First Gaming Build ~900$

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: 800-1000 After Rebates/Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Dota2, Diablo3, Bf3), engineering 3D modeling, university, surfing on internet

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: All new build, except monitor/mouse/keyboard

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, windows 7 64bit

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Montreal, Canada

Parts Preferences: I would like to go for AMD fx-6300 since it is cheaper than i5-3750k, so i can get a better GPU (HD 7850 or 7950). I'd prefer to get a SSD if it really improves the speed of applications, OS.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: don't know what that is..

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Read Parts preferences, i need advise on this!

Thank you very much for your time.
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  1. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/LSXc - The SSD/HDD hybrid by Seagate is ideal as it is not overly expensive but still very fast. Including mail-in rebates, you can squeeze in an FX-8350, definitely worth it. If you need to save money, I would firstly consider downgrading to a 7850.
  2. Try this

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LTbn
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LTbn/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LTbn/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($76.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($344.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $884.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 14:25 EDT-0400)
  3. This one has it all you need maybe you can get a better keyboard and a mouse but this one is just fine

    CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core $179.99
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 ATX AM3+ $79.99
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $60.99
    Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $64.99
    Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB $194.99
    Case Raidmax ATX-238WU ATX Mid Tower $24.99
    Power Supply Thermaltake 700W ATX12V / EPS12V $47.99
    Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.97
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) $85.00
    Monitor Acer G215HVBbd 21.5" $109.99
    Keyboard Logitech MK120 w/Optical Mouse $13.50
    Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA3001RB 14W 2.1ch $19.84
    Total: $899.23
    try this one. go to PcPartPicker.com and put them in and it will tell you where you can order them for cheaper and get the final 899.23
  4. AMD FX-6300 vs AMD FX-8350?

    I'm open minded if u guys think that i5-3570k would be better... I think that i will just stick with a HDD 1TB and i will add the SSD in few months when i will get the money
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($37.64 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.13 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($238.50 @ DirectCanada)
    Case: Athena Power CA-GSB01DA (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: HEC 585W ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($80.99 @ Expansys US)
    Total: $849.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 16:05 EDT-0400)
  6. i suggest go with the i5-3570k
    its stock HSF can handle mild overclocking for the mean time

    you can cut down your storage drive to 500Gb for the mean time since it would be enough for atleast 6mos, by that time get another storage drive, preferrably WD Caviar Green or the cheaper Seageate 5400 HDDS. You don't need the speed too much for storage drives since you wont be accessing all the files on your hard disk. also, get an aftermarket cooler like the 212evo so you can push your 3570k to its max potential.
  7. The FX 8350 will be the best choice because it's a better performer than the i5 in multithreded applications and i assume that's what you're going to use it for.

    Here's the real deal.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling ACFZA30 74.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.49 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $888.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-24 16:47 EDT-0400)
  8. teemogeek said:
    i suggest go with the i5-3570k
    its stock HSF can handle mild overclocking for the mean time

    you can cut down your storage drive to 500Gb for the mean time since it would be enough for atleast 6mos, by that time get another storage drive, preferrably WD Caviar Green or the cheaper Seageate 5400 HDDS. You don't need the speed too much for storage drives since you wont be accessing all the files on your hard disk. also, get an aftermarket cooler like the 212evo so you can push your 3570k to its max potential.




    I agree with teemo; you should go for the I5 3570K.
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