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September 28, 2013 6:25:23 PM

Hey all, I'm looking for some advice on a build that I've been playing around with for the past few weeks. Please let me know if you see anything out of place or concerning about this list.

Processor: Intel Core i5-3470
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600
SSD: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 (32GB)
HDD: WD Caviar Blue (1TB)
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB (FX-787A-CDFC)
PSU: SeaSonic G 550w 80 Plus Gold ATX12V
Case: NZXT Source 220

I plan on using the Optical drive from my current PC, and will be running 64-bit Win7 Professional. Thanks for looking.

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September 28, 2013 6:26:37 PM

Budget?
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September 28, 2013 6:27:57 PM

ddbtkd456 said:
Budget?


About 750 USD, before OS.
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September 28, 2013 6:28:54 PM

Easy i'll get you a better system.
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September 28, 2013 6:29:55 PM

Yeah, can do a little better than that for 750 dollars.
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September 28, 2013 6:37:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.97 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 21:35 EDT-0400)

I would wait on the SSD until you can get a proper 128 GB or bigger SSD drive, while the 32 gb would be big enough for an operating system it would really be pushing it. Also this will be alot more stable system, and don't worry the 650 TI Boost will out perform the video card you have now, plus i gave you a good motherboard and a better processor. Also please remember to select the best solution so that others may learn from this thread. Thank you for your time.
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September 28, 2013 6:40:37 PM

ddbtkd456 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.97 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 21:35 EDT-0400)

I would wait on the SSD until you can get a proper 128 GB or bigger SSD drive, while the 32 gb would be big enough for an operating system it would really be pushing it. Also this will be alot more stable system, and don't worry the 650 TI Boost will out perform the video card you have now, plus i gave you a good motherboard and a better processor. Also please remember to select the best solution so that others may learn from this thread. Thank you for your time.

Wow, thank you. I wasn't expecting such a quick turnaround on this.
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September 28, 2013 6:45:29 PM

A-Person said:
ddbtkd456 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.97 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $723.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 21:35 EDT-0400)

I would wait on the SSD until you can get a proper 128 GB or bigger SSD drive, while the 32 gb would be big enough for an operating system it would really be pushing it. Also this will be alot more stable system, and don't worry the 650 TI Boost will out perform the video card you have now, plus i gave you a good motherboard and a better processor. Also please remember to select the best solution so that others may learn from this thread. Thank you for your time.

Wow, thank you. I wasn't expecting such a quick turnaround on this.


No problem they call me a speed demon for a reason lol.
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September 28, 2013 6:47:12 PM

What?!? Why are you pairing a 210 dollar Cpu with a 140 dollar video card? Horrible gaming build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($65.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($283.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $741.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 21:45 EDT-0400)

Cpu is only slightly slower, which you won't begin to notice, at all. Video card is much, much faster. Other than that, similar specced parts. Psu I listed is still a tier 2, 600w semi-modular unit. I've worked on this Case before, and like it.
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September 28, 2013 6:51:18 PM

Sorry about that, i didn't see that combo. Here. Also i do agree his build is much more solid, well we all make mistakes once an a while, sorry about that good eye. :) 
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September 28, 2013 7:00:09 PM

Toms hardware has just released a $650 dollar computer. I would base my computer off that and by a 60gb ssd (69$) and get a bigger power supply (550w) Which will be roughly an additional (30$) which makes the rig cost $ 750 exactly. Then I would swap the 760 for a 7870 because you get 3 free games and overclocks better. With a bigger power supply and the spare money ($30) from a cheaper graphics card I would invest in a after market heatsink and over clock the 6300 fx a little. This rig would give you a lot more bang for your buck .
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September 28, 2013 7:10:43 PM

hawkswoop said:
Toms hardware has just released a $650 dollar computer. I would base my computer off that and by a 60gb ssd (69$) and get a bigger power supply (550w) Which will be roughly an additional (30$) which makes the rig cost $ 750 exactly. Then I would swap the 760 for a 7870 because you get 3 free games and overclocks better. With a bigger power supply and the spare money ($30) from a cheaper graphics card I would invest in a after market heatsink and over clock the 6300 fx a little. This rig would give you a lot more bang for your buck .


And it wouldn't perform as well as the build I listed. Overclocked fx6300 isn't as fast in games as the 3350p. And of course, the 7970 is faster than a 7870.
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September 28, 2013 7:16:04 PM

^^^ Agreed the system swordkd built would be way more efficient the an FX-6300 (thats coming from a AMD fan), only very specific things do AMD outweigh Intel in.
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September 28, 2013 7:30:01 PM

Swordkd said:
And it wouldn't perform as well as the build I listed. Overclocked fx6300 isn't as fast in games as the 3350p. And of course, the 7970 is faster than a 7870.

I do have one question about your build. What was the reason to pick a 7970 over, say, a 7950? Is the performance increase that significant?
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September 28, 2013 7:31:06 PM

Yes, actually it is my system runs a 7950 but there are a few games i can't quite max completely out.
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September 28, 2013 7:31:08 PM

Yes, actually it is my system runs a 7950 but there are a few games i can't quite max completely out.
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September 28, 2013 7:39:16 PM

If you needed to save the money, then it becomes a point at which, how much do you need to save? 7970 > 760 > 7950. 284 for the 7970, 250 for the 760, and 200 for the 7950 on sale.
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September 28, 2013 7:46:44 PM

It's still in my budget, so there's no need to save money. I was just curious about performance if I decided to get a 7950 with a i5-3570k and cooler instead.

Thanks for the build, by the way.
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September 28, 2013 7:48:11 PM

No problem, I love doing this actually.
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