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November 1, 2012 5:16:19 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Possibly This Week. Possibly Tonight!

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) $850.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HDMI to T.V. , Internet, Homework

Are you buying a monitor: No



Parts to Upgrade: See Below


Do you need to buy OS: No, I have Windows 7


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Location: City, State: Idaho

Parts Preferences: Prefer budget AMD, open to suggestions

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, in future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1600 x 900, Its a 20 Inch HP LCD monitor

Additional Comments: I just want to have a great gaming experience! But also something that will last me for a while. I am having my first kid soon, so I have a gut feeling that I won't be able to upgrade for a while. Which is why I want to do a future crossfire with the HD 7870. Also do most of you buy warranties? How should I go about that?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Old PC died. Was running 4 Gig DDR2 ram with a GTS 450. I don't know what went out... Could be MOBO, PSU, RAM, or Video card.

Gaming Build:

MOBO: ASUS M5A99X EVO AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$134.00

CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$190.00

GPU: XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$250.00

PSU: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
$130.00

RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M4A1600C9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$50.00

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$40.00

HD: Seagate Barracuda ST320DM000 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$60.00


I have a keyboard, mouse, monitor, headset, and windows 7. All this adds up to 854$ I believe. I can budget a litttle if the price performance is significant with other suggestions. But I do need to park around $850 if possible. Also want to make sure that all parts are compatible and will fit inside the case! Also will buy fans in future, I just want to play my games really really bad. Having withdrawls here.... :cry: 

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November 1, 2012 5:56:33 PM

With your CPU and Mobo together you could get an i5 and a decent mobo that is much better for gaming.
This ram is cheaper and you only shouldf get 2 sticks not 4 so you can upgrade if needed later.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
This PUS could also save some money and is still very good.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

with these savings you could get an i5 and mobo $330 after rebate 345 b4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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November 1, 2012 6:14:05 PM

Could you post the link of the mobo and i5 that is equivalent in price to my cpu and mobo?
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a c 278 4 Gaming
November 1, 2012 6:48:24 PM

will7757 said:
Could you post the link of the mobo and i5 that is equivalent in price to my cpu and mobo?


I agree with the above - the i5-3470 will be a much better investment than the FX-8150 will be.

Maybe try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $872.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 1, 2012 6:49:19 PM

I posted a combo with a rebat that is 330 after rebates instead of 310 after rebates. It is worth the $20. The mobo is more of a preference to the buyer. I gave one example you could look at others. The CPU can be overclocked at some point if you wish otherwise you could shave some money there. With the ram I suggested you would save $15 which is most of the difference either B4 or after rebates as they each have a $15 rebate.
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November 1, 2012 6:51:56 PM

oops sorry read your post wrong! that does look like a solid build g-unit... Samsung good for there hard drives?
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a c 278 4 Gaming
November 1, 2012 6:52:47 PM

jackspeed said:
I posted a combo with a rebat that is 330 after rebates instead of 310 after rebates. It is worth the $20. The mobo is more of a preference to the buyer. I gave one example you could look at others. The CPU can be overclocked at some point if you wish otherwise you could shave some money there. With the ram I suggested you would save $15 which is most of the difference either B4 or after rebates as they each have a $15 rebate.


Yeah but that RAM has tall heat sinks - if you want to add a cooler later on it will make it difficult to do so.
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November 1, 2012 7:12:35 PM

I want 1600 ram right? Or does it matter?
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November 1, 2012 7:46:31 PM

I like G units build its a good build.

If you feel you may want to OC then I would downgrade to a 7870 $200 at newegg 185 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get the i5 3570k and a z77 mobo I suggested and it leaves money left over for a cooler and paste if you feel you want to OC.
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a c 278 4 Gaming
November 1, 2012 7:59:59 PM

jackspeed said:
I like G units build its a good build.

If you feel you may want to OC then I would downgrade to a 7870 $200 at newegg 185 after rebates
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And get the i5 3570k and a z77 mobo I suggested and it leaves money left over for a cooler and paste if you feel you want to OC.


Extra thermal paste is a waste of money - if you get the right cooler it will come with some really good solution - the Hyper 212 and Noctua fans come with really good solutions.

Although that is an unbelievable deal for that video card! :ouch:  :ouch:  :ouch: 
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November 1, 2012 8:17:30 PM

OK EVERYONE! I got the go to order the parts right now!!!! Is the G-unit build legit? Am I good to go????
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November 1, 2012 8:22:17 PM

Do people usually get warranties or not?
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a c 278 4 Gaming
November 1, 2012 8:34:08 PM

will7757 said:
OK EVERYONE! I got the go to order the parts right now!!!! Is the G-unit build legit? Am I good to go????


I wouldn't post it if it wasn't. :lol: 

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Do people usually get warranties or not?


No - you get hosed on store warranties and they don't really do anything. The manufacturers have their own warranties and they have to honor them.
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November 1, 2012 8:46:14 PM

Also G-unit can I crossfire on that MOBO if I want to?
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November 1, 2012 8:56:20 PM

Man I am really torn between those i5's, is there a huge difference?
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a c 278 4 Gaming
November 1, 2012 9:02:20 PM

will7757 said:
Also G-unit can I crossfire on that MOBO if I want to?


Yeah it has two x16 slots so you should be able to easily.

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Man I am really torn between those i5's, is there a huge difference?


Yes actually - the 3570K allows you to overclock. If you're going to overclock then get that CPU, if not put more money in the GPU and get a 7950. But if you get the 3570K, you will need a different motherboard for overclocking.
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November 1, 2012 9:04:43 PM

Best answer selected by will7757.
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November 1, 2012 9:05:05 PM

ok sweet I will just get that
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November 1, 2012 9:15:40 PM

WOOOHOOO ORDERED! I will give you guys an update on how this build runs when I get it. :) 
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November 7, 2012 9:54:16 PM

Heres my update on the computer.... Put everything together fine booted up fine. Installed windows 7 fine. Ran updates and it is so slow I can hardly type on it. Trying to reinstall windows 7. Will install Motherboard drivers and Video card drivers first before anything. I will see if that helps.
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November 7, 2012 10:14:40 PM

So I reinstalled windows with no updates and its superfast. Going to install Mobo and Video card drivers now and see what happens. Do I really need to install windows updates? And if so which ones? This is absolutely ridiculous.
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