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May 4, 2012 6:52:02 PM

So im pretty much a noob at building computers but im fairly tech savvy.
im looking to build a decent rig for around $600-900 that i could run games like bf3, skyrim,etc. on high settings.
ive done some research but i just dont know what my best bang for my buck would be with the current parts on the market.
if someone could show me some decent builds i would greatly appreciate it.
any tips are welcome as well.

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
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May 4, 2012 7:09:22 PM

Give this a shot, I'm assuming you don't need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. This is a pretty decent budget gamer.

Windows 7 $100- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- Phenom II 965- $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard-Asrock 970 AM3+ $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-Gskill 2x4GB RAM kit- $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard DriveWestern Digital 500GB - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply-CX500- $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card- 7850 factory Oc'd- $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HAF-912 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optional CPU cooler (for overclocking)- $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 4, 2012 7:24:52 PM

Wow ty thats exactly what i was looking for.
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May 4, 2012 7:26:41 PM

No problem, I didn't include the price of an optical drive, they run about 20 bucks.

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May 4, 2012 10:45:10 PM

Do you have a link for one?
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May 8, 2012 4:34:41 AM

Ok so i bought everything needed i think...shouldnt all of the cables needed to run the system be included with the correlating parts?
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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
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May 8, 2012 4:47:12 AM

Yes. Motherboard comes with SATA cables, power supply comes with a power cord, case comes with fans.
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May 8, 2012 5:25:05 AM

nekulturny said:
Give this a shot, I'm assuming you don't need a monitor, keyboard, or mouse. This is a pretty decent budget gamer.

Windows 7 $100- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- Phenom II 965- $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard-Asrock 970 AM3+ $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM-Gskill 2x4GB RAM kit- $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard DriveWestern Digital 500GB - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply-CX500- $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card- 7850 factory Oc'd- $260
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HAF-912 $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optional CPU cooler (for overclocking)- $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



you make sick builds, but would it be better a more higher PSU?
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May 8, 2012 2:04:06 PM

Spend the extra $5 and get a really nice Modular PSU from Antec.

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Modular Power Supply - 64.99

You could also spend another $10 (if you act in a hurry and get the promo code before it expires) and get 2x the storage and it's not an OEM drive, meaning it will have the transfer and cloning software, as well as an extra sata cable and a spare sata power connector.

Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive - 109.99 (before $20 off w/ promo code EMCNENF36, ends 5/100
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May 8, 2012 2:34:08 PM

juniiflow said:
you make sick builds, but would it be better a more higher PSU?


Thanks. Well,, for sli/crossfire yea, but for a single card 500 watts is more than enough.
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May 8, 2012 10:30:48 PM

nekulturny said:
Thanks. Well,, for sli/crossfire yea, but for a single card 500 watts is more than enough.



mmm, what is sli? is it Crossfire? and what is the difference?[if they are not the same ]
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May 8, 2012 10:35:15 PM

Its setting up 2 video cards to run in tandem. Video cards draw more power than anything else in the computer typically. Both Sli and crossfire serve the same purpose sli is for nvida video cards and crossfire is for AMD Radeon.
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May 8, 2012 10:37:44 PM

nekulturny said:
Its setting up 2 video cards to run in tandem. Video cards draw more power than anything else in the computer typically. Both Sli and crossfire serve the same purpose sli is for nvida video cards and crossfire is for AMD Radeon.



for example if i were to crosffire with 2 x 1gb gdrr5 256bit , would it be more efficent than a 2gb normal gpu?
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May 8, 2012 11:21:17 PM

It entirely depends on the video card model. A video card is essentially a separate processor with its own RAM to handle the video work your computer demands.

Generally speaking, you will not get better performance from running a crossfire setup with 2 cheaper video cards than you would get from using a single better card. For example, 2 GTX 550 TIs running in SLi will not outperform a single GTX 580 in gaming performance. Also, typically multiple video cards use a lot more electricity.
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May 8, 2012 11:24:55 PM

Pezcore27 said:
Spend the extra $5 and get a really nice Modular PSU from Antec.

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Modular Power Supply - 64.99

You could also spend another $10 (if you act in a hurry and get the promo code before it expires) and get 2x the storage and it's not an OEM drive, meaning it will have the transfer and cloning software, as well as an extra sata cable and a spare sata power connector.

Seagate 1TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive - 109.99 (before $20 off w/ promo code EMCNENF36, ends 5/100


What does it mean if a PSU is modular? And also would the Corsair CX 600 be better than the Antec?
Also wouldn't the Seagate Barracuda be better with the 6.0GB transfer rate since the one you mentioned has 3.0 GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And it's only 99 dollars.
I'm about to a build a pc as well, thanks!
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May 8, 2012 11:32:15 PM

nekulturny said:
It entirely depends on the video card model. A video card is essentially a separate processor with its own RAM to handle the video work your computer demands.

Generally speaking, you will not get better performance from running a crossfire setup with 2 cheaper video cards than you would get from using a single better card. For example, 2 GTX 550 TIs running in SLi will not outperform a single GTX 580 in gaming performance. Also, typically multiple video cards use a lot more electricity.



thanks for the anwers :]
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May 8, 2012 11:36:20 PM

shazmania said:
What does it mean if a PSU is modular? And also would the Corsair CX 600 be better than the Antec?
Also wouldn't the Seagate Barracuda be better with the 6.0GB transfer rate since the one you mentioned has 3.0 GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And it's only 99 dollars.
I'm about to a build a pc as well, thanks!



A modular power supply means the wires you don't need can be "unplugged" from it. A non-modular power supply means that the wires are "Fixed" and not removable. Modular power supplies are generally more expensive, although the one Pezcore recommended to you is good quality too. Antec makes power supplies just as well as Corsair does.

As far as the transfer rates of the hard drives, you probably will not notice a difference on a regular hard drive. An Solid State Drive may on the other hand have a noticeable performance difference.

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May 11, 2012 4:29:26 AM

Ok so i have everything plugged up and connected to the mobo...except for 2 pci-e connectors from the power supply(pretty sure they arent needed). i tryed turning it on but nothing is happening.
the fan in the psu will move slightly when i hit the power button but thats it. i re checked all of the connections and still the same problem...any ideas what it could be?
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May 11, 2012 4:31:44 AM

O ialso havethe hdd hooked up with the sata cables but there is also an 8 prong hook up on the hdd with no cable for it? Am missing something?
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May 13, 2012 11:04:59 PM

Alright well i figured out why it wasnt starting, but now when i put in the mobo installer cd and try to boot, there is an illegal partition error in driver 1 sector 0 and idk what that even means lol
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May 14, 2012 12:59:40 AM

Nvm i fixed it haha what a silly error
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