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February 3, 2013 4:57:36 AM

Can anyone help me slim down the price a bit to about $750~780? I like this build but the price is just too much for me.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
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: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VH232H 23.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $885.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 01:56 EST-0500)

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February 3, 2013 5:32:26 AM

I'm going to try to sacrifice performance as little as possible.
So I would go for the ASUS M5A78L $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TEAM 8gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You can get this XFX card for 215 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
You could go for this 530w psu
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Get this open box asus monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
That will save you about $100. Any more will begin actually cutting into performance.


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February 3, 2013 5:51:28 AM

This is my first build recommendation From what has all been referred to me.
Anybody got any bad information or anything wrong with this build please explain in full detail trying to learn a lot. :D 

I was told more cores + less graphics = less performance
more graphics + four cores = Does the trick!!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bc5S
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bc5S/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bc5S/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 ($33.20 @ 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)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $786.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 02:49 EST-0500)
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February 3, 2013 6:15:58 AM

If you didn't notice you're also getting bioshock infinite (awesome) and tomb raider (Meh) free with that xfx 7870. So if you were going to pick up bioshock anyway that helps the price a little. If you don't want it sell it to a buddy. Either way
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February 3, 2013 6:19:34 AM

Oh zeriasis, I don't think you saw my graphic card was a 7870 XT, which means that it is better than the 7850 that you put up. My graphic card is still better, and the only thing that really changed was downgrading the cpu, which I'm not sure if I'll be doing.
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February 3, 2013 6:20:38 AM

zeriasis said:
This is my first build recommendation From what has all been referred to me.
Anybody got any bad information or anything wrong with this build please explain in full detail trying to learn a lot. :D 

I was told more cores + less graphics = less performance
more graphics + four cores = Does the trick!!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bc5S
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bc5S/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bc5S/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 ($33.20 @ 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)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $786.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 02:49 EST-0500)


Except you have a worse CPU AND GPU. Not really sure how you managed that lol
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February 3, 2013 3:34:31 PM

*** I fucked up I posted that while I was half asleep. lol
I meant to have the same graphics card he had posted.
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February 3, 2013 3:40:31 PM

7850 vs 7870 LE? The 7870 Le should perform near a 7950 so a 7850 should be substantially weaker but it should still provide a decent gaming experience. If you can try to squeeze in a 7870.
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February 3, 2013 3:41:49 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($123.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
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: 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)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($130.63 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($16.89 @ Amazon)
Total: $810.24
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-03 12:45 EST-0500)

What are you gonna be doing with the computer?
I'm sorry I fail :p 
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February 3, 2013 4:11:45 PM

I can save some money by getting a different motherboard. That money might be able to help my squeeze in a 7870 like completelyrandomnan recommended. I was thinking of a ASRock 970 Extreme 3, but would the out-of-the-box Bios support Vishera? I don't have an extra CPU to update the Bios :( 
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February 3, 2013 4:30:45 PM

Or you can go with Intel's i3 3220. It offers roughly the same and sometimes beats the FX 4300 and the 6300 and it uses half the power while doing so. You can also get a cheap ASrock H77M motherboard to go with that purchase. I would highly recommend you do this as it will save more power and some more money as opposed to AMD's more expensive route while getting the same if not lower performance. Tomshardware has a review on it. If you get the i3, later down the road you can also upgrade to a i5/i7 but they have to be locked meaning you cannot overclock. This is because of the motherboard chipset. The H77M that I recommended is among the best value for people on a budget.
Keep in mind that they are using the 4170 but the 4170 and the 4300 are not that different. The 4300 may be about 5-10% faster but again it uses double the power of what Intel uses. Not a fanboy here just saying.

Here's the motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
3220: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 3, 2013 4:53:19 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm going to stick with the FX-6300. I debated a bit back on which to choose, and I chose the fx-6300 only because I will overclock sometime in the near future. If there's a cheap intel processor that allows me to overclock, I would gladly take it! :) 
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