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July 19, 2013 11:04:22 AM

This is what ive come up with so far. Will this run games into the next few years? its it worth the 800 bucks?

All parts from Newegg.com
RAIDMAX Agusta ATX-605BT Black / Titanium Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811156284
MSI 970A-G46 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813130637
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX
Item #: N82E16819103962
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231314
EVGA 02G-P4-2660-KR GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814130825
XION AXP-850K14XE 850W ATX SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80+ Bronze Modular Power Supply
Item #: N82E16817190032
Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822136941
LG 24X DVD Burner - Bare Drive Black SATA Model GH24NS95 - OEM
Item #: N82E16827136259
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July 19, 2013 11:10:28 AM

For your cpu go for the FX6300 cause the 6100 is a bit outdated and also I think you can save some money with a smaller PSU.
I think 600 already would be enough but to be sure go with a 700Watt.
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July 19, 2013 11:12:08 AM

Ryan1982 said:
You have the same problem I almost had. Your motherboard isn't PCI-E 3.0, which that video card requires.

The only AM3+ motherboard I found with PCI-E 3.0 was this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


That graphics card doesn't NEED PCI-e x16 3, it is compatible with PCI-e x16 3 but it will also fit in a PCI-e x16 1 or 2 so his motherboard is fine.
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July 19, 2013 11:13:34 AM

For power supplies, I would stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Seasonic. Also, like the previous poster said, the FX 6300 is a much better CPU, and you don't really need that much wattage. Also, your graphics card will work perfectly fine with PCIe 2.0. Just because it says 3.0, does not mean that is required, as it is backwards compatible.
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July 19, 2013 11:15:59 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($118.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.67 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($170.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-605BT ATX Full Tower Case ($70.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i500 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $705.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:15 EDT-0400)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ioFn

This is my solution, much better mobo, small cpu performance improvement
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July 19, 2013 11:16:09 AM

expl0itfinder said:
For power supplies, I would stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Seasonic. Also, like the previous poster said, the FX 6300 is a much better CPU, and you don't really need that much wattage. Also, your graphics card will work perfectly fine with PCIe 2.0. Just because it says 3.0, does not mean that is required, as it is backwards compatible.


Yeah the case and power supply on that build are absolute trash.

OP - what is your budget?
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July 19, 2013 11:17:54 AM

bob1033 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($118.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.67 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($170.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-605BT ATX Full Tower Case ($70.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master i500 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $705.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:15 EDT-0400)
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ioFn

This is my solution, much better mobo, small cpu performance improvement


The FX 6350 does not have very good price to performance. You can get the 6300 and OC it just as easily for less money.
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July 19, 2013 11:19:06 AM

g-unit1111 said:
expl0itfinder said:
For power supplies, I would stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Seasonic. Also, like the previous poster said, the FX 6300 is a much better CPU, and you don't really need that much wattage. Also, your graphics card will work perfectly fine with PCIe 2.0. Just because it says 3.0, does not mean that is required, as it is backwards compatible.


Yeah the case and power supply on that build are absolute trash.

OP - what is your budget?


I have no budget. I can spend whatever i need to. Id like to stick around 1k or less tho.
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July 19, 2013 11:23:38 AM

katashinomo said:
g-unit1111 said:
expl0itfinder said:
For power supplies, I would stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Seasonic. Also, like the previous poster said, the FX 6300 is a much better CPU, and you don't really need that much wattage. Also, your graphics card will work perfectly fine with PCIe 2.0. Just because it says 3.0, does not mean that is required, as it is backwards compatible.


Yeah the case and power supply on that build are absolute trash.

OP - what is your budget?


I have no budget. I can spend whatever i need to. Id like to stick around 1k or less tho.


Yeah you can definitely do better than that. Raidmax cases and Xion power supplies are complete trash, there's no way I would bring myself to recommend them. I would suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1099.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:20 EDT-0400)

- Better case and PSU
- Better GPU
- new Intel Haswell CPU
- SSD added

If you're not overclocking you could do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $955.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:23 EDT-0400)
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July 19, 2013 11:26:32 AM
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July 19, 2013 11:26:49 AM

g-unit1111 said:
katashinomo said:
g-unit1111 said:
expl0itfinder said:
For power supplies, I would stick with Antec, Corsair, XFX, and Seasonic. Also, like the previous poster said, the FX 6300 is a much better CPU, and you don't really need that much wattage. Also, your graphics card will work perfectly fine with PCIe 2.0. Just because it says 3.0, does not mean that is required, as it is backwards compatible.


Yeah the case and power supply on that build are absolute trash.

OP - what is your budget?


I have no budget. I can spend whatever i need to. Id like to stick around 1k or less tho.


Yeah you can definitely do better than that. Raidmax cases and Xion power supplies are complete trash, there's no way I would bring myself to recommend them. I would suggest something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1099.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:20 EDT-0400)

- Better case and PSU
- Better GPU
- new Intel Haswell CPU
- SSD added

If you're not overclocking you could do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $955.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:23 EDT-0400)


+1, those are extremely solid builds, and will pretty much curbstomp the one you have put together now.
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