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AMD Gaming Build

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April 25, 2011 10:52:19 PM

Location - United States
Buying From - Newegg.com
Budget - Around 1300$
Computer Usage - Gaming / Other
Please suggest parts that may be better or that should be used, trying to build one time and have a good build thanks!
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------CPU/Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Computer Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?bop=And&...
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Hard Drive - [Suggest / Choose] Possibly raiding two Hard Drives
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Gaming Video Card - [Suggest / Choose] or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Gaming Computer Case - [Suggest / Choose] Full Tower
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Computer Power Supply - [Suggest / Choose] Corsair
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DVD Player/Burner - [Suggest / Choose]
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Gaming Mouse - [Suggest or Choose] Razor or Logitech
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Gaming Keyboard - [Suggest or Choose] Razor or Logitech
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AMD Build are my parts so far good and compatible? Please help me finish!

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April 25, 2011 11:34:43 PM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... <---- Do you have a monitor, do you need a monitor...what's your monitors resolution, do you have an o/s (Windows), do you plan on over clocking ? Do you plan on using dual vid cards ? etc.... If you can do a "copy & paste" of that on here please we can give useful advice, otherwise we don't have enough info to say one way or another.
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April 26, 2011 12:37:07 AM

The only thing I would caution is that Bulldozer (the next gen AMD chip) is supposedly on the horizon. AMD Thuban (six core) chips aren't as geared for gaming as the quad cores due to having less available L3 cache per core. This tends to cut down performance a bit.

Clock for clock, if you're buying a $200 motherboard and a $200 chip you're probably going to be better off with an i5. Clock for clock it'll still give the Phenom a run for its money despite having two fewer cores. If you really want AMD you should probably wait for Bulldozer.
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April 26, 2011 3:38:43 AM

It (2500k) doesnt just give the Phenom's a run for the money....; it quite simply defeats all X4/X6 Phenoms at all resolutions. (For that matter, even the 'budget' 2100 dual core defeats most as well)
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April 26, 2011 4:11:51 AM

6870 is weak. You want a 6950, something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102921&cm_re=6950-_-14-102-921-_-Product. You can also go up to a 6970 but those run a little over $300 and they aren't that much better than the 6950.

Caviar Black HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136544

PSU depends on whether you Crossfire or not. Corsair makes good PSUs but are very pricey, here is one if you do not plan on using Crossfire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139012

DVD: who cares, any of the $20 ones

Mouse/Keyboard: I favor Logitech. I don't believe in the expensive keyboards, but I would go with a wireless one. For a mouse I have used Razer and Logitech and I like them both and they definitely have a very different feel to them so you might want to try one first. I use the Logitech G500 right now and all other mice just feel like trash.
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April 26, 2011 4:49:29 AM

mdd1963 said:
It (2500k) doesnt just give the Phenom's a run for the money....; it quite simply defeats all X4/X6 Phenoms at all resolutions. (For that matter, even the 'budget' 2100 dual core defeats most as well)


Was trying to prevent igniting a flame war by stating that the i5 will eat the Phenom for lunch in virtually every regard.
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