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September 1, 2012 12:23:09 AM

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.as...

Hey guys, new here and new to building. My first build here, looking for a 800$. I grabbed most of this from some recommendations in this thread, basically just upgraded the video card. What I'm wondering is, did I go overboard with anything? Did I forget to add something important? Will all of these parts work with each other? And lastly, is there ANYTHING else that I would absolutely need to build this rig when I receive the parts? Thanks so much, I'm ready to order tonight if I am good to go. Please excuse my noob'ness I want to make sure I am good before I order.

Building for gaming. Skyrim, GW2, Battlefield 3. I believe this should suffice, just hoping to get some expert opinions on what I chose, and if it will work. Thanks again guys.
September 1, 2012 1:13:43 AM

make your wishlist public. we cannot view it

but heres what i would recommend for 800 but its more like 850

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcpS

the build i suggest should play most games at ultra no problem
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September 1, 2012 1:19:25 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQR8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQR8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fQR8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($102.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($78.24 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($247.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $812.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 21:18 EDT-0400)

If you don't want an unlockable CPU, I can tweak things to fit your needs. Lemme do that right now.
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September 1, 2012 1:23:58 AM

nope dont work

go to pcpartpicker.com and select your components, and then post the link
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September 1, 2012 1:25:54 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gctS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gctS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gctS/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($317.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $811.96
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 21:25 EDT-0400)

Here's my recommendation
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September 1, 2012 1:29:46 AM

In case it doesn't, this is my second build. The mobo comes free with RAM:

MOBO- $109.99 GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM- $FREE$ Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TXD38192M1600HC9DC-D (value:$41.99)

GPU- $259.99 GIGABYTE GV-R787OC-2GD Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Power-$52.99 COOLMAX NW-650B 650W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Ready / CrossFire Ready and Compatible with Core i3/i5/i7 Power Supply

CPU- $109.99 AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX

Storage- $69.99 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case- $49.99 Rosewill CHALLENGER 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, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Monitor- $139.99 HP LV2311 Black 23" 5ms Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor

DVD- $18.99 SONY Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1681S-0B - OEM

$881.83 shipped..... hows it look??
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September 1, 2012 1:40:47 AM

1: id get a intel system given they perform a lot better but phenom ii is still ok
2: id get a better board like the asus m5a97. its cheaper at 84.99 at us.ncix.com
3:for the video card, id get a xfx double dissipation 7870. it sells for 239.99 after MIR at newegg i think
4:id get a nicer case like the antec 302. better build quality. should sell for 54.99
5:get a better power supply like a xfx 650w. sells for 79.99 at us.ncix.com
6:id get a asus vs228h-p monitor instead. its 136.40 at amazon
7:id also get a hyper 212 evo so that you can overclock the CPU. the stock fan wont handle it for long
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September 1, 2012 1:48:28 AM

nope get this instead. overall, the psu is way better, the case has better build quality, and the monitor is a bit better. if you really want that motherboard, go ahead

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcC7
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September 1, 2012 1:49:25 AM

bctande1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gctS
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gctS/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gctS/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($317.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $811.96
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 21:25 EDT-0400)

Here's my recommendation



Am I better off with that processor at that price over the one in my build? Im trying to get the best gaming rig for my buck, spending under 900$. I guess I can skip on the monitor for now to improve everything else. The only reason I chose the mobo in my build is to take advantage of the free RAM.
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September 1, 2012 1:49:26 AM

Ok you wanna go AMD? Gimme a sec =P
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September 1, 2012 1:49:29 AM

TheBigTroll said:
nope get this instead. overall, the psu is way better, the case has better build quality, and the monitor is a bit better. if you really want that motherboard, go ahead

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcC7


Very nice sir, I like the look of that price with the monitor. Like I was saying, not STUCK on that mobo, figured it was a good deal with the RAM. Is the quality good? Is it worth it to grab the RAM with it, or spend a little more for better quality. I want to be able to game at close to highest levels (within reason on this budget). Again appreciate all your input.
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September 1, 2012 1:52:19 AM

the i5 does perform a ton better than the phenom but its your choice
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September 1, 2012 1:54:46 AM

the ram is pretty much standard across the board. just that intel systems dont use any ram higher than 1.5v as its bad for the mem controller
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September 1, 2012 1:55:36 AM

gerg04 said:
Am I better off with that processor at that price over the one in my build? Im trying to get the best gaming rig for my buck, spending under 900$. I guess I can skip on the monitor for now to improve everything else. The only reason I chose the mobo in my build is to take advantage of the free RAM.


