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Need a check on my 7950 3GB build

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October 26, 2012 8:42:35 PM

Gaming, rendering, multitasking and tons of tits.


Build:


CPU: i3 2100 3.1Ghz
Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.94 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
1TB 7200RPM HDD
600w PSU (I have it already, its a good brand)


Okay, I have $37 that I can spend on upgrading the build, I need to have the i3 compat with the mobo and I`m not spending it on the HDD, PSU, or CPU since I have it already, please gtfo if you don't know hot use 16gb of ram and are telling me its useless.

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October 26, 2012 9:10:43 PM

I assume this is for gaming first, gaming second, and gaming third ? If so, your best upgrade for a little extra money is probably to an H77 board and an i3-3220.
If you want your build more balanced you probably can fit in an i5-3570k and a cheap z77 board if you drop to a 7850 1gb (or similar).
October 26, 2012 9:26:03 PM

Look @ this

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lvJG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lvJG/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lvJG/benchmarks/

Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE/CSM R2.0 Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.94 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $518.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 9:28:22 PM

I feel like something is missing there ^

Like a hard drive.

And a power supply.

And a processor.
October 26, 2012 9:31:26 PM

Ok, new question, budget is 555 and I want at least 7870 2gb or higher, and at least a 3570k cpu, is this possible?
October 26, 2012 9:31:59 PM

Dude please for the love of god read the post before responding?
a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 9:37:11 PM

Not really no. You would also need a CPU cooler and a Z77 board, both of which cost more money.
October 26, 2012 9:39:23 PM

@deemo, I decided to just reuse my i3 2100 and it needs no fan :p  it doesn't OC and its cool
a b B Homebuilt system
October 26, 2012 9:47:58 PM

StrangeInstance said:
@deemo, I decided to just reuse my i3 2100 and it needs no fan :p  it doesn't OC and its cool


I think I posted slower than you responded earlier. If you want a 3570K, then you would want a Z77 board with a CPU cooler to overclock.

The 2100 shouldn't need a nicer fan, you are correct.
October 26, 2012 9:48:16 PM

Any thoughts on a sub 150 AMD that can beat the i3 2100 at multitasking, using up 16gb of ram efficiently, and rendering?
October 26, 2012 10:35:49 PM

Why do you need 16gb again?
October 27, 2012 7:04:49 AM

That CPU isn't going to do much for a 7950. spend a little more money on a better cpu.
a b B Homebuilt system
October 27, 2012 11:33:56 AM

get 8 gigs of ram and save 20$ to get z77 board like this -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and am not saying that the z77 will be good for the 2100 , just think in the future you will may decide to get one of the i5 or i7 k series to overclock :) 
and about the 2100 can you pay more 9$ and get the new ivy i3 3220.
good luck m8 ;) 
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