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August 18, 2013 5:44:15 PM

Looking for input on the new PC I would like to purchase. I just copy pasted from the sticky for format (hope that's OK). So here we go.

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: Around $750

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Web Browsing

Are you buying a monitor: No, currently have a 24" ASUS 1080P on the desk.

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, but open to others.

Location: Southwest Michigan.

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: Yes (Watercooling is in the future plans)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p as stated above.

Additional Comments: Wanting to run an eyefinity setup so i would prefer a sapphire flex card. (unless someone can point me in the direction of an MST 2.0 hub).

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Wanting to play some games (Call of Duty comes to mind). Current pc is a self built 3ghz dual core athlon with onboard graphics and 2GB of ddr2 667. I think its time to upgrade.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.

Antec case, love the fans

GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 motherboard

AMD FX-6200 processor.

Kingston HyperX Ram

Sapphire Radeon HD 7790

OCZ 750 Watt Modular power supply

Western Digital black 1TB Hard drive.

Edit: Forgot to mention i will be robbing my current PC's heatsink/fan combo. It only has a 70mm fan though, will it suffice?

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August 18, 2013 6:47:48 PM

I would ditch a lot of that, honestly.

-If the case is the most expensive part, you're doing it wrong.
-The FX-6200 (Bulldozer series) processor sucks. Grab the better Piledriver (FX-X3XX).
-GPU is out of place. That gpu is too weak for a budget like this.
-I would just grab another cpu cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $757.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 21:41 EDT-0400)

-Better processor. The FX-8320 is the exact same as the FX-8350 (which is AMD's top of the line processor) except it's 500mhz slower. You can always overclock it to 8350 levels.
-Added in a new cpu cooler. The Hyper 212 EVO is the best cpu cooler for it's price. It cools extremely well at a great price.
-Better motherboard. The 990FX chipset overclocks better than the 970 chipset due to more power phases. It can also SLI.
-Much stronger gpu.
-Cheaper case. It's not LED (which is probably why you like the Antec fans), but it's definitely more balanced for this budget.
The corsair 300r still offers superb cooling, arguably the best case at this price point ($50).
-Better quality psu. XFX psus use Seasonic OEMs, so they are extremely high quality.
This one is on a great sale, $55 after promo and rebate for a superb semi-modular 750w psu.


About the multiple monitor set-up, you don't need a Sapphire FLEX for it.
All modern gpu can run a multiple monitor, but they are different from the FLEX.
The most common display connections are VGA, DVI, and HDMI. With a normal gpu, you can only use two of those before you need to use a display port/mini display port as the connection.
However, the FLEX allows you to use all three of those without using a display port/mini display port connection.
With that said, you don't need a FLEX card.
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August 18, 2013 7:17:41 PM

realchaos said:
I would ditch a lot of that, honestly.

-If the case is the most expensive part, you're doing it wrong.
-The FX-6200 (Bulldozer series) processor sucks. Grab the better Piledriver (FX-X3XX).
-GPU is out of place. That gpu is too weak for a budget like this.
-I would just grab another cpu cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $757.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 21:41 EDT-0400)

-Better processor. The FX-8320 is the exact same as the FX-8350 (which is AMD's top of the line processor) except it's 500mhz slower. You can always overclock it to 8350 levels.
-Added in a new cpu cooler. The Hyper 212 EVO is the best cpu cooler for it's price. It cools extremely well at a great price.
-Better motherboard. The 990FX chipset overclocks better than the 970 chipset due to more power phases. It can also SLI.
-Much stronger gpu.
-Cheaper case. It's not LED (which is probably why you like the Antec fans), but it's definitely more balanced for this budget.
The corsair 300r still offers superb cooling, arguably the best case at this price point ($50).
-Better quality psu. XFX psus use Seasonic OEMs, so they are extremely high quality.
This one is on a great sale, $55 after promo and rebate for a superb semi-modular 750w psu.


About the multiple monitor set-up, you don't need a Sapphire FLEX for it.
All modern gpu can run a multiple monitor, but they are different from the FLEX.
The most common display connections are VGA, DVI, and HDMI. With a normal gpu, you can only use two of those before you need to use a display port/mini display port as the connection.
However, the FLEX allows you to use all three of those without using a display port/mini display port connection.
With that said, you don't need a FLEX card.


Honestly, I liked the antec due to the sheer amount of fans and the 200mm mounted on the top would make a great spot for a watercooling radiator. However, this other case has plenty of potential for watercooling as well, so I'm not too worried about that.

About the flex card, currently there are no 1.2 mst hubs available (that I've found) and I was hoping to run a 3 display eyefinity setup. I guess i could always shell out the cash for a display port monitor though, seeing as how i need to purchase 2 more anyway. I'm just a little nervous about going to the "dark side" if you will, and buying an nvidia based card. I've always been an ATI/AMD guy.

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August 18, 2013 8:29:36 PM

Swap out the gpu listed below for the 7950 and make it a combo with something else.
$150 bucks saved from combos, mail-ins, and promos. Under $700

Just spent a few minutes. This should do you up nice.
i might build this one its so cheap
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1tBuZ

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-01 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($46.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $688.93
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