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August 11, 2011 5:59:46 AM

Ok so I'm starting from scratch kinda lol I have a DVD burner and case and monitor mouse keyboard and 400$ I want to get the best pc I can from that I'm Gunna buy it really soon it's similar to the same post I had a while ago except this one is for gaming and music only Plz recommend me the best oh and idk if I should go modular or not cause cable manage mention is Important to me lol

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2011 7:29:07 AM

I think for that you should be able to manage:

Intel Core i3-2100 (or Phenom II x4 965)
H61 Motherboard (AM3 nForce with the Phenom)
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive
HD 5770 or GTS 450 or HD 6770
XFX Core PRO450W

EDIT: That should max any current game at anything lower than 1920x1080, may have to remove a bit of AA though.
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August 11, 2011 7:56:41 AM

jmsellars1 said:
I think for that you should be able to manage:

Intel Core i3-2100 (or Phenom II x4 965)
H61 Motherboard (AM3 nForce with the Phenom)
4GB RAM
500GB Hard Drive
HD 5770 or GTS 450 or HD 6770
XFX Core PRO450W

EDIT: That should max any current game at anything lower than 1920x1080, may have to remove a bit of AA though.

Sweet I was also considering the and a8 I heard it was really good a bang for the buck what do u think
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2011 8:02:19 AM

I don't know for sure but i think you would get less performance in games but it would be a lot cheaper. The idea behind those CPU's is to have a mediocre CPU (compared to Intel) but with powerful integrated graphics so you wouldn't buy a graphics card. I think a HD 5770 or similar should beat any integrated graphics though.
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a c 122 B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2011 8:26:10 AM

If you are on a really tight budget ($400 qualifies), skip the PSU's with modular cables. Depending on your case, you can always find some place to put the unused cables.

There are better places to put your money.

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2011 1:11:15 PM

^ I agree
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August 18, 2011 12:36:15 AM

Do u think I should get the 6770 or 6850 I'm a major fan of xfx and amd
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August 18, 2011 12:37:37 AM

Also im going to be gaming on a 1400 x 900 maybe on a 50 inch tv for like an hour I prefer the 1400x900
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August 18, 2011 12:46:30 AM

I can't find a mobo with USB 3 can u link one really quick
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August 18, 2011 1:40:53 AM


Phenom II x4 965
Asus USB 3
4GB RAM g skill
1tb Hard Drive
HD 5770 or GTS 450 or HD 6770
I'm getting the vid card later though I can afford it just yet :pfff: 

Any input :bounce: 
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 18, 2011 10:27:16 AM

That link won't work. That build looks ok but at least look at some benchmarks for that i3, i think it will almost always beat that 965 in gaming.
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August 18, 2011 7:37:32 PM

2370919,12,794326 said:
That link won't work. That build looks ok but at least look at some benchmarks for that i3, i think it will almost always beat that 965 in gaming.[/quotemsg
Aight thxz for telling me that I always thought quad core was better because it had more cores
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 18, 2011 10:44:44 PM

Yeah theres a lot more to it than that. Clock speeds, bus speeds and manufacturing process for example. Best thing to do is to look at some benchmarks and reviews.
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August 19, 2011 3:55:02 PM

Ok so finally im done now i just have to double check and order :)  wgat do u think

Amd phenom ii 1090t ( black edition)
G.skill ripjaws 4gb ddr3 1333
Asrock 890gx
Spinpoint f3 1 tb
Corsair builder cx430
Total a little over 414$

In the future im going to get
Xfx 6870 maybe crossfire idk yet doubt it lol
Corsair dominator 16 gb kit + fan
Corsair hx 850 modular psu :) 
Noctua or h70
And umm probally another 1 tb spinpoint


Oh and if u could help me on this im thinking about getting fans but cant decide between 3 apevia blue led fans for a total of 30 or 3 gelid wing blue uv for 60 is it really 30$ better to get the gelid wing
( i have a corsair 600t white edition and wanted a blue theme or white theme not sure yet im replaceing the top 200 mm fan for 2 120 mm fans and thr rear
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August 19, 2011 4:00:56 PM

