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Is this a good $500 gaming build???

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November 12, 2013 5:02:21 PM

I am building my first PC and was wondering if this was a good build:
CPU: AMD FX 8320

GPU: GEFORCE GTX 650 TI BOOST EDITION

RAM: 4GB CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600MHz DDR3

PSU: CORSAIR CX SERIES 500W PSU MODULAR 80 PLUS BRONZE

HARD DRIVE: WD BLUE 1TB 64MB CACHE 6GB/S 7200 RPM

MOBO: MSI AM3+ 970A-G43

I want to be able to run new games at ultra settings on 1080p. I'm not looking for 60fps.. more like 30. I've seen videos on youtube and they run Battlefield 4 on ultra 1080p with a gtx 650 with a playable fps. Thanks!

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November 12, 2013 5:17:21 PM

The PSU is not good. Change it to antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

The motherboard should be changed. That board has no heatsinks on the VRMs and is known to overheat alot.

I would change the CPU to an fx-6300 and use the money for a better GPU.
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November 12, 2013 5:53:47 PM

tiny voices said:
The PSU is not good. Change it to antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic.

The motherboard should be changed. That board has no heatsinks on the VRMs and is known to overheat alot.

I would change the CPU to an fx-6300 and use the money for a better GPU.

Thanks for the reply
What motherboard should I use? This was the only one I found around my price range that fit my specs. I've also heard that an i5 could kill the fx 6300 and that 8 cores will help in the future when games start utilizing the cores. What is the cheapest graphics card I can get that will run bf4 on ultra 1080p? I was looking at the radeon hd 7870 but I'm not sure.
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November 12, 2013 5:58:34 PM

The 7870 is as low as you want to go for 1080p gaming at high/ultra. The fx6300 is a good option. If you went for an i5, you would have to take money from the GPU budget which is a no-go.

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November 12, 2013 6:16:32 PM

tiny voices said:
The 7870 is as low as you want to go for 1080p gaming at high/ultra. The fx6300 is a good option. If you went for an i5, you would have to take money from the GPU budget which is a no-go.


Will a 7870 beat a gtx 660? The 660 is a little more expensive but I'd dish it out if it's worth it. What motherboard would you recommend for this build? I also changed the PSU to a corsair 500w modular

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November 12, 2013 6:17:57 PM

Yes the 7870 will beat a 660 pretty much everywhere.

What is the budget for the motherboard?
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November 12, 2013 6:29:54 PM

tiny voices said:
Yes the 7870 will beat a 660 pretty much everywhere.

What is the budget for the motherboard?

Well If I get the 7870 I only have 50 for the MOBO so.... what do I do
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November 12, 2013 6:30:46 PM

tiny voices said:
Yes the 7870 will beat a 660 pretty much everywhere.

What is the budget for the motherboard?

Well If I get the 7870 I only have 50 for the MOBO so.... what do I do

I could get an MSI 7870 unless MSI is as shitty as i've heard... and that would save me money for a $90 MOBO at the most.
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November 12, 2013 6:41:05 PM

MSI makes great GPUs. $150 for a 7870 is a great deal.
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November 12, 2013 6:42:58 PM

tiny voices said:
MSI makes great GPUs. $150 for a 7870 is a great deal.

Okay, so I have 90 max for the mobo so what do you recommend? If I get a cheaper one I could upgrade something else.
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November 12, 2013 6:51:54 PM


What's the next best graphics card after the 7870 and would it be worth it to upgrade to it or can the 7870 handle the games? It's hard for me to spend more so only if there is a big increase in performance. Btw, I went with the Gigabyte board
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November 12, 2013 7:01:19 PM

You NEVER want to downgrade the GPU in order to get better other stuff. The GPU does 85% of the work when gaming. You want the GPU to cost 2x the CPU. And no, a 650ti BOOST will run new games at a mix medium/high settings at 1080p at best. The 7870 is ALOT better.

The next card to look at is a gtx760 or an hd7950. Those are the next step up.
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November 12, 2013 7:03:47 PM

tiny voices said:
You NEVER want to downgrade the GPU in order to get better other stuff. The GPU does 85% of the work when gaming. You want the GPU to cost 2x the CPU. And no, a 650ti BOOST will run new games at a mix medium/high settings at 1080p at best. The 7870 is ALOT better.

The next card to look at is a gtx760 or an hd7950. Those are the next step up.

Alright thanks for the help your awesome!! Here's the final build if you wanted to see it. I might upgrade to the 7950 if I have the money but I'm not sure yet. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21w0t

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November 12, 2013 7:05:51 PM

What case would you recommend for less than 30 if any? Or should I just wait and get a better case later.
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November 12, 2013 7:05:55 PM

What case would you recommend for less than 30 if any? Or should I just wait and get a better case later.
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November 12, 2013 9:25:10 PM

Try and get a corsair 200r or an Nzxt source 210. A rosewill would be ok
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November 12, 2013 11:53:00 PM
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November 13, 2013 7:48:37 AM

Skylarz said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/skylarz/saved/2r9I

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 60.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($10.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $499.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



Drop the CPU cooler because you will not be overclocking on that motherboard. It simply does not have the power phases necessary,
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