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June 5, 2012 1:21:51 AM

Hello,

I am planning on building a Gaming PC for which I have done extensive research, however, it will be one of my first builds. I was hoping to get feed back so that I may aviod bottlenecking as well as overspending. I plan on housing the following parts in a Thermaltake V3 black edition.

120$ CPU: AMD APU A8-3870k (maybe over clocked to 3.6 - 3.8 GHz for wich I also plan on purchasing a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO)

100$ MOBO: ASUS F1A75-V EVO FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

80$ GPU: GIGABYTE GV-R667D3-2GI Radeon HD 6670 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

50$ RAM:Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX

35$ PSU: CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

75$ HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

19$ DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

plan on playing sc2 bf3 mw3. Id like to get decent fps on at least medium quality.

opinions thoughts?
June 5, 2012 1:41:14 AM

I would Change the Cpu and Motherboard

For this 2

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

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

and you could upgrade to this gpu with the money saved

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

Changing the cpu, and MOtherboard, will give you more performance, than using the crossfire on the apu cpu, If you Could Affor 20 usd more, you could even get a 6850 for 133 usd. and Max diablo everything.

Remember that the apu a8 3870k wont max bf3 and will stutter alot in sc2 even at low settings. this 2 games are more cpu bounded .
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June 5, 2012 1:47:45 AM

Try this since you already have case

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:970 EXTREME3
Item #:N82E16813157280
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99


Update

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L)

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ...
Model #:100315L
Item #:N82E16814102908
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$149.99 $149.99


Update

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CMPSU-500CXV2
Item #:N82E16817139027
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$69.99 -$10.00 Instant $59.99


Update

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Model #:HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #:N82E16819103727
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock

$119.99 $119.99


Update

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$46.99 $46.99


Update

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5000AAKX
Item #:N82E16822136769
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$84.99 -$10.00 Instant $74.99


Update

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Model #:iHAS124-04
Item #:N82E16827106289
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$17.99 $17.99


Update

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
Model #:RR-212E-20PK-R2
Item #:N82E16835103099
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$34.99 -$1.00 Instant $33.99
Subtotal: $588.92 my cousin has a Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition cpu overclocked to 4.0ghz ;) 
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June 5, 2012 1:58:27 AM

Sounds good but i have a couple questions; would this set up leave room for upgrading in the future, are biostar motherbords reliable, and does this cpu leave room for oc or would i not need to?
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June 5, 2012 2:16:24 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Try this since you already have case

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Model #:970 EXTREME3
Item #:N82E16813157280
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$94.99 -$10.00 Instant $84.99


Update

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity (100315L)

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ...
Model #:100315L
Item #:N82E16814102908
Return Policy:VGA Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$149.99 $149.99


Update

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Model #:CMPSU-500CXV2
Item #:N82E16817139027
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock
Mail in Rebate Card

$69.99 -$10.00 Instant $59.99


Update

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX
Model #:HDZ965FBGMBOX
Item #:N82E16819103727
Return Policy:CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
In Stock

$119.99 $119.99


Update

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Item #:N82E16820231314
Return Policy:Memory Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$46.99 $46.99


Update

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5000AAKX
Item #:N82E16822136769
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$84.99 -$10.00 Instant $74.99


Update

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Model #:iHAS124-04
Item #:N82E16827106289
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$17.99 $17.99


Update

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
Model #:RR-212E-20PK-R2
Item #:N82E16835103099
Return Policy:Standard Return Policy
In Stock

$34.99 -$1.00 Instant $33.99
Subtotal: $588.92 my cousin has a Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition cpu overclocked to 4.0ghz ;) 





oh I see how the response works now, sorry im a noob to this site.
Im gonna reaserch the part but is asrock a good brand of motherboards? and do you have any experiance with this parts yourself?
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June 5, 2012 2:17:10 AM

chulex67 said:
I would Change the Cpu and Motherboard

For this 2

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

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

and you could upgrade to this gpu with the money saved

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

Changing the cpu, and MOtherboard, will give you more performance, than using the crossfire on the apu cpu, If you Could Affor 20 usd more, you could even get a 6850 for 133 usd. and Max diablo everything.

Remember that the apu a8 3870k wont max bf3 and will stutter alot in sc2 even at low settings. this 2 games are more cpu bounded .


Sounds good but i have a couple questions; would this set up leave room for upgrading in the future, are biostar motherbords reliable, and does this cpu leave room for oc or would i not need to?

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June 5, 2012 2:35:31 AM

Gadget33 said:
oh I see how the response works now, sorry im a noob to this site.
Im gonna reaserch the part but is asrock a good brand of motherboards? and do you have any experiance with this parts yourself?

Asrock is well known respected company and yes i have had lots of experience with all kinds of parts including the ones i chose
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June 5, 2012 2:54:54 AM

bigcyco1 said:
Asrock is well known respected company and yes i have had lots of experience with all kinds of parts including the ones i chose

sounds good thanks for helping me. irrelavent questionbut what gtx 670 would you recommend if any?
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June 5, 2012 3:17:08 AM

Gadget33 said:
sounds good thanks for helping me. irrelavent questionbut what gtx 670 would you recommend if any?
No problem your very welcome!As for your question anyone is good i would recommend the Asus one though ;) 
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