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September 6, 2012 8:13:15 PM


This is what i built. The main purpose is to play Counter-Strike Global Offensive without any problems and have something i won`t need to upgrade for years to come:

http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/gJqr

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1 AMD Bulldozer X8 FX-8150 (125W) Eight Core Socket AM3+, 3.6GHz, 8Mb Cache, 32nm (FD8150FRGUBOX) $189.99
1 Asus Sabertooth 990FX Socket AM3+ AMD990FX/SB950 Chipset Dual Channel DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1800/1600/1333/1066 MHz 4x PCI Express 2.0 x16 Slots 8-Channel HD Audio GigaLAN 6x SATA 6Gb/s+2x SATA 3Gb/s 4x USB 3.0 ATX $174.99
1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM) $62.99
1 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $35.99
1 Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1) $59.99
1 Cooler Master GX 650W 80PLUS Certified Active PFC/PWM Power Supply (RS650-ACAAE3-US) $84.99
1 Sapphire (11201-02-20G) AMD Radeon HD 7770 Ghz Edition Chipset (1150Mhz) 1GB GDDR5 (5000Mhz) Memory Dual-Link DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card $149.99
1 Crucial (CT064M4SSD2) 64GB SSD m4 2.5" SATA 3 Solid State Drive Read: 415MB/s , Write: 95MB/s $74.99
Subtotal: $833.92
Shipping: $0.00
HST: $108.41
Grand Total: $942.33
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What do you guys think, i want some input from the community before i decide to actually go through with the purchase. I havnt built a Desktop since 2003 so forgive me if its crap, but my PC from back then has lasted the test of time and still works to this day without any problems. Any advice, suggestions are welcome, especially any way to save some cash.

Thanks guys,

Gary

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September 6, 2012 8:19:40 PM

I'd scrap that whole build - the AMD FX doesn't hold a candle to the i5-3450 in games, and you can definitely get a better GPU on that budget. The SSD doesn't make sense when you don't have much room to begin with, and Cooler Master does not make the best PSUs.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $938.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-06 16:22 EDT-0400)

If you don't need OS you can upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7950.
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September 6, 2012 8:25:35 PM

agree w g-unit, intel build is a much better way to go
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September 6, 2012 8:28:16 PM

Yes, g-unit's build is 10x better. CS:GO will run at 500FPS with that rig.
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September 6, 2012 8:32:36 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I'd scrap that whole build - the AMD FX doesn't hold a candle to the i5-3450 in games, and you can definitely get a better GPU on that budget. The SSD doesn't make sense when you don't have much room to begin with, and Cooler Master does not make the best PSUs.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($117.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $938.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-06 16:22 EDT-0400)

If you don't need OS you can upgrade your GPU to a Radeon 7950.

Much better build. If OP doesn't want to overclock, he'd just as well save a couple of bucks, with H77 mobo. If it were me, I'd rather use an i5-3570K, to give me overclocking scope, and add aftermarket cooler, for what little it would cost, assuming budget is not desperately tight.
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September 6, 2012 8:39:48 PM

malbluff said:
Much better build. If OP doesn't want to overclock, he'd just as well save a couple of bucks, with H77 mobo. If it were me, I'd rather use an i5-3570K, to give me overclocking scope, and add aftermarket cooler, for what little it would cost, assuming budget is not desperately tight.


On a sub $1K build I'd rather pay more money for the GPU and less for the CPU. If the budget were over $1K then I'd definitely say go for the 3570K and Z77.
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September 6, 2012 8:53:34 PM

g-unit1111 said:
On a sub $1K build I'd rather pay more money for the GPU and less for the CPU. If the budget were over $1K then I'd definitely say go for the 3570K and Z77.

Would add about 60-70$. Almost exactly 1K.
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September 6, 2012 8:57:32 PM

malbluff said:
Would add about 60-70$. Almost exactly 1K.


Which motherboard would you go with? An Asrock Pro 4 or something like a Gigabyte UD3H?
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September 6, 2012 9:09:16 PM

Reason i decided to stick with AMD, ASUS is cause it was solid for me the last 10 years, but if you guys are adamant about this build being the way to go i`m guessing you guys have your reasons. I did google each piece of hardware, and the one thing i don`t understand is why you guys would recommend the Z77 over the Sabertooth, and whats this Gigabyte UD3H, lol
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September 6, 2012 9:13:02 PM

The FX series loses by a large margin to Intel. You're shooting yourself in the foot by not getting Intel on $1K build.
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September 6, 2012 9:13:22 PM

theres also like 10 different Z77`s which one specifically are you talking about, cause the one listed at 109.99 doesnt compare to the sabertooth
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September 6, 2012 9:23:07 PM

The Sabertooth is good, but there are $120-$140 boards that have 90% of the features. The Sabertooth is overpriced a bit. Just get the Z77 Extreme4.
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September 6, 2012 9:43:40 PM

alright, thanks guys
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September 6, 2012 10:15:05 PM

obsama1 said:
The Sabertooth is good, but there are $120-$140 boards that have 90% of the features. The Sabertooth is overpriced a bit. Just get the Z77 Extreme4.


