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Cheap Gaming PC (AMD): Running Most Games w/ Ultra&High Settings

So you want to play your games on ultra high resolution/quality, but don’t have a ton of cash? Games like Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft, the new Fallout new Vegas etc. will all play great at 1080p resolutions on ultra graphics with these builds. When looking into a gaming PC you want to look for  decent processing power, around 4Gb RAM, and a good (not best) graphics card.

Let’s take a look at a couple of builds that you may be able to use / work around to get you what you need:

Build 1: $685 @ Amazon

1. Processor:

Phenom II X4 965 Black AM3 3.4Ghz 512KB 45NM 125W 4000MHZ – $159.99
or
AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz 4 x 512 KB L2 Cache 6 MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 140W Quad-Core Processor – Retail HDZ970FBGMBOX – $201.70

2. Power Supply Unit (P.S.U):

OCZ OCZ600MXSP ModXStream Pro 600 Watt Power Supply

3. Computer Case:

Cooler Master RC-310-BWN1-GP Elite 310 ATX, MATX Mid Tower Case with Window (Black/Blue)

4. A MotherBoard:

Gigabyte Socket AM3/AMD 870/SATA3&USB3.0/A&GbE/ATX Motherboard GA-870A-UD3

5. RAM:

Corsair TW3X4G1333C9 XMS3 4GB 2 X 2 GB PC3-10666 1333Mhz Dual Channel 240-pin DDR3 Desktop Memory

6. Hard Drive:

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB Bulk/OEM Hard Drive 3.5 Inch, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM SATA II WD5000AAKS

7. DVD – Drive:

LG GH24NS50 Super Multi – Disk drive – DVD?RW (?R DL) / DVD-RAM – 24x/24x/12x – Serial ATA – internal – 5.25

8. Video Graphics Card:

HIS Radeon HD 6850 1 GB (256bit) GDDR5 Eyefinity Display Port HDMI 2x DVI (HDCP) Retail (RoHS) PCI Express X16 2.1 Video Card H685F1GD

Build 2: $775 @ Newegg

1. Processor:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
– $152.99

or

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor – $175.99

or

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor – $180.99

(*Note: Up to you what you want to spend, but all these processors have fantastic overlocking ability)

2. Power Supply Unit (P.S.U):
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W Power Supply

3. A Computer Case:
Pixxo CG-8402 Black Computer Gaming Case

4. A MotherBoard:
GIGABYTE GA-870A-UD3 ATX AMD Motherboard

5. RAM:
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

6. Hard Drive:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5″ SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

7. DVD – Drive:
ASUS 24X DVD Burner – Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS

8. Video Graphics Card: GIGABYTE GV-R685D5-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

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