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February 9, 2013 10:50:26 PM

'Sup guys. I've been researching parts for a while now still haven't gotten around to building my own yet.

Saving up because I'm still a student in HS and can't really rely on my parents for the money (they say my

prebuilt piece of *** dell is good enough >_>) anyways, hehe I'll list the parts and you guys could tell me

what you think. I need a psu and i'm not sure what to get yet.

I've been thinking about SLI in the future but I don't know if it's necessary because i don't play hardcore games in the first place (tf2, l4d2, cs, garry's mod, etc.) So the psu probably doesn't need to exceed 650w

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - GPU (150w)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - CPU (100w)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Memory

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Case

http://microcenter.com/product/352164/Caviar_Blue_500GB...
s_35_Internal_Hard_Drive_WD5000AAKX_-_OEM -
Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - MOBO (Doesn't support sli so i

save some money but if i did want to sli in the future i could just swap this out for another socket am3+

that does support it right)

So yeah, just need a psu and i'm set. I'm probably gonna use the stock heat-sink because I don't plan on

oc'ing heavily. I'd probably oc up to 4.4 ghz max (ik u can oc the 4300 to 5ghz) So thank you in advance for

reading and helping me find a psu :D 

BTW i don't plan on getting this build anytime soon(4-10 months) so I can change it entirely if it saves

money or preforms better.

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February 9, 2013 10:57:00 PM

Unless you already have that 560, I suggest getting a newer graphics card such as a Radeon 7850 or a GTX 660.

For that build, I'll suggest these PSUs:
Cheaper:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-bp550pl...

better:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg620m

However, if your build won't be bought until that far in the future, chances are that more or less every part will be replaced by different choices around the time you buy it.
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February 9, 2013 11:00:43 PM

Only read the last part about the date after I finished posting but if you're not doing this build within the next month, then we can't really suggest parts now since the PC hardware landscape will be completely different by then (new tech, pricing changes, stock, deals etc) so it will be better if you ask for advice closer to the purchase time.

^Well the Antec 620 dosen't really provide any more power on the 12V than the cheaper CX600

Something like this would give you more bang for buck
The FX6300 dosne't cost anymore and is just as overclock able
Cheaper memory, HDD, MB, case without giving up anything in performance
Put the saving into a 7850 2GB ($10 less gets you a 1GB, $10 more gets you a better cooler)
If you want SLI/CF proof get this 750W PSU instead http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750
(This 600W is enough for an i5 + 2x 7850 but dunno about an FX OC http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600 )

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $567.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 20:07 EST-0500)
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February 9, 2013 11:12:19 PM

Stickmansam, The 600w psu you posted doesn't show up. btw i've heard that the 4300 is as good, if not better than the 6300 and I

said i don't plan on using a custom heatsink. Also, I don't have a very big monitor

and don't play games on very high resolutions so I prefer a 1gb video memory

graphics card and the 560 fulfills all my needs (so would the 6850 I think) The mobo

you suggested doesn't support that memory XD but thanks anyways.

That build is very cost efficient i'll give you that :)  Thank you for the psu

considerations as well. I think you're right blazor, but I don't think the parts I picked

so far won't suffice for the newer games released (don't play most of them

anyways).
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February 9, 2013 11:21:13 PM

Listen to stickmansam, his suggestions were excellent and everything is compatible, dunno where you get your information from..
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February 9, 2013 11:22:52 PM

You will need a custom heat sink in order to any decent sized OC
The FX6300 is higher and binned and costs barely any more and if you do run into bad cores, you can disable them and potentially run on same number of cores as the FX4300 but with an even higher clock (not that that will be more performing than FX6300 will all cores but slightly lower clocks)

In that case still get the 7850 1GB or the 650ti 1GB
They will save power and perform better for about the same price
The 128bit mem on the 650ti will not matter much if you are playing on a lowish resolution
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n650tipe1gd...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100355...

True but you have a better chance of tighten timing IMO, and the 1600mhz ram will downclock to 1333mhz to run on that board

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February 9, 2013 11:26:59 PM

Oh i thought the mobo said it supported ddr3 1333 ram only. So it would support 1600?

I still don't agree with the video card, It's cooler and quieter (less power consumption) but it's more expensive when I don't need it to be. the 560 is good enough i don't know why you guys keep suggesting cards >_> I heard a lot of bad things about seagate's hard drives so i want to stick with the western caviar one that i had found on micro center. I probably will use that psu though it looks good.
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February 9, 2013 11:30:56 PM

Oblivionage said:
Oh i thought the mobo said it supported ddr3 1333 ram only. So it would support 1600?

I still don't agree with the video card, It's cooler and quieter (less power consumption) but it's more expensive when I don't need it to be. the 560 is good enough i don't know why you guys keep suggesting cards >_> I heard a lot of bad things about seagate's hard drives so i want to stick with the western caviar one that i had found on micro center. I probably will use that psu though it looks good.


Because compared to the new generation, the 560 is not worth the money. The 7850 performs as good as the GTX 580. I would at least get a 7770 over a 560 because it's cheaper, uses less power, and will perform closely to the 560.
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February 9, 2013 11:34:19 PM

samuelspark said:
Because compared to the new generation, the 560 is not worth the money. The 7850 performs as good as the GTX 580. I would at least get a 7770 over a 560 because it's cheaper, uses less power, and will perform closely to the 560.


Really? I thought the 7000 series weren't as powerful. I also thought the 580 was next to the 670/680 in benchmarks. Well you learn something new everyday. Okay i'll go ahead and look at the 7000 series a bit more. Do the cards suffer from being pci 3.0 but functioning as a pci 2.0 for the mobo that i picked?
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February 9, 2013 11:38:54 PM

Seagate drives had alot of bad thigns said becasue they had 2 generations of really crappy drives (good thing i skipped them :p ) but the latest gen are pretty good

Well you should still wait till you see what the prices are like when it does come time to buy your parts before you make the final decision

I would grab the 650ti because it performs on par with the 560 (7770 doesn't quite match up to the 560), costs less and uses less power

The Rosewill is a decent PSU

The 7850 is about on par with the 560ti 448 and can OC to the 570 performance levels easy

latest drivers and what not and the cards being tested in the review are high end (keep that in mind when comparing the percentages[since all precentages relative to main card and it is so top end, each percentage point difference is actually pretty significant])



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February 9, 2013 11:42:40 PM

Hmm yeah you're right. I'm just antsy and want to be active with all the different parts in the market right now :D  I guess this would be an okay build now. Let's see how it'll change in a few months.. I want amd to make better cpu's. It's sad how overpriced i7's are right now..
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February 9, 2013 11:54:44 PM

Well if you're willing to wait till December ish, steamroller will come out then and potentially make things a lot more competitive, and you're planning to wait for 4-10 months anyways so why not?
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February 10, 2013 12:59:54 AM

Yeah sounds good. Thanks guys. I'll probably buy the other stuff on black friday and possibly the bulldozer in december. Once again, thanks for all the thought :D 
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February 10, 2013 1:00:19 AM

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