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First gaming build? Suggestion + compatibility

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January 21, 2013 3:06:19 AM
a c 405 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 3:07:45 AM

What is your budget?
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January 21, 2013 3:13:59 AM

About $1,000
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a c 405 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
January 21, 2013 3:20:01 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($294.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1036.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 00:19 EST-0500)

This will be much better.
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July 1, 2013 10:35:06 PM

8320 will overclock, most of the time, just as high as a 8350 for 40 bucks less, dropped the SSD in favor of an OS if needed. Upped the GPU to a maxed out 7970 Ghz edition, and only 8 bucks over budget.... I like this build....


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cpBs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cpBs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cpBs/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.21 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1008.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-02 01:32 EDT-0400)
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August 14, 2013 7:20:55 AM

I agree with what tiny voices provided but I suggest you go with an Nvidia graphics card, like GTX 660 or GTX 660ti. I just like how convenient their drivers are and these drivers can really maximize your GPU. I've been using AMD for the past years and I was not satisfied with their drivers. They were not easy to use and maximize. I know Nvidia cards are more expensive but I think its worth the price. Well that was only my opinion. Goodluck!
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August 22, 2013 11:38:55 AM

It's true. Nvidia cards use more power, so they actually cost more per month if you are an extreme gamer! Your electric bill will show it :) 
Nvidia's cards have faster core clocks, faster memory clocks, better benchmarks & fps. They do cost more, so for a budget gamer I would actually recommend AMD. It's a fact though, AMD's cards are fast, but look at the fastest AMD card vs the fastest Nvidia card.
AMD 7970 vs Nvidia GTX 680, 690, Titan, 770, 780 etc...
My personal build includes dual GTX 670 FTWs in SLI. Basically it's like dual GTX 680s. They can run BF3 in Ultra @ 120 fps+
Go with AMD for budget, or Nvidia for performance.
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October 6, 2013 11:43:27 AM



That's not bad. This will work too:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/lpzimm/saved/27QE
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