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February 9, 2013 9:32:55 AM

I already posted a build but as I look into I realize it wasn't as good as it could be. Here is the deal. I have about 700 to spend, could stretch if needed.

What I have already

1 x Rosewill Stallion Series RD500-2DB 500W ATX12V Power Supply

1 x XFX HD-687A-ZHFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX

1 x Steelseries Siberiav2 Headset

1 x Steelseries Sensei Mouse

1x Membrane shitty keyboard

1x 23inch Dell Monitor

1x 60inch Mitsubishi 1080p HDTV

I would like some good build ideas for a new gaming system. Feel free to use whatever I already have or replace it if you think it matters. Thanks for your time and help.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 700-800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and watching movies, sometimes both at the same time.

Are you buying a monitor: No


Do you need to buy OS: maybe? Ill probably run Linux.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts:New Egg but not too big of a deal

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Minneapolis MN

Parts Preferences: I like AMD because cheaper. I like MSI cause of favorite gaming teams but not a big deal either way.

Overclocking: Nope.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: At the moment 1920x1280 on the dell and 1600 x 900 on the mitsubishi.

Additional Comments: None?

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Cant run on max setting/ have lag issues at times.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2013 3:40:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $769.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 12:40 EST-0500)

the 750W is if you want to SLI/CFX in the future take it out and replace it with your old one if you would like.
the CPU cooler is to make it not as loud as stock coolers tend to be loud of course you can Overclock with this Cooler if you would so like if not here is another build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $789.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 12:43 EST-0500)

if replacing the PSU and taking out the CPU cooler allows you to get a 670 also you can just add this in if you still want your computer to be more quiet
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2013 3:49:26 PM

The Evo isn't much of a great upgrade over AMD's stock cooler (AMD's stock coolers are way better than Intel's). Something like the Zalman Optima would be a better option if you wanted an upgrade over stock.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2013 3:50:42 PM

Ahh thanks for the info.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2013 3:59:40 PM

what else do you have from this other computer? do you have a dvd burner you can keep? do you have a large hard drive you can keep?

if you do then jump on the microcenter deal on the 3570k z77 deal now for like $329, throw that in your case, get a 120gb ssd for like $80, keep your power supply, dvd optical drive, large hard drive, and get a 7950 for about $300, thats about $700 right there. get a cooler like a hyper 212 for $20 on a deal and easily overclock that intel to 4.2-4.4 no prob and your golden.
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February 16, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Best answer selected by nfg22.
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