CPU - Considering that you're not running an OC needed GPU, the 2310 will undoubtedly run you fine.
It's actually the Toms Hardware Recommended CPU at the price point. I can get you some improvements right under 900$ if you want. I'll try now.

And about the RAM, the only way you can get that is if you go with an AMD CPU, but Intel CPUs will handle games like Skyrim much better.
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September 1, 2012 1:57:15 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the i5 does perform a ton better than the phenom but its your choice


Torn. If I go i5, have to add RAM. Do I need to change the GPU as well? What kind of price difference or the i5? I wish I knew EXACTLY what I was looking at so I didn't have to bug you guys.
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September 1, 2012 2:00:15 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcF2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcF2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcF2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $884.40
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 21:57 EDT-0400)

I got you to a GTX 670.
Right now, my only worry is that the 2310 won't stay cool under gaming loads, as it is a Sandy Bridge after all, but i think Troll can help us on that.

About Windows 7, I say just get an ISO online. I downloaded one three days ago for the first time, very easy to get on flash disk and install to another PC.
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September 1, 2012 2:04:32 AM

gerg04 said:
Torn. If I go i5, have to add RAM. Do I need to change the GPU as well? What kind of price difference or the i5? I wish I knew EXACTLY what I was looking at so I didn't have to bug you guys.


My build covers 20$ of the 8GB RAM difference. So your only at a 20$ defecit, while getting more efficient, less power consuming 30nm RAM on my build. I recommended the i5 becuase Skyrim needs good CPU power to run welll, power than cannot be provided with an AMD FX or LLano processor. If you wan't I can ditch the i5 and do an AMD build. But you won't be getting a better GPU than the 670, and most other improvements with the AMD CPU won't pertain to gaming. I'd say go the extra mile and get the i5 2310 build for 884$. Trust me, you'll appreciate the investment in the long run.

EDIT -- And dont worry haha you're not bugging us(if i can speak for big troll, smart guy btw)
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September 1, 2012 2:11:12 AM

bctande1 said:
My build covers 20$ of the 8GB RAM difference. So your only at a 20$ defecit, while getting more efficient, less power consuming 30nm RAM on my build. I recommended the i5 becuase Skyrim needs good CPU power to run welll, power than cannot be provided with an AMD FX or LLano processor. If you wan't I can ditch the i5 and do an AMD build. But you won't be getting a better GPU than the 670, and most other improvements with the AMD CPU won't pertain to gaming. I'd say go the extra mile and get the i5 2310 build for 884$. Trust me, you'll appreciate the investment in the long run.

EDIT -- And dont worry haha you're not bugging us(if i can speak for big troll, smart guy btw)


Well it is very much appreciated. I guess my only other question would be, is there any way, with a few tweaks, to sneak Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor in there and keep it under $900 ? And, hypothetically, if I ordered this tonight, it would be everything I needed to get her up and running?
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September 1, 2012 2:18:16 AM

Here, let me try and work a solution, I might not be able to go i5 2310, but maybe I can still get intel in there.
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September 1, 2012 2:21:17 AM

bctande1 said:
Here, let me try and work a solution, I might not be able to go i5 2310, but maybe I can still get intel in there.


EDIT: I'm being a r*tard, do your thing
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September 1, 2012 2:43:38 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcRD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcRD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcRD/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.49 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $899.45
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 22:45 EDT-0400)

It got to a point where I couldn't get any of the internals better. So I got you a great CPU cooler and a bigger monitor. But a lesser powerful 7950. OC IT and you can reach 670 speeds
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September 1, 2012 2:55:16 AM

bctande1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcRD
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcRD/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gcRD/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i3-2120 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($113.49 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $899.45
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 22:45 EDT-0400)

It got to a point where I couldn't get any of the internals better. So I got you a great CPU cooler and a bigger monitor. But a lesser powerful 7950. OC IT and you can reach 670 speeds


Beautiful man, great work. That GPU is out of stock, at least at newegg. How is this one in its place? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That CPU and power supply is def suffice? I may have to go with this build if that GPU I linked is any good.
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September 1, 2012 3:06:20 AM

gerg04 said:
Beautiful man, great work. That GPU is out of stock, at least at newegg. How is this one in its place? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That CPU and power supply is def suffice? I may have to go with this build if that GPU I linked is any good.


