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January 26, 2013 1:23:26 PM

I hope this is the right category to be posting this.
Here are the things i'm looking to do:

I'm looking to mostly to play games on my computer. I'll be wanting to record the gameplay. Preferably i'll find a better recording software than Fraps that doesn't cause as much lag. When not recording, i'll play on normal video settings. When i am recording i'll play on the lowest settings possible. (I'm not picky about playing on ultra settings. I just want to play most all games on normal with no lag). I will also like to edit those recording with programs such as Sony Vegas. I do have a laptop (Macbook Pro), so i'm just looking to play, record, and edit pc games. I'm not one to push my computer to the limit - i'm very conservative and careful when it comes to that stuff. I have a 500gb hard drive so i can keep it clean. I would also like to add another video card down the road. Would my power supply and other things support two cards?

Much input would be very appreciated. Thanks so much in advance.

CAS: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-4] (Black Color)
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.80 GHz Quad-Core AM3+ CPU 4MB L2 Cache & Turbo Core Technology [+20]
CS_FAN: Default case fans
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
FLASHMEDIA: None
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+27] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+33] (Kingston HyperX [+0])
MOTHERBOARD: [CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AMD 990FX Chipset DDR3 Socket AM3+ ATX w/ F-stream, UEFI, & 7.1 THX TruStudio Audio, eSATA, Dual GbLAN, 3 Gen2 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [+110]
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply [+33]
RUSH: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Date 12 Business Days
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+157] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
_PRICE: (+934)


I'm also considering this (Change in CPU) if it's significant enough for what i want to do.


CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200 RPM HDD [+9] (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
MB_SRT: None
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX [+0])
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI (Extreme OC Certified) [+28]
MOUSE: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse with Weight Adjustable Cartridge
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition) [+104]
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-600CXV2 Builder Series CX600 V2 80 Plus Certified Power Supply [+33]
RUSH: No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Date 12 Business Days
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+157] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
_PRICE: (+991)
January 26, 2013 1:44:39 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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January 26, 2013 2:05:50 PM

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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January 26, 2013 2:18:45 PM

How about a monitor?
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January 26, 2013 2:20:51 PM

whats yur max budget, country of origin, need os+monitor also?

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January 26, 2013 2:25:09 PM

cball1311 said:
How about a monitor?

iceclock said:
whats yur max budget, country of origin, need os+monitor also?



I know i don't have a monitor on here but i'm considering this one: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...

My max budget is 1000$ including shipping costs. I can go +$50-100 if it's a significant difference for what i want to do (Not including monitor cost). Windows 7 or 8 OS. I live in the United States.
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January 26, 2013 2:32:12 PM

so total cost for pc+os+monitor and what do u wanna do?

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January 26, 2013 2:52:19 PM

iceclock said:
so total cost for pc+os+monitor and what do u wanna do?



I've put all of that information in my first post. $1150 maximum with everything together.
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January 26, 2013 3:12:01 PM

are u gonna buy prebuilt or building ur own, i saw that but theres too much info to see clearly wat u asked.

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January 26, 2013 4:47:12 PM

Here is what I would go with. I chose the Extreme 4 motherboard because it has x8/x8 PCIe lanes for Crossfire. There are some H77 motherboards that allow for Crossfire but they are x16/PCIe 2.0 x4 CrossFire. I asked about this in the Motherboards section of the forums as to what kind of performance hit is done to the second card on PCIe 2.0 x4. If someone else can clarify or show some charts about this, to verify that there is not a big performance hit on the second card, you can go with an H77 board and still Crossfire later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1025.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-26 13:42 EST-0500)
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