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January 31, 2013 3:43:49 AM

how is this for an AMD gaming computer? would my settings for battlefield 3/skyrim/etc be ultra? fast?

anything i could do to make cheaper but just as good or almost as good?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ABGQ

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January 31, 2013 3:49:07 AM

nope
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January 31, 2013 3:53:08 AM

get the 8320 instead, you can save a few and still probably get same OC performance
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January 31, 2013 3:57:58 AM

BF3 needs more GPU.. but why are you opting for a 8320/8350. get a Z77 and 3570K. Try to get a 670 or a 7950
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January 31, 2013 4:02:22 AM

You are spending way too much on a motherboard, try getting a motherboard between $100 - $130
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January 31, 2013 4:04:51 AM

Bit slow in responding but pretty much what the posters above are talking about
The 8350 is fine for gaming as long as your game is not stupidly single or dual threaded
Gigabyte motherboards have the best power delivery that I know of so I went with them

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.80 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: G.Skill Phoenix III 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1263.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 01:07 EST-0500)
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January 31, 2013 4:23:25 AM

I'd say stick with windows 7 for gaming... I'm not the expert tho But with my experience so far with 8 it has not been a good system maybe if you want something like a tablet.
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January 31, 2013 4:27:25 AM

^ I second the opinion of sticking with windows 7
with an SSD you won't get any noticeable performance boosts with windows 8


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: G.Skill Phoenix III 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1255.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 01:27 EST-0500)
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January 31, 2013 4:27:58 AM

okay then so how about now?? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AC3z

also hows the monitor? or yall know a better cheaper one?

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($173.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: G.Skill Phoenix III 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1277.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 01:28 EST-0500)
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January 31, 2013 4:48:12 AM

frenchs105 said:
okay then so how about now??

also hows the monitor? or yall know a better cheaper one?


Yep thats good :) 
for a monitor this would be a similar priced one but with an IPS panel (better image quality) and LED back light (better contrast and power savings). You can get a ASUS 23inch one but that will cost about $30 more than the LG one and AFAIK LG makes the IPS panels for most brands

Case is more of a personal preference thing but there are cheap cases out there but you may or may not like the look

I personally like the 7950 from gigabyte since it has 3 fans and is clocked higher than the other cards

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: G.Skill Phoenix III 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor ($148.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1277.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 01:50 EST-0500)

With the ASUS monitor

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: G.Skill Phoenix III 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1303.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 01:51 EST-0500)

And a few cases what I personally consider a nice looking

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z11plushf1
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zalman-case-z11plus
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc2000...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc1000...
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January 31, 2013 6:29:50 AM

thanks so much stickman, you helped soooo much, ill prob get this build then :)  i like the lg monitor and ill keep lookin into cases but i really like the phantom look
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January 31, 2013 6:33:28 AM

^
No problem :) 
Tech stuff is my passion and I like helping people :D 
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January 31, 2013 6:37:59 AM

i really like the 410 phantom, maybe more than the other phantom
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