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August 29, 2013 4:36:04 PM

this is my first gaming pc and Im using this got Gaming, YouTube and school
next gen games I'm hoping to play are things like Watch Dogs, Titan Fall and BF 4
also should I stick with my current GPU or go for a GTX 760 withing the same price as the 7950 (£216)
the only thing I know about the GTX card is that it has PhysX and some games life BF3 are optimised for those cards



CPU: AMD FX-8350 Black Edition
MotherBoard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0
Memory: Corsair Vengence 8GB
Storage: Western Digital 1TB internal Hard Drive + 250GB HDD
Video Card: Sapphire 7950 Vapour x 3GB
Power Supply: Corsair Builder Series CXM 600W Modular 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX/EPS PSU
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B5ST 24x Internal SATA DVD Drive
Case: Sharkoon T9 Value
Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Mouse: Anker 8000DPI High Precision Gaming Mouse
Headset: Gioteck EX-05
OS: Win 7 64bit
a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 4:50:17 PM

Budget?
Do you plan on OCing?
What games do you play?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 4:50:33 PM

I know very little about AMD motherboards, but with that nasty FX-8350 Black, I think you would need a top quality overclocking motherboard. Perhaps something like the Sabertooth. Hopefully an AMD expert will chime in here.
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August 29, 2013 4:52:59 PM

Novuake said:
Budget?
Do you plan on OCing?
What games do you play?


Well this build is £730 (not including the windows 7)

no OCing for me

I don't have specific games I want to play what ever I find good I will play like right now the first thing I might get is Batman
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 5:05:37 PM

OK well first off, for an AMD build, you really need to be looking at a more stable PSU.
Second if you plan on getting either dual GPUs or overclocking EVER, then a better mobo is suggested, I found one for reasonably cheap.
Sharkoon T9 is a very low quality chassis too.
And finally, as I do not know exactly what RAM you have chosen, I added some good RAM from G.skill at a good price.

It does NOT have the headset included though as I can not find it. :D 

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($218.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ 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)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Anker AK-98ANDS2368-BA Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $864.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 20:04 EDT-0400)

Not sure if you can get these at better prices, but you really need to spend a little more in some places, especially PSU and chassis.

Oh and for Batman, a GTX760 is much better. Depends on games what you need to consider, mostly the same performance on average though.
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August 29, 2013 5:16:49 PM

Novuake said:
OK well first off, for an AMD build, you really need to be looking at a more stable PSU.
Second if you plan on getting either dual GPUs or overclocking EVER, then a better mobo is suggested, I found one for reasonably cheap.
Sharkoon T9 is a very low quality chassis too.
And finally, as I do not know exactly what RAM you have chosen, I added some good RAM from G.skill at a good price.

It does NOT have the headset included though as I can not find it. :D 

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($218.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.99 @ 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)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Anker AK-98ANDS2368-BA Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $864.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 20:04 EDT-0400)

Not sure if you can get these at better prices, but you really need to spend a little more in some places, especially PSU and chassis.

Oh and for Batman, a GTX760 is much better. Depends on games what you need to consider, mostly the same performance on average though.



so how will the build you have me fare with next gen

also how will this build that I found fare

Like this for example

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3P Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.91 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $693.85
(UK price is same budget as my current build)
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 5:19:38 PM

The ASUS M5A97 R2.0 is a top quality overclocking motherboard . The only difference between the 970 chipset and the 990's is that you are limited to one graphics card . Not a problem for 99% of systems .
If you wont ever crossfire or SLI then it should be your choice of MB so you can spend more on a better graphics card . At this time a GTX 760 makes more sense than the Radeon 7950 IMO .

I'd also stick with the Corsair CX 600m over the XFX

And use Win8 64 bit . It has a better license that lets you move it to another computer [ instead of being locked to the first mb like oem 7 ] , there are many nice new features , and you can make it look and behave exactly like 7 [ or xp , or 98] with a free start button program called classic shell
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 5:19:38 PM

That last one is pretty decent, keep in mind it will be a tiny bit slower on CPU side. But at that much of a cost saving, why not? LOL

You can go a little better on PSU and RAM again in my opinion. The CX series is just too low cost for my liking, they arnt bad, but I only use them in APU builds.
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August 29, 2013 5:25:40 PM

Novuake said:
That last one is pretty decent, keep in mind it will be a tiny bit slower on CPU side. But at that much of a cost saving, why not? LOL

You can go a little better on PSU and RAM again in my opinion. The CX series is just too low cost for my liking, they arnt bad, but I only use them in APU builds.


what would be a good I5 build that's in my budget of £730 (Keep in mind of Currency exchange) since the one you suggested was a bit too over my budget
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August 29, 2013 5:28:06 PM

Outlander_04 said:
The ASUS M5A97 R2.0 is a top quality overclocking motherboard . The only difference between the 970 chipset and the 990's is that you are limited to one graphics card . Not a problem for 99% of systems .
If you wont ever crossfire or SLI then it should be your choice of MB so you can spend more on a better graphics card . At this time a GTX 760 makes more sense than the Radeon 7950 IMO .

I'd also stick with the Corsair CX 600m over the XFX

And use Win8 64 bit . It has a better license that lets you move it to another computer [ instead of being locked to the first mb like oem 7 ] , there are many nice new features , and you can make it look and behave exactly like 7 [ or xp , or 98] with a free start button program called classic shell


out of curiosity what makes you chose the 760 over the 7950

also my keyboard is not supported by windows 8 only 7
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a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 5:54:04 PM

Your keyboard is supported by win 8 . Even if there isnt a specific win 8 driver the win 7 one will work just fine .

The GTX760 is a little ahead of the 7950 in most benchmarks . Both are good choices , I guess
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August 29, 2013 6:02:18 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Your keyboard is supported by win 8 . Even if there isnt a specific win 8 driver the win 7 one will work just fine .

The GTX760 is a little ahead of the 7950 in most benchmarks . Both are good choices , I guess


really that's good I know but I'll stick with win 7 as I have someone who's not good with tech living here so I don't want to confuse them with win8

Also while I'm here my current GPU, I've found one similar to it called the MSI twinFronzr OC BOOST 3GB Which is much cheaper (Comes with 3 games of my choice) is that somewhat better than the sapphire or on par
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