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February 13, 2013 3:27:33 AM

Hey, I am building my new PC, and I am in a bit of a quandry. I have about $1,000 budget from my father, and I was wondering about some specs.

CPU: AMD FX-8150 (comes with liquid cooling kit)
Mobo: ASrock 970 extreme 3 AM3+
RAM: G.Skill Value series 8GB RAM
GPU: Radeon HD 7870
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912
Storage: Seagate Baracuda 1TB drive
CD ROM: LG Read/Write

extras:

Microsoft Sidewinder x4 keyboard
Samson Go Mic
Stand for the mic
Windows 7


All of this is $1,013 from Newegg.com, however, I was wondering if I should ditch the mic and lower the keyboard so I could get the Radeon HD 7950. Is there really that big of a diffirence in FPS between the 7870 and 7950? I mean, I don't play insanely graphically demanding games, I mostly play Kerbal Space Program, Minecraft, TF2, Skyrim, but I also do play BF3 on xbox, and if I build my PC, I will play bf3 on the PC. So yeah.... I want to do youtube commentaries though, and if I could buy a mic with the thing it would be great, but I mean, I can buy a mic later, but a GPU is pretty important. So essentially,


•Is there a major FPS diffirence
•Should I ditch the mic and upgrade the GPU

Thank you SO much!



P.S. I also do a lot of heavy video editing and rendering, so that is why I am going with an 8 core AMD processor, speeds it up by almost double!




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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 3:41:27 AM

don't get the 8150. It is a really bad cpu, and often times benchmarks lower than an i3.
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 4:22:29 AM

This is play any game ultra, including crysis 3.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Delp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Delp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Delp/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 ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $956.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 01:22 EST-0500)
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 5:08:00 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1010.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 02:13 EST-0500)
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February 13, 2013 5:26:01 AM

camohanna said:
This is play any game ultra, including crysis 3.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Delp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Delp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Delp/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 ($39.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $956.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-13 01:22 EST-0500)


Why not get the i5-3570k instead of the i5-3470?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 7:02:21 AM

ageo7836 said:
Why not get the i5-3570k instead of the i5-3470?


I reckon it's because he's prioritizing the GPU and is trying to configure it under $1000, which seems like OP's preferred budget. A 3570K and Z77 won't be affordable if what I'm saying is true.
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February 13, 2013 10:45:53 AM

I get that but don't you think he has put too much into the GPU at the expense of CPU? Will his rendering suffer as a result?
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 11:07:04 AM

@ageo7836

At stock speed, 3470 and 3570K has little difference. The true advantage the 3570K has is unlocked multiplier.

Personally, I think the FX8320/8350 is the better choice since OP is doing video editing and rendering and most of editing and rendering softwares really do benefit from more than 4 cores. Plus, the FX8320/8350 are pretty good for gaming as well. The 3570K is usually better at stock but all FX CPUs are pretty easy to overclock, so I think the slight gaming performance trade off at stock speed is worth it.
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February 13, 2013 11:11:38 AM

EzioAs said:
@ageo7836

At stock speed, 3470 and 3570K has little difference. The true advantage the 3570K has is unlocked multiplier.

Personally, I think the FX8320/8350 is the better choice since OP is doing video editing and rendering and most of editing and rendering softwares really do benefit from more than 4 cores. Plus, the FX8320/8350 are pretty good for gaming as well. The 3570K is usually better at stock but all FX CPUs are pretty easy to overclock, so I think the slight gaming performance trade off at stock speed is worth it.

ok cool thanks mate didnt know that
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 13, 2013 9:46:14 PM

EzioAs said:
@ageo7836

At stock speed, 3470 and 3570K has little difference. The true advantage the 3570K has is unlocked multiplier.

Personally, I think the FX8320/8350 is the better choice since OP is doing video editing and rendering and most of editing and rendering softwares really do benefit from more than 4 cores. Plus, the FX8320/8350 are pretty good for gaming as well. The 3570K is usually better at stock but all FX CPUs are pretty easy to overclock, so I think the slight gaming performance trade off at stock speed is worth it.


Oh, didnt realise that he was doing video editing. In that case, ezio's build will be a great choice.
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February 14, 2013 12:16:00 AM

Best answer selected by FlyingPigman.
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