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October 29, 2012 8:41:14 AM

Getting a new computer and these are its specs.
Case:NZXT PHANTOM WHITE 410 MID TOWER CASE
Power supply; 850W CORSAIR AX850 ATX POWER SUPPLY
Processor: AMD FX 8150 8CORE BLACK EDITION CPU 3.6GHZ TURBO CORE
Motherboard:ASROCK 970 EXTREME3 = > Cpu cooling:THERMALTAKE FRIO ADVANCE
>> Graphics card: HIS HD7950 BLACK ICEQ 3 GB DDR5
->> Dvd cd burner:LG BLURAY ROM COMBO
Hard disk drive:1 TERRABYTE SEAGATE SATA 3 HDD
> Ram:4 GB 1600MHZ DDR3 G.SKILL
Sound card:CREATIVE SOUNDBLASTER XFi Xtreme Audio PCIEXPRESS
> Wireless lan card:TP-LINK TL-WN822N 300 MBPS HIGH GAIN WIRELSS N USB
>> Os:WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64 BIT 
October 29, 2012 8:47:01 AM

A few comments.
- You can drop the sound card. Integrated ones are already good.
- Get the FX-8320 instead. It's a newer generation.
- There should be an integrated wireless lan as well in the motherboard
- Do you actually need Win 7 Ultimate?
- PSU is overkill. 750w would be plenty for 7950 Crossfire.
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October 29, 2012 9:00:56 AM

You reckon amd or Intel? I heard the new amd is *** as. You sure there is a wireless lan in th motherboard I really don't want to open the case again and get one afterwards. I'll probably get windows 7 premium at least. And can u suggest another similar build like this that is in the 1500-2000 dollars area
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October 29, 2012 9:02:44 AM

Will I be able to keep my gpu temp under 70 or 65 while playing games such as bf3 or cs go?
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October 29, 2012 9:14:03 AM

how much are you willing to pay? since you didn't write ill just have to guess ill post 2 builds for you the price is from 400-800 :)  enjoy.
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** Build 1: Tight Budget Build
Warning: Take this build ONLY and ONLY IF you will upgrade the CPU down the road.

CPU: Pentium G850
Motherboard: Any B75 motherboard
RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-1600, 1.5v)
Graphics: Radeon HD 7770
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W or other similar power supplies
Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB
DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner
Case: Cheap ATX mid-tower case with at least 2 fans

Example Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kfIb

Estimated cost: ~$485
Estimated FPS: ~40
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** Build 2: Best build for good gaming without spending big $

CPU: AMD FX-6300
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+, or EVO, or above if wanted
Motherboard: Any 990FX motherboard, recommending great OC board
RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-1600, 1.5v)
Graphics: Radeon HD 7850 1GB
Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III 500W or other similar power supplies
SSD: Optional, recommending 120/128GB budget SSDs
Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB
DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner
Case: CoolerMaster Storm Enforcer or similar mid-tower case with at least 2 fans

Example Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lfYt

Estimated cost: ~$750
+SSD cost if you choose to add an SSD.
Estimated FPS: ~50+
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*Special Build: Set it and Forget it! AMD Trinity Build
his build is for users who want to just build a PC then forget about it (of course, you still have to manually tweak and OC this). Just about the only upgrade you can do for it is an SSD / a Radeon graphics card for Dual Graphics option.

It has a DDR3-2133 RAM because you want to maximize APU's built-in graphics. DDR3-2133 is a perfect choice as it's not too expensive, and yet best performance given per dollar. You can drop down to DDR3-1866 if you want, and that's the slowest RAM I'd take for a Trinity build.

400W power supply is for Dual Graphics support. Pair it up with Radeon HD 6670, and you can easily beat pretty much all budget Intel systems up until $600+ mark, where it starts to include Radeon HD 7850 with an i3.

CPU: AMD A10-5800k
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO
Motherboard: Any A75 based motherboard, strongly recommending OC-friendly ones
RAM: Any 2 x 4GB RAM while keeping my notes (DDR3-2133, 1.5v)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 400W
Hard Drive: Cheap 500GB or -smaller- if you are fine with it.
DVD Drive: Cheap DVD burner
Case: Cheap ATX mid-tower case, but must support tall CPU tower coolers and have at least 2 fans

Example build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lg7t

Estimated cost: ~$475
Estimated FPS: ~30
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October 29, 2012 9:39:45 AM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_fx_8350_8320_6...

http://www.techspot.com/review/586-amd-fx-8350-fx-6300/...

http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/amd_fx_835...

definitely skip the FX-8150. if you're only gaming, an FX-4300/6300 offers a better bang for your buck.

if you're not a massive audiophile and/or don't have anything beyond a 2.0 surround sound system, skip the sound card as well. built-in sound works out just well.

as mentioned by others; grab a nice quality 600-700W PSU. 650W would be more than sufficient unless you're going to run the card in CF.

