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August 29, 2013 1:40:24 PM

Im not too worried about intel or amd especially since the FX8150 is doing pretty well and i can get them 70 cheaper then the I5

I already have RAM and I can go up another 50 if i have to

Games types i play....

sc2 main game
skyrim style RPGs witcher etc
day z
various mobas dota 2, (league ashamed to say sometimes...)


im aware I5 is better per core performance so is best for Sc2 but i really want a small pc and im in love with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... as a case so anything that fits my budget and includes this is preferred. again it isnt mandatory so maybe posting two options is best

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August 29, 2013 1:45:39 PM

That is a REALLY expensive case for that budget. You will be sacrificing gaming performance to have it.

Also, the 8150 is junk. AMD said this themselves. Get an 8320 or a 6300. both are better.
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August 29, 2013 1:49:38 PM

If you really want that case, you could get something like that :
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIjZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIjZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIjZ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian-Li PC-V355B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($147.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $691.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 16:48 EDT-0400)
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August 29, 2013 1:53:05 PM

Seladon-1370374 said:
If you really want that case, you could get something like that :
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIjZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIjZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xIjZ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian-Li PC-V355B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($147.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $691.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 16:48 EDT-0400)


forgot to mention i have the ram already
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August 29, 2013 2:13:14 PM

Ok, so here's the build, without RAM. Changed a few things to optimize it again :

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian-Li PC-V355B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($147.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $745.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 17:13 EDT-0400)
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August 29, 2013 2:31:05 PM

Seladon-1370374 said:
Ok, so here's the build, without RAM. Changed a few things to optimize it again :

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Lian-Li PC-V355B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($147.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $745.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 17:13 EDT-0400)


hm pretty cheap mobo but im not an expert. also isnt that GPU a bit overkill? and im not too fond of powercolor is the cooler just inferior to the other brands hence the lower price?
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August 29, 2013 2:34:06 PM

The motherboard, despite being cheap, is a good one.
The GPU might be overkill, you can save money and switch it back to an HD 7870, but if you want to max out your budget, getting this one is the best way to optimize it.
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August 29, 2013 2:39:06 PM

Seladon-1370374 said:
The motherboard, despite being cheap, is a good one.
The GPU might be overkill, you can save money and switch it back to an HD 7870, but if you want to max out your budget, getting this one is the best way to optimize it.


im ready such good things about the FX 6300. wouldnt it be better to grab that and get a really great gpu or better something else?

also got any idea for a build without that case? would u just go up to an I7 and call it a day
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August 29, 2013 2:40:35 PM

You're already saying that the HD 7950 is overkill for you, and now you ask to get something even higher ? And no, I wouldn't get an i7. No reason to get one if you're going to be only gaming, really.
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August 29, 2013 2:42:43 PM

Seladon-1370374 said:
You're already saying that the HD 7950 is overkill for you, and now you ask to get something even higher ? And no, I wouldn't get an i7. No reason to get one if you're going to be only gaming, really.


not just gpu im just not a graphics junkie on games so maybe like i said an SSD or something of the sort. i play sc2 as my main game and on low settings for everything

i also want to be able to stream
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August 29, 2013 3:12:27 PM

An i7 won't really do any difference with streaming. But we could change a few things (including the case), fit an SSD and do it this way :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xK4B
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xK4B/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1xK4B/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.85 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $710.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 18:12 EDT-0400)
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August 29, 2013 4:09:25 PM

why not use the new haswell I5s?
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August 29, 2013 4:21:48 PM

Oh, right, here it is then :

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $736.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 19:21 EDT-0400)
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August 29, 2013 4:49:42 PM

Seladon-1370374 said:
Oh, right, here it is then :

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($35.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $736.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 19:21 EDT-0400)


thing doesnt look like it fits any gpu of any size
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August 29, 2013 5:03:32 PM

This case IS small, but surprisingly, it can fit even the biggest GPUs. Don't worry about that.
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August 29, 2013 5:26:09 PM

Seladon-1370374 said:
This case IS small, but surprisingly, it can fit even the biggest GPUs. Don't worry about that.


hm could you explain why that mobo? i never understand mobos.... for most gaming/streaming needs its 1 HDD 1 GPU and then maybe 1 SSD so sata ports need to be covered

then they have usually 8g of ram but ram slots dont matter too much as its prob gonna have what you require so whats the reason for picking that board

also non modular psu might make cable management a nightmare
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August 29, 2013 5:44:34 PM

This motherboard just has about all that you could ever want. It even has wireless straight on it so no need to add a wireless card, and you're not forced to use it if you don't want it.

Might agree on the PSU though. Maybe look at this one ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OCZ is not the most popular brand, but their PSUs are still good enough to consider them.
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