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November 7, 2012 10:21:20 AM

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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM


Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive



ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers


ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


Galaxy 66NNH7DV6WXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 3GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...


G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-


AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX



ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM



does this sound like a good PC too you? It will be used to play BF3 and skyrim. I maybe will buy a second GPU and go SLi with them down the road. I am hoping to get around 45FPS ratings on High or hopefully Ultra
Money is an object right now. I designed this in hooes that if i am unsatified with my gpu i can easily upgrade, what components are good? What could be removed? Or what could change.
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November 7, 2012 10:30:20 AM

I'm pretty sure Fatal1ty is just a gimmick as well. You can swap that with cheaper boards that have the same stuff feature-wise.

You can opt to drop down to an FX-8320 and save yourself ~$40. The difference is only 0.5GHz which you can OC anyway.

Get the 7950 instead. It outperforms the 660 Ti by quite a good margin ever since Catalyst 12.11, and it's the same price.

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November 7, 2012 10:31:47 AM

I wouldn't waste the money on the DDR3 1866. Just get 1600, the performance difference is so small that you'll never be able to see the difference.
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November 7, 2012 10:59:05 AM

Whats catylist?
The reviews for the 7950 are not as good as the 680 or 660.
Is there any aftermarket brand if this like asus or gigabyte that is better than the straight raedon? I will have too look at some benchmarks.
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November 7, 2012 11:43:05 AM

catalyst - the driver for radeon cards
frankly i do not understand why every1 recommends amd over nvidia (benchmarks say diffrent as i noticed indeed)
and well for processors intel over amd but intel is much more expensive in my opinion
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November 7, 2012 12:56:54 PM

Your set up is 9 out of 10 bc of the non-ssd drive.
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November 7, 2012 10:04:51 PM

@hippo08 - which reviews would these be? I've seen mostly positive criticism on the 7950 so far. Some people would eve recommend it over the 670.

@VDD13X - because as far as price : performance is concerned, nVidia doesn't have much of an edge. This is mostly because of their stubborness and reluctance to give price cuts on their cards. I have nothing against nVidia, but if they want our recommendation for best bang for buck, they seriously need to rethink their pricing.
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November 7, 2012 10:46:38 PM

excella1221 said:
I'm pretty sure Fatal1ty is just a gimmick as well. You can swap that with cheaper boards that have the same stuff feature-wise.

You can opt to drop down to an FX-8320 and save yourself ~$40. The difference is only 0.5GHz which you can OC anyway.

Get the 7950 instead. It outperforms the 660 Ti by quite a good margin ever since Catalyst 12.11, and it's the same price.


Fatality (as is anything that spells a name with a number like that) is absolutely a gimmick. You could get the Gigabyte 990FX board and save lots of money there.

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frankly i do not understand why every1 recommends amd over nvidia (benchmarks say diffrent as i noticed indeed)


Because price / performance wise the Radeons beat their comparable NVIDIAs by a long shot. Do a quick Google search for benchmarks and comparisons - you will see why.

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Your set up is 9 out of 10 bc of the non-ssd drive.


Why is having an SSD bad? I won't build a system without one anymore.
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