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New Amd build. Need Help with components

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_act_title_5?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER @45.99

Power Supply- http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SUK5C6/ref=ox_sc_act_title_6?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER @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_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER @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_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&smid=A2EUTVCJXLAJ4K @32.25 seems to be the best bang for the buck on air cooling

motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281 @119.99

monitor- http://www.ebay.com/itm/170951914671?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619 @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=N82E16814202006 @279.99 after rebate

used gtx 660ti 3gb edition for 250

or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127662 @ 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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  1. 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.
  2. I really need a monitor can that i5 be overclocked?
  3. 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.
  4. I read that the performance is worse than the 955. Is this true
  5. greye05 said:
    I read that the performance is worse than the 955. Is this true


    Actually not really - the FX-6300 beats the 965 in most areas, see the benchmarks for yourself: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/699?vs=102
  6. 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
  7. 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-amd-fx8350-fx8320-fx6300-and-fx4300-tested/5
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/fx-8350-8320-6300-4300_6.html#sect0

    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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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
  12. 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)
  13. 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.
  14. 650W is cutting it close. I know for sure that 650w cannot handle 2x 7970 and and OC i5 2500k.
  15. 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
  16. Best answer
    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-crossfire-7950

    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)
  17. Best answer selected by greye05.
  18. 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.
  19. Good luck with you build! =)
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