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August 18, 2012 5:39:36 PM

Hey guys i need advice if my build is going to be good. First thigs first:

Approximate Purchase Date: in one month

Budget Range: 500-550

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet/youtube, schoolwork

Are you buying a monitor: no

Parts to Upgrade: i have no current parts
Do you need to buy os: no
Preferred Website(s) for purchasing parts: amazon

Location: san luis obispo, california, usa
Parts Preferences: nons
Overclocking: maybe
SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1440 x 900
Additional Comments: fast for running latest call of duty games

My current idea:
EVGA nVidia GeForce 9800GT 1 GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card 01G-P3-N988-TR
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Computer Case (RC-912-KKN1)
Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 32 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AMD 970 & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD -AM3+ Motherboard
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software
Raidmax Hybrid 730W ATX12V/ EPS12V Power Supply RX-730SS
G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 240-Pin PC3-12800 Desktop Memory F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
AMD FX 6100 6-Core Processor, 3.3 6 Socket AM3+ - FD6100WMGUSBX

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August 18, 2012 6:48:02 PM


jmsellars1 said:
The 9800GT is a really old graphics card now, I don't know how you even found one nowadays lol. I would go for something like this instead:

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

Thanks for the reccomendation, but unfortunately i need a video card in the same prie range as the 9800gt to keep under my budget.
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August 18, 2012 7:38:51 PM

You can easily get a decent graphics card like that in budget, just need to save a bit on the other parts.

CPU - Games won't even touch the 5th and 6th core, I would get the FX-4100 or FX-4170 instead if you want to stay with AMD.

RAM - I would go with 4GB, games aren't using any more than that yet. You can always upgrade it if you feel the need as well.


If you want to go with AMD, this would be better:

AMD FX-4170
Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600Mhz
ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+
MSI Radeon HD 7770 1GB
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB (Great deal on this at the moment.)
Corsair CX-430 430W
NZXT Source 210
Samsung DVD Burner

Total $539.92 on Newegg
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August 18, 2012 7:53:19 PM

The build is great!

How much is your budget for the GPU exactly?
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August 18, 2012 8:58:38 PM

arzbhatia said:
The build is great!

How much is your budget for the GPU exactly?

Thank you very much. I have upped my gpu budget to $125. Should i buy the gtx 550 ti?
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August 18, 2012 9:37:26 PM

I'd go for the build I mentioned with the HD 7770, the HD 7770 should be noticeably better than the GTX 550Ti. The GTX 550Ti would be slightly better than the HD 7750.
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August 18, 2012 11:50:34 PM

which hd7770 should i get? Theres sapphire, msi, gigabyte, etc.
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August 19, 2012 12:05:05 AM

I would go ASUS, MSI or Sapphire personally. Whichever is cheapest of the three.
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August 19, 2012 1:11:24 AM

Honestly I would change a couple of things. I am going through a rebuild myself. Here are some options you may want to make:

Power Suppy: OCZ600MXSP OCZ 600W Modular 49.99 after rebate
CPU: Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition $109 (Can OC using a 18.5 multiplyer)
MB: GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 $129 (money saved get a better MB & Video Card) also you can add another H679...and xfire at 2x16 instead of having 1 PCI-E @16 and the other @x4
Video Card: H679QNT1G2M (HIS 6970 1GB 256 Bit Memory Interface) faster Core and more shader processors than a 7770 and its Memory Clock is only 25 MHZ $144
Hard Drive: Same
Case w/DVD drive combo'd @ 70.98 (CoolerMaster HAF 912)
Memory: GSkill 8GB (2x4GB) 1333 DDR3

Price: 643.92

All parts came from Newegg

Your updated budget was 600-625 (met after rebates)
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