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First build. gaming. compatibility check and suggestions.

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June 20, 2012 6:41:20 PM

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

what Ive picked out. wanna make sure everything's compatible. also if there is any changes i should make

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1100. without the monitor. with the monitor under $1200 hopefully.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, music/movies, internet, homework.

Preferred Website for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050 (lowest) preferably- 1920x1080, 1920x1200

Additional Comments: still need a monitor.
June 20, 2012 6:50:33 PM

Get FX-6100

Let me guess you chose the FX-4170 because of the clock speed
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June 20, 2012 6:51:50 PM

guerrero said:
Get FX-6100

Let me guess you chose the FX-4170 because of the clock speed


ha yea i did. also because it seemed to fit the budget while looking decent.
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June 20, 2012 6:54:08 PM

That CPU will not do you good in gaming Ive heard and I would get a better case
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June 20, 2012 6:56:19 PM

Ive heard that but Ive also heard it does fine. but the 6100 would be better you think?

and any case recommendations?
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June 20, 2012 7:00:52 PM

HAf 912 or Antec 300

The FX-4170 is for like editing and stuff like that
I would say that the FX-6100 is better in gaming but I hope someone else replies lol

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a c 276 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
June 20, 2012 7:01:06 PM

I'd scrap that whole build - the 670 is one of the finest GPUs on the market - that's for sure, but the PSU is one of the absolute worst brands you could pick from. Zambezi also isn't the greatest when you could get a Core i5 instead. The GPU is a good selection but you're cutting a ton of corners on everything else to get it.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - $119.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - $199.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $109.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $993.91

With this build the GPU isn't as good but gets the job done and but the CPU is far, far more powerful than any Zambezi CPU. Plus you also get a PSU that is leaps and bounds better than the original choice.
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June 20, 2012 7:02:41 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I'd scrap that whole build - the 670 is one of the finest GPUs on the market - that's for sure, but the PSU is one of the absolute worst brands you could pick from. Zambezi also isn't the greatest when you could get a Core i5 instead. The GPU is a good selection but you're cutting a ton of corners on everything else to get it.

Try this:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H - $119.99
CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - $199.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw 8GB 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
HD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $109.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 - $249.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99

Total: $993.91

With this build the GPU isn't as good but gets the job done and but the CPU is far, far more powerful than any Zambezi CPU. Plus you also get a PSU that is leaps and bounds better than the original choice.



I like this build but Ive been talking about the CPU mostly lol
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June 20, 2012 7:09:48 PM

Some nice cases:

Antec ONE
Antec 302
Thermaltake Commander
Corsair Carbide 300R
Zalman Z9/Z9 plus
Zlaman Z11/Z11 plus
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June 20, 2012 7:15:09 PM

monocycliste said:
Some nice cases:

Antec ONE
Antec 302
Thermaltake Commander
Corsair Carbide 300R
Zalman Z9/Z9 plus
Zlaman Z11/Z11 plus


I have the Zalman Z11 (no plus) pretty awesome lol
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June 20, 2012 7:17:31 PM

If your not going to overclock dont get an unlocked cpu
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June 20, 2012 7:18:41 PM

i might overclock at some point in the future. which i know will involve buying a fan.
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June 20, 2012 7:20:00 PM

Woah Woah! Are you going to remove the thermal paste in the future and struggle?
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June 20, 2012 7:21:58 PM

you make a good point. i hadn't considered that.
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June 20, 2012 7:24:10 PM

exactly the cooler i would have gotten. seems like everyone recommends it lol
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June 20, 2012 7:46:26 PM

lets say i went with the amd build. with the 4170. how would it do with gaming as compared to the 6100?
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June 20, 2012 7:50:52 PM

I dont know because I cant find anything comparing these two...
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June 21, 2012 2:06:20 PM

ok, the "fagetsz" thing was not me. last time i leave my computer up for my brother to get into it
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June 21, 2012 3:18:50 PM

I hope your brother dosnt use your next computer lol
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June 21, 2012 4:33:57 PM

oh no he wont. ill kill him before he does haha
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June 21, 2012 5:20:34 PM

plenty of gameplays with the 4170 paired with a gtx-570 or 560. seems to run just fine. also between the 4170 and the 2500k for me just isnt worth the extra money
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June 21, 2012 5:25:47 PM

Even an i3 2120 is better then a stock 4170....
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June 21, 2012 6:33:04 PM

AMD FX-4170 Quad-Core 4590/163/32.79 $139.99*
Intel Core i3-2120 @ 3.30GHz 4221/185/34.33 $122.96*


Passmark CPU Mark(higher is better)/Rank(lower is better)/CPU Value(higher is better)

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php
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June 21, 2012 7:01:21 PM

Look at G-Units build....
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June 21, 2012 7:13:53 PM

It's GOOD
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June 21, 2012 7:27:24 PM

agree, but i can do better
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June 21, 2012 7:36:51 PM

might get the 2500k.
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June 21, 2012 8:39:11 PM

Are you going to overclock?
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June 22, 2012 1:57:18 AM

yea. gonna add the fan. any possibility of clearance issues?
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June 22, 2012 1:58:41 AM

Whats that?
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June 22, 2012 2:33:37 AM

possibility of the fan being in the way of some parts. i think ive read that sometimes the ram can be in the way of the fan.
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June 22, 2012 2:35:02 AM

What fan are you thinking of?
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June 22, 2012 2:49:29 AM

the cooler master hyper 212
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June 22, 2012 3:52:30 AM

Plus or Evo?
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June 22, 2012 4:53:09 PM

also i need some suggestions on monitors. one under $200. wanted it to be atleast 20". if i could find one for a good price a 23" one would be awesome. resolution of atleast 1920x1080
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