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September 1, 2012 5:56:31 PM

Case-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

Power Supply-SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Motherboard-ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

CPU-AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

Memory-CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model

Video Card-MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

Storage-Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive-LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

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September 1, 2012 6:17:50 PM

yes, they are(assuming your not using the build for a gaming purpose.)
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September 1, 2012 7:45:21 PM

drop the psu for something cheaper like a xfx 650w. they sell for 65 dollars

if you are doing a budget workstation, then id get a fx. otherwise, id get intel anyday
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September 1, 2012 11:39:07 PM

dudewitbow said:
yes, they are(assuming your not using the build for a gaming purpose.)

I am using it for gaming
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September 1, 2012 11:47:45 PM

TheBigTroll said:
drop the psu for something cheaper like a xfx 650w. they sell for 65 dollars

if you are doing a budget workstation, then id get a fx. otherwise, id get intel anyday

Why would you get intel? I thought AMD was better, the fx-8150 has an 8-core processor, with 3.6ghz, well anyways, which intel processor would be great for gaming at 200 dollars or less?
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September 1, 2012 11:49:10 PM

because intel beats amd anyday. the fx 8150 is comparable to the i3 2100 in gaming (actually the i3 is slightly better than fx). the fx is bad enough so that phenom ii s can beat them

the i5 3450 would be my current choice. if you want to save a buck, you can get the i3 2100
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September 1, 2012 11:50:43 PM

TheBigTroll said:
ok then.

i could go lower if you are not to do crossfire in the future

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ghiv

Are the GHZ faster on intel than on AMD, because this processor has a lower GHZ than the fx-8150
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September 1, 2012 11:52:42 PM

the ghz thing is long gone. now its all about the architecture. more ghz in the same architecture mean more speed
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September 1, 2012 11:53:27 PM

Wow thanks for the tip bro, I had no idea, this is my first custom build
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September 1, 2012 11:54:01 PM

as for the wattage, just look into my build

it has enough wattage to do crossfire in the future if you would like
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September 1, 2012 11:54:12 PM

What kind of wattage will I need for a build with the i7 processor?
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September 1, 2012 11:56:10 PM

you dont need a i7. i5s perform the same in games or slightly better. i7s are for workloads such as video editing and rendering.

i5s sometimes perform better than i7s given games like the more powerful physical cores than more virtual cores
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September 1, 2012 11:58:32 PM

What is the difference between the 3770 and 3770K?
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September 1, 2012 11:59:07 PM

Will the i5 3570k preform well uploading 1080p videos for youtube?
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September 2, 2012 12:00:10 AM

Oh yah that makes sense, I really appreciate the help, you are a good guy, I love your name too.
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September 2, 2012 12:01:38 AM

the difference between the 3770 and the 3770k is that the one without the k cannot overclock. thats about it
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September 2, 2012 12:04:09 AM

the i5 3570k is the unlocked version of the i5 3570, which then is just a slightly higher clocked version of the 3450

uploading videos depends on your network speed, not so much on the CPU
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September 2, 2012 12:08:13 AM

Ok, do you recomend any video cards for heavy gaming?
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September 2, 2012 12:13:07 AM

look at my build. it has everything listed

the 7870 can play games at ultra/ near max at 1080p smoothly
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September 2, 2012 12:15:37 AM

You have the GTX670, is the radeon 7870 better than the GTX670?
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September 2, 2012 12:34:36 AM

i have a 670 myself.

and no. the 670 is much faster than the 7870. but it costs 150+ dollars more. teh 7870 is the best bang for the buck i would say
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September 2, 2012 1:28:05 AM

its about 7870 level where you can basically hit all settings on max at 1920x1080 and play above 45 fps in general at the least(heavy games). the higher you go, the fps increases and allows you to move onto the next resolution if you desire so, or prefer having fps near 60
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September 2, 2012 2:31:30 AM

dudewitbow said:
its about 7870 level where you can basically hit all settings on max at 1920x1080 and play above 45 fps in general at the least(heavy games). the higher you go, the fps increases and allows you to move onto the next resolution if you desire so, or prefer having fps near 60

Which Geforce GTX can do that, the cheapest of course, I would like to stay under $900.00
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September 2, 2012 2:35:28 AM

Jakesta said:
Which Geforce GTX can do that, the cheapest of course, I would like to stay under $900.00



660ti is lowest you can go relatively, but only to some extent. its more costly than a 7870, with some gains in most games, but will serve less value in the long run if you plan on leaving anti aliasing on. What made the Radeon cards nice is the recent price drops, so its a lot harder to recommend the nvidia card at its price(since 7870s can be found for 250$ and less after rebate) and to get an nvidia card at that level, you would have to find a 660ti(which is ~300$) or a gtx 580(which arent even in retail anymore) for the same price to get similar performance.
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September 2, 2012 2:47:13 AM

dudewitbow said:
660ti is lowest you can go relatively, but only to some extent. its more costly than a 7870, with some gains in most games, but will serve less value in the long run if you plan on leaving anti aliasing on. What made the Radeon cards nice is the recent price drops, so its a lot harder to recommend the nvidia card at its price(since 7870s can be found for 250$ and less after rebate) and to get an nvidia card at that level, you would have to find a 660ti(which is ~300$) or a gtx 580(which arent even in retail anymore) for the same price to get similar performance.
I have another question, what is crossfirex and SLI and should I get a motherboard and power supply compatible with either?
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September 2, 2012 2:59:35 AM

Crossfire is when you use 2 or more amd cards in conjunction. they must be of the same first 2 digits generally(few exceptions). SLI is use of 2 or more nvidia cards. psus with crossfire/sli ready are usually psus with more power to power multiple cards, as you wouldnt normally use a 400-550w psu to power 2 cards, but rather 1. 600-650w psus are designed for low power consumption crossfire, and 700+ is 2 or more high end cards. the ability of being able to crossfire/sli is dependant on psu, mobo and if the card you bought has a bridge connector, as a few gpus will not have the option to do so.(all modern cards will generally have it.)
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September 2, 2012 3:17:31 AM

dudewitbow said:
Crossfire is when you use 2 or more amd cards in conjunction. they must be of the same first 2 digits generally(few exceptions). SLI is use of 2 or more nvidia cards. psus with crossfire/sli ready are usually psus with more power to power multiple cards, as you wouldnt normally use a 400-550w psu to power 2 cards, but rather 1. 600-650w psus are designed for low power consumption crossfire, and 700+ is 2 or more high end cards. the ability of being able to crossfire/sli is dependant on psu, mobo and if the card you bought has a bridge connector, as a few gpus will not have the option to do so.(all modern cards will generally have it.)

And what are the benefits of using two video cards?
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September 2, 2012 5:03:56 AM

they share workload, so its almost as if you doubled the cards speed(does not add vram though). its for the moment when you need more performance, but don't want to shell out twice the amount of money to gain performance. though doing so can cause problems in few select games.
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September 2, 2012 12:16:20 PM

you dont need crossfire or SLI until the games you are playing wont run at your desired settings

its better to have one single more powerful cards than to have 2 weaker cards in cfx/SLI
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