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June 14, 2012 1:52:25 AM

This is my first computer build. I will be playing BF3, Cod, recording and video editing.My budget is $750.
already have a HDD and windows 7.

CPU-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo-ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU-EVGA 015-P3-1480-KR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory and PSU combo-CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Case-COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Drive-some asus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case fan 4 pack-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(every one says the GPU is very hot)

Total:$690
Is the PSU good/ big enough? If you say get an Intel system make me one for around $750.

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a c 118 B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2012 2:02:00 AM

Yes its a good build, and bud, you know it would be a lot simplier if you kept everything in one thread?

The Corsair GS series aren't as good as the TX series, but they're perfectly adequate.
June 14, 2012 2:23:58 AM

Changed the psu to a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
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June 14, 2012 10:54:36 AM

changed the gpu to a Radeon HD 6950 2GB
a b B Homebuilt system
June 14, 2012 2:33:14 PM

Here's an alternate intel based build that should do much better especially in gaming. Have a look:

CPU & Optical Drive: $226- i5-2500K & Asus (awesome CPU from intel, beats other AMD CPU)

Motherboard & RAM: $163- Gigabyte Z77 D3H & Corsair Vengeance 8GB(Good motherboard that supports crossfire)

PSU & Case: $124- CM GX650 & CM HAF 912(PSu capable of handling two GPUs, and same case)

GPU: $250 - Sapphire Radeon 7850

Total(Excluding Rebates): 763 USD

Rebates: $20

Here's a comparison between Phenom 965 & i5-2500K:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/102?vs=288

June 14, 2012 8:01:27 PM

how will the 6950 run bf3?
June 14, 2012 8:56:41 PM

changed the PSU to a 620w modular seasonic
June 15, 2012 11:28:31 AM

should i get a AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz instead?
a c 118 B Homebuilt system
June 15, 2012 12:23:49 PM

No.. the only FX CPU worth considering is the 8120. (Senses a feeling of Deja vu), and thats only provided you overclock it. The FX CPUs are not true quads, hexa and octa cores. They "pretend" to have twice the cores they actually have. Meaning the FX-6100 is a tri-core for all intents and purposes, the Phenom IIs are true quads.

The FX-8120 is a quad core that "pretends" to have 8 cores. Stock to stock they aren't very impressive, but are actually as good as i5s for gaming if you overclock them. Yes, I know people can scream bloody murder in these forums about it... Fact is.. its been benched.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1210060/fx8120-vs-2500k-benc...
June 15, 2012 8:53:16 PM

what about getting a EVGA 560 and a 700w psu so i can sli later?
June 15, 2012 8:54:43 PM

As a psu with that OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply
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