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December 20, 2012 8:41:45 AM

Greetings all,

I plan on buying a new pc. My current one is ancient and I am fed up with the loading times.

Current specs are:

CPU: athlon xp 2.9 Gz
GPU: Asus GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB Ram
Mobo: Asus A7n8x ( I think)
2 gb ddr 2 800Mhz
Seagate Barracude 320 GB HDD
Random crappy mid tower
400W power supply
Random dvd writer

I have been taking good care of it for 5 years, but it's time to move on :) 

Apparently I need to change everything, including the dvd writer, because my current one works from time to time :) 

I would love to sneak and 120 gb ssd and 1 tb hard in it. I can go with a smaller HDD for now.

I don't need a monitor and OS.

My budget is around 800$.

The thing is I live in Bulgaria and newegg does not ship here. But let's say we use the default newegg prices (no retails, no bundles and such). If you can find a site that ships to Bulgaria free of charge I might use it.

Please no ASUS parts. I had some serious issues with my Mobo and GPU.

I will most probably overclock.

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,

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December 21, 2012 9:11:45 AM

Also, I plan on using 2 monitors in the future
December 27, 2012 10:09:26 AM

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 +
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory or 8GB Crucial Balistix 1600mhz RAM
Storage: 1 TB random 7200
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card
Case: Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Is the performance difference between 7850 and 7870 worth 70 extra dollars?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 10:18:54 AM

Hyper 212 +
get 212 evo instead 212 +

btw do you want to consider intel i3 build
a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 11:11:45 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.47 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Logisys CS1202BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 530W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $800.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 08:11 EST-0500)

There is a couple optional things you can do I got you just at $800 if you got more room to spare go after either a SSD or put money towards GPU more
December 27, 2012 12:57:48 PM

Thanks for the reply.

I really meant Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that's a typing error on my part.
I don\t want to consider i3 because although it's fast it has only 2 cores, and I want to have a more future proof pc. The reason because I went with AMD is the lower price. If I go with the FX 6300 is the gaming performance going to suffer? With 7870 and a bit of oveclocking I doubt there will be a significant drop in gaming performance. Any thoughts on this?

a b B Homebuilt system
December 27, 2012 1:41:52 PM

I dont know much about OCing GPUs but I dont believe seeing that a 7850 can be OCed to 7870 speeds or pretty much close to it hopefully another person can come by and verify that for me