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November 25, 2012 4:14:21 AM

Simply rate my build from 1-10 on how it would do gaming, recording, etc. Also small tweaks and such would be greatly appricated!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/phOb

The case is a Rosewill Thor V2 that I picked up today for $90, so the case is excluded.
November 25, 2012 7:23:52 AM

gaming- 8/10
recording -9/10
overall- 8/10
if you could maybe get a fx 8120 for a little bit of a boost and you may also want to get a good cooler such as a cooler master 212 evo or just a cheap arctic cooler
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November 25, 2012 1:36:52 PM

hugh117 said:
gaming- 8/10
recording -9/10
overall- 8/10
if you could maybe get a fx 8120 for a little bit of a boost and you may also want to get a good cooler such as a cooler master 212 evo or just a cheap arctic cooler



Thanks! But isn't the FX-8120 better for running things like VMs? I'm not completely sure but a few people say it's better for that then gaming. I also forgt to mention a aftermarket cooler will be installed maybe a week or two after the initial build.
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 1:50:53 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($247.86 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Samsung S22B150N 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.13 @ Amazon)
Total: $712.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-25 10:50 EST-0500)

No need for coolers if you don't plan to overclock.

This is better.
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 2:27:17 PM

fx for gaming is a joke. but fx for work is decent. and if you are going to do more work than games, id rather get a fx 8320 over a i5
November 25, 2012 2:59:29 PM

TheBigTroll said:
-crap power supply
-intel performs better at games
-cheaper ram
-cheaper video card
-cheaper monitor

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/po72


Friend owns the same PSU and says its fine.
Opinion? But I do prefer intel > AMD. But this is a budget/performance build.
Low profile heatsink >
Gigabyte > Sapphire and reviews say the extra money is well worth.

I would consider the i5 but I'm not to sure about a micro board in a full tower.


a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 4:21:33 PM

its fine but not the best. the xfx is a lot better. made by seasonic = pretty much the king of power supplies

it does perform better. just no overclocking. plus uses half the power of a amd chip and performs better at stock clocks

the intel stock is lower profile

sapphire is a better manufacturer. you got them mixed up.
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 4:21:52 PM

you can get a micro tower
November 25, 2012 4:36:26 PM

TheBigTroll said:
you can get a micro tower


My Thor V2 is coming in this Tuesday.

I will get that PSU is cheaper and you're right.

I'd love an i5 but I'd want a better mobo (and one that'd fit in my case with out wire-length problems(Thor V2))

I was talking about the heatsink on the RAM. I'll be getting a aftermarket cooler for the CPU anyway.

From reading reviews, people had more problem with the sapphire version of the card over the gigabyte. But if the Sapphire stays on sale, I might as well.

And @cute beans, is the Asus version of the card really worthy the extra money...?
a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2012 4:44:19 PM

the wire problem only comes from the power supply, not the motherboard

you can get a gigabyte z77x-d3h if you want for the motherboard

the heatsinks are pretty low

not really. i buy the one that is most acceptable in pricing. if the asus is not 229.99 after MIR, i wouldnt get it
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