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July 7, 2012 2:32:43 PM

Hey I was thinking about building this new PC, and I just wanted your feedback to see if everything is compatible and what not. My budget is $800 not including mouse, keyboard or monitor. From most to least this is what I want my computer to do, Gaming>Movies>Internet browsing. This is just what I thought up but feel free to comment whole new ideas! Oh and I'm up in canada so the websites I've been using are (newegg.ca and tigerdirect.ca)


CPU: AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor FD4170FRGUBOX, $139.99

PSU: RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch, $44.99 (I really wanted a modular unit so that there would be more room in the case.

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS, $99

Graphics card: HIS IceQ X H777QN1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card, $139.999

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL, $43.99

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARX 1TB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive, $99.99

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, front mounted dual USB 3.0, $59.99

So that's what I've been looking at for now but I don't know if this is bad or not. Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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July 7, 2012 3:14:30 PM

If u are under ur budget, get a better GPU like Radeon HD 6870 1GB
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July 7, 2012 3:34:02 PM

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz Desktop Memory - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card - $150
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS - $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Total: $807 :) 

I recommend you to use intel processors for a gaming build.
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July 7, 2012 6:27:37 PM

Alright thanks guys! I think I'll get the better GPU and choose a different PSU. I wasn't planning to do any overlooking.. So is there really a huge diffrence going the AMD way than intel? I think I'll go with the FX-417. What do you guys think about this?
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July 7, 2012 6:58:02 PM

If you really want to go AMD, the FX 4100 is the best AMD CPU for gaming. However, the i3-2100 beats the FX 4100 at stock when the 4100 is OCed to 4.0.
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July 7, 2012 7:18:24 PM

Okay well what intel based rig would you suggest me?
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July 8, 2012 1:27:12 AM

If you are not going to overclock & looking for a serious gaming rig, this intel based rig will satisfy your requirements:

MSI H77MA-G43 Intel H77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor - $200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133MHz Desktop Memory - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 Video Card - $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DVD Burner Black SATA Model DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS - $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Total: $807 :) 
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July 8, 2012 2:40:44 AM

A better choice for CPU is the i5-3450 for $10 more. With that, change the MOBO to an H77 or B75 one. Otherwise, get an H67 board to go with that non-OCing CPU. Z77 is a waste without OCing.
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July 8, 2012 4:34:11 AM

^ Changed the CPU to i5-3450 & motherboard to MSI H77MA-G43 Intel H77 chipset.
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July 8, 2012 4:38:32 AM

That's a good choice. :p 
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