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July 30, 2013 8:25:00 AM

This is my first build and I was just wondering if this was a good PC. I'm building it mainly for gaming, and I want it to run games like Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored at medium to high settings and still get a decent frame rate. Also I already have a monitor, so don't worry about that.

Here is a link to all my components:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Harrydawg23/saved/24dW

Any feedback would be helpful. Thanks in advanced!

EDIT: Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who helped out, I really appreciate it.

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July 30, 2013 8:34:01 AM

I don't recommend the FX-6300. Try going for a 8350 (but it's 90 bucks extra) or perhaps then a 8320 (50 bucks extra).
Furthermore unless you do a lot of rendering and modelling you don't need the 16GB ram. Instead spend the remaining money on a better PSU (500W is fine, but make it 80 PLUS Bronze Certified at least) or maybe a nice 128GB SSD (Samsung 840 Pro, Kingston SSDNow?)
Get the Radeon HD 7850 GPU instead of the 7770, same price better performance.

Otherwise it's a fine build.
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July 30, 2013 8:36:48 AM

I don't think you need a 16 GB of RAM and also the fact that it's 1333MHz.
I would just get 8GB of RAM running at 16000MHz.

Otherwise... It looks okay.
Personally, I would go for intel rather than AMD due to many reasons like heating problems and performance.
But that's just my opinion so yeah.
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July 30, 2013 8:43:53 AM

JavaSun said:
I don't recommend the FX-6300. Try going for a 8350 (but it's 90 bucks extra) or perhaps then a 8320 (50 bucks extra).
Furthermore unless you do a lot of rendering and modelling you don't need the 16GB ram. Instead spend the remaining money on a better PSU (500W is fine, but make it 80 PLUS Bronze Certified at least) or maybe a nice 128GB SSD (Samsung 840 Pro, Kingston SSDNow?)
Get the Radeon HD 7850 GPU instead of the 7770, same price better performance.

Otherwise it's a fine build.


Dude you've said this before and ive said this before, the FX6300 has the SAME gaming performance as an FX8320/8350: (scroll down to the GAMING benches)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/699?vs=698
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July 30, 2013 8:47:43 AM

How i would change this rig:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $630.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-30 11:47 EDT-0400)
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July 30, 2013 9:08:45 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
JavaSun said:
I don't recommend the FX-6300. Try going for a 8350 (but it's 90 bucks extra) or perhaps then a 8320 (50 bucks extra).
Furthermore unless you do a lot of rendering and modelling you don't need the 16GB ram. Instead spend the remaining money on a better PSU (500W is fine, but make it 80 PLUS Bronze Certified at least) or maybe a nice 128GB SSD (Samsung 840 Pro, Kingston SSDNow?)
Get the Radeon HD 7850 GPU instead of the 7770, same price better performance.

Otherwise it's a fine build.


Dude you've said this before and ive said this before, the FX6300 has the SAME gaming performance as an FX8320/8350: (scroll down to the GAMING benches)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/699?vs=698


Don't focus solely on gaming. Even if a rig is meant for gaming the occasional video rendering or heavy browsing will matter.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/301/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6...
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July 30, 2013 9:11:08 AM

JavaSun said:
ps3hacker12 said:
JavaSun said:
I don't recommend the FX-6300. Try going for a 8350 (but it's 90 bucks extra) or perhaps then a 8320 (50 bucks extra).
Furthermore unless you do a lot of rendering and modelling you don't need the 16GB ram. Instead spend the remaining money on a better PSU (500W is fine, but make it 80 PLUS Bronze Certified at least) or maybe a nice 128GB SSD (Samsung 840 Pro, Kingston SSDNow?)
Get the Radeon HD 7850 GPU instead of the 7770, same price better performance.

Otherwise it's a fine build.


Dude you've said this before and ive said this before, the FX6300 has the SAME gaming performance as an FX8320/8350: (scroll down to the GAMING benches)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/699?vs=698


Don't focus solely on gaming. Even if a rig is meant for gaming the occasional video rendering or heavy browsing will matter.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/301/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6...


