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July 18, 2012 5:33:34 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 3-4 weeks from now (ordering psu Friday (i have a way to test the psu so that is not a concern))

Budget Range: 700-830 Before rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: , gaming, School, video creation surfing the internet,

Are you buying a monitor: no



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: Near Lubbock, Texas, of The United States of America


Overclocking:none

SLI/ Crossfire: Yes in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: Probably between 1368 by 768 to 1920 by 2000

Additional Comments: just mainly wanting to confirm if everything is compatible or find better deals


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


tell me if anything needs to be changed or anything else done, (also I have done videos on a 500gb hhd i never filled it up)

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July 18, 2012 5:41:53 AM

I think I'd chuck that whole build - for one thing the i5-3450 would be a far better CPU than the FX-4100 and it doesn't make sense to spend that much on the motherboard and CPU.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($246.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $860.88
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 20, 2012 11:05:43 PM

any *cheaper configs* and id pefer amd since ive used intell my all my life and trying to not be biased
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July 20, 2012 11:18:20 PM

Zer0mega said:
any *cheaper configs* and id pefer amd since ive used intell my all my life and trying to not be biased


I'm not biased either but what you should know about the FX series is that there's so many problems associated with it, and it's based on such aging architecture (AM2/AM3/AM3+ has been around for 10 years now) that it's incredibly difficult to recommend it. Sandy / Ivy Bridge are based on new architecture with new manufacturing processes and new sockets - it's why AMD fails to meet it at just about every single benchmark.
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July 21, 2012 1:22:49 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I'm not biased either but what you should know about the FX series is that there's so many problems associated with it, and it's based on such aging architecture (AM2/AM3/AM3+ has been around for 10 years now) that it's incredibly difficult to recommend it. Sandy / Ivy Bridge are based on new architecture with new manufacturing processes and new sockets - it's why AMD fails to meet it at just about every single benchmark.




I understand this and Intel didn't exactly deliver with the Ivybridge either boasting a 5% performance increase, that aside despite that Can you find a list for amd build that would be decent? Perferably Under 800 with shipping and before rebates, also i have a external DVD drive so i don't need one to start the build
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July 21, 2012 6:41:49 AM

Zer0mega said:
I understand this and Intel didn't exactly deliver with the Ivybridge either boasting a 5% performance increase, that aside despite that Can you find a list for amd build that would be decent? Perferably Under 800 with shipping and before rebates, also i have a external DVD drive so i don't need one to start the build


There's no such thing as a decent AMD build right now. Nothing comes close to any Sandy / Ivy Bridge build. Ivy is a minor improvement over Sandy Bridge - we pretty much knew that going in, but again I'll say that AM3 is such aging technology that it's hard to recommend it. The AM2/AM3/AM3+ socket has been around for nearly 10 years now and it's way past the point of usefulness.
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July 21, 2012 6:53:52 AM

Honestly, AMD isn't the route right now. Sandy and Ivy both destroy AMD's chips. For gaming especially even the G620 can match up to the FX-6100 in frames.

Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
Switch the 6870 to the 7850 and you're solid. (+70)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Switch to this MB for 8x/8x (+50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $772 before rebates.

If you don't mind running Crossfire at 16x/4x then you can total up at $722 w/o the upgraded MB.

FX-8120 vs i5 2400
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/363?vs=434
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