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~$900 Gaming Build

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November 27, 2012 2:19:58 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon

Budget Range: ~$900ish

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, general purpose.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Location: US

Parts Preferences: Reliable brands.

Overclocking: Probably

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not sure if it would be more worth it to go with the AMD build and get the SSD or go with the intel build and have more processing power. Also if you have any better suggestions for a build, I'm open for opinions.




PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pIol
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pIol/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pIol/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $889.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 22:39 EST-0500)


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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pIVF
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pIVF/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pIVF/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $888.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-26 23:17 EST-0500)

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November 27, 2012 2:40:16 AM

They will both game the same. But the intel one will allow for better crossfire.
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November 27, 2012 2:44:36 AM

Not planning on CF, but if both will game the same then should I just go with the AMD build then and fit in the SSD? For general use how much of a difference would I notice having it?
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November 27, 2012 2:49:17 AM

I don't have an ssd, but your PC will boot a lot faster, as well as the games you have on it. But, with games there will be no difference, maybe 1 or 2 frames at most.
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