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July 23, 2013 10:43:26 AM

AMD FX 4-Core Configurator
1 x Case ( AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red )

1 x Processor ( AMD FX-4300 CPU (4x 3.80GHz/4MB L2 Cache) )

1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - Standard 120mm Fan )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti - 2GB )
1 x Motherboard ( MSI 970A-G43 -- AMD 970 w/ 2x PCI-E 2.0 x16, 2x USB 3.0 )
1 x Power Supply ( 850 Watt - AZZA Dynamo 850W )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )

1 x Optical Drive ( 24x Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )

1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
1 x Operating System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard - FREE Upgrde to Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGER Gaming Keyboard )
1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red )

1 x Advanced Build Options ( Tuniq TX-2 High Performance Thermal Compound - The best interface between your CPU and the heatsinks )


The price is $790

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July 23, 2013 10:48:47 AM

Not really... For ~$800, an i5 and 7850 is what you should be getting, at least. A fx 8350 or 8300 would work almost as well.
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July 23, 2013 11:11:32 AM

Mike Friesen said:
Not really... For ~$800, an i5 and 7850 is what you should be getting, at least. A fx 8350 or 8300 would work almost as well.


An Fx 8350 is slightly superior to a 4670K
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July 23, 2013 11:12:20 AM

I agree though, an fx 6300, and a HD 7850 is much better. If not the 6300 then the 4300 or 4100
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July 23, 2013 11:19:44 AM

That is not a good deal. In addition to the previously-mentioned issues (although a FX-8300 is not generally superior to an i5-4670K in games), the "850W" Azza Dynamo sounds like a PSU-shaped object; after all a GTX650Ti will run 24/7 on a 380W Antec Earthwatts. The selected MSI mobo is one of the ones that appears on a public Googledocs spreadsheet as being notorious for VRMs popping when overclocked (I can't link this at work), and AMD FX CPUs need to be overclocked to get decent performance out of them. I agree with Mike that $800 will buy a much nicer machine, such as an i5+HD7850 or GTX650Ti Boost Edition.
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July 23, 2013 2:35:06 PM

So basically, the only problems with this is the processor and power supply?
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July 23, 2013 2:43:32 PM

On a really tight budget, the processor isn't that bad (although the cheaper X4 965 probably does make more sense). The PSU and the motherboard are the two things I'm most inclined to change. With the 965, you'll want a decent tower cooler (I recommend the Xigmatek Gaia) over the stock AMD cooler.

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