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January 22, 2013 10:04:25 PM

I'm building a budget gaming AMD-based rig at around 800-900$, that would run current games on high/ultra.
CPU: FX-6300
Mobo:Gigabyte ga-970a-ds3
Cpu cooler: Hyper evo 212
Memory:Corsair Vengeance ddr3 1600 8gb (2x4gb)
Hdd: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb 7200 RPM
GPU: Sapphire HD 7870 2gb

I would like some suggestion on what psu and case to get, would a 430w psu be enough for this build?
January 22, 2013 10:18:52 PM

Is the corsair value series 550w good?
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January 22, 2013 10:19:10 PM

corsair 430 is usually for minimalist build without GPU... leaves some room for GPU :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($112.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $722.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 19:18 EST-0500)


if you want quality psu, read here
http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/psu_manufacturers
find one with seasonic on it
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January 22, 2013 10:25:36 PM

^ we both love M4, samsung 830. intel 330

sometimes you should choose only one
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January 22, 2013 10:50:45 PM

@AMD radeon, wow nice build thanks

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January 22, 2013 10:52:47 PM

I'd go for the m4 and I think a 500gb hdd would be enough for me,
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January 22, 2013 11:06:16 PM

id go with this.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2HK
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2HK/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2HK/benchmarks/

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2J6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2J6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z2J6/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: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($107.95 @ Mac Connection)
Storage: Toshiba 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
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)
Total: $776.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-22 20:05 EST-0500)

Base Total: $820.42
Mail-in Rebates: -$48.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $776.41

got u 500gig hd. +m4 ssd. + better case. good ps. 660gtx just as good and u got 5 year warranty with pny. a true sli mobo the one

amd recommanded only o second pci-express port. so if u ever wanted to run sli or crossfire u cant with that mobo :p 

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