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February 1, 2013 8:07:18 PM

Well I recently had someone on here do me a build but since this is my first time ever building my own computer I would like other opinions on this build.
I'm really trying to keep it around the $700 mark I changed the original hard drive he suggested from a 500gb to a 1tb and I changed the case and took out the monitor as I will no longer be needing to get one. I just want to see what everyone can really come up with and advice on this build.
Country:Usa
Use:Heavy Gaming/ Heavy Multitasking
Monitor:No
OS:No

I was thinking swapping the ram with this http://www.frys.com/product/6086218?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... or http://www.frys.com/product/6686664?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...
Just to save a few dollars If those are any good.

Here is the Build.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/As0D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/As0D/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/As0D/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.03 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.41 @ eCost)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Super Hurricane (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM581R Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Trackball ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $719.65
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Don't know if that set up will do HD Gaming Like 1080p The Monitor/TV I'm gonna be using is
Panasonic-TV (1360x768@60Hz)
32inch flat screen Panasonic LED

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February 1, 2013 8:20:35 PM

This is what I would suggest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.03 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.49 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($26.41 @ eCost)
Total: $703.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Since most games are utilizing 4 cores, that would be enough (and you are on a tight budget). Higher clock rate and could get an OC over 4.2GHz easily. Raidmax cases are fairly cheap so changed to a Corsair case. The power supply suggested is good but not bronze certified (and doesn't come with a power cord). XFX is made by SeaSonic, one of the best PSU manufacturers. The RAM was way expensive. With cuts in some areas, was able to up the GPU to 7870. Changed the keyboard but if you really like the trackball, that is your option.
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February 1, 2013 10:56:32 PM

Do you think the 6 core processor would be better cause I use steam A lot. So while I'm playing I alt tab out and I don't want any freezing or pausing. Cause I'm not planning on OC I've never done it don't want to attempt fail and ruin my computer ya know.

Yea I want the trackball so I can relax on the bed and mess around and while I'm gaming I'll use the current wireless mouse I have It's not that great but it will do.
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February 1, 2013 11:35:48 PM

Sure. Scratch the cooler and go with the FX-6300.
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February 1, 2013 11:44:22 PM

Won't I need a cooler? Or does it come with a stock one? Anybody else got any opinions?
I think I can afford the extra 25 - $30 for the 6 core without getting rid of the cooler.
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February 2, 2013 12:18:40 AM

The CPU will come with a stock cooler but if you can afford the cooler and the 6 core, by all means, get it. This just means that you can overclock later if you so choose.
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February 2, 2013 1:35:49 AM

Will the Cpu and Motherboard run a little hot if I don't get that aftermarket cooler??
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February 2, 2013 3:55:03 AM

zeriasis said:
Will the Cpu and Motherboard run a little hot if I don't get that aftermarket cooler??


Not if you don't overclock.
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February 2, 2013 4:05:55 AM

I have to disagree. Getting a 6-core processor on this rig is way overkill and will not really enhance your performance that much. Instead I would use the money you were willing to put toward the hexa-core to buy an SSD or upgrade the video card, but a 6-core 700 dollar rig is ridiculous IMO.
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February 2, 2013 4:08:40 AM

still making another rig quote nice.

im sticking to my build recommandation.
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February 2, 2013 1:37:23 PM

bakertylerea said:
I have to disagree. Getting a 6-core processor on this rig is way overkill and will not really enhance your performance that much. Instead I would use the money you were willing to put toward the hexa-core to buy an SSD or upgrade the video card, but a 6-core 700 dollar rig is ridiculous IMO.


I have to disagree with your disagreement. The price difference from the 4300 to the 6300 (~$20) is not enough to add an SSD or even upgrade the video card. The OP will see better performance in programs that can utilize all six cores (like Windows).
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February 2, 2013 8:40:05 PM

No offence to you iceclock it's my first build and I just want everyones opinion and advice ya know I usually like to do my own research on items and get all the advice I can get cause this is alot of cash to drop
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February 2, 2013 11:12:53 PM

its fine, was just stating u making a second build thread :p 

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February 2, 2013 11:14:15 PM

So the XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card is better than the PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card By how much if so? Is it noticeably better?
Would I get the same performance out of the Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory instead of the Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory?
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February 2, 2013 11:16:37 PM

if ur gonna get anything whynot get a 7870xt powercolour :) 

thats the best bang for bucks card atm. and 7870 is a bit more powerful yes.

u wont see much difference between corsair and muskin.

also u should delete that facist hitler picture not really appealing and may offend many.

