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November 26, 2013 2:22:07 PM

:heink:  This is going to be my first build, but if you have any other suggestions, please post them,

I dont want a monitor, mouse, or sound card. My price range is 650-700$

Case:Logisys CS308RD
RAM : Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Cpu:AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz
Video card: XFX Radeon HD 7790 1GB 128-bit DDR5
mother board:ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
with 1 tb hard drive

ALSO, in the case i think it said something about already coming with a power supply? if so, would this be able to run with a 480w power supply?

And if you have any suggestions to what case I should buy, please tell me them

Also, what does the "bit" part mean where is say my vid card?

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November 26, 2013 2:33:24 PM

That's weak for $700

Bit means transfer Bus so the bigger the bit, the faster the data transfer is.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($220.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $762.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 17:30 EST-0500)

I5 unlocked is one of the best processors, even tho it's 3rd gen (4th is newest) it will never bottleneck and it's faster execution per core than AMD
Tom's recommends unlocked Intel CPUs for gaming.
Ram is 1866Ghz at 1.5v and 9 latency is the best out there. You start having problems once you go past 1.5V and Latency is really good.
Video Card is 7950 3gb, (386 bit bus) so it will handle all the games at ultra.
PSU, all you need is 12v rail with 30+ amps to support GPU. So even 430W will do but 500W has a little extra juice in case you want to OC ur GPU (Which you do)
For Case, it has a side vent for GPU and top vent so you can push air thru the top because heat rises
For HDD I Chose basic 1T thats cheap and fast
Mobo: I chose it because it supports the Ram and it can support 2 GPUs but you will need a stronger PSU.

Optional:
I chose SSD 120GB 450Mb/s read/write
It boosts load speeds because it'll act more like a cache for 1T HDD
you can put your OS and most frequent used programs like Videogames(1 or 2), Photoshop, etc
a c 159 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2013 2:45:46 PM

What WarWolvrineWarrior (jeez that's awful) says is pretty much bang on. Only issue is that we don't really know what your $700 has to include.
Regardless, your components do seem like poor value.

The "bit" is a reference to the unit of data, ie, bytes, and signifies the size of the interface. Think of it like the width of a pipeline. In general though, it's not a figure that should concern you too much.
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November 26, 2013 2:49:56 PM

Sebastianization said:
:heink:  This is going to be my first build, but if you have any other suggestions, please post them,

I dont want a monitor, mouse, or sound card. My price range is 650-700$

Case:Logisys CS308RD
RAM : Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Cpu:AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz
Video card: XFX Radeon HD 7790 1GB 128-bit DDR5
mother board:ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
with 1 tb hard drive

ALSO, in the case i think it said something about already coming with a power supply? if so, would this be able to run with a 480w power supply?

And if you have any suggestions to what case I should buy, please tell me them

Also, what does the "bit" part mean where is say my vid card?


That Mobo is designed for Intel CPUs 3rd generation Only
November 26, 2013 4:06:45 PM

Wow jeez! fast response! thanks warrior but it's a little over the price for me ( i'm on an extremely tight budget,sorry) + I will only be using 1 monitor and wont be doing too much stuff except for gaming so I wont need 3gb on my video card but
November 26, 2013 4:08:47 PM

Rammy said:
What WarWolvrineWarrior (jeez that's awful) says is pretty much bang on. Only issue is that we don't really know what your $700 has to include.
Regardless, your components do seem like poor value.

The "bit" is a reference to the unit of data, ie, bytes, and signifies the size of the interface. Think of it like the width of a pipeline. In general though, it's not a figure that should concern you too much.


well, I dont really care what it has to include, I just want it to be able to record minecraft + bf4 on any settings any it cant go ANY higher than 700$
a c 159 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2013 4:21:13 PM

Yeah PCpartpicker isn't infallible, but it's a very good tool for price comparisons. You should still check around, but as a guide it works pretty well. Discrepancies often turn up from daily deals/special offers and changing rebate/delivery charges etc.

Does your budget need to include an OS? This will make a significant difference to what you can afford.
November 26, 2013 4:24:46 PM

Rammy said:
Yeah PCpartpicker isn't infallible, but it's a very good tool for price comparisons. You should still check around, but as a guide it works pretty well. Discrepancies often turn up from daily deals/special offers and changing rebate/delivery charges etc.

Does your budget need to include an OS? This will make a significant difference to what you can afford.

shit I forgot yes, and I FRIKCING HATE win 8 so just windows 7, and make it 32 bit

a c 159 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2013 4:48:08 PM

There isn't really a reason to go for 32bit Windows over 64bit, in fact, quite the opposite (cheaper and more memory allowance).

Also, do you need an optical drive?
Do you want to overclock?
November 26, 2013 4:49:40 PM

WarWolverineWarrior said:
That's weak for $700

Bit means transfer Bus so the bigger the bit, the faster the data transfer is.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($220.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $762.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 17:30 EST-0500)

I5 unlocked is one of the best processors, even tho it's 3rd gen (4th is newest) it will never bottleneck and it's faster execution per core than AMD
Tom's recommends unlocked Intel CPUs for gaming.
Ram is 1866Ghz at 1.5v and 9 latency is the best out there. You start having problems once you go past 1.5V and Latency is really good.
Video Card is 7950 3gb, (386 bit bus) so it will handle all the games at ultra.
PSU, all you need is 12v rail with 30+ amps to support GPU. So even 430W will do but 500W has a little extra juice in case you want to OC ur GPU (Which you do)
For Case, it has a side vent for GPU and top vent so you can push air thru the top because heat rises
For HDD I Chose basic 1T thats cheap and fast
Mobo: I chose it because it supports the Ram and it can support 2 GPUs but you will need a stronger PSU.

