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April 13, 2012 1:17:52 AM

This is what i have for now:

1) Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 (80$) --> i really like how this looks and performs.

2) Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 (130$) --> is this good? should i get Extreme 4 series? what does 4+1 and such mean? is it easy to install and are bios good to use? any problems? does it support 2x 6870 CrossFire ?

3) CPU: AMD FX-4170 (140$)

4) Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (50$)

6) HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue (80$) --> Should i get mutiple smaller HDDs? as one for windows and other for storage? or it doesnt matter? can i divide this HDD into sections like my old ones like E D and stuff? is this HDD stable? do i really need SSD?

7) Power: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 (90$)

8) GPU: Radeon 6870 HIS IceQ-x (180$)

9) CD Driver: LG (18$)

10) Windows: 7 (120$) --> When is Windows 8 coming out? will it be similar price as 7? are there any chance i can upgrade from 7 to 8? using my old PC but install on new PC?

11) Monitor: ASUS ML249H (200$)

12) Thermal Paste : Arctic silver (10$)

I know Intel is better but i would rather keep CPU under 140 bucks. and i think 4170 is a good bet. by the way, am i missing ANYTHING at all? should i get a wireless adapter? which one should i get? what other stuff am i missing?

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April 13, 2012 6:10:09 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Pyree
April 13, 2012 7:11:03 AM

Your CPU an motherboard are incompatible, and when it comes to PSU, its quality over quantity. If it's for gaming it's Intel all the way. AMD doesn't even come close at this price range.

Check the $800 build in my sig. Everything you need will be there.
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April 13, 2012 7:26:23 AM

For $800 This is what I got

Corsair Carbide Series 300R $80 dlls

Crucial 64 GB m4 Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s $80 dlls

Motherboard GA-Z77X-D3H $150 dlls

Noctua Thermal Compound $8.95 dlls

High-Performance Liquid CPU Cooler CWCH60 $60 dlls

Seasonic 80Plus Power Supply M12II 620 BRONZE $70dlls

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III $75 dlls

Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz $47 dlls

Intel Core i5-2500K Processor $220 dlls

Total amount $789 dlls with tax and shipping included. :D 

For gaming go with intel. With the cooler included you will be able to massively overclock you cpu into the 4 ghz range. All of the parts I picked are top quality didn't skimp on one single thing.
April 13, 2012 7:29:37 AM

change your mobo to a z68 and to whatever it is to your liking and your all set
April 13, 2012 1:38:49 PM

edited. i am really confused with what CPU i should get and what MOBO i should be getting. i know AM3+ and Z68 sockets, but i don't know which MOBO is good, because there are lot's of review on newegg saying some boards need RMA or shut down or died or whatever. are MOBOs really that easy to break? is it safe to buy MOBOs from newegg?
April 13, 2012 1:59:00 PM

I've never had a bad motherboard from newegg. The people you see complaining are because they got a bad mobo or they messed it up and blamed the mobo. You should pick a processor, pick a motherboard that it fits, pick a good psu and video card. With the money you have left over, buy a case.
April 13, 2012 2:02:25 PM

Newegg is one of the safer sites to buy from. I would suggest sticking with a decent brand. I personally have an ASRock Pro3 Gen3 that was $105 when I got it and that thing is a champ if you are not interested in SLI/Crossfire.

Personally, I think that a SSD in a sub $2000 gaming build is a waste of resources. Take that extra money and buy a better CPU/GPU.

My recommendation is pretty comparable to Plasmid's.

I would say nix the SSD and go with one of the ASRock Z68 boards as they are Ivy Bridge ready and have been great in my experience. Also, stick with Intel for gaming all the way. Look at some of the Sytem Builder Marathons on this site and see the huge differences.

