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December 4, 2011 4:51:22 AM

1 through 10 how is this gaming build?

Phenom X4 955
Asrock 990fx extreme3
G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600mhz 8gb
Thermaltake Tr2 600W
500gb Seagate Baracuda
CM Storm Enforcer
Asus 24x Dvd Drive
EVGA GTX 560 TI
CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
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December 4, 2011 5:05:51 AM

not changing the psu or cpu.
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December 4, 2011 5:10:43 AM

Looks good.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2011 5:13:32 AM

The psu is JUNK . It has no digital control of output voltage so that will not be as stable as it cold be ,and the low efficiency means it will run hot


ONLY ever use psu's with Active PFC
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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2011 5:20:48 AM

You could do better for $800 7/10
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December 4, 2011 5:30:28 AM

Your board costs more than your cpu lol. You can probably shave off a few bucks with a cheaper mobo for a better psu. PSU is the most important part of the pc, never a good idea to cheap out on it. Other than that, you are fine
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December 4, 2011 5:39:36 AM

I think he just wants us to rate his build.

He doesn't want to change anything.
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December 4, 2011 6:03:18 AM

Good build I do prefer the phenom ll X4 955 to FX. This PSU is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but the one you have is ok. For this price you should be able to get a better GPU. So because of this I give you a 7/10. Normally people post to get help to make their computer better for a price. Unless you already have parts you should change some of them.
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December 4, 2011 6:06:16 AM

spentshells said:
You could do better for $800 7/10




+1 this is to much money for 800$ he should at least have a 2500K and a 560ti.
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December 4, 2011 6:12:13 AM

jdwii said:
+1 this is to much money for 800$ he should at least have a 2500K and a 560ti.



show us this build you are recommending
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December 4, 2011 6:18:57 AM

He does have a 560 Ti lol.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2011 6:42:06 AM

Like highlander said.... HDD are so expensive.
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December 4, 2011 12:20:57 PM

i cant return the psu,
it was a gift.
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December 4, 2011 12:22:06 PM

okay so what should i change?
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December 4, 2011 1:11:33 PM

4/10, you can make an intel i5 2500k build instead of this, just take a quick look at this

i5 2500k 3.3ghz 225$
asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 125$
gskill ripjaws 8gb ( 2x4gb) ddr3 1600 ram arround 40$
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series 35$
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 70$
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti 220$
any dvd drive : 20$
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 90$

total: 825$



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December 4, 2011 1:18:31 PM

Changing the PSU would be awesome.
This PSU is too weak for a $800 build or SLI/Crossfire
If you not going to SLI/Crossfire you should get a cheaper mobo.
I would rate it 6/10
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December 4, 2011 1:29:08 PM

+ vitornob (fellow from Sorocaba)

6/10
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December 4, 2011 1:31:01 PM

so if i change the psu to a corsair gs600,
and the board to an asrock 970 extreme3.
how would you rate it now?
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December 4, 2011 1:32:45 PM

madchemist83 said:
PSU


lmao
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December 4, 2011 1:35:45 PM

mrtesseract said:
lmao

lmao?
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December 4, 2011 1:58:23 PM

slader166 said:
so if i change the psu to a corsair gs600,
and the board to an asrock 970 extreme3.
how would you rate it now?


Do you intent to go for sli/crossfire in the future?
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December 4, 2011 2:01:44 PM

what's so funny :) 
I say AMD path is dead .. they announce that they will stop producing new cpus next year so there is no upgradeability in ur build .. at least on P67/z68 mobo u can put Ivy bridge
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December 4, 2011 2:05:51 PM

vitornob said:
Do you intent to go for sli/crossfire in the future?

probably not.
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December 4, 2011 2:15:03 PM

madchemist83 said:
what's so funny :) 
I say AMD path is dead .. they announce that they will stop producing new cpus next year so there is no upgradeability in ur build .. at least on P67/z68 mobo u can put Ivy bridge

im only 14 so upgradibility isnt really a concern.
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December 4, 2011 2:27:16 PM

huh?
so what's ur point .. if u a 90 year old grandpa u should have the most futureproofed components :)  lmao
like I said in ur other threat .. wait for all the money to come .. then spend
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December 4, 2011 2:31:42 PM

im worried that if i do that then, by the time im done its going to be outdated.
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December 4, 2011 3:09:34 PM

on christmas i get $300,
what part(s) should i go for?
im thinking a cpu, motherboard, or a gpu.
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December 4, 2011 3:36:32 PM

u not making any sense .. if it will be outdated just get a newer parts
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December 4, 2011 4:34:07 PM

madchemist83 said:
u not making any sense .. if it will be outdated just get a newer parts

i mean most parts in general.
it will probably be around holiday 2012 before i finish it.
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December 4, 2011 5:10:49 PM

7/10. Not bad for the money but you can do a little better. Seems like you're getting some crazy advice though, I mean recommending the FX 4100 ???

