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June 1, 2013 12:29:06 AM

Hi everyone, this is my first time building a PC and i want to build a gaming/editing PC. This is what i have so far:
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... ($33.24)
-GeForce GTX650Ti Boost 2GB GDDR5 -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZB0HDS/ref=ox_sc_a... ($169.99)
-AMD FX-8350 FX-Series Eight-Core Processor -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YUF6/ref=gno_car...($179.99)
-GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056G10WK/ref=gno_car...($86.24)
-128Gb Samsung 840 SSD hard drive - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NHAF06/ref=gno_car...($94.99)
1TB WD Sata 3 Hard Drive - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GDVREI/ref=ox_sc_a...($59.99)
-Power Supply - Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0MY/ref=ox_sc_a... ($49.99)
-Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085IWXB8/ref=ox_sc_a...($124.62)
-Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GXZ8MM/ref=ox_sc_a...($59.99)
-maximum performance Wireless-N Network Adapter - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054L9PWO/ref=ox_sc_a...($26.99)
- OS ( Window 7 Ultimate) - I have a copy of it ($0)
-DVD Burner/Writer - I Have one ($0)
-Mouse - I have one ($0)
- Keyboard - I have one ($0)
-Speaker - I have one ($0)
-Monitors - I have three($0)
Total before tax ($886.03)
Total after tax and shipping($963.55)

I am thinking to overclock the PC after the build, Give me your opinion of what i should get rid of and add to make this build better.This PC will be triple monitor also.
June 1, 2013 12:51:11 AM

Achenxu said:
Hi everyone, this is my first time building a PC and i want to build a gaming/editing PC. This is what i have so far:
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... ($33.24)
-GeForce GTX650Ti Boost 2GB GDDR5 -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZB0HDS/ref=ox_sc_a... ($169.99)
-AMD FX-8350 FX-Series Eight-Core Processor -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O7YUF6/ref=gno_car...($179.99)
-GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard-http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0056G10WK/ref=gno_car...($86.24)
-128Gb Samsung 840 SSD hard drive - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009NHAF06/ref=gno_car...($94.99)
1TB WD Sata 3 Hard Drive - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GDVREI/ref=ox_sc_a...($59.99)
-Power Supply - Corsair Builder Series CX 500 Watt - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0MY/ref=ox_sc_a... ($49.99)
-Corsair Vengeance 16GB Ram - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085IWXB8/ref=ox_sc_a...($124.62)
-Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009GXZ8MM/ref=ox_sc_a...($59.99)
-maximum performance Wireless-N Network Adapter - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054L9PWO/ref=ox_sc_a...($26.99)
- OS ( Window 7 Ultimate) - I have a copy of it ($0)
-DVD Burner/Writer - I Have one ($0)
-Mouse - I have one ($0)
- Keyboard - I have one ($0)
-Speaker - I have one ($0)
-Monitors - I have three($0)
Total before tax ($886.03)
Total after tax and shipping($963.55)

I am thinking to overclock the PC after the build, Give me your opinion of what i should get rid of and add to make this build better.This PC will be triple monitor also.


unksol said:
Yea... Um... You're gonna have to be way more specific. Fill this out

www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advi...


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June 1, 2013 1:47:26 AM
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if this is a gaming build than invest more in the graphic card get a fx 8320 and overclock it to perform same as the fx 8350
and get a better card like
hd 7950 or gtx 660 ti
also wd green hdd is not that good wd blue would be better
also 16gb ram is a bit overkill get 8gb it is enough for gaming
June 1, 2013 2:02:53 AM

l89 said:
if this is a gaming build than invest more in the graphic card get a fx 8320 and overclock it to perform same as the fx 8350
and get a better card like
hd 7950 or gtx 660 ti
also wd green hdd is not that good wd blue would be better
also 16gb ram is a bit overkill get 8gb it is enough for gaming


Agreed, this is definitely a worth while trade off, when the 8320 is overclocked it is pretty much exactly the same as the 8350. Even if you don't overclock it, it's not that much of a loss. A better graphics card makes the most difference.
June 1, 2013 2:04:38 AM

l89 said:
if this is a gaming build than invest more in the graphic card get a fx 8320 and overclock it to perform same as the fx 8350
and get a better card like
hd 7950 or gtx 660 ti
also wd green hdd is not that good wd blue would be better
also 16gb ram is a bit overkill get 8gb it is enough for gaming


Thanks for your Opinion, i am planning to use this pc for video,picture editing and gaming. not extreme gaming but maybe some games like battlefield3 and GTA V when it comes out. I am hoping the PC will last me a few years without making any majors upgrade overtime
June 1, 2013 2:16:55 AM

saying how long the pc will last is difficult but the pc u r buying is pretty good for the price
June 1, 2013 2:36:12 AM

l89 said:
saying how long the pc will last is difficult but the pc u r buying is pretty good for the price


Thanks :)  this is my first build. at first i was thinking on going with a i5 3470 but the build was just way to expensive.Should i add any other cooling systems since i am overclocking the processor?
June 1, 2013 3:17:27 AM

it is a good air cooler u can push the cpu around 4.5ghz with that
but later u can get liquid cooler if u want to overclock it more
June 1, 2013 3:22:55 AM

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June 1, 2013 9:20:56 PM

l89 said:
if this is a gaming build than invest more in the graphic card get a fx 8320 and overclock it to perform same as the fx 8350
and get a better card like
hd 7950 or gtx 660 ti
also wd green hdd is not that good wd blue would be better
also 16gb ram is a bit overkill get 8gb it is enough for gaming


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008S15X3W/ref=gno_car... ......will this GTS660 Ti do the job ? 2GB of graphic card is enough ? or should i get EVGA GeForce GTX 660Ti SUPERCLOCKED......http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008S15X64/ref=gno_car....
I also want to ask if the GTX650Ti Boost SuperClocked 2GB will perform same as a GTX660?
June 1, 2013 10:00:28 PM

2gb is enough for any game at 1080p but personally i would recommend a ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti Direct CU II 2 GB
the review shows that gtx 660 is 3% powerful than sc 650 ti boost but the gtx 660 is a stock one a factory overclocked would perform better
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_650_Ti_Boos...
June 5, 2013 10:49:46 PM

l89 said:
2gb is enough for any game at 1080p but personally i would recommend a ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti Direct CU II 2 GB
the review shows that gtx 660 is 3% powerful than sc 650 ti boost but the gtx 660 is a stock one a factory overclocked would perform better
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_650_Ti_Boos...


I bought everything two days ago and it came in today. So i put everything in the case already, but i just can figure out how to plug the case front panel USB 3.0 cable to the motherboard :/ 

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