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February 3, 2013 12:48:30 AM

The hitler thing is more because of what Obama is doing Not trying to offend anybody I'll change it as soon as I get home. So you advise going with the muskin since it is fairly cheaper and not much difference? and Im thinking of going with the 8 core processor I have a build Kinda been messing around lol. I think this is close to the final build Let me know what you think and advise on.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7N4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7N4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B7N4/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.16 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM581R Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Trackball ($37.56 @ Amazon)
Total: $707.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 21:47 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 12:54:25 AM

theres no excuse, also having the words obama mixed with a facist makes u look racist and facist, no offence, also i beleive in recommanding this instead.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8Wo
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8Wo/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B8Wo/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM581R Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Trackball ($37.56 @ Amazon)
Total: $696.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-02 21:54 EST-0500)

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February 3, 2013 12:57:16 AM

I'm digging that but can we at least do a six core processor lol I want more than 4 cores. Unless that will handle heavy multitasking. I'm talking video games coding websites chatting multiple windows open while gaming so I can switch back and forth between rounds.
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February 3, 2013 12:58:11 AM

P.S. Not racist And I believe that Obama is doing what Hitler did but I'm not getting into this conversation on a build thread lol
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February 3, 2013 1:00:26 AM

Also can I get a different color case not red preferably green or blue.
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February 3, 2013 1:15:32 AM

against the terms of service to talk about politics and facism.

i wouldnt recommand to speak of neither anywhere people will give u a hardtime.

6cores+lessgraphics would give u less performance. to me abetter gpu+4cores does the trick.

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February 3, 2013 1:44:52 AM

So The 4 core processor plus that video card on there would work for heavy multitasking while playing video games in hi-def?
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February 3, 2013 1:47:44 AM

well it be better for gaming, and can run multitasking yes.

2 more cores wont make a difference unless ur a professional designer.

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February 3, 2013 1:47:56 AM

Cause if that build will handle stuff like Runescape on hi-def Crysis 3 on hi def far cry 3 on high def I will build that only thing I will change is the case.
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February 3, 2013 1:48:34 AM

it should.

runescape is easy.

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February 3, 2013 1:49:05 AM

I'm not a professional designer but I use programs like Dreamweaver and Photoshop to create websites but if 4 cores will work for typical use on that then I will be fine with the build.
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February 3, 2013 1:49:28 AM

4cores is fine.

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February 3, 2013 1:49:38 AM

What about WOW on hi-def? I'm thinking about trying it cause I've never played it and just looking for something new.
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February 3, 2013 1:50:32 AM

ya should be fine.

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February 3, 2013 1:53:23 AM

So on this builder later on If I buy a way better video card I can upgrade to the 6 core or 8 core processor?
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February 3, 2013 1:54:01 AM

What computer cases would you recommend staying away from?
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February 3, 2013 1:57:19 AM

just pm me when ur buying it ill give u something nice.

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February 3, 2013 3:38:05 AM

OK
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February 3, 2013 2:57:14 PM

coolio
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February 3, 2013 3:32:15 PM

You are always wanting the last word!!I'm taking the last word!! lol
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February 3, 2013 3:33:59 PM

whats a word and where am i? is this earth or futuristic mars? -_-
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February 3, 2013 4:36:20 PM

A word is when you take your hand and hit yourself with it really really hard in the face with it. So do it now!
And its futuristic mars!
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February 3, 2013 5:11:18 PM

i spelled futuristic fine i beleive. -_- been there done that. sorry this aint mars attack.

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February 3, 2013 6:00:06 PM

I never said you spelled it wrong I was saying this is futuristic mars. lol
And yes this is where aliens take over mars.
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February 3, 2013 6:00:42 PM

excellent. anything else u need before you choose best anzer? :D 

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February 3, 2013 6:26:32 PM

A cookie and Milk! and for you to verify this build one last time :D  I changed the video card what do you think of it?

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

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM581R Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Trackball ($37.56 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M7700 Wireless Laser Mouse ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $695.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 3, 2013 6:35:44 PM

its ok but the build i made will game faster tho.

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February 3, 2013 6:55:40 PM

Dammit lol I was hoping that would be Good cause it keeps it right under $700 But I'm most likely gonna go with yours just gonna have to change the case and add the mouse Cause I looked up that case and really like the look. I mean you have that surprise but I don't know what it is yet. So until then I'm gonna stick with the Corsair 200R.
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February 3, 2013 6:58:02 PM

So this is it right here?
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BhAj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BhAj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BhAj/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: IOGEAR GKM581R Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Trackball ($37.56 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M7700 Wireless Laser Mouse ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $720.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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February 3, 2013 7:20:18 PM

yep looks good. has my seal of approval.

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February 3, 2013 7:44:12 PM

Best answer selected by zeriasis.
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February 3, 2013 7:51:29 PM

cheerios :p 

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February 3, 2013 8:49:22 PM

I'm getting the last post lol
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February 3, 2013 8:58:37 PM

maybe?
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February 3, 2013 9:06:03 PM

No I am getting it
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