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Under $900 AMD-based build compatibility and functionality questions.

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September 12, 2013 3:28:02 PM

I am creating a plan for a new desktop, for school, gaming, video editing, etc. and need some advice. This is my current configuration http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1D07l But I have never built a computer before and therefore am not sure 1: how well these parts will fit together in a case. 2: what shall be best as to Internet connection, USB or PCI? 3: approximately what level of performance should I get out of this, in gaming(various open source games, minecraft, skyrim, etc.) while recording, in video streaming, and editing. Any extra tips and critique will be much appreciated!

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September 12, 2013 3:42:52 PM

You can do much better than this , and the quality of some of the parts is questionable

FX 6300 [ you can easily OC this to the higher 6350 speed ]
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 , or Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P motherboard
2 x4 gig of RAM 1600 MHz , rated 1.5 volts or less
Coolermaster Hyper 212 cpu cooler, Or Xigmatek Gaia 1283 . Better and cheaper than the budget water cooler

Those changes alone let you fit a Radeon 7870

and is you go with a good , but not top end case like the CM HAF 912 , Antec One gamer , Corsair 200 or 300 ,
Or the Antec 302 you can afford a better graphics card .

You will need a better power supply too . The CX430 is marginal for that build . Maybe this corsair
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600...
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September 12, 2013 3:55:18 PM

Alrighty. Now, I am hesitant to downgrade the CPU for two reasons: 1: I am not confident with over clocking, and 2: if I WERE t over clock it, wouldn't that still give me more use ability than a slightly better graphics card?
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September 12, 2013 4:00:20 PM

Overclocking using AMD's Vision Engine Control Center requires you to make 2 clicks with your mouse

If you want gaming horsepower its almost all about the graphics card once you get to a high resolution like 1080p
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September 12, 2013 4:06:20 PM

Much nicer build for your budget. Has everything you need for fast wired internet connection.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $885.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 19:05 EDT-0400)
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September 12, 2013 4:26:48 PM

RazerZ said:
Much nicer build for your budget. Has everything you need for fast wired internet connection.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $885.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 19:05 EDT-0400)


I agree
But I'd personally use one of the mb's I suggested originally . The MSI boards have a history of problems [that might be sorted with the G46]

And the Corsair 330 is designed for quiet and not cooling . A proper gaming case is better when using hot high end gaming parts
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-threehundredtwo
Excellent cooling , cheaper
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September 12, 2013 7:05:20 PM

RazerZ said:
Much nicer build for your budget. Has everything you need for fast wired internet connection.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.04 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $885.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 19:05 EDT-0400)



Ooo. That's an idea. That IS a pretty sweet build, better than the other one. I will do a litte more research on MBs as I am getting mixed info. Thanks for the help!

P.s. could you send me the per slink to this build? Thanks!
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