly bf3 (on mid settings at least?)


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What is in your old PC? Might be able to salvage some of that to save on cash because you are going to need a better quality PSU.
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What is in your old PC? Might be able to salvage some of that to save on cash because you are going to need a better quality PSU.
it was a basic PC i can probably get the ram and as i mentioned the hard-drive and the disc-drive but the psu isn't gonna help much it is a 350w psu
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What is your total budget?
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Try this. Much better.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black, EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, Apex Vortex 3620 - System Build - PCPartPicker
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I'd prefer to stay all amd if possible also on my second build if I added this psu Rosewill Stallion 500W ATX12V Power Supply (RD500-2DB) - PCPartPicker would that be better also I'm only buying 4gb of ram for now I plan on adding more fairly soon
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The Nvidia card is much better for the money, and it doesn't make much of a difference anymore because you wont be installing any display drivers.

Rosewill PSUs suck. The one I have picked out is the best you can get on the budget.

Why only 4? Doesn't make much sense.
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I suppose you're right and actually I was only gonna get 4gb cause I had thought that was all I was really gonna need but if you think I should go with 8gbs i guess it's not much more anyways
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Technically it is, but only if you run no programs in the background at all times. 8GB gives leeway to run a few things in the background without hassle.
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