Yes he can save 3-4 seconds if he ever renders a video, but is it worth $90 for something he may never use his PC for? And for web browsing, they are both the same xD
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July 30, 2013 9:19:34 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
JavaSun said:
ps3hacker12 said:
JavaSun said:
I don't recommend the FX-6300. Try going for a 8350 (but it's 90 bucks extra) or perhaps then a 8320 (50 bucks extra).
Furthermore unless you do a lot of rendering and modelling you don't need the 16GB ram. Instead spend the remaining money on a better PSU (500W is fine, but make it 80 PLUS Bronze Certified at least) or maybe a nice 128GB SSD (Samsung 840 Pro, Kingston SSDNow?)
Get the Radeon HD 7850 GPU instead of the 7770, same price better performance.

Otherwise it's a fine build.


Dude you've said this before and ive said this before, the FX6300 has the SAME gaming performance as an FX8320/8350: (scroll down to the GAMING benches)
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/699?vs=698


Don't focus solely on gaming. Even if a rig is meant for gaming the occasional video rendering or heavy browsing will matter.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/301/AMD_FX-Series_FX-6...


Yes he can save 3-4 seconds if he ever renders a video, but is it worth $90 for something he may never use his PC for? And for web browsing, they are both the same xD


Not just rendering videos. During general browsing, chatting, watching videos, WHATEVER, the 8320/50 will be maxing out at 10% better, in both single- and multithreading which is a nice difference. But yeah for the extra $90 instead I'd probably say go for the 8320 which is only $50 extra.
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July 30, 2013 9:29:45 AM

JavaSun said:
Not just rendering videos. During general browsing, chatting, watching videos, WHATEVER, the 8320/50 will be maxing out at 10% better, in both single- and multithreading which is a nice difference. But yeah for the extra $90 instead I'd probably say go for the 8320 which is only $50 extra.


Dude your still wrong, the only place the 8320 would show an advantage is where all 8 cores of the 8320 are utilised, during normal browsing and normal tasks, both processors have the same single threaded performance so neither have an advantage for those tasks.
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July 30, 2013 9:37:53 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
JavaSun said:
Not just rendering videos. During general browsing, chatting, watching videos, WHATEVER, the 8320/50 will be maxing out at 10% better, in both single- and multithreading which is a nice difference. But yeah for the extra $90 instead I'd probably say go for the 8320 which is only $50 extra.


Dude your still wrong, the only place the 8320 would show an advantage is where all 8 cores of the 8320 are utilised, during normal browsing and normal tasks, both processors have the same single threaded performance so neither have an advantage for those tasks.


Except they don't... even when both are only using 2-4 cores the 8320 will have a 5% increased performance and 8350 will have a 10% increased performance based on what I've seen in many benchmarks/reviews.
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July 30, 2013 9:45:56 AM

JavaSun said:
Except they don't... even when both are only using 2-4 cores the 8320 will have a 5% increased performance and 8350 will have a 10% increased performance based on what I've seen in many benchmarks/reviews.


Here you go, every category of single threaded benches comparing the two:








The FX6300 beats or is on par with the 8320 everytime :) 

even in the benchmark you picked out:


Need anymore proof?
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July 30, 2013 10:01:03 AM

Check my benchmark again and check the multi-threading difference. But yeah seems the single-threading are on par.
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July 30, 2013 10:02:44 AM

JavaSun said:
Check my benchmark again and check the multi-threading difference. But yeah seems the single-threading are on par.

Yes, ive already mentioned all multi-threaded applications will work better eg video rendering but single thread processes like web browsing will be the same in performance.
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July 30, 2013 10:19:39 AM

ps3hacker12 said:
JavaSun said:
Check my benchmark again and check the multi-threading difference. But yeah seems the single-threading are on par.

Yes, ive already mentioned all multi-threaded applications will work better eg video rendering but single thread processes like web browsing will be the same in performance.


Yep sounds like a compromise hahaha joke. The 83xx better multithreading, 63xx same single threading. But I still think it's worth the $50 for 8320 but that's just me TBH, I won't recommend it in a budget PC anymore.
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July 30, 2013 10:27:38 AM

JavaSun said:
Yep sounds like a compromise hahaha joke. The 83xx better multithreading, 63xx same single threading. But I still think it's worth the $50 for 8320 but that's just me TBH, I won't recommend it in a budget PC anymore.


Personally if i was building i would grab a 8320 too simply because i end up doing quite a lot of rendering and less gaming :) 
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