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Hello, I'm looking for input on my build. I appreciate any input but may not change anything. Biggest concern for me is if this rig will run BF3, Skyrim + Mods, Medal of Honor: Warfighter ( once I buy it) and other various games. Will also be used for every day computing too.
FPS, Low-high graphic, load time, lag or no lag and so on...typical things a pc gamer looks for in a rig. : )

Purchase date: Within 1-2 Months
Budget is $1500 (including Tax/Shipping cost)


CPU: AMD FX-4170 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.47 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VN700M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($125.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 750W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On ihes112-04 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-100 Wired Standard Keyboard ($14.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Rosewill RM-2400L Wired Laser Mouse ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Rosewill 19.7” (1.64 ft./50cm) SATA III Cable w/ Locking Latch Model RCDV-11011 ($3.49)
Other: Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM ($33.99)
Other: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan ($22.99)
Total: $1290.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-20 16:02 EDT-0400)
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  1. here:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ PC Mall)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Antec Basiq Plus 550W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($158.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1174.42
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-20 16:12 EDT-0400)

    READ THIS: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=prive&post=1489431&page=1&p=1&sondage=0&owntopic=0&trash=0&trash_post=0&print=0&numreponse=0&quote_only=0&new=0&nojs=0 add whatever you need.
  2. Best answer
    I don't see a point in purchasing a low-quality speaker system or 200mm fan. No need for a SATA cable as those come with the motherboard. KB and Mouse are fine.

    I'd go for something like this, though:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1266.61
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-20 16:16 EDT-0400)

    It is cheaper and better than your build. MUCH better CPU, better GPU, better PSU (arguably), and higher quality case. Also has an SSD.
  3. - azeem40
    * the speakers aren't for this rig, I didn't realize they were included.
    * the case is my only issue, I am going to need some really good air flow with no less than 4 fans, I have a wood stove at my house and in the winter it gets insanely hot in the house ( 80-95 degrees) most winters lol
    * the extra fans was to give the case more airflow.
    Every thing else seems to be good.

    Quick question - I can run a AMD GPU with a Intel CPU?
  4. ^ Yes. AMD GPU's work with Intel Chips.
  5. - azeem40
    * the speakers aren't for this rig, I didn't realize they were included.
    * the case is my only issue, I am going to need some really good air flow with no less than 4 fans, I have a wood stove at my house and in the winter it gets insanely hot in the house ( 80-95 degrees) most winters lol
    * the extra fans was to give the case more airflow.
    Every thing else seems to be good.

    Quick question - I can run a AMD GPU with a Intel CPU?

    lol can i run a amd gpu with intel yes you can :D lol :D
  6. guerrero said:
    lmao can i run a amd gpu with intel loolololololololololololollool



    Oh!!! so you never were a noob? ok Mr smartass, plese:

    *Tell me what pump you will recommend to push deionized water trough 6 water blocks and 3 radiators and 4ft of tubing.

    *Why are AMD HD R7xxx cards good for professional workloads?

    *What makes a case fan better?

    *How is CPU manufactured?

    *Name the best place to put your PC

    *What CPU would you recommend me for 3Dsmax?

    *What makes a PSU good or bad?

    *Lets say you want to make a headset, what kind of magnets would you use?

    *Whats the most important thing in overclocking?
  7. idroid said:
    Oh!!! so you never were a noob? ok Mr smartass, plese:

    *Tell me what pump you will recommend to push deionized water trough 6 water blocks and 3 radiators and 4ft of tubing.

    *Why are AMD HD R7xxx cards good for professional workloads?

    *What makes a case fan better?

    *How is CPU manufactured?

    *Name the best place to put your PC

    *What CPU would you recommend me for 3Dsmax?

    *What makes a PSU good or bad?

    *Lets say you want to make a headset, what kind of magnets would you use?

    *Whats the most important thing in overclocking?


    Please watch your language
  8. guerrero said:
    Please watch your language


    What? you fell offended because i called you Mr.Smartass?
  9. Best answer selected by unknown2013.
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