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November 11, 2012 1:10:24 AM

Okay so i am building my system but here's the thing i'm building it for gaming but it needs to be an all around cpu (gaming + a workhorse) and i need help on deciding between processor/ video card combos and the case selection...
So the cpu/ vpu combos are...

Athlon II x3 450 with a 6870
or
Phenom II x4 965 BE with 6850
or
Phenom II x2 560 with 6850

and then i need to pick a case as well... i need a case that is quiet and cool not to mention good looking too. So i've narrowed it down to a Sonata IV, Sonata III, HAF 912, or a CM Storm Scout (v1)
your picks will help me... The main things i will be doind with this cpu is Gaming, Multitasking, Video Editing, and Graphic Designing...
My other specs btw are... (Set in stone)
ASRock n68-us3 ucc
Corsair 8 gb 1600 ram
500 gb 3 gb/s HDD
Apevia 500 watt JAVA
LG 24X Optical Drive

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November 11, 2012 1:19:51 AM

What is your total budget please ?

Its easier to answer your question if we have all the information we need. Read the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice

But if not then that motherboard has the only mb chipset you should avoid . Its made by nVidia , and its not as good as the chip sets made by AMD
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November 11, 2012 1:27:55 AM

Outlander_04 said:
What is your total budget please ?

Its easier to answer your question if we have all the information we need. Read the thread at the top of the forum about how to ask for advice

But if not then that motherboard has the only mb chipset you should avoid . Its made by nVidia , and its not as good as the chip sets made by AMD

750 including os but I don't want to touch that so...
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November 11, 2012 2:11:00 AM

I think the best budget build for a gamer and encoder is something like this

FX 6300 $140
Asrock 970 Extreme4 $105
2 x 4 gig of 1600 Mhz RAM $38
Radeon 7850 $175
dvd drive $18
Case of your choice $50 [ Anntec One , HAF 912, Bitfenix etc etc ]
500 gig hard drive $70
500 watt 80+ bronze or better psu ` $55

That adds to about $650

Add an copy of 64 bit windows 8 [ or 7 ]

and you will be playing any game at good to excellent image quality and decent fps at 1080p resolution
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November 11, 2012 2:39:26 AM

And don't get that PSU. Apevia is junk.
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November 11, 2012 7:57:45 PM

Outlander_04 said:
I think the best budget build for a gamer and encoder is something like this

FX 6300 $140
Asrock 970 Extreme4 $105
2 x 4 gig of 1600 Mhz RAM $38
Radeon 7850 $175
dvd drive $18
Case of your choice $50 [ Anntec One , HAF 912, Bitfenix etc etc ]
500 gig hard drive $70
500 watt 80+ bronze or better psu ` $55

That adds to about $650

Add an copy of 64 bit windows 8 [ or 7 ]

and you will be playing any game at good to excellent image quality and decent fps at 1080p resolution

Since I an not a big fan of the zambezi chip and almost certain the vishera chip won't be impressive I'm going to stick with the am3 socket and go with the 6xxx series because the 7xxc drivers are horrible... So I am going with a thermaltake tr430 which will support all of our builds comfortably.
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November 11, 2012 10:53:35 PM

The FX 6300 will out game even the phenom 965 which is the most powerful processor in your list . It will absolutely demolish it in encoding and productivity applications , and it will use less power doing that .

The Radeon 7xxx drivers are fine . If someone has told you they are not they're a fool

And the thermaltake psu is a dog . It doesnt have Active PFC which means
a/ it wont make stable voltages and
b/ its extremely inefficient
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November 12, 2012 3:11:02 AM

Outlander_04 said:
The FX 6300 will out game even the phenom 965 which is the most powerful processor in your list . It will absolutely demolish it in encoding and productivity applications , and it will use less power doing that .

The Radeon 7xxx drivers are fine . If someone has told you they are not they're a fool

And the thermaltake psu is a dog . It doesnt have Active PFC which means
a/ it wont make stable voltages and
b/ its extremely inefficient

Oh well maybe the drivers have been updated because when the 7xxx series was released I head heard nothing but complaints
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November 12, 2012 6:00:17 AM

There was the GSoD issue, but that was fixed pretty quick. Didn't effect all 7xxx cards.
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