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March 23, 2012 8:12:27 PM

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mobo : ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU : SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CPU : AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
HDD : Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD : ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Grand Total: $673.93

Will this all work?
its a budget gaming PC.
thoughts?
also help with cutting cost....
and possibly a cheaper case with good quality and Looks game'ish...

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March 23, 2012 8:48:16 PM

1. U cud replace HAF 922 with HAF 912. Looks almost the same, but costs lesser.
Or u cud try Coolermaster CM 690 II. It looks pretty cool too, and is cheap as well.


2. Also, dont get 2X2 RAM, u wont be able to upgrade it. 4 - 8 GB is the norm today. Get a single DDR3 1600 4 GB stick, and add another to it later.

3. FX 4100 is fine as long as u need quad core functionality. But in hindsight, AMD doesn;t seem to offer anything substantial for the next year or so.
So I say, get an i3-2100. Its plenty fast for gaming and other jobs. Upgrade it to ivy bridge i5 later (preferably next year or after).

So I'd say u havn;t saved much, but ur money is adjusted for the right parts.

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March 23, 2012 8:50:10 PM

You can spend about half that on the power supply and still get a Corsair 600W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the case, it's really up to you what counts as a "game'ish" looking case, but the Antec 300 is about my favorite case of all time to work with, it's cheaper, and they do have a version that looks somewhat improved over the standard black-box model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Now if you think you can swing it, I personally think you'd be better off taking the $70 you saved on the case and PSU and put them toward an i5-2500k for your processor. It'll probably end up costing another $40 on top of that, but it'll be well worth it. The i5-2500k is literally almost twice as good as the 4100, and that's without even beginning to overclock.
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March 23, 2012 9:17:11 PM

capt_taco said:
You can spend about half that on the power supply and still get a Corsair 600W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the case, it's really up to you what counts as a "game'ish" looking case, but the Antec 300 is about my favorite case of all time to work with, it's cheaper, and they do have a version that looks somewhat improved over the standard black-box model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Now if you think you can swing it, I personally think you'd be better off taking the $70 you saved on the case and PSU and put them toward an i5-2500k for your processor. It'll probably end up costing another $40 on top of that, but it'll be well worth it. The i5-2500k is literally almost twice as good as the 4100, and that's without even beginning to overclock.


Personally, I think HAF 912 is way cooler compared to antec 300 =
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 23, 2012 9:28:50 PM

gam0reily said:
Personally, I think HAF 912 is way cooler compared to antec 300 =
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It definitely looks cooler, but I'm a cheap S.O.B.

On the other hand, with that discount, and since the Antec 300 has been going up and up in price, I think you've got the right idea here.

Heck, that saves the guy another $20, and puts him within $20 of the i5-2500k.
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March 23, 2012 10:03:07 PM

capt_taco said:
You can spend about half that on the power supply and still get a Corsair 600W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for the case, it's really up to you what counts as a "game'ish" looking case, but the Antec 300 is about my favorite case of all time to work with, it's cheaper, and they do have a version that looks somewhat improved over the standard black-box model:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Now if you think you can swing it, I personally think you'd be better off taking the $70 you saved on the case and PSU and put them toward an i5-2500k for your processor. It'll probably end up costing another $40 on top of that, but it'll be well worth it. The i5-2500k is literally almost twice as good as the 4100, and that's without even beginning to overclock.



THE: Corsair 600W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... doesn't work with my GPU i Need 6-pin x 2.
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March 23, 2012 10:32:39 PM

That's a good deal on that PSU and Newegg is having a sale on Antec 300 cases as well. They are a good case and you used to be able to buy them $20 cheaper but they're just tooo popular for Antec to pass up a moneymaker like the venerable 300.
And spend the extra $26 on 8GB 2x4GB RAM.
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March 23, 2012 10:46:44 PM

We can get you into a 2500K+ Z68 MB+ w/CM Hyper 212+ for about $50 more.
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March 23, 2012 11:10:14 PM

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Mobo : ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU : SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
CPU : AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4100WMGUSBX
RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7S-4GBRL
HDD : Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
DVD : Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Grand Total: $659.98
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March 24, 2012 7:53:04 PM

I wouldn't buy a 600W power supply with only two PCIe plugs if you planned on crossfire/SLI. You would be pretty limited in which cards you could crossfire.

You certainly couldn't crossfire two of the 6870's that the OP picked out, due to lack of plugs. Maybe you could with adapters, but I wouldn't recommend it.
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