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January 18, 2013 8:23:29 PM

My Budget Build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uq9b
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uq9b/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/uq9b/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6-Core Processor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Biostar TA990FXE ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card ($117.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($37.77 @ Mac Connection)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $813.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 17:18 EST-0500)

Will this be good for modern games? I plan on doing recording, but not untill i buy a SSD in the future. Can i get some SSD recommendations that go around $80-$120? Also, can you leave suggestions on AM3+ Mobos that are better than the one listed for about the same price. Also, from a more reliable brand because Biostar is like "ehhh". Also, are my parts comptiable is my last question.

Games i wish to play on this build (Med-High Graphics. MAYBE Ultra on some games):
ArmA 2: DayZ
ArmA 2
Garrys Mod
Minecraft
GTA 4
Skyrim
Fallout: New Vegas
Farming Simulator: 2013
Black Ops 2
CS Series Games

Thanks for reading, and if you can and have experience with this GPU, please tell me if its worth upgrading to anotherone for Crossfire

January 18, 2013 8:33:08 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.20 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $765.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 17:32 EST-0500)

Base Total: $821.09
Mail-in Rebates: -$60.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $765.08

better parts than ur build. and more power.

and ssd recommandation 100$:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cheers

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January 18, 2013 10:11:14 PM

So far I wouldn't get either build - if you're going to be playing games go Intel or go home. There's no reason to consider AMD FX on the OP's budget even if you need OS at that:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($251.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $783.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:10 EST-0500)
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January 18, 2013 10:13:09 PM

amd might not be top dog but is still decent for the price.

heres my revised intel build for you.

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

CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.08 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: i5 3470 ($150.00)
Total: $726.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:13 EST-0500)

Base Total: $761.98
Mail-in Rebates: -$35.00
Total: $726.98

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January 18, 2013 10:29:36 PM

Just a couple of notes, that the mircocenter deal is walk in only so unless you live close by then I would guess that price is out of the question. Also the 7870@194.99 (w/rebate) if you look at the review that model has know issues now sapphire says they should be fixed and there 79XX have great reviews so it could be fixed but they did admit to a production run problem with the 7870's (heck I still own a 5850 and 6850 from Sapphire and they work great).
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January 18, 2013 10:34:48 PM

Why is everyone trying to suggest that the I5 3470 is available for $150. This is a B&M Microcenter price only and is not available to the majority of the country...
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January 18, 2013 10:40:47 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.08 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $688.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-18 19:40 EST-0500)

Base Total: $756.87
Mail-in Rebates: -$30.00
Total: $726.87

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