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July 24, 2013 11:55:14 AM

I have been doing some research On building my own desktop computer. But i am not sure if what i have researched will all work together and be efficient. Hes what i have...

Processor:Intel core i5 2500k-about $200

Mother Board:Gigabyte GA-970A-D3-about $100

Video Card:EVGA GeFprece GT 640 2GB-about $100

Case:Rosewill FBM-O- $30

Power Supply:Cooler master eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3- about $50

Internal Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive- about $70

RAM:Kingston hyperx blu 2X4gb- $70

CD Driver:Lite-On DVD Burner iHAS124-04- $18

Total- $608


This is what i have, it is probably terrible, anything you can do to help is appreciated. I would like to keep it under $750.

Things i would play are Minecraft(and record playing at the same time), Skyrim, Battlefeild, League of Legends and other games similar.
Thanks.

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July 24, 2013 11:57:09 AM

The mother board and procesor are not compatible
I ll get u a built for 700$ that is best
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July 24, 2013 12:01:15 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($152.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $710.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 15:00 EDT-0400)

not sure if you have access to microcenter but this build is great for gaming on high/ultra and a very powerful cpu.
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July 24, 2013 12:01:41 PM

Ouch, painful; I'm glad you asked. Intel CPU with an AMD motherboard, garbage PSU, and a graphics card more suited to HTPC than gaming duties.
Let's see what Sn1992 comes up with...
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July 24, 2013 12:40:40 PM

^Swap out the Hyper212 EVO for the comparable but $10 cheaper Xigmatek Gaia, and depending on the games, a GTX650Ti Boost Edition at about the same price (with no rebate game). HardOCP found the GTX650Ti Boost to be slightly stronger than the HD7850, although both could play on the same settings.
If you can, get a slight nicer case. I've built in that one, and it will do, but it has poor cable management, especially for video card power cables, and it doesn't include a piezo speaker for the mobo. My review of it posted on Newegg on 5/1.
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July 24, 2013 12:43:45 PM

Onus said:
^Swap out the Hyper212 EVO for the comparable but $10 cheaper Xigmatek Gaia, and depending on the games, a GTX650Ti Boost Edition at about the same price (with no rebate game). HardOCP found the GTX650Ti Boost to be slightly stronger than the HD7850, although both could play on the same settings.
If you can, get a slight nicer case. I've built in that one, and it will do, but it has poor cable management, especially for video card power cables.


What case would you use in place of it.
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July 24, 2013 12:46:28 PM
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July 24, 2013 12:47:18 PM

i fixed the case its azza triton 401
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July 24, 2013 1:42:13 PM

There are a lot of rebates in logain's build, but the idea is sound; most games are more dependent on the GPU than on the CPU. MMORPGs are an exception, and multiplayer BF3 may be another, so confirm with some benchmarks to be sure.
HardOCP concluded that the GTX650Ti Boost was stronger than the HD7850. From http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/03/26/nvidia_geforc... :
"Performance - On performance, the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost offers the same gameplay experience as the Radeon HD 7850. We found that the gameplay experience was the same in every game, but the performance itself was actually slightly faster with the GTX 650 Ti Boost..."
The difference is apparently small, and if another poster is using data from a different review, the results might be a little different without either one being wrong. With performance this close, it may depend on the individual game.
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