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January 14, 2013 10:26:34 PM

Here's my build idea:

ASRock 990FX PROFESSIONAL AMD 990FX & SB950 ATX DDR3 800 AMD - AM3+ Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-990FX-PROFESSIONAL-SB950-D...

AMD FX-8350 FX-Series Eight-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3 FD8350FRHKBOX
http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FX-Series-Eight-Core-Processo...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory F3-10666CL9Q-32​GBXL
http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-240-Pin-Desktop-F...

Seagate Barracuda 7200 3 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST3000DM001
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...

Windows 8 Professional System Builder DVD 64-Bit
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Professional-System-Build...

OCZ Fatal1ty 1000W Individually-Sl​eeved Modular Gaming 80Plus Gold Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-Fatal1ty-Individually-Sleeved...

Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-Ray Drive (BC-12B1ST)
http://www.amazon.com/Asus-DVD-ROM-Internal-Blu-Ray-BC-...

CM Storm Trooper - Gaming Full Tower Computer Case with Carrying Handle (SGC-5000-KKN1)​
http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-Trooper-Computer-SGC-500...

Sapphire Radeon Vapor-X HD 7970 GHZ OC 6GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I / SL-DVI-D / HDMI / Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics 11197-05-40G
by Sapphire Technology
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Ex...




Thoughts and suggestions?? Will the Grahics Card have any size trouble with board? Etc, thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2013 10:37:58 PM

This is a gaming build? Your ram is WAY off. Get 8GB of 1600MHz ram - that's the sweet spot. (And even with battlefield three, photoshop, and 50 tabs in chrome all at once? You won't need more than 8GB.)

Do you honestly need 3TB of storage? Get an SSD for your OS and a 1TB drive for data.

Bad pick on the OS, as well. If you really want windows 8, get an OEM copy of the Home Premium - if not, get an OEM copy of windows 7 home premium for about $84. Good job making sure it was a 64 bit copy, though.

Why do you need to waste money on a Blu-Ray Drive? Think about how often you even use normal CD's, then think about how often you would watch Blu-Rays on your PC instead of another device... is that REALLY worth an extra $40?

You don't need even close to 1000w, and it's bad to get a power supply way too large for your computer. If you had two graphics cards, I'd suggest 800w. Since you have one, go with a 600w PSU of good quality.

As for your processor, you might just like AMD, and I respect that. However, you can buy an i5 intel solution for the same price that would slaughter that AMD chip for gaming. Just something to consider.
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 14, 2013 11:35:55 PM

^ i second the i5 choice

too many people whining in this forum about how their amd cpu bottleneck their gpu performance
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a b B Homebuilt system
January 15, 2013 4:10:19 AM

This is a much better choice-

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xGSg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xGSg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xGSg/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: 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 ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($162.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1441.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-15 01:10 EST-0500)

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January 22, 2013 3:42:13 AM

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