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February 12, 2013 2:58:28 AM

Actually i have this setup

P5N-E SLI
Core 2 Quad Q6600
4 GB RAM
250 GB HD
8800 GT GPU
550W PSU

I just build these two PC, what do you think ?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CYSS

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Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
MSI Z68A-G43 (G3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card


And this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CZsu

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AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card


Both of them I'm planning to use on my current 550W PSU. Any suggestions for lowering price without losing performance will be welcome.

This is my PSU http://www.clubedohardware.com.br/imageview.php?image=2...

THANKS :D 

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 12, 2013 3:07:21 AM

You dont wanna fry your components with a crappy psu :) 

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ 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: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $702.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 00:07 EST-0500)
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 12, 2013 3:09:04 AM

If overclocking is not your thing, you could save $150 for a ~5% performance decrease? (im not including psu price in it)

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
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: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($229.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $592.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 00:08 EST-0500)
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 12, 2013 3:10:23 AM

EDIT: Add about $40 if not buying from Microcentre to the above two builds

What is your current PSU?

You might want to consider an 7870XT over the 7950 as it performs very close for quite a bit cheaper
Getting z77 is better as it gets you pcie3.0, USB3 and overall newer
z77 can also OC to non-k CPU's using the turbo method (3470 to 4.0ghz and 3570 to 4.2ghz)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $710.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 00:09 EST-0500)

Using an 7870XT

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.98 @ 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)
Total: $657.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 00:13 EST-0500)



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February 12, 2013 3:10:43 AM

I would go with Intel Core i5 build. Nothing wrong with the AMD FX build but Intel one is better. Drop the mobo and grab a Z77 which is the current iteration for that chip and has better features. And you should be fine. Here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CZCY
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February 12, 2013 4:56:54 PM

Why radeon HD 7870 xt over 7950 ? The price difference is so little but i will get 7870 if i really need a new PSU
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 12, 2013 8:18:33 PM

The 7870xt is a bit safer for power draw but only by a bi. you pay about $35 more (15% ish) for only 2% increase in performance which makes the 7870xt a better buy

Get the 7950 if you do plan to crossfire later as the 3gb of vram will be useful then and only in crossfire setups with either multiscreen or very high resolution screens
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February 12, 2013 11:22:39 PM

stickmansam said:
The 7870xt is a bit safer for power draw but only by a bi. you pay about $35 more (15% ish) for only 2% increase in performance which makes the 7870xt a better buy

Get the 7950 if you do plan to crossfire later as the 3gb of vram will be useful then and only in crossfire setups with either multiscreen or very high resolution screens


So my PSU is ok ?

is 7870 XT better than 7870 GHZ edition ?


Thanks for you help
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 12:03:33 AM

550W should be fine and its been able to handle the 260

What brand is it?

Yep the 7870XT is a better card than the 7870ghz
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February 13, 2013 8:02:25 PM

The brand is eXtream
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 8:48:15 PM

rodcoura said:
The brand is eXtream


I suggest getting the new psu i suggested.
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February 13, 2013 9:43:13 PM

Best answer selected by rodcoura.
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February 13, 2013 9:44:41 PM

I will wait 4 Months to re build a new PC. I will wait AMD 22nm processors or less thanks guys
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 10:00:03 PM

No problem :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 10:05:09 PM

Your welcome for the help.
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