The Sabertooth is overrated and expensive, go with something like the Gigabyte UD3H or Asrock Z77 Extrme 4.
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September 6, 2012 10:55:21 PM

malbluff said:
Much better build. If OP doesn't want to overclock, he'd just as well save a couple of bucks, with H77 mobo. If it were me, I'd rather use an i5-3570K, to give me overclocking scope, and add aftermarket cooler, for what little it would cost, assuming budget is not desperately tight.


1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM) $62.99
1 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $35.99
1 Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1) $59.99
1 Intel Core i5-3450 Quad-Core Socket 1155, 3.1Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53450 / BX80637I53450) $199.99
1 ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Socket 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066Mhz 7.1 CH HD Audio GLAN 4x SATAIII 6.0 GB/s 4x SATAII 3.0 GB/s 2x USB 3.0 6x USB 2.0 2x PCI-Ex16 Slot ATX $174.99
1 Sapphire (11199-00-20G) AMD Radeon HD 7870 (1000Mhz) 2GB GDDR5 (4800Mhz) Memory Dual-Link DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card $269.99
1 Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXV2 / CP-9020038-NA) $79.99
1 LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD Writer, Internal SATA, Black| Drive Only $17.99
1 Seagate Barracuda (ST500DM002) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache (OEM) $64.99
Subtotal: $966.91
Shipping: $0.00
OES: $0.10
HST: $125.71
Grand Total: $1,092.72

It`s an extra $100, but this is what i have at the checkout menu, i`m waiting on you guys to give me the go ahead, you guys cool with this
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September 6, 2012 10:59:22 PM

extra $150**
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September 6, 2012 11:09:01 PM

Don't get Seagate drives. Lots of failures recently. Get WD or Spinpoint.
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September 6, 2012 11:10:05 PM

Windows 7, without a shadow of a doubt. You get DirectX 11. A lot of games nowadays don't support DirectX 9 on XP. XP is 11 years old!
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September 6, 2012 11:11:10 PM

oh and last question, considering it`s gonna be a gaming pc, should i go XP or Windows 7, ugh, and thanks again guys
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September 6, 2012 11:32:43 PM

Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SI
alright
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September 6, 2012 11:34:58 PM

gsidhu88 said:
1 G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL8 Dual Channel Kit (F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM) $62.99
1 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Direct Heat Pipe CPU Cooler R2, Intel 2011/1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2 (RR-212E-20PK-R2) $35.99
1 Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1) $59.99
1 Intel Core i5-3450 Quad-Core Socket 1155, 3.1Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm (Retail Boxed) Gen3 (BX806237I53450 / BX80637I53450) $199.99
1 ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Socket 1155 Intel Z77 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 2800+(OC)/2400(OC)/2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066Mhz 7.1 CH HD Audio GLAN 4x SATAIII 6.0 GB/s 4x SATAII 3.0 GB/s 2x USB 3.0 6x USB 2.0 2x PCI-Ex16 Slot ATX $174.99
1 Sapphire (11199-00-20G) AMD Radeon HD 7870 (1000Mhz) 2GB GDDR5 (4800Mhz) Memory Dual-Link DVI/HDMI/Dual Mini Display Port PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card $269.99
1 Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W 80PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply (CMPSU-650TXV2 / CP-9020038-NA) $79.99
1 LiteOn IHAS124-04 24x DVD Writer, Internal SATA, Black| Drive Only $17.99
1 Seagate Barracuda (ST500DM002) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 500GB 16MB Cache (OEM) $64.99
Subtotal: $966.91
Shipping: $0.00
OES: $0.10
HST: $125.71
Grand Total: $1,092.72

It`s an extra $100, but this is what i have at the checkout menu, i`m waiting on you guys to give me the go ahead, you guys cool with this

There's still a bit of confusion:
If you want to overclock:- Change CPU to i5-3570K
If you don't want to overclock:- Change mobo to H77 version, and lose the 212EVO cpu coooler, use the stock one that comes with cpu.
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September 6, 2012 11:37:36 PM

Get the 3570K, but don't change the cooler or mobo.
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September 6, 2012 11:56:51 PM

obsama1 said:
Get the 3570K, but don't change the cooler or mobo.

Certainly agree that is what I would. Rather have the capability, in case I found I did want to use it, for the relatively small cost.
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