The GPU you linked is actually 2 steps under mine. Here is a sufficient solution to that actually. I'll get you a 660ti. It costs less, performs about the same EXCEPT for BF3, where the 660ti KICKS ASS

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

I have no idea why I didn't mention this before but you get a free copy of Borderlands 2 . This card is up to par with the 7950 AND you can overclock the snot outta this and get even faster.
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September 1, 2012 3:19:42 AM

bctande1 said:
The GPU you linked is actually 2 steps under mine. Here is a sufficient solution to that actually. I'll get you a 660ti. It costs less, performs about the same EXCEPT for BF3, where the 660ti KICKS ASS

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

I have no idea why I didn't mention this before but you get a free copy of Borderlands 2 . This card is up to par with the 7950 AND you can overclock the snot outta this and get even faster.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gd0K

There it is! If/when I receive that, I will need NOTHING else to fire her up? I forgot I have 2 dvd drives I can use.

EDIT: is this a MUST buy ? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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September 1, 2012 3:33:54 AM

gerg04 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gd0K

There it is! If/when I receive that, I will need NOTHING else to fire her up? I forgot I have 2 dvd drives I can use.


THIS IS IT !

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $894.41
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 23:33 EDT-0400)



Firstly, I upgraded you from Dual Core to Quad Core -- BIG improvements in games.
And I kept the same 23 inch monitor you requested. Everything else is good. 8GB of RAM is plenty for multitasking while playing games. Everything else is rock solid.

And yes, you can get the PC up and running day 1. ONLY thing you need is windows. but you can get a windows 7 iso online. All you have to do is download it, put the files on a USB stick and plug it into your new computer. when you boot, windows will start to install. theres are lots of guides on the internet. and there are lots of free windows 7 Isos.
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September 1, 2012 3:43:07 AM

bctande1 said:
THIS IS IT !

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2310 2.9GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G235HAbd 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $894.41
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-31 23:33 EDT-0400)



Firstly, I upgraded you from Dual Core to Quad Core -- BIG improvements in games.
And I kept the same 23 inch monitor you requested. Everything else is good. 8GB of RAM is plenty for multitasking while playing games. Everything else is rock solid.

And yes, you can get the PC up and running day 1. ONLY thing you need is windows. but you can get a windows 7 iso online. All you have to do is download it, put the files on a USB stick and plug it into your new computer. when you boot, windows will start to install. theres are lots of guides on the internet. and there are lots of free windows 7 Isos.


Lol, wow you keep 1-upping yourself. Leads my final question. 2.9ghz Quad > 3.3ghz Dual?
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September 1, 2012 3:51:34 AM

gerg04 said:
Lol, wow you keep 1-upping yourself. Leads my final question. 2.9ghz Quad > 3.3ghz Dual?


Lmao don't judge CPUs that way.

Think about this

On the Dual-Core, work is distributed between two 3.3GHz processors. (3.3 and 3.3)
On the Quad Core, work is distributed between four 2.7Ghz processors. (2.7 and 2.7 and 2.7 and 2.7)

That's a very simplistic way of looking at it, but clock speeds are not always a good basis of judgement for CPUs. There are many reasons why the Quad 2310 is better than the Dual 2120.

If you need more convincing -- Just go here -- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...
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September 1, 2012 3:59:49 AM

bctande1 said:
Lmao don't judge CPUs that way.

Think about this

On the Dual-Core, work is distributed between two 3.3GHz processors. (3.3 and 3.3)
On the Quad Core, work is distributed between four 2.7Ghz processors. (2.7 and 2.7 and 2.7 and 2.7)

That's a very simplistic way of looking at it, but clock speeds are not always a good basis of judgement for CPUs. There are many reasons why the Quad 2310 is better than the Dual 2120.

If you need more convincing -- Just go here -- http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...


