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Building a Gaming PC, what do you guys think?

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August 27, 2013 2:35:58 PM

Hey, I am planning to build a PC for 800 or less. What I am going to do on it is schoolwork, some recording, some live streaming, lots of gaming, and some other general things. What do you think of this:

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

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($92.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($238.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $794.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-27 17:35 EDT-0400)

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August 27, 2013 2:58:58 PM

Slight edit:

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

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-D3H ATX FM2 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($238.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: CoolMax 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $732.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-27 17:58 EDT-0400)
August 27, 2013 3:47:19 PM

Solved, got everything worked out.
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August 27, 2013 6:44:30 PM

byogamingpc said:
Looks good, I only made a couple small modifications...

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O412AU/ref=as_li_q...
Motherboard: ASRock ATX DDR3 1066 FM2 Motherboards FM2A85X EXTREME4 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009ZMVFIU/ref=as_li_q...
Memory: Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz CL9 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057Q4ADU/ref=as_li_q...
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=as_li_q...
Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 OC Boost 3GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRNRSLW/ref=as_li_q...
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZCTJ9Q/ref=as_li_q...
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series 500 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ALK3HF4/ref=as_li_q...
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094NY3R0/ref=as_li_q...

Feel free to take my suggestions or scrap them but it should come out about in the lower $700 range. DO NOT buy the Coolmax PSU you had, get the CX 500M I suggested and the MSI HD 7950 I put in there is only $190 after rebate and a better card than the HIS. If you have any other questions let me know! The case was just my personal preference and CM cases usually have better airflow but that's up to your own aesthetic taste.


Hey, yeah. Did a lot of changes swapped the X4 for an FX 6300, and the PSU is a CX 600 Those are the changes. Any reason why not to go with the HIS?
August 27, 2013 7:00:56 PM

byogamingpc said:
FreeFourAll said:
byogamingpc said:
Looks good, I only made a couple small modifications...

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 750K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009O412AU/ref=as_li_q...
Motherboard: ASRock ATX DDR3 1066 FM2 Motherboards FM2A85X EXTREME4 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009ZMVFIU/ref=as_li_q...
Memory: Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz CL9 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057Q4ADU/ref=as_li_q...
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=as_li_q...
Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon HD 7950 OC Boost 3GB http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CRNRSLW/ref=as_li_q...
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005ZCTJ9Q/ref=as_li_q...
Power Supply: Corsair CX Series 500 Watt ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Bronze http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ALK3HF4/ref=as_li_q...
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0094NY3R0/ref=as_li_q...

Feel free to take my suggestions or scrap them but it should come out about in the lower $700 range. DO NOT buy the Coolmax PSU you had, get the CX 500M I suggested and the MSI HD 7950 I put in there is only $190 after rebate and a better card than the HIS. If you have any other questions let me know! The case was just my personal preference and CM cases usually have better airflow but that's up to your own aesthetic taste.


Hey, yeah. Did a lot of changes swapped the X4 for an FX 6300, and the PSU is a CX 600 Those are the changes. Any reason why not to go with the HIS?


Nice, the only reason not to get the HIS is that the MSI is a little better and LOT cheaper.


I absolutely dislike mail-in rebates. So I think I will stick with my HIS. As for the case, why the CM 431? Would mine still be ok? Or should I get a CM HAF 912? I have done a build in a 922, that thing had lots of space and cooling. Is the 912 anything like it?
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