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March 19, 2014 12:55:17 PM

ive got a new build id like some input on . i am a gamer and i am upgrading rfrom my current computer.
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Machine name: MICKEY-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire X1420G
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 645 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.1GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 2309MB used, 5879MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode

i am looking to get this computer new computer ill link it. are there any opinions or anything im missing is this worth it? only thing im pretty much worried about is if it would be better to just use the computer i have and upgrade it or should i buy this whole new computer. trying to save cash here, any help would be appreciated. if i should get or need to get or should do i can do that i want a good computer for about 500 - 600 bucks that is an upgrade from what i currently am working with i am hoping im not bottlenecking anywhere . if there is any way to modify it i will do that too. it would be nice if i could get atlest double or more power from a new build than what i am currently working with
i hope it is a worthy upgrade
new comp parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cESm

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March 19, 2014 1:05:52 PM

i am gonna browse around a bit, i will post a build within the hour.
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March 19, 2014 1:15:07 PM

i got you a quad core 760k with a 750 ti
you will get better performance and it is a newer socket
fm1 is dead and has older tech
i also got you a decent psu with a case you should never get a case with a psu in it because the psu will likely fail
here is some bench marks for the 750 ti
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/nvidia_geforce_gtx...


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLfA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLfA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLfA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E45 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $577.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 16:14 EDT-0400)

for a little over your budget you can get a 6 core fx 6300 with better upgrade path

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLu9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLu9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLu9/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $614.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 16:17 EDT-0400)
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March 19, 2014 1:42:19 PM

you want intel for gaming. its just the nature of the way threads work.
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March 19, 2014 1:43:31 PM

oh and that psu in the case, is a seasonic, which is the premiere manufacturer of psu
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March 19, 2014 1:44:08 PM

antec corair and evga buy power supplies from seasonic and put their logo on it.
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March 19, 2014 1:59:13 PM

you can find who really makes the psu's here
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-oem-ma...

evga does not use seasonic
antec and corsair does depending on the model

the psu inside that case in cheap and in alot of reviews either fails or is doa

intel does have better per core performance but a fx-6300 is comparable to a i3 series and the one you listed is a more expensive ivy bridge you could go with a haswell for around 120 with better performance
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March 19, 2014 4:20:22 PM

bad_kitty 13 best solution yet =) thank you. lets hope things go back on sale again. ill be having this comp by the next 2 weeks or so when i get my compuer cash. thanks for sticking to amd lol im an AMD fan
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March 22, 2014 4:34:46 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
i got you a quad core 760k with a 750 ti
you will get better performance and it is a newer socket
fm1 is dead and has older tech
i also got you a decent psu with a case you should never get a case with a psu in it because the psu will likely fail
here is some bench marks for the 750 ti
http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/nvidia_geforce_gtx...


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLfA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLfA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLfA/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI A88XM-E45 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $577.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 16:14 EDT-0400)

for a little over your budget you can get a 6 core fx 6300 with better upgrade path

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLu9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLu9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3cLu9/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $614.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-19 16:17 EDT-0400)


if i wanted to add more fans to this build what would i use to go about doing that. the case itself comes with 1 but has room for 5 . what can i do to make it so i can have 5 fans
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March 22, 2014 5:46:13 PM

that case can handle 2x 120mm 1x side gpu 120mm and 1x 120mm for front intake

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/case-fan/#s=120

these are all 120mm fans, the rear fan has blue led's so you may want another blue led for the front

you could go with this
front: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-fan-bffblf12...
other 3 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-fan-bffscfp1...

or you can pick your own, 120mm fan mounts are universal
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March 22, 2014 6:03:46 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
that case can handle 2x 120mm 1x side gpu 120mm and 1x 120mm for front intake

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/case-fan/#s=120

these are all 120mm fans, the rear fan has blue led's so you may want another blue led for the front

you could go with this
front: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-fan-bffblf12...
other 3 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-fan-bffscfp1...

or you can pick your own, 120mm fan mounts are universal


i was going to go with these.. is that ok?
four of them? i was just wondering how i would connect them do i need fan splitters or anything extra to hook them up or do they just work? and ill figure it out when i put it together.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-fan-r4l...
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March 22, 2014 6:11:53 PM

they will fit and are fine, they should have 4 pin molex connectors and you will just hook them up to your molex psu cable and be good to go. molex psu cables usually have 4-6 molex connectors on them
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March 22, 2014 6:11:57 PM

TheFluffyDog said:
you want intel for gaming. its just the nature of the way threads work.

A quad core CPU has four threads, even the newest games can only utilize 4. Try it yourself, I have and found neither have better frame-rates than the other. My opinion, stick with the AMD and save some money, Intel is great for multi tasking and business, but hyper-threading won't make any difference for gamers.
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March 22, 2014 6:17:32 PM

thank you for all your help!! i think im pretty much set for now..

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March 22, 2014 7:24:06 PM

no problem glad to help out :) 
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