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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

Quote:
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=27667

THANKS :D
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  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. Best answer
    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)



  4. 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
  5. I'm not planning to overclock, about the PSU it's not a crappy 550W it held a 260 GTX with no problems. I can't buy on micro center.

    This is my PSU
    http://www.clubedohardware.com.br/imageview.php?image=27667
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The brand is eXtream
  11. rodcoura said:
    The brand is eXtream


    I suggest getting the new psu i suggested.
  12. Best answer selected by rodcoura.
  13. I will wait 4 Months to re build a new PC. I will wait AMD 22nm processors or less thanks guys
  14. No problem :)
  15. Your welcome for the help.
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