Anyway for a budget AMD cooler the Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freeze is a better value. It does a little better than the cooler master and is a little cheaper (a whole $1 :p  ). Nothing wrong with the hyper plus though. The PSU is decent enough to power your build with one 560Ti but I wouldn't think about going SLI unless it's the TR2 Bronze. If you are going to SLI latter though you can hold off on the PSU for now. Going with a 560Ti is fine but I'd go with the dual fan gigabyte version

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2011 5:12:15 PM

I'm also not that crazy about the case but that's just my preference. I'd go Antec 300 or NZXT Source.
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December 4, 2011 5:22:11 PM

HD 6950 should be the same cost as 560 TI and should perform better.

Even if the Thermaltake PSU is a gift, I would think HARD about subjecting $800 worth of my computer parts to it. This PSU is worth the price you paid for it ($0).

Much money is being wasted on having a motherboard that is not appropriate for budget builds. A good micro board will do everything the chosen board will do for half the price.

You could use the difference to move up to a Thuban x6 1100T

OR

you could use the difference to get a good PSU instead.

6/10

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slader166 said:
i mean most parts in general.
it will probably be around holiday 2012 before i finish it.


If you are seriously considering buying something now with the $300 from this Christmas and then just leaving it in a box until NEXT Christmas, DON'T. Save the money until next Christmas and then make a full build instead. There is no good reason to spend any money now to buy something when the same money a year from now will buy something 20% better.
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December 4, 2011 6:59:45 PM

manu 11 said:
4/10, you can make an intel i5 2500k build instead of this, just take a quick look at this

i5 2500k 3.3ghz 225$
asrock z68 extreme 3 gen 3 125$
gskill ripjaws 8gb ( 2x4gb) ddr3 1600 ram arround 40$
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series 35$
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 70$
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti 220$
any dvd drive : 20$
HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 90$

total: 825$



Go with that i was to bored to make a build my self this one is great.
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December 4, 2011 7:54:01 PM

im talked to the person i got the psu from, they understand that i have to return it.
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December 4, 2011 7:59:54 PM

slader166 said:
i mean most parts in general.
it will probably be around holiday 2012 before i finish it.


Whoa whoa did you say you are gonna finish the build in one year? Buying parts now is just a dumb idea if you ask me. Watch you buy your ram and in 1 year its DOA, thats another few weeks just to RMA since the 30 days is up with newegg/tigerdirect or whatever store. Newer, more power efficient, cheaper, better performance cards are just around the corner. By the time you have enough money for a full build, non-ref cards will probably in mass production.
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December 4, 2011 11:50:36 PM

it will be done by the end of march.
because i think i want upgrade later on.
im thinking
i3 2100
asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
8gb g.skill ripjaws x 1600mhz
and an asus dvd drive.
anybody recommend a gpu under $140
and a psu under $70, i can go up to $80
though.
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December 5, 2011 12:27:08 AM

The best video card you will get for $140 is a HD 6850.

A lot of good PSUs from tier 1 brands with about 600w are available for $70 or less. You don't need a specific recommendation, just look for something from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, or anything made by Seasonic (like XFX).
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December 5, 2011 1:50:23 AM

Some says that the majority love it. Its what I would get.
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December 5, 2011 1:51:32 AM

would you think that it would be a problem for a midtower?
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December 5, 2011 2:07:46 AM

Depends if you have a case with a large side window and need cable management to be perfect then no but if you don't care about that too much get it.
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December 5, 2011 2:11:00 AM

well i have a coolermaster storm enforcer,
i would really like to have cable management.
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December 5, 2011 2:19:38 AM

for psu im between:
ocz modxstream 600w,
corsair gs600,
and
xfx core edition 600w
which would you guys get?

for gpu im between:
hd 6850,
gtx 460,
gtx 550 ti,
and
hd 6790.
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December 5, 2011 5:00:34 AM

Bro what is the rush? By march there could be new gpus in the market. Those cards you listed are weak.
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December 5, 2011 5:03:20 AM

by march the 7k series will be out.
i know that already, do you think that nvidia will out there cards on sale when 7k comes out?
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