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September 21, 2012 12:31:28 AM

Hey guys. Just looking for some advice on this new gaming computer build i'm putting together. A few quick tidpits: I most likely WON'T be overclocking, I already have a monitor and operating system, I might grab another gpu and crossfire in a year or two with a custom cooling system, this computer will mostly be used for gaming, along with some light programming homework (i'm a CIT major), and some web browsing.
Games i'll be playing: Skyrim, Diablo 3, Borderlands 2, and DotA 2. Would love to have all on max with skyrim at least on high. :)  thanks beforehand for all your guys' help.

CPU: AMD FX-6200 Zambezi 3.8GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6200FRGUBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: APEVIA ATX-AQ700W-BK 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MEMORY: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks for your guys' help :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2012 1:07:41 AM

FX-6200 isn't very good for gaming, you would be better off with FX-4170 or PII 965BE.

Also you cannot crossfire with a 970 chipset. On a budget you might as well just stick with single gpu anyways.

Id recommend this, it'll be MUCH faster, use less power and you'll be much happier. Mobo is also PCI-E 3.0.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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



That power supply is absolute garbage. Doesn't even meet the basic 80+ rating. This one is 80+ bronze rated and plenty of power for your setup.

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



September 21, 2012 1:21:24 AM

by the fx 4170 do you mean http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ? And about the intel processor/mobo, I would like to do an intel setup. But I was told by multiple sources that intel isn't as good for gaming, and focuses more on reliability>speed. Is this not true? Also, what makes the FX-6200 bad for gaming?
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a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2012 2:18:57 AM

HUH?? Nothing even comes close to Intel for gaming. Not sure where you heard that but those "multiple sources" are definitely smoking crack.

The FX cpu's are horrible for gaming, they are slower than the old Phenom II's. Even at 4.5ghz they can't touch a 3.2ghz Intel quad in gaming. Not to mention they use twice the power or more.

September 21, 2012 2:30:50 PM

alright. well according to my budget if I want to get the i5 processor i'll have to downgrade my gpu to a gtx 560. Will the processor make up for that?
a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2012 2:36:42 PM

what is your budget? I think we can keep a 7850 in your budget
a b 4 Gaming
September 21, 2012 2:40:42 PM

Cormandragon said:
alright. well according to my budget if I want to get the i5 processor i'll have to downgrade my gpu to a gtx 560. Will the processor make up for that?


Not really.
September 21, 2012 2:42:59 PM

@Screwy I have a soft budget of about 700$. I can go MAX 30$ above that, but more than that and it's no-go.
September 21, 2012 3:21:45 PM
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