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February 6, 2013 8:07:43 PM

Hi! I am building my new computer ($1,000) and I was wondering if this is a bottleneck.

CPU: AMD FX-6300

GPU: Radeon HD 790

RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengance

Mobo: Asrock 970 extreme 3 AM3+ Motherboard. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't think it is, but I just want to be sure. A $100 souldn't be bad at least.

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February 7, 2013 10:36:01 PM

radeon hd 790 isn't a thing. Revise your build.
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February 8, 2013 12:43:06 AM

? What do you mean "isn't a thin"?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 8, 2013 3:22:51 AM

The amd hd 790 isn't a graphics card. Do you mean 7950/7970 maybe?
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February 8, 2013 10:19:23 AM

oh sorry, lol, I meant 7870, I was just getting fumbled up, sorry. (I am using my iPad, so typing online sometimes glitches out)
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February 8, 2013 11:45:28 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: About a month from now.

Budget Range: Well, the whole deal is $1,000, but I am also buying Win 7, a Keyboard ($50), and a microphone, so really about $830

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video/Photo Editing, Web surfing, movies.

Are you buying a monitor: No (I have a 23" monitor :p )

Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or MicroCenter

Location: Bethesda MD, United States

Parts Preferences: I like AMD GPU's, and CPU's

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would mostly be running games (Battlefield 3, Gary's Mod, Far Cry 3, Minecraft, Kerbal Space Program, Sleeping Dogs, TF2) As well as some programs such as Sony Vegas Pro 12, Cinema 4D, and Fraps for recording.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My computer just doesn't pack enough punch, it cant run anything! It takes it 24 minutes to render one shot in Cinema 4D (settings on medium), And don't get me started about games.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links.


Cooler Master HAF 912
Asrock 970 Extreme3 AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-6300 CPU
Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 Ghz edition
Corsair Builder Series CX600 PSU
G.Skill Value Series 8GB DDR3 RAM
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS (1TB HDD)

Extras:
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 Bit)
CAD U1 USB Microphone
Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Gaming Keyboard
Rosewill 6-ft. HDMI Cable
Rosewill RNX-N300X IEEE Wifi Card








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February 8, 2013 11:54:29 AM

I know you said you prefer AMD but i think this system will perform much better for you

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $802.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 08:54 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 11:59:34 AM

Does the switch between CPU and Mobo really matter though? I like AMD, because the Hexacore processor really helps with render time, which I like to be fast. Plus, I can overclock the bejesus out of it. I still kind of like my build, but eh, if it makes like a major difirence I guess it would be better
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a b V Motherboard
February 8, 2013 12:04:53 PM

As you listed gaming as your biggest preference i chose the 3570k. If rendering was your biggest preference i would've probably skipped the 6300 and gone for the 8350 octacore.

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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 ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $849.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-08 09:08 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2013 12:49:01 PM

good job with those 2 builds..you should deffinately listen to him ;) )
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February 8, 2013 12:57:04 PM

Thanks for the support :) 

Also, if you can scrape another $100 together, if not now then a little down the line, the addition of an SSD would really set this rig up to be quite nice indeed.
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February 8, 2013 3:08:48 PM

Best answer selected by FlyingPigman.
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February 8, 2013 3:09:17 PM

Lol, I love your signature, so true, so true.
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