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I would like to hear your opinions on my build + some questions

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December 12, 2013 5:53:01 PM

CPU: AMD FX 6300
GPU: HIS iPower IceQ X² Boost Radeon R9 270 + Bf4.
MotherBoard: Gigabyte AM3+ 760G S2
Case: NZXT Source 210 Black
Ram: Kingston Hyper X Blu 4 GB
PSU: CX 500
Hard drive: WD Blue 500GB
Dvd Drive:? looking for the cheapest doesn't really matter

CAD $600- Budget. I would like to lower the price but not affect the performance as much


Questions

is it better to buy the Gigabyte AM3+ 760G S2 16GB capacity with 8 more GB capacity (cheaper) than the S2P which has 8GB max slot, I will only be buying 4GB of ram for now

Should I stick with HIS iPower IceQ X² Boost Radeon R9 270 or think about buying the Gigabyte R9 270x for $26 more


I was wondering if NewEgg still offers BF4 for free with there AMD cards


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December 12, 2013 7:20:45 PM

I have the list for you, total will be $614.00 (CAD), it is $14 CAD more than you budget, and you still get the BF4 with GA r9-270x from newegg, The MB (Asus
M5A78L-M/USB3) is the weaker component in the PC, if you can pay $40CAD more get the ASUS M5A97 (R2.0), than the PC will be perfect. But you don't have to.

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2jtA6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2jtA6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2jtA6/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.28 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($228.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $614.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-12 22:17 EST-0500)
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December 12, 2013 9:22:20 PM

cin19 said:
I have the list for you, total will be $614.00 (CAD), it is $14 CAD more than you budget, and you still get the BF4 with GA r9-270x from newegg, The MB (Asus
M5A78L-M/USB3) is the weaker component in the PC, if you can pay $40CAD more get the ASUS M5A97 (R2.0), than the PC will be perfect. But you don't have to.

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2jtA6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2jtA6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2jtA6/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.00 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.28 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($228.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $614.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-12 22:17 EST-0500)

I think I will keep the CPU, Motherboard (not sure), Case and The Power Supply
For the Motherboard I can get the Gigabyte AM3+ 760G S2 for $40.37 on Amazon I don't know why the S2 is much cheaper than the S2P version which has 8 more gb for the slot
The S2 has Windows 8 in it http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-DDR3-Micro-Motherboard-G...
S2P: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-SB710-Chipset-Motherboar...

Case: I could get the NZXT Source 210 Black for $59 Total NewEgg.ca compare to BitFenix Merc Alpha black which is $76.01 Total. I could have gotten $25 off but the deal expired

PowerSupply: Cx500 is $59.94 on Amazon for Antec Neo Eco 520C 520W Power Supply it would cost me about $20~ more

Kingston Predator Series 8GB It's $55.28 on Amazon CA I would buy it for $20 off if I were to double the 4gb Kingston hyper x blu but it's currently out of stock.

good find on the Seagate Barracuda 500GB and the Samsung SH-224DB

I will be buying the CPU/Ram/PSU/Motherboard on Amazon.com
I have roughly estimated the cost for lb for an item I'm not sure what per shipment means does that mean the whole package will ship the whole thing for $7.99?
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December 13, 2013 3:13:10 AM

When you buy the MB for the FX6300, you want to the MB has at least 4+1 power phase count, otherwise the FX6300 will not work well with the MB, like the PC will shutdown during the games because the MB ( the overheat the VRM). So you are better to get the S2P version. https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ag...
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December 13, 2013 7:06:42 PM

cin19 said:
When you buy the MB for the FX6300, you want to the MB has at least 4+1 power phase count, otherwise the FX6300 will not work well with the MB, like the PC will shutdown during the games because the MB ( the overheat the VRM). So you are better to get the S2P version. https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ag...


Asus M5A78L-M is 13 dollar less than the GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P which is one is better?
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December 13, 2013 7:26:36 PM

M5A78L-M has the 3+1 phase that why it is cheaper. I will take the GA-78LMT-S2P.
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December 14, 2013 4:29:49 PM

The GA-78LMT-S2P has 1 cpu fan header and 1 system fan header

Can I use the PSU plug in the fan that came with the case so that if I happen to buy a 120mm fan I can plug it in the spare header
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December 14, 2013 5:05:44 PM

If your fan has this 4pin molex http://grabcad.com/library/ide-molex-male-power-connect... and you can plug it into the PSU cable, if you have this 4pin pwm http://www.ayagroup.com/images/D/FFB1212EH-PWM_1.jpg then you can plug into the MB or if you the 3pin one use the adapter http://www.avadirect.com/product_details_parts.asp?PRID... connect to the PSU.
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