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November 19, 2012 7:16:04 PM

Hi, I'm going to be building a new computer, tell me how it would do, and if you have any of the components leave some feedback on them.
Core Specs:
Memory: G. Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB 1600Mhz (4x8GB) $144.99
PSU: XFX Pro Series Core Edition 850W $109.99
HDD: Western Digital Black series 1 TB $109.99
Case: NZXT Phantom Black Steel/Plastic Full tower $119.99
CPU: AMD Fx-6300 Vishera 3.5Ghz (4.1 Turbo) $139.99
Mobo: Gigabyte Ga-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ (Flashed for Vishera) :D  $139.99
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3 GB $309.99
DVD-Drive: Asus DVD Burner $24.99
Anti-static Wristband: Rosewill RTK-002 $4.99
Thermal compound: Tuniq TX-4: $11.99
Total:$1116.90
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Eventual upgrade components:
Audio Card: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 $26.00
Cpu cooler:Not yet sure (would love recommendations, air or liquid)
Vga cooler: Gelid Solutions Icy Vision $54.99
SSD: SanDisk Ready Cache 32GB $49.99
Audio System: Logitech 2.1 THX Z623 $124.99
Fans: Assorted NZXT fans $40-60
Display:Asus 23" in. IPS screen (x2) $174.99
Memory cooler: G.Skill FTB-3500 Fans $14.99
Thermal Tape: 3M 8815 (x6) $15
Total: $695.94
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Total Core+Upgrade components:$1812.84
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And for those who are particular on keyboards and mice. I already have these.
Keyboard: Logitech G510 $129.99
Mouse: Microsoft Sidewinder X5 $49.99
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P.S. Leave any recommendations you have, thanks in advance. :p 

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November 19, 2012 9:34:56 PM

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Anti-static Wristband: Rosewill RTK-002 $4.99
Thermal compound: Tuniq TX-4: $11.99
Total:$1116.90
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Eventual upgrade components:
Audio Card: Asus Xonar DG 5.1 $26.00
Cpu cooler:Not yet sure (would love recommendations, air or liquid)
Vga cooler: Gelid Solutions Icy Vision $54.99
SSD: SanDisk Ready Cache 32GB $49.99
Audio System: Logitech 2.1 THX Z623 $124.99
Fans: Assorted NZXT fans $40-60
Display:Asus 23" in. IPS screen (x2) $174.99
Memory cooler: G.Skill FTB-3500 Fans $14.99
Thermal Tape: 3M 8815 (x6) $15


Except for the monitor, CPU cooler, and speakers, not a single one of these things are needed and every single one is a waste of money. You're literally paying $600 for no payoff in return, you're just buying a bunch of worthless acessories. Get a real SSD instead of a memory cache. Don't go splurging on fans until you get your case and know how many mounts you have. The memory cooler and thermal tape are wastes of money, as is the sound card, extra thermal compound, and the wrist strap. VGA coolers are not recommended because most manufacturers will void your warranty if they find out you have been using them. On an $1100 build there's no point in purchasing an FX CPU, go Intel all the way.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1216.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-19 18:34 EST-0500)

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November 19, 2012 11:39:52 PM

Thanks for your feedback, when it comes to the fans and the other things at the bottom, they were meant to be things I will eventually get.
The reason I originally went with the fx series was price. But, intel beats all at processing. :p  I think the 7950 beat the 670 when oc'd, but,I'll probably go with a 670. In fact, the only things that I would change (from your list) is memory, case, and psu. Thank you so much for your help.
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November 19, 2012 11:47:56 PM

Hilo1222 said:
Thanks for your feedback, when it comes to the fans and the other things at the bottom, they were meant to be things I will eventually get.
The reason I originally went with the fx series was price. But, intel beats all at processing. :p  I think the 7950 beat the 670 when oc'd, but,I'll probably go with a 670. In fact, the only things that I would change (from your list) is memory, case, and psu. Thank you so much for your help.


Even if you're thinking of getting those things at the bottom of the list - except for the monitor and things like that, you don't need them. Save your money.

The Intel will run circles around the FX-6300, on that price point it doesn't make sense to cut corners on the CPU. The 7950 is a better card than the 660TI is, but the 670 is better than the 7950.
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November 20, 2012 12:57:04 AM

Looking at possibly getting the ftw + 4gb, <3 evga. Also, pm your skype, I would love to talk computers some time. Also might need some help putting this monster together.
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November 20, 2012 2:07:12 AM

Hilo1222 said:
Looking at possibly getting the ftw + 4gb, <3 evga. Also, pm your skype, I would love to talk computers some time. Also might need some help putting this monster together.


I don't use Skype. You can find me on here though if you need any help. :lol: 
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November 20, 2012 11:44:53 AM

g-unit1111 said:
I don't use Skype. You can find me on here though if you need any help. :lol: 

Thank, you've been a huge help.
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November 20, 2012 1:01:50 PM

Best answer selected by Hilo1222.
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