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August 16, 2013 9:43:18 AM

I am probably getting it December or so, however I am planning forward to my first Gaming PC. I will be using it for gaming (COD, BF4, GTA, Minecraft, SR4, etc) and rendering videos. Please give me suggestions! Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.20 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($67.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Wintec Value 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($53.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($223.98 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($38.00 @ Newegg)
Other: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 160GB (Purchased)
Total: $648.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 12:40 EDT-0400)

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August 16, 2013 9:50:47 AM

just get a decent $30 cooler and overclock that fx-6300. nice build. upgrade the mobo a bit though.
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August 16, 2013 9:52:48 AM

You do not need that thermal compound. Also, that PSU is not good. Stick with Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

Get 1600mhz RAM.

But, make a new thread in December because everything will be different by then.
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August 16, 2013 9:53:41 AM

That's a good start, I would ditch that RAM as it's slow and an off brand. I would tweak things a bit by using the FX-6350 and some way better RAM - Corsair, G.Skill, Crucial, are much better than that Wintec. Get DDR3 1600.

I also agree that the thermal compound is not necessary. Drop that and use that to upgrade your CPU to the FX-6350.
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August 16, 2013 9:55:28 AM

You do need to use decent compound. Garbage the AMD compound.

Get 1600 RAM. Only gonna be $5-10 more and worth it.
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August 16, 2013 10:01:31 AM

envy14tpe said:
You do need to use decent compound. Garbage the AMD compound.

Get 1600 RAM. Only gonna be $5-10 more and worth it.


Yeah but if you're not overclocking do you need to purchase any to begin with?
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August 16, 2013 10:07:40 AM

g-unit1111 said:
envy14tpe said:
You do need to use decent compound. Garbage the AMD compound.

Get 1600 RAM. Only gonna be $5-10 more and worth it.


Yeah but if you're not overclocking do you need to purchase any to begin with?


I pray that people overclock the fx-6300. It's insanely good once overclocked.
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August 16, 2013 10:22:00 AM

g-unit1111 said:
That's a good start, I would ditch that RAM as it's slow and an off brand. I would tweak things a bit by using the FX-6350 and some way better RAM - Corsair, G.Skill, Crucial, are much better than that Wintec. Get DDR3 1600.

I also agree that the thermal compound is not necessary. Drop that and use that to upgrade your CPU to the FX-6350.


I dropped the thermal compound, now that I think about it, I don't think it will be that useful.
I chose the 1333 mhz ram for several reasons including reviews from http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/memory/2011/01/11/the-...
however if this doesnt apply to amd processors, I was thinking of adding http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-psd38g1600k...
this one. What do you think?
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August 16, 2013 10:22:41 AM

envy14tpe said:
g-unit1111 said:
envy14tpe said:
You do need to use decent compound. Garbage the AMD compound.

Get 1600 RAM. Only gonna be $5-10 more and worth it.


Yeah but if you're not overclocking do you need to purchase any to begin with?


I pray that people overclock the fx-6300. It's insanely good once overclocked.


I will be overclocking my fx-6300 with a help of my friend so yeah

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August 16, 2013 10:26:04 AM

tiny voices said:
You do not need that thermal compound. Also, that PSU is not good. Stick with Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

Get 1600mhz RAM.

But, make a new thread in December because everything will be different by then.


I went with this PSU, because it had fairly good reviews and was quite cheap, however if you know it for having issues, since I probably will earn more money from now on to December, I was thinking of adding http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-m12i...
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August 16, 2013 10:33:53 AM

Can you go $700 ?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sF8s
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sF8s/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sF8s/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone RL02B-W-USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $701.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 13:29 EDT-0400)
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August 16, 2013 10:55:25 AM

filippi said:
Can you go $700 ?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sF8s
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sF8s/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sF8s/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone RL02B-W-USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $701.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 13:29 EDT-0400)


I could try going $700 by December, but the best I could do is.. well not alot. Anyways, I think the 650W power supply is too much for this PC and think that a 500 - 600W might be suitable. Also, since I am planning on OCing my CPU, I think the 6300 is fine for the job.

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August 16, 2013 10:58:55 AM

You will need an aftermarket cooler if you want to overclock. Look at the Coolermaster hyper 212 evo and the Xigmatec Gaia.

Whatever PSU you get, make sure it is from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.
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August 16, 2013 11:02:40 AM

tiny voices said:
You will need an aftermarket cooler if you want to overclock. Look at the Coolermaster hyper 212 evo and the Xigmatec Gaia.

Whatever PSU you get, make sure it is from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.


I was considering getting a CPU cooler, and was thinking about getting the 212 Plus, however with the extra 5 bucks, is there a significant difference between the 212 evo and the 212 plus?

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August 16, 2013 11:09:39 AM

obesedolphin said:
tiny voices said:
You will need an aftermarket cooler if you want to overclock. Look at the Coolermaster hyper 212 evo and the Xigmatec Gaia.

Whatever PSU you get, make sure it is from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.


I was considering getting a CPU cooler, and was thinking about getting the 212 Plus, however with the extra 5 bucks, is there a significant difference between the 212 evo and the 212 plus?



Yeah the Evo has an LED fan and stronger heat pipes. Definitely worth the extra $5.
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