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August 10, 2013 2:52:34 PM

Hey guys I am new to building computers and could use some advice from someone that knows more then I do. Im looking to build an AMD gaming rig for 700 bucks or less. Im looking for 8 gbs of Ram, a decent quad core processor (I will be doing a little bit of video rendering to) and last but not least I would like to put in a radeon HD 7850 2gbs. Windows 7 needs to be including in the price because i do not have an operating system. Thanks in advance to anyone that helps and ill be leaving my current part list below.

I built it in PC Part Picker as well. The website keeps telling me that my fans dont match my case even tho i went to Antecs website to see the fans sizes. ill be leaving both links below.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/StormyIV/saved/29bn

http://www.antec.com/pdf/manuals/ThreeHundredTwo_Manual...

72$ RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

100$ Windows 7

75$ Case: Antec Three Hundred Two Black Steel ATX Mid Tower


69$ Power Supply: CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

89$ Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


20$ DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM


9$ Artic Silver 5 Polysynthetic


10/20 each Fans: Silver Stone two 120mm and 1 140mm top fan


Mother Board: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS Socket AM3+ 760G mATX AMD Mo
CPU+Mobo >Bundled: 120$
AMD FX 6300 Black Edition 3.5GHz Six-Core Socket A

165$ GPU: MSI R7850 Twin Frozr OC AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 DVI/HDMI/2xMiniDisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card R7850 TWIN FROZR 2GD5/OC

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August 15, 2013 10:05:55 AM

Thats a buttload of cooling using those extra fans. Does your case not come with them? Could probably cut costs there. As for everything else, I dig it. You will have no issue playing modern games on that GPU/CPU combo. If you want to cut costs further, check out the Corsair cases. They are a bit plain looking, but cheap, sturdy, quiet, and cool.
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September 12, 2013 7:10:56 PM

Bill Reinhardt said:
Thats a buttload of cooling using those extra fans. Does your case not come with them? Could probably cut costs there. As for everything else, I dig it. You will have no issue playing modern games on that GPU/CPU combo. If you want to cut costs further, check out the Corsair cases. They are a bit plain looking, but cheap, sturdy, quiet, and cool.


Thanks for the reply. I apologize for not responding sooner, I completely forgot I even posted. I did my research and decided to go with an Intel Build instead because im looking to render out videos fairly quickly. Its much more expensive but i was hoping to save a couple of bucks on Cyber Monday.
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September 12, 2013 7:51:28 PM

The antec 302 cools excellently with the standard fans

Buy a decent motherboard with a 970 series chip set instead .

Drop the useless arctic silver
and use a blue hard drive thats not any slower

and tyou can afford a 7870
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September 12, 2013 9:10:40 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The antec 302 cools excellently with the standard fans

Buy a decent motherboard with a 970 series chip set instead .

Drop the useless arctic silver
and use a blue hard drive thats not any slower

and tyou can afford a 7870


How come I should drop the artic silver? Im guessing the cpu comes with a better thermal paste? If the blue hard drive isnt any slower then whats the difference between that and the caviar black?
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September 12, 2013 9:33:50 PM

The arctic silver wont perform any better than the paste with the cooler . Its a waste of money

Technically the blue has one less bearing and one less controller chip and a bit less memory and its so close to the top speed of the black you wont notice the difference .The blue will even be faster in some types of reads and writes , and it will also be quieter . IMO the black is not worth the extra money .
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September 12, 2013 9:38:55 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The arctic silver wont perform any better than the paste with the cooler . Its a waste of money

Technically the blue has one less bearing and one less controller chip and a bit less memory and its so close to the top speed of the black you wont notice the difference .The blue will even be faster in some types of reads and writes , and it will also be quieter . IMO the black is not worth the extra money .


Ok. Thanks for your help man. ill get rid of the artic silver thermal paste and switch to a western digital blue. I also completely changed up my build. I am looking for good video render times so im probably going to go with the i5 4670k or the i7 4770k
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