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$600 first build questions

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January 12, 2013 11:24:33 PM

here's what i have picked out for under 600
excluding hdd, monitor, optical drive, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and OS. i have all this already.


LIST:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...




before i buy anything i just want to make sure it all would work well together. also, if i am missing anything, let me know.

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January 12, 2013 11:27:45 PM

the extra fan is for the additional side fan opening on the case near the gpu.

i plan to run 1600x900 on a single monitor and play high or medium on games like battlefield 3 and newer fps games.
the 6670 will be there to run dual graphics with the apu's included 7660.

if you have suggestions for a cheaper, faster, larger ssd... please share. it will mainly be for the OS boot and a few games.


if you need any additional info just ask :) 
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January 13, 2013 6:25:23 PM

removed the 2.5" bracket for ssd because i noticed the ssd comes with one already
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January 13, 2013 6:34:33 PM

You can do way better for $600

FX 6300 $140
Asrock 970 extreme3 $75
2 x4 gig of 1600 MHz RAM $45
Radeon 7850 $165
Antec ONE gamer case $50
Hard drive $70
DVD drive $17
80+ bronze psu , 450 - 500 watt , possibly Corsair Cx $500 for $30 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That will absolutely demolish the trinity build everywhere

Dont buy arctic silver . It does not cool any better than stock thermal paste
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January 13, 2013 6:43:07 PM

thanks.

do cpu's come with paste included? what do you mean by stock thermal paste?

also, i have a hard drive and dvd drive already.

thank you.

this motherboard cpu combo will outperform?
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January 13, 2013 6:55:16 PM

puts me close to 700 :/  updated wishlist link
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January 13, 2013 6:59:07 PM

d00msdayxx said:
puts me close to 700 :/  updated wishlist link



My list comes to $592

Arctic silver is thermal paste or Thermal interface material [ TIM]
Its included on the cooler that comes with the cpu

and arctic silver is not better

The SSD you have included is a ridiculous price for a 40 gig model . , but one thing you dont need is an SSD . They are nice to have for booting , but thay add nothing to game performance
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January 13, 2013 7:00:41 PM

your list doesnt have an ssd. and im gonna keep the 300 illusion case
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January 13, 2013 7:05:15 PM

even if i ran the games from the ssd? they dont load faster?


should i just buy ram instead then?
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January 13, 2013 7:07:25 PM

i also removed the side case fan. not necessary right?
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January 14, 2013 3:51:10 AM

d00msdayxx said:
your list doesnt have an ssd. and im gonna keep the 300 illusion case



An SSD might speed up game loading times a little [ and it might not ] , but it wont improve graphics or fps .
When you are building on a budget it would be the first thing to compromise on IMO .

The Antec Illusion is a 300 with some fans added at the front with blue lights in them . Its an excellent case even though it is now a bit out of date

You dont need that much cooling because your computer isnt going to run as hot as computers did a few years ago .
The case I suggested has space behind the motherboard to route cables so that would make your build look tidier
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January 14, 2013 4:47:19 AM

good point.

i couldnt find that case on newegg, which is where i want to buy everything from. one stop shopping. are there any other cases under $60 that have cable management that youd suggest?


list updated( case still up to suggestion)
am i forgetting anything?
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January 14, 2013 6:27:04 PM

ok and should i get a 1gb or 2gb 7850?
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January 14, 2013 6:45:16 PM

I dont think there is much performance difference between the 1 gig and the 2 gig models .
Maybe a fractional improvement in very graphic intensive games .
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January 14, 2013 7:41:19 PM

ok my list is updated. im going to keep the illusion case because ive found several ways to manage the cables in this case online that i like.



went with the 1gig card btw
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January 15, 2013 5:34:11 AM

quick question about ram sticks. is there a noticeable difference in speeds?

motherboard comes with:
4×240pin DDR3 2100(OC) / 1866(OC) / 1800(OC) / 1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800

im buying 1333. is that decent for gaming? or should i spend a little more on high speed ram?
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January 15, 2013 6:17:32 AM

I would buy 1600 MHz , but you wont see a noticeable drop in performance if you use
1333 Mhz
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January 15, 2013 6:20:22 AM

ok thank you. list updated, and still under $600:) 
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January 16, 2013 6:44:02 AM


CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.SKILL Value 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C11S-8GNT
Storage(OWNED): Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready Modular Active PFC
Operating System(OWNED): Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full (64-bit)
Mouse(OWNED): Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse
Monitor(OWNED): HP 2010i 20" widescreen lcd 16:9
Optical Drive(OWNED): HP DVD-RAM GH60L


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