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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!
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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