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Only need three more parts to buy, any advice? Suggestions? Please help!

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May 30, 2013 10:50:03 PM

I've been researching a new gaming build for a couple of weeks now, and finally I am almost done. Unfortunately I cannot make up my mind on the Mobo, GPU and CPU. I am willing to spend between 500-550 for all three. I also live in Miami.

This is what I have bought thus far: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11kSo

I was originally looking at the i5 3570k but I realized it is a bit out of my price range, since I would like to spend more on a GPU. Currently I am looking at the AMD 8350.

One question about this product. Is their a difference between these CPUs: Im not quite sure what "Vishera" is

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009O7YUF6/?tag=pcpapi-20

I am also having problems trying to find a good mobo, that's a good OCing mobo, and is reputable. I've been looking between:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga970...

And lastly, the GPUs. I've been having a tough time making a decision between going for a GTX 660, Radeion 7870 or the 7870 XT. Is the difference between the XT and GHz really that drastic? How does the 660 stack up with these two? I know this seems like a silly question, but since I'm going AMD CPU, should I gun for a AMD GPU? And finally will my PSU handle these with what my build is going to be?

This is what I've come up with so far, and if you would like to add any, it would greatly be appreciated.

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-7870XT2&c=C... is SuperBiizz a good online store? and even though it doesn't state the manufactures warranty, I looked up the same card on amazon and it comes with 2 years from Sapphire, will the same come with the one from supperbiiz?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DW91X4/?tag=pcpapi-20

http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AS-660D2GD&c=C...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Those are only a couple that I've looked at, what brand should I am for if I go Geforce or Radeon?


I will appreciate all the help I can get, I am just so eager to start building, and use these parts that are just sitting in a my house lol.

Thank you.
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May 30, 2013 11:21:04 PM

Vishera is the name of the CPU series, like people say "ivy bridge" when talking about 3570k. With or without that part in the name, it's still the same CPU.

As for motherboard, gigabyte 970a-ud3 is the clear winner due to its 8+2 phase power design. Other candidates only have 4+1 or 4+2 phase design.

For the GPU, if you're really into overclocking, then yes, the different between 7870 XT and the other two VGA is huge. 7870 XT use the same GPU as seen on 7950, therefor it holds big OCing potential. You can OC a 7870 XT to the level of 7950 and beyond. GTX660, on the other hand, loses to even HD7850 when it comes to overclocking. And no, using AMD cpu along with AMD gpu doesn't bring any different from using it with nvidia gpu.

2 years warranty came from Sapphire, therefor it applies for the whole country regardless the reseller ( must be a brand new card, of course ).
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May 30, 2013 11:27:40 PM

Do you think the gigabyte could handle my processor? Meaning with no bottle neck
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May 30, 2013 11:39:58 PM

DanielLidell said:
Do you think the gigabyte could handle my processor? Meaning with no bottle neck


It can handle your CPU and even more power-hungry ones like phenom ii x6 1100t with ease.
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May 30, 2013 11:47:52 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $884.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 02:46 EDT-0400)

FX-8320, same as the 8350 but lower clock speeds which mean nothing if your overclocking. Threw in a good motherboard to overclock it with, and paired it up with a 7950 which should easily handle any game you throw at it. With an added bonus the GPU comes with several free games.

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Rereading what was written as I only glanced over all the posts originally, it seems me and madn3ss795 have close to the same train of thought.

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Oh if you wanted to drop the price down a bit and you are only gaming I drop down to the FX-6350 and overclock it, games don't full advantage of all 8 cores of the 8320 yet and the 6350 has 8mb L3 cache as the 8 core versions unlike the 6300. After that the next drop down I suggest if you had to would be to the 7870 XT. Even if you had the FX-6350 + FX 7870 XT I imagine performance will be quite simmilar to the FX-8320 + 7950 combo in terms of gaming performance either way I can pretty much guarantee you by the time one of can't play a game the other one can't either.
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