Gaming rig help Tags: New Build Systems Last response: February 11, 2013 12:17 AM in Systems Share bannjaxx February 10, 2013 11:42:46 PM Hello, help would really be appreciated. are these compatable asrock 970 extreme 4 motherboard amd fx 8350 cpu radeon hd 7850 patriot viper 4x4gb 1866 also is it better to get 2 lower graphics cards for the price of the 7850, then use them on cross fire i've got just over £500 to spend on these. i've been saving for ages, so i want to get it right. £700 total buget including tower, psu ect. so any of you guys have a good rig you can suggest for this kind of money would also be a real help thanks More about : gaming rig | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to bannjaxx Register or log in to remove tiny voices February 10, 2013 11:50:54 PM Always better to get one better card. Get normal 1600mhz RAM Get a cheaper CPU and MOBO and get a better GPU. (fx-6300/$75 board) | Report abuse Reply to tiny voices bodeen2012 February 10, 2013 11:59:36 PM PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CJDv Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CJDv/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/CJDv/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor (£145.99 @ Aria PC) Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£72.93 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series, Division 4 Editi 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£70.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive (£60.96 @ Dabs) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£186.53 @ Amazon UK) Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk) Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£48.47 @ Amazon UK) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.40 @ Aria PC) Total: £632.43 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 01:59 GMT+0000) | Report abuse Reply to bodeen2012 cutebeans February 11, 2013 12:09:40 AM PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£99.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk) Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£52.45 @ Amazon UK) Memory: GeIL Enhance CORSA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£30.23 @ CCL Computers) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£49.14 @ Aria PC) Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card (£179.74 @ Scan.co.uk) Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£35.16 @ Scan.co.uk) Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£47.99 @ Aria PC) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.40 @ Aria PC) Total: £506.06 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-11 02:09 GMT+0000) Hi, this is more than enough for you. No need for 8 cores. | Report abuse Reply to cutebeans ARICH5 February 11, 2013 12:17:30 AM i heard there was reliability problems with the spinpoint hdd | Report abuse Reply to ARICH5 Register or log in to remove Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>Gaming rig help> Related ressources: ForumBuilding a gaming rig . Need help ! ForumNew Gaming Rig Please Help ForumHelp with gaming rig ForumBeginner Gaming rig help ForumHelp my friend build a powerful $800 gaming rig ForumNeed help with a gaming rig . ForumLooking for a new gaming rig ! 800-850 Help please! ForumNew Gaming Rig Feedback/ Help ForumProcessor help for a budget gaming rig ForumNeed Help With Gaming Rig Build ForumHelp in Building A Gaming Rig under $3000 ForumBuilding new gaming rig , $1800 budget, Help ! Forum$1500 Noob Gaming Rig Help -- Little knowledge, less confidence ForumPlz help in gaming rig ForumNeed Help On New Gaming Rig ForumFirst time building a gaming rig and would like help ForumGTA IV on new gaming rig---Help ! ForumNEWWW GAMING RIG - NEED EXPERT HELP .! ForumHow do i know that all my computer components will fit together? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !