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February 10, 2013 2:05:30 AM

Hey everybody, newbie here.

I've been trying to build a new PC. It will be used for gaming, coding, light Excel modeling, and general everyday tasks.

The parts are listed below, but I wanted to make sure I haven't made an egregious mistake. I've done some research, but it would be nice to know if there are any big red flags regarding:

-compatibility
-paying a few extra buck for a nicer component
-saving a few extra bucks on a component that may be "overpriced" for my goals

I'd like to stay under $1k, but can go over given the above criteria.

One last thing, I plan on using my 32" Sony Bravia 720 TV as a monitor using HDMI: I have not done any research regarding this matter.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CxiJ

Thanks in advance for your help!
February 10, 2013 2:56:48 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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February 10, 2013 2:58:44 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
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: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $882.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 23:58 EST-0500)

Base Total: $913.85
Mail-in Rebates: -$25.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $892.84

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February 10, 2013 3:41:03 AM

Thanks for the input so far guys.
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February 10, 2013 3:45:58 AM

no problem anytime buddeh

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February 10, 2013 4:07:04 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
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: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $882.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-09 23:58 EST-0500)

Base Total: $913.85
Mail-in Rebates: -$25.00
Shipping: $3.99
Total: $892.84


This is a terrible gaming PC. AMD cores blow so much D*** in gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($233.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Inwin Fanqua ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1157.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-10 01:05 EST-0500)

This is much better. If you can pick up the i5-3570k from microcenter then you can save 40 bucks.
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February 10, 2013 4:20:28 AM

uve been reported for insulting my thread and using verbally abusive language. also the 8core trumps the i5 and equals i7 in most apps even in gaming its very close. also u went over his budget, nice derpensteiner

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February 10, 2013 4:21:49 AM

u need to go back to skewl and learn respect also read what it says under my name expert.

and a gold badge. go get that and lets talk kiddo.

im outta here.

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February 10, 2013 4:52:42 AM

iceclock said:
uve been reported for insulting my thread and using verbally abusive language. also the 8core trumps the i5 and equals i7 in most apps even in gaming its very close. also u went over his budget, nice derpensteiner


Wuahahahahahahahahaha :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Please, where are the links. Please good sir. Let me get them for you shall I? Keep in mind, this is comparing a 4ghz amd vs the stock intels and its still 20 fps lower... Amd for gaming :lol: 



*Disclaimer: I did not mean to offend you good sir, and if I hurt your feelings I publicly apologize.

Sincerely,

Praxeology
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February 10, 2013 4:54:23 AM

thats one game noob. also u have no right or have the knowledge to talk down to me.

also its against the rules to insult other users.

second of all the informations there.

get a expert status and badge than talk. ur far from my knowledge level sorry dude.

its not about hurting my feelings its just plain disrespectful. learn some manners will ya.

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February 10, 2013 4:56:29 AM

iceclock said:
u need to go back to skewl and learn respect also read what it says under my name expert.

and a gold badge. go get that and lets talk kiddo.

im outta here.


Aaand /thread.
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February 10, 2013 5:04:56 AM

if you say so. im out. have fun

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February 10, 2013 12:42:41 PM

Praxeology said:
Wuahahahahahahahahaha :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  Please, where are the links. Please good sir. Let me get them for you shall I? Keep in mind, this is comparing a 4ghz amd vs the stock intels and its still 20 fps lower... Amd for gaming :lol: 

http://media.bestofmicro.com/Y/R/357651/original/skyrim%201920.png

*Disclaimer: I did not mean to offend you good sir, and if I hurt your feelings I publicly apologize.

Sincerely,

Praxeology



Hi :) 

I am glad you have apologized as otherwise a Moderator WOULD have had to take action against you....

Please read the rules regarding bad language (and asterisks do NOT excuse anything)

Lets call this a friendly warning......

All the best Brett :) 
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February 10, 2013 2:25:13 PM

thanks bret, cheers.

nice to see u became a mod recently ;) 

congrats

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February 10, 2013 4:06:16 PM

I was going to close this thread but it seems Brett has already chimed in.

Cheers, iceclock.
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February 10, 2013 4:08:20 PM

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