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March 26, 2013 11:17:36 AM

Here it is, tell me if anything needs to change. No I can't afford any higher level of the GPU or CPU or the PSU. though If you look at the reviews for the 7770 on Newegg, it is the most reliable version of the 7770 I could find and it comes with Farcry 3 :D 
The CPU is a 3 year old model, but overclocked can match i5-2500k performance (of course still a little less, but unnoticeable) that iw wonderful for only $90

The PSU, is semi-modular, and the reviews say good things. I'm never changing this part out.

Any revisions I could make, that would still keep it under $400 (I'll go to $405, but I'll be screaming the whole way)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/M85o

Thanks

Edit: oops, I forgot, I already bought x2 4GB sticks of Samsung 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600MHz M379B5273DH0-YK0

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March 26, 2013 11:36:06 AM

here's a tweak on your build with a better CPU, faster HDD (though smaller), and a cheaper but still good PSU, though not semi-modular

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:34 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2013 11:39:16 AM

ScrewySqrl said:
here's a tweak on your build with a better CPU, faster HDD (though smaller), and a cheaper but still good PSU, though not semi-modular

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:34 EDT-0400)


Yes, I was wondering about the FX-4300, though does the $5* more expensive FX-6300 have an advantage over it? Thanks for the HDD, I really only need about 500GB, but 1.5TB for the same price looked nice, but I didn't want a refurb

Edit: :o  dat CASE!
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March 26, 2013 11:48:04 AM

Jubawub said:
ScrewySqrl said:
here's a tweak on your build with a better CPU, faster HDD (though smaller), and a cheaper but still good PSU, though not semi-modular

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 880GM-LE FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-180 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $399.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:34 EDT-0400)


Yes, I was wondering about the FX-4300, though does the $5* more expensive FX-6300 have an advantage over it? Thanks for the HDD, I really only need about 500GB, but 1.5TB for the same price looked nice, but I didn't want a refurb


the 6300 will have an advantage in multithreaded apps (6 threads vs 4), and more games are moving that way now.

the HDD at 7200 RPM wll have access times faster than the 5400 RPM drive you posted initially, If you had an Extra $100, I'd leave teh 1.5TB 5400 RPM and add a 120/128 GB SSD as a boot drive. you don't. If you want to drop to a 500 GB 7200rpm drive, you canb probably step up to the 6300
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March 26, 2013 11:49:39 AM

Plenty of extra budget room (MC deals are online ones)
The FX6300 will be more useful in the long run, depends how far along you plan to upgrade
USB3 case +mb, mb is decent for a light OC
different 7770 still with far-cry 3

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $388.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:48 EDT-0400)

650ti build
FX4300
different case and PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Athena Power CA-GSB01DA (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $401.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:50 EDT-0400)

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March 26, 2013 12:12:37 PM

stickmansam said:
Plenty of extra budget room (MC deals are online ones)
The FX6300 will be more useful in the long run, depends how far along you plan to upgrade
USB3 case +mb, mb is decent for a light OC
different 7770 still with far-cry 3

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $388.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:48 EDT-0400)

650ti build
FX4300
different case and PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Athena Power CA-GSB01DA (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $401.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:50 EDT-0400)



thanks, but 2 things about the 7770 you listed
1. Newegg reviews are scary on this card
2. MSI is not very dependable when it comes to low-budget GPU's, it's like they only know how to make the big boy $200 GPUs right :/ 

also, I might go with my origional case, because these rebates are stacking up 0_0
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March 26, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Jubawub said:
stickmansam said:
Plenty of extra budget room (MC deals are online ones)
The FX6300 will be more useful in the long run, depends how far along you plan to upgrade
USB3 case +mb, mb is decent for a light OC
different 7770 still with far-cry 3

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $388.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:48 EDT-0400)

650ti build
FX4300
different case and PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Athena Power CA-GSB01DA (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $401.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:50 EDT-0400)



thanks, but 2 things about the 7770 you listed
1. Newegg reviews are scary on this card
2. MSI is not very dependable when it comes to low-budget GPU's, it's like they only know how to make the big boy $200 GPUs right :/ 

also, I might go with my origional case, because these rebates are stacking up 0_0


It has 4eggs with a larger review base of 66 while the sapphire has 5 eggs and 44 reviews

I don't think anything is really that bad until it hits 3eggs but that's just me

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March 26, 2013 12:43:19 PM

stickmansam said:
Jubawub said:
stickmansam said:
Plenty of extra budget room (MC deals are online ones)
The FX6300 will be more useful in the long run, depends how far along you plan to upgrade
USB3 case +mb, mb is decent for a light OC
different 7770 still with far-cry 3

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $388.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:48 EDT-0400)

650ti build
FX4300
different case and PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Athena Power CA-GSB01DA (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $401.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:50 EDT-0400)



thanks, but 2 things about the 7770 you listed
1. Newegg reviews are scary on this card
2. MSI is not very dependable when it comes to low-budget GPU's, it's like they only know how to make the big boy $200 GPUs right :/ 

also, I might go with my origional case, because these rebates are stacking up 0_0


It has 4eggs with a larger review base of 66 while the sapphire has 5 eggs and 44 reviews

I don't think anything is really that bad until it hits 3eggs but that's just me



yeah, but look at the numbers 10 bad to 37 good vs 1 bad and 39 good :p 
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March 26, 2013 12:49:37 PM

So here is what I did

Changed to: FX-6300, Western Digital 500GB 7200RPM, Azza 500W ATX12V Power Supply

Kept: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3, Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB, Apex SK-393-C

the case can be crappy if it wants. Heck, I might use my old broken microwave a case

here is the part list and the total comes to $389 with rebates and $428 without (my friend says he will pay what the rebates amount to, as long as I pay him back after I send them)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MnK2
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March 26, 2013 12:50:18 PM

Jubawub said:
stickmansam said:
Jubawub said:
stickmansam said:
Plenty of extra budget room (MC deals are online ones)
The FX6300 will be more useful in the long run, depends how far along you plan to upgrade
USB3 case +mb, mb is decent for a light OC
different 7770 still with far-cry 3

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $388.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:48 EDT-0400)

650ti build
FX4300
different case and PSU

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Athena Power CA-GSB01DA (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $401.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-26 14:50 EDT-0400)



thanks, but 2 things about the 7770 you listed
1. Newegg reviews are scary on this card
2. MSI is not very dependable when it comes to low-budget GPU's, it's like they only know how to make the big boy $200 GPUs right :/ 

also, I might go with my origional case, because these rebates are stacking up 0_0


It has 4eggs with a larger review base of 66 while the sapphire has 5 eggs and 44 reviews

I don't think anything is really that bad until it hits 3eggs but that's just me



yeah, but look at the numbers 10 bad to 37 good vs 1 bad and 39 good :p 


Your call bro :p 
Also depends on shipping too, if RMA shipping less than $15, then even with an RMA, you would come out on top :p 
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