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January 12, 2013 2:58:43 PM

How do you guys think this will perform? Any thoughts on different components?

CPU- (I'm sticking with AMD) FX-6300 or FX-8350 havent decided yet
GPU- using a friends 550ti and later upgrading to the 7870
HDD- Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 7200.12 1TB SATA 32MB Cache
RAM- Kingston HyperX Red Blu 1600mhz (2x4gb) (already bought)
Motherboard- ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Case- raidmax seiran 902WW white (already bought)
PSU- Rosewill Green Series RG630-S12 630W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Single 12V Rail, Active PFC

Will be using an asus 23 inch monitor at 1080p

total price is around 400 to 460 (not including 7870 upgrade)

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January 12, 2013 3:05:55 PM

from what i know, i have replied to one of your threads

-id get intel if ever possible given the massive power savings. from what one of the members said, it costs 1 cent more to run a fx build than a intel build for every hour you run it
-the case is crap
-get a good psu like a xfx 550w
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January 12, 2013 3:12:59 PM

1) whats wrong with the case?
2) I don't really care about the power consumption i will only be using this for about one to three hours a day so that will be like 4-12 dollars a year more for power.
3) I'm kinda on a budget and the xfx 550w is 30 dollars more that the on im looking at
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January 12, 2013 3:16:27 PM

cases outside of the main brands such as the antec or corsair are always made cheaply with thin panels and poor cabling space

intel rigs also perform better in single threaded tasks. gaming is partially one of them

id rather not get a psu that will supply power that isnt that stable and possibly fry one of your components
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January 12, 2013 3:27:01 PM

Rosewill psus are good ones, the only crap series from them is the stallion series, green is fine.
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/881
But if you must get a amd fx piledriver get the fx-6300, no point in spending more than that in the piledriver cpu series.
But i agree with thebigtroll, an i5-3470+h77 mobo will the best choice.
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