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I'm building my on gaming PC, is this good for the price?

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September 24, 2013 7:15:26 PM


Here are the specs,

Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt

Motherboard: ASRock MB-970EX4

CPU: AMD FX-6300

GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB

RAM: Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB

It's around $700. I like everything except I'm not sure about the GPU, is it a decent one? Any other recommendations for under $190. This is my first PC build, will all of it fit together?

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September 24, 2013 7:28:39 PM

Give me a sec, there is some bad choices in there
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September 24, 2013 7:30:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $702.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 22:30 EDT-0400)

Doesn't include optical drive or OS. If you have an old pc with an optical drive, you can remove it and use it.
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September 24, 2013 7:38:45 PM

RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $702.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 22:30 EDT-0400)

Doesn't include optical drive or OS. If you have an old pc with an optical drive, you can remove it and use it.


Why is the 7950 so cheap? I've never heard of that brand either. Should I trust it?
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September 24, 2013 7:43:51 PM

LukeMaBoy said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $702.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 22:30 EDT-0400)

Doesn't include optical drive or OS. If you have an old pc with an optical drive, you can remove it and use it.


Why is the 7950 so cheap? I've never heard of that brand either. Should I trust it?


It's on special, and yes the brand is well known lol.
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September 24, 2013 8:13:02 PM

mazooni said:
LukeMaBoy said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $702.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 22:30 EDT-0400)

Doesn't include optical drive or OS. If you have an old pc with an optical drive, you can remove it and use it.


Why is the 7950 so cheap? I've never heard of that brand either. Should I trust it?


The build RazerZ came up with is very good. I have heard of the gpu brand powercolor but I am not a big fan. I have mixed feelings with them. Some of the gpus they send me are amazing and other crash in the first hour. I have been through that same sequence 4 times. I am 100% sure I am not installing gpu wrong because that and pny is the only brand I have had problems with. Any other brand of gpu I have never had a problem with.


Btw guys, I have the HDD and Optical Drive. I have Win7 on my PC now, but isn't it stored on the motherboard and HDD so I'll have to rebuy it? I'll do some research on the powercolor one.
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September 24, 2013 8:22:25 PM

mazooni said:
LukeMaBoy said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $702.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 22:30 EDT-0400)

Doesn't include optical drive or OS. If you have an old pc with an optical drive, you can remove it and use it.


Why is the 7950 so cheap? I've never heard of that brand either. Should I trust it?


The build RazerZ came up with is very good. I have heard of the gpu brand powercolor but I am not a big fan. I have mixed feelings with them. Some of the gpus they send me are amazing and other crash in the first hour. I have been through that same sequence 4 times. I am 100% sure I am not installing gpu wrong because that and pny is the only brand I have had problems with. Any other brand of gpu I have never had a problem with.


That's true, but the new cards they are making are quite solid. Only reason it is rated one star in the review was because of the price ( a bit pricey a while back), and just as every other part on new egg, they didn't install it correctly.

For the price, copper cooled system, and the fact it comes with three free games of your choice, the card is unbeatable.
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September 24, 2013 8:24:35 PM

LukeMaBoy said:
mazooni said:
LukeMaBoy said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.97 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($47.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $702.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-24 22:30 EDT-0400)

Doesn't include optical drive or OS. If you have an old pc with an optical drive, you can remove it and use it.


Why is the 7950 so cheap? I've never heard of that brand either. Should I trust it?


The build RazerZ came up with is very good. I have heard of the gpu brand powercolor but I am not a big fan. I have mixed feelings with them. Some of the gpus they send me are amazing and other crash in the first hour. I have been through that same sequence 4 times. I am 100% sure I am not installing gpu wrong because that and pny is the only brand I have had problems with. Any other brand of gpu I have never had a problem with.


Btw guys, I have the HDD and Optical Drive. I have Win7 on my PC now, but isn't it stored on the motherboard and HDD so I'll have to rebuy it? I'll do some research on the powercolor one.


Well you can transfer the OS, but it will be removed from the other HDD.
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September 24, 2013 8:35:32 PM

I'm not buying another HDD, I'm just keeping mine, so when I run the PC will it boot Win7 since its on the HDD?
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September 24, 2013 8:38:41 PM

LukeMaBoy said:
I'm not buying another HDD, I'm just keeping mine, so when I run the PC will it boot Win7 since its on the HDD?


Unless you have the disc, no. Even then you can't just boot it straight into windows you would need to format it then set it up.
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