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January 31, 2013 4:37:06 PM

I'm on the fence about what I'm getting. I've got the psu optic hdd and case already.

FX-6300

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AFWP (ram's free with mobo not on there)

I5-3550

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AFan

Any thought or advice would be helpful.

O with os no sli maybe some oc with the fx buld

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January 31, 2013 5:43:25 PM

If you don't have the SSD drop it for now and get the i5-3570K and a Z77 motherboard. Avoid B75 if you can help it. You also might have enough left over to get a 7950. That would be a far more ideal setup for your budget.
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January 31, 2013 6:23:53 PM

That'd take me up another 125 making it a bit far off.....what to do what to do.....hmm. I was kinda thinking of getting the rig up and running and holding off on buying a gpu.(I hear the 8000 series dropping soon) Also with the Cat 13.2 drop does that make the xfire more viable with lesser gpu's 7770/7850. I thought about the 7950....then I seen the 7870 le....Also I was trying to keep the cpu gpu raitio in line.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AGO2

This will be my first build and I really considering staying clear of overclocking. I really don't wanna fry my new thousand dollar computer.
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January 31, 2013 7:03:22 PM

michaeliberty said:
That'd take me up another 125 making it a bit far off.....what to do what to do.....hmm. I was kinda thinking of getting the rig up and running and holding off on buying a gpu.(I hear the 8000 series dropping soon) Also with the Cat 13.2 drop does that make the xfire more viable with lesser gpu's 7770/7850. I thought about the 7950....then I seen the 7870 le....Also I was trying to keep the cpu gpu raitio in line.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/AGO2

This will be my first build and I really considering staying clear of overclocking. I really don't wanna fry my new thousand dollar computer.


If you don't want to do overclocking I'd consider this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $842.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 16:02 EST-0500)

I can't imagine the 8xxx series will bring anything really new to the table - it will probably be just a rehash of the current generation with slightly faster clock speeds.
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