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Budget AMD based Computer HELP!!!

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

CPU: AMD FX-6300

Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3

Graphic card: Radeon HD 7850 2gb or 1gb (is there a lot of difference? What brand should I choose)

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (what is the difference between 9-9-9-24, 9-9-9-24-2N, and 8-8-8-24? which one would be best for this build?)

Budget 570 USD including shipping etc..

Cant decide on what computer case to fit these in

Im using this mainly for multi tasking and gaming.
PLEASE HELP!!!
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  1. whats ur budget and ur country of origin.
  2. Resist the urge to buy an AMD CPU for gaming. You can get an Ivy Bridge i3 for less.

    If you're playing at 1080p, 1GB is fine for VRAM. You'll probably want 2GB for newer games with MSAA at higher resolutions, though.

    Yes, there is a difference in the RAM speed. I'm not an expert on RAM, but basically the first two sets of RAM you listed are CAS9 and the last is CAS8 (lower CAS is better). The clock speed of the ram also matters (i.e.1333MHz vs. 1600MHz). The two combined affect the response time for the CPU to access memory. That said, even though DDR3 1600 CAS 8 is faster than DDR3 1333 CAS 9, you're probably not going to notice any difference outside of benchmarks. I would shoot for 1600MHz RAM first, then the lowest CAS that looks like a good value. Right now, CPU architecture is inhibiting memory speeds (or in other words, memory won't be a bottleneck for CPUs).
  3. Build looks good. Whats your budget ?
  4. iceclock said:
    whats ur budget and ur country of origin.

    Im in NYC and my budget is 570
    excluding harddrive and optical disk drive
  5. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $538.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 01:11 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $578.29
    Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
    Total: $538.29

    there u go buddeh :)
  6. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $538.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 01:11 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $578.29
    Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
    Total: $538.29

    there u go buddeh :)

    AMD
  7. that makes no sense.
  8. iceclock said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ymjh/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.26 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($172.08 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $538.29
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-19 01:11 EST-0500)

    Base Total: $578.29
    Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
    Total: $538.29

    there u go buddeh :)


    thanks! But would this be better than the AMD 6300?
  9. of course, i5 tromps 6300.

    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Processors/Intel-Core-i5-3350P-Ivy-Bridge-Processor-Review-No-Integrated-Graphics/Syntheti-0

    as u can see its very close to the 3470, and the 6core amd is nice but cant compete with the i5.
  10. Best answer selected by failuresfail.
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