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December 11, 2012 2:14:53 AM

-ASRock 990FX Extreme4
-HIS H667FN1G Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit
-RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W
-AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
-ADATA Premier Pro SSD 128GB
-2x Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
-Zalman MZ240ED Black 24" Widescreen LED
-ASUS 24X DVD Burner
-Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
-Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System
-COUGAR Evolution-W White SECC ATX Full Tower

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-MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770
-CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 430W with these i went to only 8gb of ram and put me back in my range

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December 11, 2012 2:16:39 AM

You want atleast a 7770 for medium-ish settings in modern games.

DO NOT get a raidmax PSU. They are unreliable and awful. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, Corsair.
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December 11, 2012 2:25:12 AM

You're going to have trouble hitting any high settings with a video card like that. When it comes to processor, that should be okay, but i dont know a lot about AMD processors. 8gb of ram is more than enough to compliment the rest of your parts.

Perhaps try getting a videocard for about 100-150$ (a 2gb model would be nice) and you should be good to go.

I would maybe recommend a Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If gaming is your priority, then a decent video card should be too.
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December 11, 2012 2:26:20 AM

tiny voices said:
You want atleast a 7770 for medium-ish settings in modern games.

DO NOT get a raidmax PSU. They are unreliable and awful. Stick with Antec, XFX, Seasonic, Corsair.

what games whould this card play on high as in the one i choose
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December 11, 2012 2:41:55 AM

You will be fine. Also, iSpecialTime, a 2gb 7770 would be useless unless he has multiple monitors. More than 1gb vram doesn't make a difference at all until you get to a 7870+ or if you have multiple monitors. There will be no difference at all between a 1gb 7770 and a 2gb 7770
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December 11, 2012 2:48:23 AM

Ah okay, good to know. As I said, I'm not that good with Radeon products.

But back to our friend battlefieldhazard, I agree with you, the 7770 would be his best bet!
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December 11, 2012 2:59:50 AM

tiny voices said:
You will be fine. Also, iSpecialTime, a 2gb 7770 would be useless unless he has multiple monitors. More than 1gb vram doesn't make a difference at all until you get to a 7870+ or if you have multiple monitors. There will be no difference at all between a 1gb 7770 and a 2gb 7770

ok now for gaming does a ssd really matter
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December 11, 2012 3:02:13 AM

battlefieldhazard said:
ok now for gaming does a ssd really matter


no, all it does is increase the speed in which games can load, but once the game is running, it hardly does anything.

If you plan on downloading a lot of games, perhaps a larger HDD for the same price would be good, but its up to you
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December 11, 2012 3:02:50 AM

No, a SSD is more of a luxury than a necessity. I would drop the SSD and add that towards a better GPU. Perhaps a HD 7870?

[Edit]
Didn't notice that you didn't have a HDD listed. Do you already have a HDD or is this an entirely new build? I would drop the SSD in favor of a bigger HDD. A 500gb or 1TB drive running at 7200rpm will do the trick.
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December 11, 2012 3:05:27 AM

DeusAres said:
No, a SSD is more of a luxury than a necessity. I would drop the SSD and add that towards a better GPU. Perhaps a HD 7870?

+1 to this. If gaming is your primary focus, then you video card should be too!

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December 11, 2012 3:06:33 AM

What is your exact budget? I may be able to work something out and squeeze in a better GPU.
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December 11, 2012 3:09:05 AM

I can already tell you that your case, motherboard, and cpu cooler are overkill. We might be able to drop these down a bit and squeeze in a HD 7850 or possibly even a HD 7870.
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December 11, 2012 3:12:18 AM

does enyone know if the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X is any good i think ima get that one
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December 11, 2012 3:14:09 AM

battlefieldhazard said:
does enyone know if the SAPPHIRE Vapor-X is any good i think ima get that one

The Sapphire Vapor X is one of the best. It offers an excellent cooling solution.

And just to be clear, your budget is $1000 and you need an operating system and monitor included in the build, correct?
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December 11, 2012 3:18:02 AM

Here's a far more powerful build...

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)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $870.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 00:16 EST-0500)

You could easily squeeze in a SSD or even get a HD 7950.

If you much prefer Intel, try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ 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 ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $899.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 00:17 EST-0500)

I would personally go with the intel build, add the HD 7950 and ditch the SSD altogether. I much prefer raw performance and higher FPS over mere loading times.
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December 11, 2012 3:22:08 AM

battlefieldhazard said:
what do you think is a good mobo

It's not that the mobo you picked out was bad (it's actually pretty good; one of the best), it's just way too expensive. A cheaper board will more than serve your needs.
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December 11, 2012 3:24:23 AM

DeusAres said:
It's not that the mobo you picked out was bad (it's actually pretty good; one of the best), it's just way too expensive. A cheaper board will more than serve your needs.

problem is that it all has to be from newegg
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December 11, 2012 3:28:33 AM

DeusAres said:
No, a SSD is more of a luxury than a necessity. I would drop the SSD and add that towards a better GPU. Perhaps a HD 7870?

[Edit]
Didn't notice that you didn't have a HDD listed. Do you already have a HDD or is this an entirely new build? I would drop the SSD in favor of a bigger HDD. A 500gb or 1TB drive running at 7200rpm will do the trick.

allready have a 258 gb hdd
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December 11, 2012 3:34:00 AM

Alright, I revised the builds with newegg links only. They are still under the $1000 budget.

AMD Build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ 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 ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $948.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 00:32 EST-0500)

Intel Build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.27 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $980.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-11 00:33 EST-0500)

If you need to lower the price, drop the 1TB HDD in favor of a 500gb drive.
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December 11, 2012 3:41:24 AM

i think i like the amd one but isent the phiix4 the best amd for gaming
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