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Building My First Gaming Pc - Good Spec?

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November 2, 2012 12:17:13 PM

Trying to stay under 900euro

Monitor: Samsung S22B350H monitor22 "
CPU: AMD Bulldozer FX-6100
Mobo: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3
GPU: Sapphire HD7950 3GB
HDD: Seagate ST500DM002 3.5 inch 500GB
RAM: Komputerbay 8GB (2 X 4GB) DDR3 1333Mhz
PSU: Xigmatek NRP-VC603 600W
CASE: CiT Vantage Midi Mesh Gaming Case
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x
Wireless Card: TP-Link TL-WN781ND 150Mbps pci-e
Wndows 8
Definitely gunna be playing alot of Battlefield, don't know what else yet
Would you guys make any changes? From what research I did they all seem compatable
November 3, 2012 10:14:06 AM

i dont really like those specs, why not buy a i5 processor, and a intel motherboard? and corsair ram and better psu, like corsair or seasonic, i would buy a combo ssd and hdd, 64gb ssd 830 samsung for windows and a 500gb hdd, i dont really recommend seagate, they go corrupt quiet fast, i would suggest you to buy a western digital caviar black, its much better and also, i recommend you not to buy windows 8, its a piece of garbage, i mean seriously, just buy windows 7, w8 sucks..

also i reccomend you to buy i5 3570k if ur gonna overclock, if not just buy 3570 version ( they are alot better than that bulldozer, bulldozer is only for rendering, and its not very good at rendering, so i suggest u to buy 3570k and ASRock Z77 Pro 4 S1155 Intel Z77 ATX Ivybridge, http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-pro-4-intel-z...

Its a good cpu and motherboard.

Good luck
Cosmin.
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November 4, 2012 1:49:48 PM

Thanls for the reply dude :) 
only problem I have is with the budget if I go for an i5 and the motherboard you suggested it means I have to go for a hd 7850 instead of a 7950
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November 4, 2012 2:32:39 PM

Seems that you said you weren't gonna video edit and such, so no need for a fx 6100. FX cpus are bad anyways.

If I were you, I would get an i3, with a cheap mono. H77 will do.

Also, if you can, change the hard drive to a Western digital one. Seagates are unreliable.

If you can, also get a different case like a CM HAF 912. Best case for the money, with great airflow.

As I see your budget is around 1.1k, you do have enough money for an i5-3570k, and an 7950.

If you're not going to over clock, get the plain version of the i5-3570, and don't worry about a z77 motherboard. Just get a H77.

Everything looks fine, just do the changes I said, and you will have a nice gaming pc :) 
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November 4, 2012 3:13:35 PM

+1^ about the Haf 912. Anyways the FX-6100 is pretty weak, it actually has 3 execution cores and 6 threads. That makes it roughly better than the Athlon tri-cores and worse than Athlon/Phenom quad cores. If you can't switch to the intel processors go for a phenom X4 955/965 at least. In addition, you may have to update your bios for the FX CPU to be recognized IF you stay with the FX-6100.
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November 4, 2012 3:50:15 PM

Okay thanks for all the help lads :) 
Decided on an i5 3570, h77 mobo, western digital 500gd hdd and a hd 7870 cant stretch it to a 7950 (prices in Ireland seems alot higher than in the US)
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November 4, 2012 6:09:15 PM

new pc 2.0 :D 

i5 3570
sapphire hd7870
crosair 8gb ddr3 ram
Gigabyte SKT-1155 Z77-DS3H motherboard
OCZ600MXSP-UK 600W PSU
windows 7
comes to around 950euro

what kind of seetings do you think it will run battlefield on?
thanks for the help guys really apprecciated
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November 4, 2012 6:12:04 PM

High, anyways I like the new choice of ram but do you really need the Z77 motherboard if you are not overclocking or doing SLI/Crossfire?
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November 4, 2012 6:27:39 PM

I know i don't but it's the same price or just slightly more than any of the h77 motherboard's I've seen...I'm shopping on amazon by the way (hard to find a seller that ship to Ireland)
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November 4, 2012 7:57:36 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 14, 2012 6:18:48 AM

Best answer selected by DaCosta5396.
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