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December 11, 2012 12:10:07 AM

So hello my name is Gregg. I wanted to ask you guy some questions about a gaming build i will be doing. I already have the case witch I will be modding or maybe built my own, 1tb hdd and a crucial 128gb msata III that ill be using with and adapter ($20) as my boot drive + i have windows 7 or 8 legal. I'm quite new to building gaming pc my last pc had a 9800gtx+

Budget is around 800-850 including monitor my budget is really tight. Here is the best configuration i have come up after reading a lot. I will like to max out games at 1080p, I play mostly fps, bf3, starcraft 2, shift 2, far cry 3, crysis, rts, mmo's. I will like to max this games if possible.

Ram- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CRSM4I/ref=ox_sc_a... @45.99

Power Supply- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SUK5C6/ref=ox_sc_a... @49.99 will this be enough for another card gpu in the future or a different cpu and gpu?

CPU- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002SRQ214/ref=ox_sc_a... @89.99 i read a lot and most of the people say this is better than the fx line and is cheaper

Cpu cooler- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005O65JXI/ref=ox_sc_a... @32.25 seems to be the best bang for the buck on air cooling

motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @119.99

monitor- http://www.ebay.com/itm/170951914671?_trksid=p5197.c0.m... @149.99 is nice and is ips

now the gpu I dont know if i should go for a better cpu fx vishera 8 cores and a 7850 or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @279.99 after rebate

used gtx 660ti 3gb edition for 250

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... @ 239.99 after rebate

with the 7950 is total of- 788.19 + shipping to Puerto rico $830
with 7850 is- 748.19 + upgrade to better cpu 800+ shipping 850
with gtx 660ti 768.19 the same +shipping 810-820
SO what do you guys think any advice will be great the components will be bought in the next 2-3 weeks preferably sooner .
THx in advance

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December 11, 2012 12:17:27 AM

First off Raidmax power supplies are absolute garbage, no reason to purchase one. Most of what you have is decent - get low profile Vengeance RAM and I'd actually go with an i5-3470, it's a far better CPU for gaming.

Maybe try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $773.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 21:16 EST-0500)

If you really need the monitor I can adjust accordingly.

December 11, 2012 12:52:01 AM

I really need a monitor can that i5 be overclocked?
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December 11, 2012 1:03:56 AM

greye05 said:
I really need a monitor can that i5 be overclocked?


No the i5 I chose can't be overclocked. If you want to do that I'd suggest an FX-6300 over the 965 BE.
December 11, 2012 1:06:53 AM

I read that the performance is worse than the 955. Is this true
December 11, 2012 1:58:15 AM

I think is better if i chose that the 6300 is more future proof and for what i've been reading it can easily get to 4.8-5.0ghz
December 11, 2012 2:12:31 AM

Budget Build including a IPS 1080p monitor with good response time.
FX6300. Running a 7870 with best in class cooler and a 10% factory overclock.
\You can upgrade the FX6300 to steamroller which should be pretty good from what they plan to do with it. The FX4300 is the one that is close/beaten by the 965. The FX6300 usually beats the i3 3220.
I kept out the SSD to keep in budget.
You can grab a cheaper monitor too if there is a cheaper one you like.
You can put those savings to a stronger GPU or CPU. (grab a z75 mb so you can ghetto overclock the 3470 using the turbo multiplier)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-83...

If you want more CPU performance than that I would suggests the same 3470 as g-unit.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $829.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 23:06 EST-0500)
December 11, 2012 2:23:43 AM

Try this build. It should match all of your requirements. Also includes a much better power supply. I skipped the case since you said you would be using your existing one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($37.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: LG E2342V-BN 23.0" Monitor ($189.00 @ Adorama)
Total: $938.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 23:23 EST-0500)
December 11, 2012 2:27:05 AM

The above build is pretty good, I'd expand on that a bit with something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($107.86 @ 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)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $766.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 23:26 EST-0500)
December 11, 2012 2:48:28 AM

Hahaha, thanks for teaching me to read the OP's post better JK =)
Here is a 7950, with a monitor, a H20 620 cooler, and with the HDD's and case removed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($61.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $852.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-10 23:47 EST-0500)
December 11, 2012 3:09:31 AM

Wow thx for all the responses, I already have a hdd to and a ssd(got it for free, since i cancelled the order the about a month ago and i receive my refund and it arrived today so no complaining here :D ) and a optical drive, I think the ips has a good response time and for the price what could go wrong I have gaming o Hdtv most of the time so i don't think i will notice any major difference in ghosting

another thing i forgot to mention is i will like to have a modular power supply. And whats the difference between the ASRock 970 Extreme3 and ASRock 990FX Extreme3

again thx for all the replays i really appreciated you guys are awesome
December 11, 2012 3:42:30 AM

Took out the optical drive and added in a XFX 650W modular PSU.
The 990FX has support for Quad SLI/SLI and triple Crossfire since it has 3 pcie slots. Not worth it since AMD generlaly has pric/perf for gpu's now.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $849.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 00:40 EST-0500)
December 11, 2012 4:17:59 AM

I really like that set up, will a 650w power supply be enough for another 7950 in crosfire in the future and when the price come down more.
December 11, 2012 4:23:23 AM

650W is cutting it close. I know for sure that 650w cannot handle 2x 7970 and and OC i5 2500k.
December 11, 2012 4:30:32 AM

So it will be better if I go for a 750w to future proof and another question does is it worth the antec 620 over the evo 212.

Sorry for my many question but i need to get the best bang for the buck here, being a engineering student in 3rd year here in Puerto Rico money is really tight

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December 11, 2012 4:45:08 AM
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The Antec is better but it costs more. Cut it out and went to the 212 Evo based on your preference and to stay in budget.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/325953-28-750w-850w-c...

Going by their advice going for a 750W one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.99 @ Mac Mall)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $831.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 01:44 EST-0500)
December 11, 2012 5:31:26 AM

Best answer selected by greye05.
December 11, 2012 5:33:30 AM

So i'm going to go with Stickmansam build maybe some adjustments with prices. I want to thank everyone for all the fast and amazing help. I cant wait to star building this. I will make another thread or in this one about the build and the custom case I'll be doing. Again thx you all have been of great help.
December 11, 2012 6:07:47 AM

Good luck with you build! =)
December 11, 2012 3:56:48 PM

thx
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