You've been an amazing help, appreciate all your time. I've got to get some sleep, work in 6 hours. Between now and tomorrow I have to convince the wife why I went from $850-$1000. Lol, however if I remove the monitor then I did good, bring it right back down. Anyway man, thanks again, I'd be lost without you. Going to be placing my order in the next day or two.
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September 1, 2012 4:00:06 AM

Best answer selected by gerg04.
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September 1, 2012 4:02:07 AM

gerg04 said:
You've been an amazing help, appreciate all your time. I've got to get some sleep, work in 6 hours. Between now and tomorrow I have to convince the wife why I went from $850-$1000. Lol, however if I remove the monitor then I did good, bring it right back down. Anyway man, thanks again, I'd be lost without you. Going to be placing my order in the next day or two.


It's been my pleasure pal ! :D 
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September 1, 2012 1:45:09 PM

yep and you gave him a crappy psu.

stick with a xfx, corsair, or seasonic unit. the only good rosewell units are the hive, capstone, and the fortress. the lightning is also good
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September 1, 2012 3:27:17 PM

TheBigTroll said:
yep and you gave him a crappy psu.

stick with a xfx, corsair, or seasonic unit. the only good rosewell units are the hive, capstone, and the fortress. the lightning is also good


Will this PSU not run that current setup? Especially like to know if I went with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... instead. Thanks
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September 1, 2012 4:06:46 PM

Hmm I agree that the XFX PSU would be better but Troll, why would you degrade a PSU to the level of "shitty" without citing ANY sources to your claims...

Hardware Secrets review of the Rosewill Green -- ""Rosewill Green Series 630 W (RG630-S12) is a great choice for users looking for a good cost-effective solution."

"Due to its good cost/benefit ratio we are giving this power supply our “Golden Award.” Of course the price was the item that most helped with this decision."

It was definitely not a bad recommendation for someone whose running a build on a non-overclockable CPU with a single efficient GPU... I'd expect more from an Addict.
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September 1, 2012 4:29:11 PM

bctande1 said:
Hmm I agree that the XFX PSU would be better but Troll, why would you degrade a PSU to the level of "shitty" without citing ANY sources to your claims...

Hardware Secrets review of the Rosewill Green -- ""Rosewill Green Series 630 W (RG630-S12) is a great choice for users looking for a good cost-effective solution."

"Due to its good cost/benefit ratio we are giving this power supply our “Golden Award.” Of course the price was the item that most helped with this decision."

It was definitely not a bad recommendation for someone whose running a build on a non-overclockable CPU with a single efficient GPU... I'd expect more from an Addict.


I appreciate both of your inputs. For an extra $5 bucks I'll gladly upgrade. I would hate to have everything in place and my psu not handle the load. Especially with a more powerful monitor (if that even makes a difference).
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September 1, 2012 4:40:46 PM

gerg04 said:
I appreciate both of your inputs. For an extra $5 bucks I'll gladly upgrade. I would hate to have everything in place and my psu not handle the load. Especially with a more powerful monitor (if that even makes a difference).


Haha no problem dude. The PSU I chose would handle the load undoubtedly, he is saying that OVER TIME the XFX will do better, which it would -- both would last, but going 80+ Bronze with Seasonic manufacturing would be the better choice. I just don't see why he had to be so negative about my choice.. It's w/e .. We've gotten far from the LLano 7870 build..

Good luck! :D 
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September 1, 2012 5:28:38 PM

ok sorry then. the xfx is still a much better choice though
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September 1, 2012 5:31:35 PM

TheBigTroll said:
ok sorry then. the xfx is still a much better choice though


I agree completely. Thank you for being polite :)  I think the OP is happy with his choice
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September 3, 2012 1:00:28 AM

bctande1 said:
I agree completely. Thank you for being polite :)  I think the OP is happy with his choice



I am! Ordered today, should have everything later this week. You guys are great thanks or all your help. If you have a link to any vids or tutorials on building a rig, that'd be awesome. In the meantime I'm going to see what I come up with from Google. Thanks again fellas.
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September 3, 2012 1:07:32 AM

gerg04 said:
I am! Ordered today, should have everything later this week. You guys are great thanks or all your help. If you have a link to any vids or tutorials on building a rig, that'd be awesome. In the meantime I'm going to see what I come up with from Google. Thanks again fellas.


Here are some really useful videos.

Watch them OVER AND OVER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPHCBWayEsY -- Duncan PC guide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw --- Newegg TV guide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7-z1QaqrGU --- Corsair
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Js2A1qdB8&feature=plcp -- Raze the world
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