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My first gaming build ever, need help revising it

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March 28, 2013 2:31:04 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MKfX

the parts are listed at the link
The only parts that I really got a chance to do some research on were the, i5 3570k and amd radeon hd 7850 2gb. Everything else I was pretty much just winging it, is there anything I can change around to be more cost effective? Also how much Watts in my psu do I need to run this build properly, is 600w overkill? I'm open to all suggestions even on the cpu and gpu, my budget is around $600-$700.

Games I'd like to play are Tera on max, elder scrolls online when it comes, bioshock infinite and the like. I'd like to play most games on high or better without lag, thanks in advance ^^

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March 28, 2013 2:43:45 AM

If u are not going to O.C. u can try get non-K processor, it's cheaper....

U can also change the Corsair H50 to cooler master Hyper 212 evo, it cheap and decent (favorite by most people here) :D 

edit: on the note, It may need to install the ram in the second slot and leave the first empty with hyper 212, since the ram is tall.... (haven't confirm it yet)
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March 28, 2013 2:56:52 AM

rdc85 said:
If u are not going to O.C. u can try get non-K processor, it's cheaper....

U can also change the Corsair H50 to cooler master Hyper 212 evo, it cheap and decent (favorite by most people here) :D 

edit: on the note, It may need to install the ram in the second slot and leave the first empty with hyper 212, since the ram is tall.... (haven't confirm it yet)
thanks alot you saved me $30 right off the bat, keep the suggestions coming :) 

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March 28, 2013 3:24:01 AM

Buy i5-3470 and upgrade to a hd 7870
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March 28, 2013 3:32:41 AM

Marcopolo123 said:
Buy i5-3470 and upgrade to a hd 7870

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March 28, 2013 6:48:14 AM


Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5: $290 before $20 rebate

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+: $104


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb
: $100


It's your video card. It's your video card. The video card ...


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March 28, 2013 7:31:35 AM

Hhaha nice one +9001

But i would buy a good cpu and a mid-gpu(example hd7870). Because u can
Upgrade the gpu later easier because prices are falling because of new generation and ect.
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March 28, 2013 11:15:16 AM

1) The OP may skip the next generation with an HD7950, will not have to upgrade; and
2) Socket 1155 is essentially EOL - no Haswell or Broadwell. The OP has the future path to Piledriver, and likely Steamroller. A 95w FX-8300 will do nicely, and will be priced right when the OP is ready.

(and 3 - It's your video card. It's your video card. The video card ...)



edit: If the OP wants to stick with Intel, he should get an i3 with an HD7950.



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March 28, 2013 11:16:58 AM

XD

Good points!
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March 28, 2013 1:58:28 PM

Wisecracker said:

Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5: $290 before $20 rebate

Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 AM3+: $104


AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb
: $100


It's your video card. It's your video card. The video card ...



Thanks alot for your suggestions, I followed your advice and changed parts accordingly.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MRad
It seems that the gpu is the most important part for gaming right? Also is there a specific brand I should be looking for for the 7950, along with the many different versions of the same card I've seen on partpicker? Last do you have anything to suggest on the psu? Like what brand and how many watts I'll need for this setup, and if my case will be good to fit everything? Thanks again in advance I really value your opinions ^^


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March 28, 2013 2:03:46 PM

Its perfect
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March 28, 2013 4:45:49 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
Its perfect
Thanks alot you guys were a huge help :) 

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March 29, 2013 4:03:39 AM

It looks good, but IMO u will need to try O.C. up the 965BE to 3.8 Ghz.... (The 965 willl perform much better at 3.8)

It not that hard, it can be done by changing the multiplier in bios a little by little (without touching the voltage)...
the hyper 212 evo is capable handle the heat generated...

a warning tought O.C. can damage the hardware and void waranty if not done properly...
watch lot's of vids and read lots of reference before doing it..
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March 29, 2013 5:45:18 AM

everything is fine but i suppose you are going to oc the cpu?
also you should get the corsair h60 or higher for a very good job!
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March 29, 2013 7:16:37 AM

Gennaios said:
.... you should get the corsair h60 or higher for a very good job!.....


I don't quite agree. h60 is not best for money, h90 or h100 will be better buy but they came with price.....
lower than that, air cooling is sufficient for more cheaper price.....

keep in mind closed water cooler had tendency to had high temp issue if used in long time... (hot water is circulated before cooled down) so getting bigger or more dense radiator will help... (extra fan also helps)

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March 29, 2013 7:29:56 AM

ok true that for bigger difference i would go for the h100 but in my opinion more trustable is the air cooling!
anyways i think the h60 would pretty do a great job as in my experience!

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March 29, 2013 8:14:40 AM


I don't believe the OEM matters much on your HD7950 -- as long as it's not a dud. I've had great success with Sapphire cards. That model looks to be voltage-locked, but folks were getting nice OC's on it without cranking the volts. It's not worth the extra cash, unless you wish to go 'extreme' on clocking the video card.

With the 965BE you can likely do 3.8GHz on stock cooling at 1.375v or so with temps in the mid-50s - the CM Hyper or H60 might drop those temps a good bit. I've been surprised at the performance of the H60 (as long as you don't go 'extreme' with the volts).

Raising the IMC/NB to 2400MHz from stock 2000MHz should increase memory bandwidth 6-8% and drop latency 6-8% (with NB volts at 1.2v or so) - this will likely give you as much a boost as the OC of the CPU cores.

Enjoy! It's a great build - the only thing missing is an SSD!

(and maybe a rear case fan if you go with the CM Hyper and don't mount an H60)





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