I went with the x6 cause i wanted to get the most outta my cpu ( i3 and x4 ) i didnt go with the i3 cause it was 2 cores so i tryed to get the i5 but couldnt afford it and i got the x6 at a great price with the mobo i wanted to future proof the cpu the most because i know i wasnt gunna upgrade it later on :-/ so i went big instead
If i took the spinpoint out ( dont want to really need a bigger hard drive currently only at 120 ) i could get a better psu like a modular one i didnt think i need alot of power and since im upgradeing it later i saw no point all input is good good or negative
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2011 6:09:13 PM

I'm pretty sure the i3-2100 would still beat even the 1090t in games. I would get either the i3-2100 or i5-2500k. With the RAM too, anything over 1600Mhz isn't really worth the price in terms of gaming performance. Also, 16GB is massive overkill in games. With the fans, i think the difference is most likely to be the amount of noise instead of the airflow.
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August 19, 2011 6:19:06 PM

jmsellars1 said:
I'm pretty sure the i3-2100 would still beat even the 1090t in games. I would get either the i3-2100 or i5-2500k. With the RAM too, anything over 1600Mhz isn't really worth the price in terms of gaming performance. Also, 16GB is massive overkill in games. With the fans, i think the difference is most likely to be the amount of noise instead of the airflow.

Thxz for the tip on the rans :D  and on the i 3 i cant find a budget i3/5 i wanred the i5 but the cpu alone is 230$
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2011 6:27:44 PM

I see that on Newegg it is $50 more but if you can afford that it's so worth it, looking at some benchmarks the i5 gets pretty much double the FPS in games. If you cant afford it get the i3 man, it's about $40-50 less than the 1090t and beats it in games. I know it's depressing how good that CPU is, i have an i5-760 and that i3 still matches my i5 in games and costs almost half as much.

If youre absolutely set on the 1090t though, at least get a really cheap AMD CPU like an Athlon x2 or something on an AM3+ board. Then have it until bulldozer comes out and upgrade then.
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August 19, 2011 6:40:19 PM

jmsellars1 said:
I see that on Newegg it is $50 more but if you can afford that it's so worth it, looking at some benchmarks the i5 gets pretty much double the FPS in games. If you cant afford it get the i3 man, it's about $40-50 less than the 1090t and beats it in games. I know it's depressing how good that CPU is, i have an i5-760 and that i3 still matches my i5 in games and costs almost half as much.

If youre absolutely set on the 1090t though, at least get a really cheap AMD CPU like an Athlon x2 or something on an AM3+ board. Then have it until bulldozer comes out and upgrade then.


Im gunna trust u abd strect my budget a bit and get the i5 cause i dont plan on upgradeing for a while ( 2-4 years )
Can u suggest mobo with usb rear io and an onboard vid ( wont be able to afford my 6870 nor a 550 gtx
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August 19, 2011 6:41:27 PM

Oh and also can u suggest a good i5
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 19, 2011 6:49:09 PM

i5-2500k if overclocking or i5-2400 if not. For the motherboard, Z68 if overclocking or H61/H67 if not.
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August 19, 2011 7:00:06 PM

jmsellars1 said:
i5-2500k if overclocking or i5-2400 if not. For the motherboard, Z68 if overclocking or H61/H67 if not.

Thx u a tonnnnn lol is the i5 2400 any good im getting that ( sandy bridge and the h67 box hd from intel what do u think ) once more thxz u for helping me and dealing witg my amd stubborness lol
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 20, 2011 12:13:43 PM

At stock there isn't much difference between the i5-2400 and the i5-2500k but you can't overclock on the i5-2400. You can on the i5-2500k. If youre getting the i5-2400, get a H61 or H67 board.
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August 27, 2011 11:40:16 AM

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