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Advice on 900$-1100$ USD Gaming Rig

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May 26, 2013 5:16:42 AM

I've selected 2 different potential builds I've assembled, I was questionable on a few things which I will bold print the parts I'm leaning towards.

CPU:
Intel i5-3350P 3.1(3.3 Turbo) GHz vs. AMD Vishera FX-8320 3.5(4.0 Turbo) GHz

Memory:
Corsair VenganceDual Channel 8GB 2x4GB vs. Patriot Viper Dual Channel 8GB 2x4GB

GPU:
AMD XFX Raedon 8780 vs. EVGA 660(Non-Ti)

Hard Drive:
Seagate Barracuda 1TB @ 7200 RPM vs. Western Digital Black 1TB @7200 RPM

Case:
Cooler Master HAF 912 Black vs. NZXT M59

Motherboard:
ASUS P8Z77 V-LE (Intel Chip) vs. ASUS M5A99X EVO

PSU:
Corsair CX600W vs. Rosewill Green RG630W

I'm set on the CoolerMaster 212 EVO CPU cooler for whichever CPU I get, and I'm pretty set on the Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD.

For thread purposes..
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Friday June, 7th

Budget Range: (e.g.: 900-1100) After Shipping
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School, Movies, Video Editing

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Listed Above
Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Mansifled, OH 44903

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel or AMD is fine CPU wise, Nvidia and AMD are also fine for GPU, I like corsair for memory patriot as well, WD for HDD, ASUS and ASrock for Mobo, Rosewill, Corsair, Thermaltake, or DiabloteK for PSU, Fine with any case.

Overclocking: Minimal

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe at a latter date

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050(I have a 1920x1080p TV I use as well)
Additional Comments: I would like a case with a window, and I would like to be able to run the New CoD when it comes on out high settings, LoL on Max, and Lower-Mid GFX games with good fps for recording and such.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Outdated old PC, need a new one!
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May 26, 2013 5:27:42 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.69 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $930.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 08:29 EDT-0400)

for video editing, amd FX 8 cores cant be wrong :) 
it is basically your build, with some parts fixed
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 5:38:39 AM

gotta disagree. might as well get a 3570k if he's gonna pay 1k for a pc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($62.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1092.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 08:41 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
May 26, 2013 5:41:44 AM

AMD Radeon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.69 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $930.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 08:29 EDT-0400)

for video editing, amd FX 8 cores cant be wrong :) 
it is basically your build, with some parts fixed


My vote goes for this build!
I would replace motherboard for this. Asus also good
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990...

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May 26, 2013 12:53:30 PM

Marcopolo123 said:
AMD Radeon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.69 @ Outlet PC)



agreed! looks good, still weighing options!

Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $930.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-26 08:29 EDT-0400)

for video editing, amd FX 8 cores cant be wrong :) 
it is basically your build, with some parts fixed


My vote goes for this build!
I would replace motherboard for this. Asus also good
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990...



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