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September 26, 2013 5:50:36 PM

Well I have possibly created at least 10 different builds to get to this one here. I am sort of confident, with its current setup, but I would like some input form those who know more than myself. Just a Christmas gift to myself. Now if you have suggestions that would better this build, I am and open for suggestions. If you could suggest parts or better quality, that are cheaper or around the same price, that would be greatly appreciated

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 3 months from today

Budget Range: $650 MAX After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Strictly gaming, with minimal use for anything else.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Location: Rochester, NY, US

Parts Preferences: AMD

Overclocking: undecided

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Additional Comments: Most bang for my buck

Why Are You Upgrading: My current build almost 3 years old. Last generation intel parts

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX

AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX


CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CW-9060007-WW) Water Cooler


GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2 AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL10S-8GBXL

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM

ASUS GTX660-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Sentey CS1-1420 PLUS Black SECC 0.5mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR CX430M 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

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September 26, 2013 11:05:57 PM

An AMD 7850 would offer very similar performance for a fraction of the price, and there's a good rebate going on at the moment. Cheaper card while maintaining 2gb of memory would leave the option of crossfire easly as accessible in the future. Although if your seriously considering that it wouldn't hurt to bump it up to a 600w or so power supply now. You would also need a larger motherboard with support for it. If you intend to over clock you may want to invest in a higher quality motherboard anyway. i made the mistake of going to cheap with an ASUS M5A97, with no heatsink over the vrm it couldn't handle much if any overclocking, that motherboard will overheat long before the cpu. Other than that nice build!
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September 27, 2013 12:08:59 PM

littlejustice said:
An AMD 7850 would offer very similar performance for a fraction of the price, and there's a good rebate going on at the moment. Cheaper card while maintaining 2gb of memory would leave the option of crossfire easly as accessible in the future. Although if your seriously considering that it wouldn't hurt to bump it up to a 600w or so power supply now. You would also need a larger motherboard with support for it. If you intend to over clock you may want to invest in a higher quality motherboard anyway. i made the mistake of going to cheap with an ASUS M5A97, with no heatsink over the vrm it couldn't handle much if any overclocking, that motherboard will overheat long before the cpu. Other than that nice build!


Thanks for the suggestions, i like your take on the situation. I may or may not go with a single GPU on this build and build this if not something similar.
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September 27, 2013 9:04:03 PM

littlejustice said:
An AMD 7850 would offer very similar performance for a fraction of the price, and there's a good rebate going on at the moment. Cheaper card while maintaining 2gb of memory would leave the option of crossfire easly as accessible in the future. Although if your seriously considering that it wouldn't hurt to bump it up to a 600w or so power supply now. You would also need a larger motherboard with support for it. If you intend to over clock you may want to invest in a higher quality motherboard anyway. i made the mistake of going to cheap with an ASUS M5A97, with no heatsink over the vrm it couldn't handle much if any overclocking, that motherboard will overheat long before the cpu. Other than that nice build!


Definitely agree with you on the mobo. I have one selected, thats one of the last things I purchase

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September 27, 2013 9:15:56 PM

So i have come up with this as a consideration for complete build with no over clocking or crossfire, later one.
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