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First build wanna do it right. (Gaming ~$800)

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July 7, 2013 8:22:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ee4k
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ee4k/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ee4k/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.83 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($176.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.73 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft 5SH-00001 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($23.15 @ Amazon)
Total: $802.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 23:18 EDT-0400)


Okay so this build is mainly for gaming. Overclocking may happen in the future. First build so I just wanted some to look it over for me. Thanks


Oh and I'm on a budget so if you guys see anyway to lower the price without sacrificing too much performance that would be awesome. This

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July 7, 2013 8:29:28 PM

Here is an OCable AMD build; an eight-core CPU, as well as a motherboard with a chipset that supports OC. It also has nicer RAM, a much better GPU, as well as a better PSU. At this price point, going Intel is just not worth it. :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($56.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.88 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $716.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 23:28 EDT-0400)
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July 7, 2013 8:40:35 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
Here is an OCable AMD build; an eight-core CPU, as well as a motherboard with a chipset that supports OC. It also has nicer RAM, a much better GPU, as well as a better PSU. At this price point, going Intel is just not worth it. :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($56.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.88 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $716.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 23:28 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the reply but there are a couple problems. First while the build you gave me is a hundred dollars cheaper and it has a better GPU it doesn't take into account the Keyboard, mouse, and Operating system that I need. It also sacrifices the better intel processor for an AMD one. The build you gave will be around the same price and I'm not sure if it will give better gaming performance. Is the better video card worth losing the processor for it because the graphics card I had chosen could run BF4 Skyrim and Rome 2 Total War on high. At least according to game debate.
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July 7, 2013 8:43:33 PM

doc108 said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Here is an OCable AMD build; an eight-core CPU, as well as a motherboard with a chipset that supports OC. It also has nicer RAM, a much better GPU, as well as a better PSU. At this price point, going Intel is just not worth it. :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($56.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.88 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $716.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 23:28 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the reply but there are a couple problems. First while the build you gave me is a hundred dollars cheaper and it has a better GPU it doesn't take into account the Keyboard, mouse, and Operating system that I need. It also sacrifices the better intel processor for an AMD one. The build you gave will be around the same price and I'm not sure if it will give better gaming performance. Is the better video card worth losing the processor for it because the graphics card I had chosen could run BF4 Skyrim and Rome 2 Total War on high. At least according to game debate.


If you are running on 1080p, then that is most likely not true; you will get low FPS. Also, the CPU comment is not necessarily true; the 8320 is a very good CPU, and will compete with the i5 in almost every game; it is only in games like Planetside 2 where it will fall behind, and even then you will barely notice it. Plus, the eight-cores means future-proofing. Also, it allows for a MUCH better GPU.
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July 8, 2013 5:37:34 AM

dannyboy2233 said:
doc108 said:
dannyboy2233 said:
Here is an OCable AMD build; an eight-core CPU, as well as a motherboard with a chipset that supports OC. It also has nicer RAM, a much better GPU, as well as a better PSU. At this price point, going Intel is just not worth it. :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($56.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.88 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $716.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 23:28 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the reply but there are a couple problems. First while the build you gave me is a hundred dollars cheaper and it has a better GPU it doesn't take into account the Keyboard, mouse, and Operating system that I need. It also sacrifices the better intel processor for an AMD one. The build you gave will be around the same price and I'm not sure if it will give better gaming performance. Is the better video card worth losing the processor for it because the graphics card I had chosen could run BF4 Skyrim and Rome 2 Total War on high. At least according to game debate.


If you are running on 1080p, then that is most likely not true; you will get low FPS. Also, the CPU comment is not necessarily true; the 8320 is a very good CPU, and will compete with the i5 in almost every game; it is only in games like Planetside 2 where it will fall behind, and even then you will barely notice it. Plus, the eight-cores means future-proofing. Also, it allows for a MUCH better GPU.


I had heard that AMD were inferior CPU's to Intel but if that isn't the case here I'd be happy to go with this setup.
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July 8, 2013 10:00:25 AM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($176.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft 5SH-00001 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($23.15 @ Amazon)
Total: $798.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-08 09:39 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the help and reply but I like dannyboy's and I am gonna stick with that. Thanks.
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July 8, 2013 4:05:06 PM

Thanks for the B.A.! I'm glad to be of help :) 
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