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October 23, 2012 9:07:47 AM

i am looking to build a new computer and am wondering if the parts i have chosen will run most games and are compatible.

CPU: AMD FX-4170
GPU: Powercolor Radeon HD7870 GHz Edition 2GB
MOTHERBOARD: ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard
PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular
CASE: Sharkoon T28 Red Case USB 3.0
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
RAM: G.Skill Ares F3-1600C9D-8GAO 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

total cost: $865 from pccasegear.com
already have monitor, keyboard, mouse and OS. I juat want to make sure i am getting the best value for my money and that all parts will be compatible.

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October 23, 2012 9:34:11 AM

Yes it Will
But Change The Cpu To i5 2500 Or 2500K (if Overclocking)
As i Was Using Amd 4170 Its Bottlenecking
Yes I know iT sPEED iS 4.2Ghz But Intel I3 Can beat It
Rest All Is Correct
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October 23, 2012 9:35:48 AM

i was debating getting an intel cpu but looking at benchmarks from various different websites it seems i would pay 2x as much for only slightly better performance.
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October 23, 2012 9:36:51 AM

The FX-4170 isn't a gaming CPU, if you want AMD, the Phenom II x4 would be better.
The Fatal1ty series isn't that great either.
OCZ Agility 3 kinda has a bad reputation for having high failure rates.
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October 23, 2012 9:38:07 AM

Pieninja said:
i was debating getting an intel cpu but looking at benchmarks from various different websites it seems i would pay 2x as much for only slightly better performance.

Even at 4.5ghz, the FX41XX gets embarrassed in gaming by a stock dual core 3.1ghz i3-2100. GHZ has nothing to do with performance anymore, it's all about architecture.

If you want to build a budget gaming machine, forget the FX41XX and go with a i3-2120. Mobo's start at just $59 and are upgradable to Ivy Bridge.
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October 23, 2012 9:45:42 AM

unfortunately where i live there is only really one good pc parts supplier so if they dont have certain parts i dont have much choice. the cheapest intel gaming cpu they have is the i3 3220 for $123. i chose the 4170 based mostly on this article: http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/modules/smartsection/...

they also only supply the FX series AMD processors and now the trinity series
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October 23, 2012 9:47:34 AM

I like your build. Its great. Good choices.
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October 23, 2012 11:20:01 AM

excella1221 said:

The Fatal1ty series isn't that great either.


what would you recommend as a good psu over 700W?
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October 23, 2012 11:35:12 AM

Piledriver is out. Get them if you want AMD.
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October 23, 2012 11:43:36 AM

^+1. Piledriver seems to match Intel i5 CPUs.

As for 700w+ PSUs, give me the store from where you're buying from and I'll help you find some.
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October 23, 2012 11:44:50 AM

excella1221 said:


As for 700w+ PSUs, give me the store from where you're buying from and I'll help you find some.


im shopping from http://pccasegear.com/
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October 23, 2012 11:55:24 AM

♦ first you should change this cpu with any intel i5.
♦ second no need for 750 watt psu unless you want to crossfire. (600 watt is enough)
♦ make sure you know the length of the gpu to see if it will fit into your case or not.

=congratulations you can play any game in ultra @1080p ;) 
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October 23, 2012 12:01:05 PM

thanks excella.

im getting a 750W so i dont have to upgrade later if i decide to go crossfire.
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October 23, 2012 12:08:40 PM

You can actually crossfire two 7870s on a 650W but its quite on the edge. Not much headroom if you go for 650W.
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