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November 18, 2012 8:02:33 PM

Hello everyone! I have roughly 800-850 dollars to spend on a new PC including an OS, no monitor needed.

Here is what I've picked out on tiger direct, let me know if any changes should be made or any problems with compatibility (this is my first PC build :sweat:  )


Also, bear with me, i know clicking on links are annoying as hell, so i labeled which is which for simplicity haha.

Motherboard: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Processor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM/Memory: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HDD: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Graphics Card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Drive: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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Cable: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

OS: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

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CPU:
I've done a lot of research and the FX-8320 scores a tad bit under the 8350 and is 30 dollars less. Also, the 8320/8350 score higher than the intel i5 2500k, and is about the same price.

GPU:
Also researched a lot, and the 7870 is a beast card for ~200 dollars. For ~30 dollars less i could get the 7850, but it has roughly 1000 points less on the 3d mark score than the 7870. Is it worth the extra money for the 7870?Also, Im trying to stick with AMD because i've been hearing they give more bang for the buck in terms of performance.

Thank you for the input! Means a lot :bounce: 

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November 18, 2012 8:20:12 PM

But the cpu benchmark on the fx-8320 is better than the intel i5-3470.

Why do you say the FX series arent for gaming? What do they lack in that intel doesnt?

Thanks for the quick reply :) 
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November 18, 2012 8:23:34 PM

Hey TheBigTroll, how much games do you think the build you linked that pc could run on max settings at 60 fps?
November 18, 2012 8:24:25 PM

A intel i5 2500 is a good cpu.
Also you might want to get a 64 SDD for your OS
November 18, 2012 8:31:31 PM

Can someone explain why "fx's aren't gaming processors"?

I was under the assumption that higher benchmark scores means better performace. the FX i listed scores almost 2000 points higher than the i5.

Someone elaborate please
November 20, 2012 8:29:22 PM

Alright thanks! Ill keep that in mind
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