Need a check on my 7950 3GB build

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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  1. 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).
  2. 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.)
  3. Wait dafuq did I just.. wtf now? Lmao what did I just do there, I mean this

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lw3A

    I don't need HDD btw :P
  4. I feel like something is missing there ^

    Like a hard drive.

    And a power supply.

    And a processor.
  5. Ok, new question, budget is 555 and I want at least 7870 2gb or higher, and at least a 3570k cpu, is this possible?
  6. Dude please for the love of god read the post before responding?
  7. Not really no. You would also need a CPU cooler and a Z77 board, both of which cost more money.
  8. @deemo, I decided to just reuse my i3 2100 and it needs no fan :P it doesn't OC and its cool
  9. 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.
  10. Any thoughts on a sub 150 AMD that can beat the i3 2100 at multitasking, using up 16gb of ram efficiently, and rendering?
  11. Why do you need 16gb again?
  12. StrangeInstance said:


    omg. This made me lol.
  13. :D
  14. That CPU isn't going to do much for a 7950. spend a little more money on a better cpu.
  15. get 8 gigs of ram and save 20$ to get z77 board like this -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157297

    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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