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February 18, 2013 6:36:52 PM

Hello,
- AMD FX 8350 4.0ghz Stock Heatsink
- ASUS Crosshair V Formula - Z
- Corsair Vengeance 8gb 2133Mhz
- ASUS HD 7870 DirectCu ii 2gb GDDR5
- OCZ 750w Fatal1ty Series Power Supply
- Western Digital 500gb Caviar Green
- Lite-On 24x Internal Drive DVD /-RW
All in a Saturn Midi ATX Gaming Case....
Would this be a good setup or is there anything you would change?

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February 18, 2013 6:49:38 PM

That will game really well

if you will only use one graphics card then you could use a lower wattage psu . 550 watts would be plenty
I like the Gigabyte windforce 7870 more . It runs cooler than the ASUS and is quieter , but the ASUS is also a quality unit

Dont listen to the intel fanboys who will be telling you you buy an i5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu8Sekdb-IE&list=UUNovoA...
February 18, 2013 11:54:23 PM

You have to understand that the i5-3570k is the best gaming CPU right now.

Still the 8350 ain't no slouch.
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February 19, 2013 12:02:50 AM

cutebeans said:
You have to understand that the i5-3570k is the best gaming CPU right now.

Still the 8350 ain't no slouch.

What he said. Just get whichever you can afford.
February 19, 2013 12:40:51 AM

Something like this would be cheaper and AFAIK better or similar perf unless you were planing to go tri xfire/sli
Using faster ram though dunno why you want it, 1600mhz is pretty good already
Add the 212 EVO if OC
Don't use a green drive
550W PSU is enough

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.15 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($50.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $766.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 21:37 EST-0500)

Cheaper AMD cpu you can OC to similar levels

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($173.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($132.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($50.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $746.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 21:41 EST-0500)

Intel i5 3470 version that is about same price as the AMD version (can oc only to 4ghz)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($50.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.14 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $750.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 21:40 EST-0500)
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