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November 21, 2012 7:09:40 PM

Hello this is my 1st build budget $1500
What do you guys think of this build also are all these compatible? would really appreciate your opinion. Thank you

MoBO- ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS

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

GPU- EVGA 012-P3-2078-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) Classified Ultra 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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

RAM- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10R

HDD-Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD- Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

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

Case- Rosewill THOR V2-White Edition, THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans

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November 21, 2012 7:27:09 PM

amd chips is the bottleneck of your entire system. if its a gaming rig, there is no point of going amd

also, performs way better. a 560ti 448 SLI is equal to a gtx 670
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oFu5
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November 21, 2012 10:46:29 PM

I agree with Troll - no point in going AMD. Especially on a $1500 budget - you can do *WAY* better. The 560TI is no longer worth purchasing and too much spent on the motherboard. I think I would dump that whole build and go with something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($192.86 @ 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: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ 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 ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1435.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-21 19:46 EST-0500)

That is a far better use of $1500. You could also use a GTX 670 if you need OS and monitor.
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November 21, 2012 11:02:29 PM

id definitely get a 670 over a 7970ghz if they are well over 100 dollars apart from each other
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November 21, 2012 11:11:26 PM

TheBigTroll said:
amd chips is the bottleneck of your entire system. if its a gaming rig, there is no point of going amd

also, performs way better. a 560ti 448 SLI is equal to a gtx 670
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/oFu5



Games like BF3 will use all available cores and the FX usually produces higher FPS in online play that the best intel quadcores . They almost always produce higher FPS when image settings are at their maximum
http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/combo-review...



The OP's build needs some tweaking though

You wont need 16 gig of RAM for games . 2 x4 gig is more than you need so save some money here

Spend what you save on a better graphics card . A radeon 7850 should easily fit this budget , maybe a 7870.

You can drop the PSU to 650 watts .That would give you enough headroom to add a second 7850 or 7870 in cross fire later on
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November 22, 2012 1:18:57 AM

bf3 will make use of 4 cores, and a 3570 will best an 8350, clock for clock.
and a gtx 670 or hd 7950 would do nicely.
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November 22, 2012 2:01:32 AM

rostrow416 said:
bf3 will make use of 4 cores, and a 3570 will best an 8350, clock for clock.
and a gtx 670 or hd 7950 would do nicely.



BF3 will make use of all available cores . The limit is not 4

Once you go online and your firewall , network service and AV are all wanting cpu cycles the FX 8 core is a clear winner
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November 22, 2012 6:09:33 PM

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