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February 4, 2014 8:57:23 PM

please help me build my gaming pc.. ive read tons of articles but im still confuse of the compatibility and all..(note: system unit only i already have case, fans,600w psu and HDD..OS)

cpu:?
motherboard:?
GPU:?
ram:?

ill be using it mainly for gaming..
crossfire online
BF4
Total war games
yulgang2 online
saints row
ACreed


pls need help
February 4, 2014 9:14:53 PM

Go to cyberpowerpc.com and select a base build with free shipping, and then make it what you want. You'll get better performance with an Intel build, but it'll cost you more. AMD will work very well with a budget. (Don't listen to the haters and fanboys. AMD makes very good products. It's true they don't really compete with Intel. But for the price they're totally worth it.) Keep in mind that the site won't let you go astray as far as compatibility is concered, and that your two bottlenecks will be CPU and GPU. Don't worry about the the MHz next to the memory description, it'll make little difference to you. Get the AMD FX 6300 or better and a Radeon card that ends with 'x', e.g. 260x, 280x. You'll find what you need.

Best of luck.
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a c 223 4 Gaming
February 4, 2014 9:25:58 PM

Here's a start

Since you don't need the case, PSU and HDD then

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $421.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 00:31 EST-0500)
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February 4, 2014 9:34:53 PM

Cace Roree said:
please help me build my gaming pc.. ive read tons of articles but im still confuse of the compatibility and all..(note: system unit only i already have case, fans,600w psu and HDD..OS)

cpu:?
motherboard:?
GPU:?
ram:?

ill be using it mainly for gaming..
crossfire online
BF4
Total war games
yulgang2 online
saints row
ACreed


pls need help

Hi,
I have just had a look around for you and have come up with this ;) 

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

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor | $119.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard | $64.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $69.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card | $222.98 @ SuperBiiz
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $467.95
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 00:37 EST-0500 |
All of that ads up to $468, if you can find the extra $48 dollars it is well worth it. Hope this helps :D 

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February 4, 2014 9:48:14 PM

clayofthe757 said:
Go to cyberpowerpc.com and select a base build with free shipping, and then make it what you want. You'll get better performance with an Intel build, but it'll cost you more. AMD will work very well with a budget. (Don't listen to the haters and fanboys. AMD makes very good products. It's true they don't really compete with Intel. But for the price they're totally worth it.) Keep in mind that the site won't let you go astray as far as compatibility is concered, and that your two bottlenecks will be CPU and GPU. Don't worry about the the MHz next to the memory description, it'll make little difference to you. Get the AMD FX 6300 or better and a Radeon card that ends with 'x', e.g. 260x, 280x. You'll find what you need.

Best of luck.


fx 6300 is better than a10 6800k?
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February 4, 2014 9:51:46 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
Here's a start

Since you don't need the case, PSU and HDD then

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $421.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 00:31 EST-0500)


may i ask y most of budget pc builds recommend the fx instead of a series..? curious..
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February 4, 2014 9:55:36 PM

Cace Roree said:
clayofthe757 said:
Go to cyberpowerpc.com and select a base build with free shipping, and then make it what you want. You'll get better performance with an Intel build, but it'll cost you more. AMD will work very well with a budget. (Don't listen to the haters and fanboys. AMD makes very good products. It's true they don't really compete with Intel. But for the price they're totally worth it.) Keep in mind that the site won't let you go astray as far as compatibility is concered, and that your two bottlenecks will be CPU and GPU. Don't worry about the the MHz next to the memory description, it'll make little difference to you. Get the AMD FX 6300 or better and a Radeon card that ends with 'x', e.g. 260x, 280x. You'll find what you need.

Best of luck.


fx 6300 is better than a10 6800k?


Yes because the a10 6800K is a APU, which means there is a weak video card built onto a weak CPU. So if you have the money it is always better to get a separate CPU and a powerfully Deseret video card, so go with the FX 6300 and something like a R9 270x

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February 4, 2014 9:56:53 PM

FX has better CPU performance than the A series. You only pick up an A series APU if you don't need a discrete video card.
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February 4, 2014 10:07:54 PM

eluin and ohyouknow thanks for help.. and i gues fx is cheaper than a10.. so i would switch to fx..

about the motherboard.. asrock is better than gigabyte for fx cpu?
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February 4, 2014 10:26:47 PM

clayofthe757 said:
Go to cyberpowerpc.com and select a base build with free shipping, and then make it what you want. You'll get better performance with an Intel build, but it'll cost you more. AMD will work very well with a budget. (Don't listen to the haters and fanboys. AMD makes very good products. It's true they don't really compete with Intel. But for the price they're totally worth it.) Keep in mind that the site won't let you go astray as far as compatibility is concered, and that your two bottlenecks will be CPU and GPU. Don't worry about the the MHz next to the memory description, it'll make little difference to you. Get the AMD FX 6300 or better and a Radeon card that ends with 'x', e.g. 260x, 280x. You'll find what you need.

