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October 24, 2012 1:54:55 AM

Had to switch to the new FX-8320 Piledriver from a i5-3570k to get the total under $1000.

CPU: FX-8320 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: XFX Double D HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock 970 Extreme4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1.5TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Rosewill HIVE 550W 80+ Certified http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Memory: G.SKILL Ares 8GB (2x4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With combos, it comes to $989.90, and after 1 small rebate it sums $969.90

Any thoughts on this build? And btw the new Piledrivers are actually less expensive, and perform in most cases better than their similarly priced Intel competitors :D 

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October 24, 2012 3:12:24 AM

If you want to do cfx ever I would get a 700w. But besides that it's good.
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October 24, 2012 3:17:27 AM

I would go with an intel based system... but thats just me, i have minimal knowledge of amd systems. But ill tell you right now that the XFX 7870 is a beast of a card (running it now). Looks good, Runs amazing and is really cool even when gaming load on it. The fans are silent on it as well.

Good luck
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October 24, 2012 3:18:53 AM

Great build. I give it a green light.
The Hive PSU isn't that great though. It's around 450~500w in reality.
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October 24, 2012 3:18:54 AM

From what I read so far, it looks like the new amd cpu's are pretty good. Toms hardware has a review. It's on the front page, you should read it.
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October 24, 2012 3:21:01 AM

how to stick a i5 into the rig

and no. fx might be able to match a i5, but will draw a ton more power and produce a ton more heat out. less than bulldozer but still a huge a gap vs ivy bridge chips

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lfuT

read this review if you have time
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/amd_vi...

or watch this video and he will talk about vishera extensively. he gave up on amd almost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7wFKewAbgs&feature=g-us...
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October 24, 2012 3:21:04 AM

Ill check it out. thanks for the heads up!
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October 24, 2012 3:21:42 AM

excella1221 said:
Great build. I give it a green light.
The Hive PSU isn't that great though. It's around 450~500w in reality.


actually no. these are built very well. from what i recall made by superflower
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October 24, 2012 3:24:11 AM

TheBigTroll said:
actually no. these are built very well. from what i recall made by superflower

They are built very well. I just said it isn't that great, and I was referring to the amperage on the +12v rail.

That's 38A = 456w for a 550w.
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October 24, 2012 3:28:18 AM

excella1221 said:
Great build. I give it a green light.
The Hive PSU isn't that great though. It's around 450~500w in reality.


What PSU would you reccomend for around the same price?
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October 24, 2012 3:30:23 AM

TheBigTroll said:
how to stick a i5 into the rig

and no. fx might be able to match a i5, but will draw a ton more power and produce a ton more heat out. less than bulldozer but still a huge a gap vs ivy bridge chips

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lfuT

read this review if you have time
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/amd_vi...

or watch this video and he will talk about vishera extensively. he gave up on amd almost
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7wFKewAbgs&feature=g-us...


That is true, yet with the saved money you can buy a great cooler like the Noctua listed above, which will probably keep this monster between 50-60°C :D 
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October 24, 2012 3:31:28 AM

I agree with Troll, That psu is well build and has good reviews. well worth it for the quality.
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October 24, 2012 3:34:57 AM

Poltregeist said:
That is true, yet with the saved money you can buy a great cooler like the Noctua listed above, which will probably keep this monster between 50-60°C :D 


the noctua isnt quite good enough for overclock3d. the guy while overclocking it had to put 2 delta 220cfm fans on it to keep it cool. but that was for bulldozer.

in his test he was running a h100 and it reached around 70c. add 3-5c to that and it = a noctua d14 since it does do better in high oc situations
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October 24, 2012 3:36:42 AM

take out that PSU if you don't want to fry your system.

i don't really tend to trust rosewill that much from experience.

would do this sort of build if you would like to go FX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

CPU cooler- hyper 212 EVO should be enough to cool your processor and give a nice overclock

i would try to fit inside a 128 GB SSD in there at least

and try to get a good brand PSU inside such as corsair HX750 or XFX 750

i might actually go ahead and spend less on the mobo and maybe go with this board instead of the ASUS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

it also comes with free Ram so you can cut the ram out of the budget also.

since these rams do have heatsinks you can either take them off or you can find a different and less expensive cooler
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October 24, 2012 3:43:40 AM

A 750w is a bit overkill for the build hes got. it shouldn't pull anymore than ~500w. Although im not sure about the power consumption of the new CPUs.
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October 24, 2012 3:48:35 AM

The fx series looks really good, and it doesn't use all that much power.
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October 24, 2012 9:52:33 AM

Alright, so I added a Corsair CX600, and a 212 EVO to upgrade to the FX-8350 with the same motherboard. Now it totals about $1 less, but with rebates is slightly cheaper. :) 
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October 24, 2012 10:31:58 AM

the cx600w wont handle the fx 8320. get a high quality unit like a xfx 550w. the corsair only supplies 500w barely

and use the fx 8320

and use the motherboard i suggested.
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October 24, 2012 10:53:00 AM

TheBigTroll said:
the cx600w wont handle the fx 8320. get a high quality unit like a xfx 550w. the corsair only supplies 500w barely

and use the fx 8320

and use the motherboard i suggested.


Alright, but I really don't have the budget for a $100 PSU...
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October 24, 2012 11:12:52 AM

TheBigTroll said:
its 50 bucks


Oh, the XFX PSUs i was looking at was like $110.
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October 24, 2012 11:15:50 AM

go to the link i provided
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October 24, 2012 12:22:04 PM

TheBigTroll said:
go to the link i provided


Alright, got that XFX 550W in there now, and other suggestions?
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October 24, 2012 3:16:02 PM

Alright, I took out the 1TB drive I had in my cart because of an external 1TB I have and am currently using since my internal HDD crapped out. It still has 500GB left, and ALL my games on it so really, no need for that HDD unless I want to get one in the future. Have a nice Vertex 4 128GB SSD in my cart as well :)  Do you think that I could place my external USB HDD in an internal HDD spot (no mounting needed) and then rout the USB out the back to connect to the mobo?
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October 24, 2012 8:30:27 PM

or you could just take the drive out of the external drive unit and plug it in directly to the computer
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October 24, 2012 9:32:43 PM

TheBigTroll said:
or you could just take the drive out of the external drive unit and plug it in directly to the computer


It's not that type of drive, think oversized SSD, without the blazing speed.
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October 24, 2012 11:59:02 PM

almost every external hard drive uses a sata to usb adaptor internally. im sure it will work
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