Optional:
I chose SSD 120GB 450Mb/s read/write
It boosts load speeds because it'll act more like a cache for 1T HDD
you can put your OS and most frequent used programs like Videogames(1 or 2), Photoshop, etc


WarWolverineWarrior said:
Sebastianization said:
:heink:  This is going to be my first build, but if you have any other suggestions, please post them,

I dont want a monitor, mouse, or sound card. My price range is 650-700$

Case:Logisys CS308RD
RAM : Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Cpu:AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz
Video card: XFX Radeon HD 7790 1GB 128-bit DDR5
mother board:ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
with 1 tb hard drive

ALSO, in the case i think it said something about already coming with a power supply? if so, would this be able to run with a 480w power supply?

And if you have any suggestions to what case I should buy, please tell me them

Also, what does the "bit" part mean where is say my vid card?


That Mobo is designed for Intel CPUs 3rd generation Only


What about this mobo?
ECS A990FXM-A AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
I saw it on newegg and it was discounted from 130$ to 109$
November 26, 2013 4:51:28 PM

Rammy said:
What WarWolvrineWarrior (jeez that's awful) says is pretty much bang on. Only issue is that we don't really know what your $700 has to include.
Regardless, your components do seem like poor value.

The "bit" is a reference to the unit of data, ie, bytes, and signifies the size of the interface. Think of it like the width of a pipeline. In general though, it's not a figure that should concern you too much.


what about this?

RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEBP 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case With 500W Power Supply
November 26, 2013 4:57:52 PM

Rammy said:
There isn't really a reason to go for 32bit Windows over 64bit, in fact, quite the opposite (cheaper and more memory allowance).

Also, do you need an optical drive?
Do you want to overclock?


oh, sorry, just something I read on a yahoo answer thing, no, I dont want to overclock and yes, I want an optical drive

ALSO i want a keyboard, preferably this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2J2...

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a c 159 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2013 5:16:34 PM
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Right, well that rules out quite a few things then.

Here's a build with the FX6300 you picked out earlier.
Usually, I'd spend less on the motherboard and more on the CPU, but the combo deals/rebates have sorta skewed the balance a bit more than normal. It's very heavy on deals+rebates, but those are the things you want to exploit for best value. A slightly more balanced build would probably be an FX8320 and a cheaper motherboard.
The advantage of this build is that if you do want to overclock at some point, you can, and it doesn't really cost you anything to have that option.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($220.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $699.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 20:05 EST-0500)

And the Intel equivalent-
Went a little over budget here, but managed to pack in an i5 and a really nice GTX760. I could have knocked a few $ off the case and gone for a smaller HDD, but it didn't seem like good value.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $713.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 20:15 EST-0500)
November 26, 2013 5:28:59 PM

Rammy said:
Right, well that rules out quite a few things then.

Here's a build with the FX6300 you picked out earlier.
Usually, I'd spend less on the motherboard and more on the CPU, but the combo deals/rebates have sorta skewed the balance a bit more than normal. It's very heavy on deals+rebates, but those are the things you want to exploit for best value. A slightly more balanced build would probably be an FX8320 and a cheaper motherboard.
The advantage of this build is that if you do want to overclock at some point, you can, and it doesn't really cost you anything to have that option.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($220.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $699.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 20:05 EST-0500)

And the Intel equivalent-
Went a little over budget here, but managed to pack in an i5 and a really nice GTX760. I could have knocked a few $ off the case and gone for a smaller HDD, but it didn't seem like good value.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3330 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $713.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-26 20:15 EST-0500)


Will you marry me?
both are amazing and I just found an equally impressive build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29hQK
I have jizz spewing out my house right now
November 26, 2013 5:34:03 PM

there is some freaky shit going on
the link I sent wasnt supposed to be 700$
a c 159 B Homebuilt system
November 26, 2013 5:34:31 PM

Sebastianization said:

Will you marry me?
both are amazing and I just found an equally impressive build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29hQK
I have jizz spewing out my house right now

Nope

That build is incomplete, as it has no prices on graphics cards, so they aren't included in the price. Additionally, the PSU is horrible, the HDD is wrong, the memory is overpriced, the motherboard is good but uneccesary, and while the NZXT Phantom is a great case, it's probably more than your budget should allow (I'd definitely stay in the sub ~$50 price range to focus the money on performance.
November 26, 2013 5:35:14 PM

ooooh because there was no price data for the vid card
November 26, 2013 5:36:54 PM

Rammy said:
Sebastianization said:

Will you marry me?
both are amazing and I just found an equally impressive build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29hQK
I have jizz spewing out my house right now

Nope

That build is incomplete, as it has no prices on graphics cards, so they aren't included in the price. Additionally, the PSU is horrible, the HDD is wrong, the memory is overpriced, the motherboard is good but uneccesary, and while the NZXT Phantom is a great case, it's probably more than your budget should allow (I'd definitely stay in the sub ~$50 price range to focus the money on performance.

Yeahhh..... shit well I'm going with your build thanks a million I almost bought a pc that wouldn't work ( the cpu prob in the begging)
!