Gaming rig for friend.

Now he arleady has a case and a optical dirve

So now he needs internal components We live in australia so PCCG,centercom is where its at. he has a $800 dollar budget

i was thinking

AMD FX-6300 6 Core Processor
Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
Powercolor Radeon HD7950 PCS+ 3GB Boost
OCZ Fatal1ty Series 750W Modular
Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M1A1600C9 8GB (1x8GB) DDR3
ASRock 970 Extreme3 Motherboard


What you think of this build I think its pretty good. im debating core i3 or fx 6300 For his needs Hes playing battlefield 3,far cry 3 Etc The core i3 is about 25bucks cheaper. And has a upgrade to the i5. So yea.
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  1. The i3 would be perfectly capable of playing BF3 and Far Cry, also allowing you to spend an extra $25 on a case, unless he already has one?
  2. apologies didn't see the bit about the case, what about spending the extra 25 on a slightly better motherboard for the i3
  3. Hmm could do.

    He could get a core i3 3220 and a ASUS P8Z77

    total:around $240

    But hey He wount be overclocking So what about this?

    a ASUS P8B75-M $65
    core i5 3470 $189


    The motherboard is Micro but it still has a pcie 3.0 x16 slot and 2x ddr3 slots just get one 8gb stick and anthor later Thats seems alright to me
  4. Seems a pretty good idea, but the graphics card may cover two of the sata slots, don't know how many you would wanna have available though.
  5. True hm... Well he needs 1 for the optical and 1 for the HDD i think it should be fine?
  6. One of the Satas that is covered is the 6GBps one, might be able to get at it with a right angle cable though
  7. This system only needs a 600w PSU (AMD CPUs are power hungry). You could drop down from 750w to 600w unless the extra headroom is for Crossfire.

    Also fx-6300 is probably better than a dual core for gaming. Stick with that AMD CPU unless you want a Intel 3470 instead.

    8gb RAM should be 2x4gb. I can't explain why but I heard it's better.

    Lastly, some parts of Australia get really hot and overclocking adds a lot of heat so get a special cooler such as a cooler master evo.
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