W7 Home Premium; more than enough for gaming.

with the money you saved up, you can spend on a 7970, or an SSD, maybe even go with intel build instead.
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October 29, 2012 9:52:21 AM

Can u give me a Intel build that will run bf3 in high and the gpu temp will stay below 70 or 65. I'm willing to pay 1500 bucks. This computer is purely gaming and I couldn't be bothered to overclock.
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October 29, 2012 10:09:08 AM

wilsonklein11 said:
You reckon amd or Intel? I heard the new amd is *** as. You sure there is a wireless lan in th motherboard I really don't want to open the case again and get one afterwards. I'll probably get windows 7 premium at least. And can u suggest another similar build like this that is in the 1500-2000 dollars area

Never mind, there's no integrated wireless LAN. I misread. :p 
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October 29, 2012 10:31:37 AM

Case:NZXT PHATOM WHITE 410
Power Supply: Hytec heavy duty low noise 850w
Motherboard: ASROCK z77 extreme6
Processor (CPU): intel core i7 3770k 3.5ghz quad core
CPU Cooling: thermale take igsc 300
Graphics Card: AMD 7970 3gb
Sound Card: integrated
DVD/CD Burner: cd/dvd/blu ray
Hard Disk Drive:240 gb ssd
2nd Hard Drive:
RAM (memory): 4gb 1600 mhz


Is this a good intel build?
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October 29, 2012 12:58:59 PM

No storage HDD?

Also, I've never heard of Hytec PSUs. Consider ones from more reliable brands please.
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October 29, 2012 1:34:57 PM

wilsonklein11 said:
Case:NZXT PHATOM WHITE 410
Power Supply: Hytec heavy duty low noise 850w
Motherboard: ASROCK z77 extreme6
Processor (CPU): intel core i7 3770k 3.5ghz quad core
CPU Cooling: thermale take igsc 300
Graphics Card: AMD 7970 3gb
Sound Card: integrated
DVD/CD Burner: cd/dvd/blu ray
Hard Disk Drive:240 gb ssd
2nd Hard Drive:
RAM (memory): 4gb 1600 mhz


Is this a good intel build?


nope. overkill, especially the PSU.

a not so well-known PSU brand like hytec is an invitation to one expensive fried PC. Seasonic, Antec, Corsair, PCP&P are some PSU brands you wanna buy from when it comes to a PSU. and again you don't need so much power; 600-650W will be more than plenty. a good example of an excellent PSU;

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

and please tell me that's two sticks of 2GB 1600mhz DDR3 RAM.

now the rest is ok if you're willing to spend on it,but if you're looking to save up;

an i5-3570K is the most you'll ever need for gaming, unless you have other CPU intensive tasks in mind.

while the extreme6 is no doubt a fine board, going with the cheaper extreme4/extreme3 isn't going to cost you any performance difference. build quality of the board may or may not be better, but it hasn't stopped people from praising it

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

now if this is strictly a gaming PC, with little to no pics, videos or music stored in your SSD, preferably a Samsung 830, then there's not much to say. otherwise, if you got loads of files to store, you could do what many people usually do; grab a cheaper 120gb SSD to be used as a boot drive+commonly used programs+games, and an HDD of your liking for storing miscellaneous files.
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October 30, 2012 4:49:39 AM

Can u recommend me a good build? I wanna good gpu and cpu. I'm kinda new to this so I dent know what goes into what. Just want a strictly Intel gaming pc
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October 30, 2012 5:15:55 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lSH5

a generic 3570K+7950 build. took a few liberty at some of the parts, like the SSD (based it on repeated recommendations here) and the blu-ray drive. you could go for a $270 GTX 660ti (after rebates) from MSI, and skip a BR drive if you don't watch BRs and save up ~$50 or more.

either way, there are better deals and choices than what i just made up quickly, that could save you a lot more. nevertheless, as you can see, you got a decent $1300 build at worse with some room for a monitor, keyboard and mouse of your choice, maybe even go further and get a GTX670
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