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November 20, 2012 3:13:54 PM

Hey, its been like 7 years since I got a new comp, this will be my third ever machine until now! So, I should be getting it by 2013 March or April, and for a while I've been doing a lot of research. So, since I am on quite a tight budget and I've never built my custom rig before, I'd like your thoughts and suggestions! The purpose of this rig is mainly gaming but also for a little 3D work, photoshop, after effects, etc. Here it is -----

AMD FX 8350 4.0GHz (not planning to OC)
Sapphire/Gigabyte HD 7950 3GB DDR5 (only one)
2x4GB 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance RAM
ASUS M5A97 Motherboard
Benq 24" LED - GL2450HM Monitor (1920x1080p)
Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced Mid Tower Desktop Case
Seasonic ECO 600W PSU
Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard
Razer DeathAdder 3500dpi Gaming Mouse (or Razer Naga)
Corsair CWCH80 Cooler
Asus DRW-24B3ST Internal Optical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 500 GB Desktop Internal Hard Drive (ST500DM002)
Samsung 830 Series SATA III 2.5" 64GB SSD (not considering SSD)

I haven't really calculated the actual price, but I'm guessing it should be about $1,300 to $1,500..
So, please tell me what you think, it'd help a lot!

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November 20, 2012 3:30:04 PM

For $1300 there's no point in purchasing FX, even the 8350. I'd go Intel all the way. Especially if you're not planning to overclock. You don't need the H80 and you should absolutely get an SSD, but too much money being spent on peripherals - you can always add those later. I'd get something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ 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 F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ 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: $1202.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 12:29 EST-0500)

Then you can add monitor, OS, and anything else you need.
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November 20, 2012 4:06:14 PM

Your spec is very impressive. Your card and CPU will play most of the action games on max settings for sure.
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November 21, 2012 12:20:29 PM

g-unit1111 said:
For $1300 there's no point in purchasing FX, even the 8350. I'd go Intel all the way. Especially if you're not planning to overclock. You don't need the H80 and you should absolutely get an SSD, but too much money being spent on peripherals - you can always add those later. I'd get something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ 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 F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ 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: $1202.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-20 12:29 EST-0500)

Then you can add monitor, OS, and anything else you need.




Ya, I had considered Intel at first, but I read that AMD CPUs age better than Intel. Since I'm not gonna be getting anything for a while, it is much better. And I agree with you on the peripherals, but I currently don't have a keyboard or mouse. Also, to support my choice of AMD, I've used their CPUs in both of my previous computers! But thanks again! Oh, which cooler would you suggest lastly?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 21, 2012 12:53:14 PM

For 2013 april ?

Then wait for the intel haswell which will be better than ivy bridge and far more better than any amd cpu, also the 8xxx series of amd comes out on aprox. that date.
No point in selecting anything now, since with new cpus coming, new gpus and mobos latter on...also the prices of those components would also change by that date, its pointless.
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November 22, 2012 1:19:58 PM

djangoringo said:
For 2013 april ?

Then wait for the intel haswell which will be better than ivy bridge and far more better than any amd cpu, also the 8xxx series of amd comes out on aprox. that date.
No point in selecting anything now, since with new cpus coming, new gpus and mobos latter on...also the prices of those components would also change by that date, its pointless.


Well, thanks for that, but will these CPUs be out by March-June 2013? But, I am eager for the next AMD FX 8xxx series! Intel is something I really am not considering.. But thanks anyway!
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