Best of luck.


thanks sir.. how bwt a solid board for FX?
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February 4, 2014 10:32:41 PM

Cace Roree said:
eluin and ohyouknow thanks for help.. and i gues fx is cheaper than a10.. so i would switch to fx..

about the motherboard.. asrock is better than gigabyte for fx cpu?


No not necessary asrock and gigabyte are both good brands, There is a bit of hate floating around saying that asrock is bad. But i have built two systems using asrock boards and i have had no problems with them.
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February 4, 2014 10:47:15 PM

eliun said:
Cace Roree said:
eluin and ohyouknow thanks for help.. and i gues fx is cheaper than a10.. so i would switch to fx..

about the motherboard.. asrock is better than gigabyte for fx cpu?


No not necessary asrock and gigabyte are both good brands, There is a bit of hate floating around saying that asrock is bad. But i have built two systems using asrock boards and i have had no problems with them.


ive read some too..in terms of price i think they are quite the same.. do you mind helping me with VC? which is better for gaming .. 650Ti or the 7790? both 1gb gddr5
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February 4, 2014 10:58:02 PM

They are pretty much the same cards but I would go with the 7790.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 4, 2014 11:00:50 PM

Similar.
Go for a more powerful card if you can afford it though.
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February 4, 2014 11:13:15 PM

so it seems.. but im still trap on mobos.. asrock or gigabyte? under $100.. i want those u have 3.0 usb and crossfire/sli for future purposes..

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P < is this a good board for FX 6300?
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February 4, 2014 11:19:51 PM

Go with Gigabyte. Asus and Gigabyte are the top-end manufacturers. A good Asus board will also do if you can find a suitable one.
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February 4, 2014 11:26:13 PM

Cace Roree said:
so it seems.. but im still trap on mobos.. asrock or gigabyte? under $100.. i want those u have 3.0 usb and crossfire/sli for future purposes..

Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P < is this a good board for FX 6300?


Yes that would be a good board to use, also if you want an asus board here is a good one the asus M5A97 R2.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 4, 2014 11:26:17 PM

cst1992 said:
Go with Gigabyte. Asus and Gigabyte are the top-end manufacturers. A good Asus board will also do if you can find a suitable one.


i currently have these boards in mind..

Asus M5A97 R2.0
ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P
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February 4, 2014 11:29:25 PM

Cace Roree said:
cst1992 said:
Go with Gigabyte. Asus and Gigabyte are the top-end manufacturers. A good Asus board will also do if you can find a suitable one.


i currently have these boards in mind..

Asus M5A97 R2.0
ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P


I would go with the Asus M5A97 R2.0

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February 4, 2014 11:33:23 PM

eliun said:
Cace Roree said:
cst1992 said:
Go with Gigabyte. Asus and Gigabyte are the top-end manufacturers. A good Asus board will also do if you can find a suitable one.


i currently have these boards in mind..

Asus M5A97 R2.0
ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P


I would go with the Asus M5A97 R2.0



what is its edge to the other two?
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February 4, 2014 11:35:40 PM

Asus M5A97 R2.0 and Asus M5A97 LE R2.0.. whats LE?
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February 5, 2014 12:04:05 AM

Here is a nice article tha would help you decide;

System Builder Marathon (Q3 2013)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/build-your-own-gami...

And here are 2 items which CPU and GPU would you consider.

Graphics hierarchy chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

CPU Hierarchy Chart
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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a c 223 4 Gaming
February 5, 2014 12:36:34 AM

The LE board has no heatsink on the VRM, meaning it's a bad idea to overclock with it
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February 5, 2014 5:55:22 PM

rolandzhang3 said:
The LE board has no heatsink on the VRM, meaning it's a bad idea to overclock with it


not the LE then.. ^_^
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