My Recommendation:

Case: $60

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

Mobo: $122

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

CPU: $220

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

Heatsink: $27

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

Memory: $50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104262

PSU: $70

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003HE260I/ref=ox_sc_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=vglnk-c1001-20

HDD: $75

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desktop/dp/B00461G3MS/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1334325524&sr=1-1

Total: $624 plus applicable shipping and tax

Good luck!
April 13, 2012 9:16:43 PM

Bilibili10086 said:
This is what i have for now:

1) Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 (80$) --> i really like how this looks and performs.

2) Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 (80$) --> is this good? is it easy to install and are bios good to use? any problems? does it support SLI/CrossFire ?

3) CPU: AMD FX-4170 (140$)

4) Ram: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) (50$)

6) HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue (80$) --> Should i get mutiple smaller HDDs? as one for windows and other for storage? or it doesnt matter? can i divide this HDD into sections like my old ones like E D and stuff? is this HDD stable?

7) Power: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 (90$)

8) GPU: Radeon 6870 HIS IceQ-x (180$)

9) CD Driver: LG (18$)

10) Windows: 7 (120$) --> When is Windows 8 coming out? will it be similar price as 7? are there any chance i can upgrade from 7 to 8? using my old PC but install on new PC?

11) Monitor: ASUS ML249H (200$)

12) Thermal Paste : Arctic silver (10$)

I know Intel is better but i would rather keep CPU under 140 bucks. and i think 4170 is a good bet. by the way, am i missing ANYTHING at all? should i get a wireless adapter? which one should i get? what other stuff am i missing?

April 13, 2012 9:17:40 PM

Edited with new components, can someone check for me if they are compatible and answer some questions of mine please? thank you sooooo much :) 
April 13, 2012 9:45:49 PM

If you are gaming, don't buy the FX. i3-2120 beats ANY FX chip in gaming.
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $957.66
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-13 17:45 EDT-0400)
April 13, 2012 10:05:12 PM

UVB076 said:
If you are gaming, don't buy the FX. i3-2120 beats ANY FX chip in gaming.
Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Corsair Force Series GT 90GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $957.66
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated 2012-04-13 17:45 EDT-0400)

That is true for all but the FX 4100. OCed, the FX 4100 is better price/performance.
April 13, 2012 10:12:56 PM

azeem40 said:
That is true for all but the FX 4100. OCed, the FX 4100 is better price/performance.

i5-2500K is still MUCH better than the FX4100. Just because the FX series have high clock rates doesn't mean that they are good.
April 13, 2012 10:23:49 PM

Excuse me? I never said the FX 4100 is better than the i5-2500k. I said the FX 4100 is better than the i3-2120.
April 13, 2012 10:24:37 PM

If anything get a Phenom II X4 over a FX4170, everybody knows the I5-2500k is king for gaming.
April 13, 2012 10:31:52 PM

The FX 4100 is faster at stock due to the way its cores are designed.
April 13, 2012 10:54:25 PM

azeem40 said:
Excuse me? I never said the FX 4100 is better than the i5-2500k. I said the FX 4100 is better than the i3-2120.


azeem40 said:
The FX 4100 is faster at stock due to the way its cores are designed.

Faster than WHAT? I'm pretty damn sure Phenom>Bulldozer when it comes to gaming.
April 13, 2012 10:58:07 PM

I just told you what it is faster than. Do you read anything?
April 13, 2012 11:34:16 PM

Do i really need a SSD? cuz i really want to save that 80$ for other stuff.
April 13, 2012 11:35:58 PM

Bilibili10086 said:
Do i really need a SSD? cuz i really want to save that 80$ for other stuff.

Well, it's your choice. Remember that you don't have to actually BUY any of our suggestions, they are merely suggestions.
April 13, 2012 11:37:27 PM

Now if you don't mind I'm going to try to play DiRT 3 with a E2200, 2 GB of Crucial DDR2-667 memory and a Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 Windforce
April 13, 2012 11:52:22 PM

Nice sarcasm.
April 13, 2012 11:53:12 PM

azeem40 said:
Nice sarcasm.

That's actually my current computer. Apparently it refuses to launch /:
April 14, 2012 12:00:18 AM

I am not having a good day, so sorry about that. :( 
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