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May 12, 2014 10:08:11 AM

I have been putting together a new PC shown on this wish list : http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/1IST8CSK2ICI... to play games like BF4 on high settings on 1080p. Thanks for any upgrade ideas on or opinions.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 10:55:08 AM

Here is a good alternative:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($148.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($221.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $714.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-12 13:48 EDT-0400)

CPU- Fx-8320 is really good for it's price, will last you much longer than the fx-6300
Mobo- The lower end MSI boards are not great quality, better to go with an asrock, gigabyte or asus
RAM- you typically want to run your ram in dual channel for better performance. 2x4gb will work better than 1x8gb
PSU- 550w is more than enough unless you plan to SLI/Crossfire another GPU in the future. if you do then 750w is good.
GPU- Switched to the r9 280, more powerful than the 270x for only a bit more $$.
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May 12, 2014 11:05:29 AM

Should swap up to the GTX 760 for GPU. Maybe swapdown on the PSU to a non modular just to grab a cooler.
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a c 423 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 11:13:55 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($221.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $717.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-12 14:13 EDT-0400)

Here's what I would go with, similar to numanator's with a few tweaks
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 11:22:05 AM

Do you want to overclock? If you do none of these builds are going to be great for you, unless you want a very small overclock. Let me know and I'll give you a build.
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a c 423 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 11:25:30 AM

Graphiicz said:
Do you want to overclock? If you do none of these builds are going to be great for you, unless you want a very small overclock. Let me know and I'll give you a build.


A 212 Evo with a 8320 should go to at least 4.4Ghz easily.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 11:27:13 AM

RazerZ said:
Graphiicz said:
Do you want to overclock? If you do none of these builds are going to be great for you, unless you want a very small overclock. Let me know and I'll give you a build.


A 212 Evo with a 8320 should go to at least 4.4Ghz easily.


That's why I'm asking whether they want to overclock and how heavily they are going to do it.

EDIT: It won't get to 4.4 GHz "easily" by any means, but it is achievable.
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a c 423 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 11:29:38 AM

Graphiicz said:
Do you want to overclock? If you do none of these builds are going to be great for you, unless you want a very small overclock. Let me know and I'll give you a build.


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a b 4 Gaming
May 12, 2014 11:47:37 AM

RazerZ said:
Graphiicz said:
Do you want to overclock? If you do none of these builds are going to be great for you, unless you want a very small overclock. Let me know and I'll give you a build.




You do realise the motherboard is a factor also? Have you looked up the VRM info for the motherboards that have been recommended so far? Incidentally, the one you recommended is decent. The other one that was mentioned, not so much.

"Very small" is a subjective term. I think you overestimate the Hyper 212 EVO. It's really not anything special. The only real appeal to it is the price. But to be honest, this forum has been brainwashed by the Hyper 212 EVO trend. Everyone just blindly recommends it. Oh well.
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May 13, 2014 3:08:07 AM

Heroesneverquit said:
Should swap up to the GTX 760 for GPU. Maybe swapdown on the PSU to a non modular just to grab a cooler.


I will definitely look over some Nvidia cards., thanks for the response!
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May 13, 2014 3:08:58 AM

numanator said:
Here is a good alternative:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($148.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($221.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $714.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-12 13:48 EDT-0400)

CPU- Fx-8320 is really good for it's price, will last you much longer than the fx-6300
Mobo- The lower end MSI boards are not great quality, better to go with an asrock, gigabyte or asus
RAM- you typically want to run your ram in dual channel for better performance. 2x4gb will work better than 1x8gb
PSU- 550w is more than enough unless you plan to SLI/Crossfire another GPU in the future. if you do then 750w is good.
GPU- Switched to the r9 280, more powerful than the 270x for only a bit more $$.


Thank you! I will probably be swapping AT LEAST the PSU and the CPU for the ones in this build!
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May 13, 2014 3:10:49 AM

Graphiicz said:
Do you want to overclock? If you do none of these builds are going to be great for you, unless you want a very small overclock. Let me know and I'll give you a build.


I was planning to over clock just the cpu , but I do realize that this isn't the ideal situation. Any help is appreciated.
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May 13, 2014 3:13:11 AM

RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($221.10 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $717.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-12 14:13 EDT-0400)

Here's what I would go with, similar to numanator's with a few tweaks


This might be what im going to go for. I like the psu and the ram, I am leaning toward using this build. Thanks a lot!
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May 13, 2014 11:52:14 AM

212 evo wont handle that 8320 at 4.4ghz. The 212 evo is barely handling my 6300 at 4.3ghz. I mean I could get it stable at a higher ghz but running it under load would not go well.
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