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How's This for a Budget AMD Build(Gaming)

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July 22, 2012 10:15:09 PM

Parts are already purchased.
Specs:
MOBO: ASUS M5A97 $102
CPU: FX-4100 $110
GPU: EVGA GTX 560SE $130
PSU: Cool Max CU-700B $45
CASE: Coolermaster Elite 311 $35
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 8(2x4GB) @1333MHz $42
OD: LG DVDRW Multimedia blah blah blah $35
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit $75
July 22, 2012 10:16:41 PM

Not bad, though when you get it, install the Windows 7 hotfixes for Bulldozer, and overclock the CPU a bit.
July 23, 2012 11:12:55 AM

That Coolmax PSU has got to go lol
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July 23, 2012 10:53:18 PM

Why? It's working good. i know it's not a OCZ or Coolermaster or another big name. I'm planning on getting an OCZ 900 watt because i want to Crossfire 2 7770's or SLI(I think that board is only Croosfire supported though). The Cool Max was on sale so that's why i got it.
July 23, 2012 11:28:44 PM

coolmax is a less-than-reliable brand.

you win't need 900w to crossfire 7770s even with an overclock.

your 7770s will crossfire just fine on the Seasonic S12 II 520W PSU that is $59.99 at newegg
July 25, 2012 2:42:14 AM

I decided I'm probably going to Crossfire 7870. I would like to get 900 watts for future proofing or if I want to XFire or SLI cards that require more power. I just like having more wattage because the power supply is queit and doesn't have to work as hard. I may get one card that is strong like the GTX 690 instead. but that's expensive for a GPU so maybe a 590.
July 25, 2012 6:42:46 AM

Your ASUS M5A97 is a 16/4 board hence i would not recommend multi GPU set ups - i also noticed w/o OS your build is about $500? This was my suggested AMD built a few days ago to a fellow forum member, featuring going for the jugular, i.e the best single GPU the budget allows ^^

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July 25, 2012 6:57:11 AM

hunterpostit88 said:
I decided I'm probably going to Crossfire 7870. I would like to get 900 watts for future proofing or if I want to XFire or SLI cards that require more power. I just like having more wattage because the power supply is queit and doesn't have to work as hard. I may get one card that is strong like the GTX 690 instead. but that's expensive for a GPU so maybe a 590.

There is not going to be any dual GPU config that requires 900W from now on. The GTX 580 was the last power hungry card.
July 25, 2012 11:24:31 PM

batuchka, What website did you use to organize your parts like that. My pcpartpicker.com is always freezing on me now. And i know 900 watts isn't neccessary. I may go to 800 watts. And thinking over the past few days, I made my final decision on my next GPU. I'm going to use the GTX 660Ti(get it around holiday season). I wish I would've gone intel from the start but quad cores were soooo expensive. I know 2 mistakes I've made: bought an FX-4100 and used an unreliable PSU. Well live and learn. And my total was $692($230 TV/Monitor). It was more of a budget gaming. Any Intel build recommendations?
July 26, 2012 11:02:43 AM

he edits a screenshot of a newegg cart
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