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January 4, 2013 1:10:34 AM

For the price, you really can't just beat AMD.
Here is the spec: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vLuJ

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January 4, 2013 1:32:30 AM

idk if this a troll attempt or just misinformation but if this is a gaming build then an i5 would be the better cpu for that price range hands down. it spanks the 8320 so consider switching out the amd cpu for an i5. also you really dont need an 80 dollar cooler unless you are going for extreme overclocks.
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January 4, 2013 1:36:23 AM

it need to be in a silence performance, i saw a 800 dollars build uses the H60, so don't skip that
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January 4, 2013 1:46:00 AM

Just cut $150 off your build and this one will perform much better...

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Microsoft SideWinder X5 Wired Laser Mouse ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1328.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 22:45 EST-0500)
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January 4, 2013 1:46:26 AM

If you want silent, get the Fractal R4 Case..
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January 4, 2013 5:30:54 AM

I beg of you mercifully! You shouldn't go with AMD when you have that kind of money! Here's a build below. Go with whatever case you want or anything. It comes just under $1600.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vNPg
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January 4, 2013 11:18:21 AM

camohanna said:
Just cut $150 off your build and this one will perform much better...

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.68 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Microsoft SideWinder X5 Wired Laser Mouse ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1328.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 22:45 EST-0500)


but now he has worse graphic by a decent amount

op stay with the 7970
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January 4, 2013 11:30:17 AM

camohanna said:
Just cut $150 off your build and this one will perform much better...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vLWH
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i5 +7870 will not perform better than 8320 +7970 in most games.
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January 5, 2013 6:45:22 PM

Here is an amazing build I came up with in a few minutes. The CPU is on the bottom, it's the i5 3570K. It's really cheap in at Microcenter for $169.99 so I added it as a custom part.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w2ID
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w2ID/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w2ID/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial V4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Other: Intel i5 3570k ($169.99)
Total: $1604.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 15:43 EST-0500)
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January 5, 2013 8:55:12 PM

Unknowngama said:
Here is an amazing build I came up with in a few minutes. The CPU is on the bottom, it's the i5 3570K. It's really cheap in at Microcenter for $169.99 so I added it as a custom part.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w2ID
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w2ID/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/w2ID/benchmarks/

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G41 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial V4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.00 @ B&H)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Other: Intel i5 3570k ($169.99)
Total: $1604.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-05 15:43 EST-0500)


while this has some good parts you didnt choose carefully. that motherboard has one pcie 3.0 and the other is pcie 2.0 but at x4not good for those gpus. its a cheap motherboard.

you choose a typically shyed away from psu brand and he doesnt need a 100 watt psu. 800 watt max
most people have no need for a bluray drive either and he didnt state that he wanted one.

also you have to live close to a microcenter because they do not ship.
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January 6, 2013 7:06:09 AM

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