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July 18, 2013 6:40:58 PM

On a tight $1000-$1200 budget. I'm wanting the best quality build I can get for this price range. This build is strictly for gaming. Also, I was wondering if there would be any bottlenecking going on between these selected pieces.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1i8Cy

Feedback needed! :) 
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 6:45:41 PM

are you planing to overclock?
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July 18, 2013 6:58:45 PM

the pc gamer said:
are you planing to overclock?


Maybe, but nothing too heavy.

Also, are you sure about that Intel piece over the AMD? I had that AMD piece recommended over an Intel piece.
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:04:17 PM

AMDs are not crud, they are a good budget alternative. Intel CPUs are "better" for gaming by getting higher benchmarks and such. But when seeking out a budget build, AMD takes the cake imo. First critique I have is that SSD. For 10 bucks less you could get the Samsung 840, one generation newer. I will also add that the Samsung 840 EVO is about to be released toting a 1TB SSD for 600 bucks. And while that is FAR to much for the budget minded gamers, that does mean that the price of 128 GB SSDs will inevitably go down!

Samsung 840, faster, cooler, whats not to want?
July 18, 2013 7:09:09 PM

thecynicalmonk said:
AMDs are not crud, they are a good budget alternative. They are "better" for gaming by getting higher benchmarks and such. But when seeking out a budget build, AMD takes the cake imo. First critique I have is that SSD. For 10 bucks less you could get the Samsung 840, one generation newer. I will also add that the Samsung 840 EVO is about to be released toting a 1TB SSD for 600 bucks. And while that is FAR to much for the budget minded gamers, that does mean that the price of 128 GB SSDs will inevitably go down!

Samsung 840, faster, cooler, whats not to want?


With this cheaper, and faster SSD, would you say that this is a solid build for my budget and intentions?

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a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:14:21 PM
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idontknowhowtobuild said:
thecynicalmonk said:
AMDs are not crud, they are a good budget alternative. Intel CPUs are "better" for gaming by getting higher benchmarks and such. But when seeking out a budget build, AMD takes the cake imo. First critique I have is that SSD. For 10 bucks less you could get the Samsung 840, one generation newer. I will also add that the Samsung 840 EVO is about to be released toting a 1TB SSD for 600 bucks. And while that is FAR to much for the budget minded gamers, that does mean that the price of 128 GB SSDs will inevitably go down!

Samsung 840, faster, cooler, whats not to want?


With this cheaper, and faster SSD, would you say that this is a solid build for my budget and intentions?



Ok, second and final critique. Get a SeaSonic power supply! You'll thank me later. I have the 520W model (Bronze rating) and I've even recieved compliments on Tom's for such a solid PSU. Remember, your PSU is the blood of your PC, make sure its quality! In my builds, my PSU is always top priority.

Either of these will be fine!
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:18:10 PM

guy he will blow his power supply with yours that card requires a minimum of 500 watts 600 is way better his would die in 1-2 years

a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:18:33 PM

i mean urs
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:20:46 PM

the pc gamer said:
guy he will blow his power supply with yours that card requires a minimum of 500 watts 600 is way better his would die in 1-2 years



Didn't know about the minimum for the 760.

Here, easy fix and still cheaper than your current PSU!

The Corsair Builder series is crap compared to SeaSonic. Not saying its a horrible PSU, but its a 5/10 compared to any SeaSonic. That's not fanboy talk, that's fact. Read the reviews.
July 18, 2013 7:22:03 PM

the pc gamer said:
i mean urs


For the price vs performance aspect, I've been having trouble finding a reliable 600w psu for cheap.
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:24:31 PM

idontknowhowtobuild said:
the pc gamer said:
i mean urs


For the price vs performance aspect, I've been having trouble finding a reliable 600w psu for cheap.


See my above post dude, I gave you the best for price vs. performance.
July 18, 2013 7:28:12 PM

This whole AMD vs. Intel extremism is getting old. If it fits the person's budget and it's up-to-date technology, there's nothing wrong with either.
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:29:36 PM

cyanghost109 said:
This whole AMD vs. Intel extremism is getting old. If it fits the person's budget and it's up-to-date technology, there's nothing wrong with either.


THANK YOU SIR!

+1 to cyanghost109 for maturity!
July 18, 2013 7:29:51 PM

thecynicalmonk said:
idontknowhowtobuild said:
the pc gamer said:
i mean urs


For the price vs performance aspect, I've been having trouble finding a reliable 600w psu for cheap.


See my above post dude, I gave you the best for price vs. performance.


Very nice psu, thank you!
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:33:02 PM

the pc gamer said:
mine has more reviews all the one stars are doa same with urs neither are better


*sigh* please, lets not start this. I'm sure anyone you ask will agree that SeaSonic is one of the most solid PSUs on the market. Far better than Corsair...Which, might I add, PSUs aren't their main focus! And that alone would bother me.

Please widen your knowledge base and read up on your facts before throwing around stars and numbers.

Thanks.

Edit: The reason why I'm advising against the Corsair System Builder PSU is because I was advised against it multiple times by some very knowledgeable and active members here at Tom's. Don't shoot the messenger!
July 18, 2013 7:41:41 PM

thecynicalmonk said:
the pc gamer said:
mine has more reviews all the one stars are doa same with urs neither are better


*sigh* please, lets not start this. I'm sure anyone you ask will agree that SeaSonic is one of the most solid PSUs on the market. Far better than Corsair...Which, might I add, PSUs aren't their main focus! And that alone would bother me.

Please widen your knowledge base and read up on your facts before throwing around stars and numbers.

Thanks.

Edit: The reason why I'm advising against the Corsair System Builder PSU is because I was advised against it multiple times by some very knowledgeable and active members here at Tom's. Don't shoot the messenger!


Swapped the PSU, and kept the SSD, because it has a 520MB/ read speed with a 320MB/s write speed.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ibPd

Is this a solid gaming build for the price?
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:44:35 PM

idontknowhowtobuild said:
thecynicalmonk said:
the pc gamer said:
mine has more reviews all the one stars are doa same with urs neither are better


*sigh* please, lets not start this. I'm sure anyone you ask will agree that SeaSonic is one of the most solid PSUs on the market. Far better than Corsair...Which, might I add, PSUs aren't their main focus! And that alone would bother me.

Please widen your knowledge base and read up on your facts before throwing around stars and numbers.

Thanks.

Edit: The reason why I'm advising against the Corsair System Builder PSU is because I was advised against it multiple times by some very knowledgeable and active members here at Tom's. Don't shoot the messenger!


Swapped the PSU, and kept the SSD, because it has a 520MB/ read speed with a 320MB/s write speed.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ibPd

Is this a solid gaming build for the price?


That sir is a beautiful machine if I ever saw one! Make sure to take pics and post benchmarks for us once you get it put together!

Happy building!
Monk out.
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:44:44 PM

yes its is psu go with what you think
July 18, 2013 7:47:52 PM

Thank you all so much for the help! Buying and building will take a few weeks, but I would be more than happy to give pictures and benchmarks. :) 
a b V Motherboard
July 18, 2013 7:50:39 PM

idontknowhowtobuild said:
Thank you all so much for the help! Buying and building will take a few weeks, but I would be more than happy to give pictures and benchmarks. :) 


Cheers mate! And good luck!
July 22, 2013 12:16:58 PM

Purchasing what I can today. The rest will follow in around a week.
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