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Hello tech superiors,
I am a computer illiterate person (basically) who uses a laptop at the very lowest settings to play games. I would like to buy a computer that can run games such as league of legends and Guild Wars 2 at high graphics and steady framerates, as i hear they are pretty. I have a price range of 500$-600$ so keeping the total price around 550$ would be awesome. Heres the horrible part guys: I don't have a monitor :( can you guys please recommend the best build for my money or do I need to save up some more before making this purchase? Many thanks!!
 
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Your best bet is Trinity at your price point. Look at the A10-5800 crossfired with a Radeon 6670. You could probably hit a build around $600 with no monitor. Pick up a cheapy on ebay or craigslist for the monitor IMO.
 
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Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W ...

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Around $490. Grab fast a Windows 8 upgrade for 40$ (install first Release Preview which is free).
This list that I put together for you will give you a good machine at a very reasonable price so you can try and find some more money for a decent monitor.
 

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I have a friend who can get me windows, I'm just concerned about the frame rates and its ability to play games on high settings, because my laptop struggles with the even the very lowest settings, and this tends to damper the video game experience.
 
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Trinity A10-5800K is better than Intel's 3220K. You will barely game with some games with Intel with a lot of choppyness....... I hate to bust your bubble but you will not be able to play on high settings with any $500-$600 budget build.
 
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My list has a hd7850. 3220 is not k. That setup runs circles around an APU.
 
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My list has a hd7850. 3220 is not k. That setup runs circles around an APU.
He will be over budget with your build. It does not run circles, I tested both and they trade blows. Multi threaded the Trinity is better than the 3220. I run the 3220 and the A10-5800K at home along with a 3770K and 3930K... LOL. The A10-5800K is better than the 3820K IMO.
 
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I really hate to say it but he is probably better off getting a used phenom 2 x4 with a 9650 and a monitor. He should be able to get the whole thing and stay under budget. If he finds the right packaged deal
 
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Do you understand he wants to game? Do you know the difference between the integrated GPU on the A10 and a 7850? This is not about CPU syntethic benchmarks, this is about gaming. I have given him the choice to play on high settings just about any game out there for a few bucks more.
 
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Do you understand he wants to game? Do you know the difference between the integrated GPU on the A10 and a 7850? This is not about CPU syntethic benchmarks, this is about gaming. I have given him the choice to play on high settings just about any game out there for a few bucks more.
UMMMM, stop it. Your BUILD with the 7850 will put him over budget. Can you read? He also can use a 7850 with Trinity but that WILL PUT HIM OVER BUDGET. sheesh.......:nutkick:


The best bang for the buck is Trinity BTimmy.
 

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UMMMM, stop it. Your BUILD with the 7850 will put him over budget. Can you read? He also can use a 7850 with Trinity but that WILL PUT HIM OVER BUDGET. sheesh.......:nutkick:


The best bang for the buck is Trinity BTimmy.
It doesnt put him over budget LMAO. his budget max its $600. Crap Daddy said that his build is around 490. $490 < $600

But thats without a monitor.
 
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with monitor? LOL OK, whatever........ Quit editing pls..
 
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There is no doubt that A10-5800K is the bast bang for the buck. But it wont give him "High end graphics or high framrates" This is why I suggested used system

And stop bickering. Help the guy
 
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there is no doubt that a10-5800k is the bast bang for the buck. But it wont give him "high end graphics or high framrates" this is why i suggested used system
+1. He will not get high settings with new at that price.
 
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Intel Core i3-3220 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 55W ...

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Around $490. Grab fast a Windows 8 upgrade for 40$ (install first Release Preview which is free).
This list that I put together for you will give you a good machine at a very reasonable price so you can try and find some more money for a decent monitor.
Looks like the best option,the only thing i would change is swap that 7850 for one of these:
EVGA 02G-P4-2660-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GD...
 
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Hello tech superiors,
I am a computer illiterate person (basically) who uses a laptop at the very lowest settings to play games. I would like to buy a computer that can run games such as league of legends and Guild Wars 2 at high graphics and steady framerates, as i hear they are pretty. I have a price range of 500$-600$ so keeping the total price around 550$ would be awesome. Heres the horrible part guys: I don't have a monitor :( can you guys please recommend the best build for my money or do I need to save up some more before making this purchase? Many thanks!!

Only way he can hit $550 is with Trinity or a used system. Trinity will not allow high settings unfortunately.
 
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UMMMM, stop it. Your BUILD with the 7850 will put him over budget. Can you read? He also can use a 7850 with Trinity but that WILL PUT HIM OVER BUDGET. sheesh.......:nutkick:


The best bang for the buck is Trinity BTimmy.
In my opinion Trinity is a waste of money. It gives laptop gaming performance.
He said his budget is 500-600. I provided a choice. Take your time if you want to help and
show us how much a Trinity machine will cost him. Then tell him he will play on low/medium although he said that he wants to see the beauty of a PC game in high settings.

The option of a second hand/ Phenom 2 x4 is... well an option.
 
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In my opinion Trinity is a waste of money. It gives laptop gaming performance.
He said his budget is 500-600. I provided a choice. Take your time if you want to help and
show us how much a Trinity machine will cost him. Then tell him he will play on low/medium although he said that he wants to see the beauty of a PC game in high settings.
Have you tested Trinity? :slap:

Your price is over $550. There is no hard drive. Trinity and 3220 will game equally with 7850. Trinity provides better all around performance. Trinity excels in multi threading for his other tasks.
 
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No. I don't have to. Countless reviews have done it. In GAMING overall the CPU is worse than an i3 and the IGP, while the best out of all crap integrated GPUs out there is miles away from a midrange discrete card.

And yes, I forgot the hard drive.
 
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No. I don't have to. Countless reviews have done it. In GAMING overall the CPU is worse than an i3 and the IGP, while the best out of all crap integrated GPUs out there is miles away from a midrange discrete card.

And yes, I forgot the hard drive.
Great we established I did and that usually means a lot with hands on experience...... Sorry to be point......The above build is the ONLY NEW build that will get him in budget. I am $20 over......
 
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OP, whichever way you Go, If you DO go with cList or eBay. Please take your time, and DO NOT buy before your ready. Check the Monitor, or whatever out, and don't be shy to tell the seller your NOT interested. Some good deals CAN e had, although on the other hand MANY terrible ones are waiting as well. If you lived near Me, I'd gladly donate an old Dell CRT, which is in Decent shape. Are you near Massachusetts?

BTW,,,,Deja vu anyone?lol
 
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Fair enough. Even if I don't see the links, if I throw in your monitor and the HDD the i3 build will go to around $660 for 30% more performance.

You propose a dual core Trinity for gaming?
 
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Great we established I did and that usually means a lot with hands on experience...... Sorry to be point......The above build is the ONLY NEW build that will get him in budget. I am $20 over......
Fair enough. Even if I don't see the links, if I throw in your monitor and the HDD the i3 build will go to around $660.

You propose a dual core Trinity for gaming?
Its all New Egg. It is the Budget Crap daddy. All one can pull off new........He could go A10-5800K with a Radeon 6670 crossfired but the 7770 will get him better graphics. Don't think a dual core will affect his gaming.... The other option is look for a 955 or 965 cheap and a cheap 970 motherboard.... If he lives by a Micro center, they have x 3 Athlons for $29 to $39.......