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July 26, 2013 8:19:35 AM

This is my first build so please let me know if this is good or the price
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jrdaniel09/saved/222V

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July 26, 2013 8:21:56 AM

Is that for gaming or or Video Editing. I mean what stuff do you use your PC for? Gaming?? Video Editing?? 3D modelling? etc..

We need to know this before recommending something to you. You know what I mean..
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July 26, 2013 8:24:34 AM

It's quite good. I would get a CPU cooler, the stock FX cooler sucks. If you plan on OCing I'd go for a better PSU. Otherwise it's awesome!
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July 26, 2013 8:26:00 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Is that for gaming or or Video Editing. I mean what stuff do you use your PC for? Gaming?? Video Editing?? 3D modelling? etc..

We need to know this before recommending something to you. You know what I mean..


Gaming mostly and browsing the internet, no editing
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July 26, 2013 8:27:14 AM

kirilmatthew said:
It's quite good. I would get a CPU cooler, the stock FX cooler sucks. If you plan on OCing I'd go for a better PSU. Otherwise it's awesome!


any recommendations for a good cheap one? Nevermind just added one
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July 26, 2013 8:32:07 AM

Get this video card instead.

OK build not a fan on that GPU.
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July 26, 2013 8:32:59 AM

He has chosen a CPU cooler.
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July 26, 2013 8:49:42 AM

Gaming mostly...so I got ya a 6-core FX-6300 and put the budget on a more powerful HD 7870 Ghz Edition. If your budget allows u could keep FX-8320 too but 6 cores should be enough for gaming.

BTW, your list's PSU is not enough for powering up. It should be at least 500W

How about this?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kT7C
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kT7C/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kT7C/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $626.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 11:47 EDT-0400)
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July 26, 2013 8:51:07 AM

Okay, so here is the build I would suggest with some changes to your orignal build. This should be much better in gaming performance as it has a 7870. Also I included a PSU of very high quality by XFX which is 650W , is 80 Plus Bronze Certified and is also Semi Modular, so for that price, it was a definite buy. Also I have changed the case with Corsair 300R as it is the best case for that price. Nothing beats it.. Nothing..

Okay, so here is the build I have for you. I hope you like it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $669.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 11:47 EDT-0400)

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July 26, 2013 9:25:15 AM

The two changes I would suggest right off would be
1) the Xigmatek Gaia cools within 1C but is quieter than the Hyper212 EVO (per Frostytech reviews) and is only $25. The $20 price on the Hyper212+ is after a rebate, which is a game you may not win.
2) the non-modular Corsair CX PSUs were made using some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. The modular ones, though made by the same company (CWT), use all Japanese capacitors and would be a better choice. A 430W model is sufficient for a HD7850, but might be a little small if you contemplate future upgrades. I would suggest that 500W might be a little more comfortable. Again, if you choose a Corsair CX, make sure you get a modular one.
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July 26, 2013 9:31:23 AM

My post got delayed (I'm at work) and was in reference to the original build. Without knowing the budget, it is hard to comment on the suggestions made since then, although Sangeet's last build looks pretty good if it's in the budget.
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July 26, 2013 9:35:08 AM

Maxime506 said:
Gaming mostly...so I got ya a 6-core FX-6300 and put the budget on a more powerful HD 7870 Ghz Edition. If your budget allows u could keep FX-8320 too but 6 cores should be enough for gaming.

BTW, your list's PSU is not enough for powering up. It should be at least 500W

How about this?


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kT7C
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kT7C/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kT7C/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $626.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-26 11:47 EDT-0400)


thanks, i just kept the 8 core and video card but changed the psu
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July 26, 2013 9:41:02 AM

can i just say one thing ... i am getting someone else to build a computer for me but im chosing all the parts [18month warranty sounds good to me :)  ] however i went to pc part picker and realised i could save 140 bux if i build it myself... until i actually went to the sites that they referenced from.. and their prices were not up to date so it was actually a few hundred more expensive then part picker had stated .. check out the actual web sites first or you pc might not be as budget as you think haha

EDIT: seems like amazon and new egg have a pretty tight update system there, everything is up to date except the dvd drive but i think it was a matter of cents.. carry on :) 
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July 26, 2013 9:41:07 AM

Onus said:
My post got delayed (I'm at work) and was in reference to the original build. Without knowing the budget, it is hard to comment on the suggestions made since then, although Sangeet's last build looks pretty good if it's in the budget.

anything under $700 and i am trying to stay away from MIR's
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July 26, 2013 9:42:23 AM

Liam Joyce said:
can i just say one thing ... i am getting someone else to build a computer for me but im chosing all the parts [18month warranty sounds good to me :)  ] however i went to pc part picker and realised i could save 140 bux if i build it myself... until i actually went to the sites that they referenced from.. and their prices were not up to date so it was actually a few hundred more expensive then part picker had stated .. check out the actual web sites first or you pc might not be as budget as you think haha


lol, thanks ill keep that in mind
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July 26, 2013 9:44:53 AM

all price aside sounds like a fairly nice system :) 
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July 26, 2013 9:44:58 AM

Onus said:
The two changes I would suggest right off would be
1) the Xigmatek Gaia cools within 1C but is quieter than the Hyper212 EVO (per Frostytech reviews) and is only $25. The $20 price on the Hyper212+ is after a rebate, which is a game you may not win.
2) the non-modular Corsair CX PSUs were made using some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. The modular ones, though made by the same company (CWT), use all Japanese capacitors and would be a better choice. A 430W model is sufficient for a HD7850, but might be a little small if you contemplate future upgrades. I would suggest that 500W might be a little more comfortable. Again, if you choose a Corsair CX, make sure you get a modular one.

thanks, i switched out the hyper 212
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July 26, 2013 10:01:05 AM

Ok, it looks like you'll be getting a nice PC. Have fun with your build!
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