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December 22, 2013 5:55:20 PM

New PC builder, need opinion on parts

Hey guys. This is my first PC build and these are the parts i'm looking at to build my computer, it's somewhat of a budget build I just wanted to know first whether this setup will work together, and secondly anyones opinions or recommendations!

Parts list:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2oufw

Anything helps! I am still trying to figure out if the HD 7770 is the card that I want, from what I read its a good average card that can play most games on decent settings so if anyone has experience with it or knows of a better choice let me know! I'm also looking towards the 7850, any opinions on that would be appreciated too!

Thanks!

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December 22, 2013 8:31:33 PM

None of the links work at all. Can you please directly type in the parts list and/or put up a pcpartpicker parts list?
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December 22, 2013 8:34:04 PM

I fixed it sorry about that
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December 23, 2013 12:28:33 AM

Nah, its fine :)  However, I will recommend buying the CM Hyper 212 EVO to keep the temperatures of the CPU below a safe temperature (They have been known to run up to 80+C). If you can afford it, an FX-6300 or FX-8150 are much more powerful CPU's.
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December 23, 2013 2:40:58 PM

Nuclear101 said:
Nah, its fine :)  However, I will recommend buying the CM Hyper 212 EVO to keep the temperatures of the CPU below a safe temperature (They have been known to run up to 80+C). If you can afford it, an FX-6300 or FX-8150 are much more powerful CPU's.

Okay I will look into that. Also, I am really on the line with the CPU, I was originally going for the AMD FX-4300 mostly because of the pricing to performance quality, but now i'm starting to wonder if something like the i3-4130 would be better since its the same price range but made by Intel, which I've heard are better performing. What would you recommend?
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December 23, 2013 2:57:50 PM

Here is a cheap build I would suggest for only $60+ more:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $560.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 17:56 EST-0500)
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December 23, 2013 3:02:24 PM

Get a 6300 FX.

Oh and i bought that case also. Dont have all my parts to put in it yet. But its really nice!
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December 23, 2013 3:02:57 PM

600w is probably over kill for that GPU. Unless he plants to upgrade he could get a 500w
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December 23, 2013 3:05:02 PM

Abscent said:
Here is a cheap build I would suggest for only $60+ more:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $560.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 17:56 EST-0500)


That looks like a solid build, I just have a question!

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do for a GPU, and I've been looking at the 7850, but how well does the 7790 work for gaming?
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December 23, 2013 3:07:38 PM

derek9fan said:
Abscent said:
Here is a cheap build I would suggest for only $60+ more:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $560.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 17:56 EST-0500)


That looks like a solid build, I just have a question!

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do for a GPU, and I've been looking at the 7850, but how well does the 7790 work for gaming?


What level of gaming are you looking for? And what res do you plan to play on? Do you have a budget?

IMO i wouldnt get anything less than a 660 and minimum
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December 23, 2013 3:10:33 PM

MDXX said:
derek9fan said:
Abscent said:
Here is a cheap build I would suggest for only $60+ more:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $560.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 17:56 EST-0500)


That looks like a solid build, I just have a question!

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do for a GPU, and I've been looking at the 7850, but how well does the 7790 work for gaming?


What level of gaming are you looking for? And what res do you plan to play on? Do you have a budget?

IMO i wouldnt get anything less than a 660 and minimum


I don't do too much intense gaming, I play mostly Diablo 3, quite a bit of LoL, maybe some skyrim and other games in the future. I don't yet have a monitor but I plan to play on a medium to high res, and I do have a budget, it is a bit flexible but not a lot!
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December 23, 2013 4:16:59 PM

derek9fan said:
MDXX said:
derek9fan said:
Abscent said:
Here is a cheap build I would suggest for only $60+ more:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($137.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $560.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 17:56 EST-0500)


That looks like a solid build, I just have a question!

I've been trying to figure out what I want to do for a GPU, and I've been looking at the 7850, but how well does the 7790 work for gaming?


What level of gaming are you looking for? And what res do you plan to play on? Do you have a budget?

IMO i wouldnt get anything less than a 660 and minimum


I don't do too much intense gaming, I play mostly Diablo 3, quite a bit of LoL, maybe some skyrim and other games in the future. I don't yet have a monitor but I plan to play on a medium to high res, and I do have a budget, it is a bit flexible but not a lot!


Sorry for the late reply but depending on your budget, a few things can change but at this point i would suggest that any extra cash go towards a better GPU. The 7790 is good for a cheap build but If you have extra cash then i would suggest a 2 gb 7850 over the 7790. Since there is only a $24 difference


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($160.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $583.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 19:16 EST-0500)
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December 23, 2013 4:48:16 PM

Thanks a bunch! You were a great help!
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