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February 21, 2013 8:09:27 PM

Hello,Hi guys!
i was wondering if this would be a desent Pc gaming machine so i thought i would ask you peeps for your Input! Im also abit unsure on what Processor to go for i have these 2 in mind AMD FX-8320 Eight Core or AMD FX-8150.. But anyway here is the rest of it let me know what you think!!

Case
InWIN MANA-136 BLACK GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD FX-8320 Eight Core CPU (3.50GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3+) or AMD FX-8150 Eight Core CPU (3.60GHz/8MB CACHE/AM3+)
Motherboard
ASUS® M5A99X EVO R2.0 (DDR3, USB3.0, 6Gb/s,CrossFireX/SLI, Windows 8)
Memory (RAM)
16GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (4 x 4GB KIT)
Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 680 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
500GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD5003AZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
2nd Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£69)
Processor Cooling
Super Quiet 22dBA Triple Copper Heatpipe AMD CPU Cooler (£19)
Sound Card
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Facilities
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Operating System
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit w/SP1 - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

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February 21, 2013 8:34:06 PM

Get an intel i5 3570k. Its the best gaming CPU.

This machine will max any game without issue.
February 21, 2013 8:38:27 PM

If you've got the money for a 680, you don't belong with any AMD processor. As stated above, stick with an i5-3570k, an aftermarket cooler like the hyper 212 evo, and a quality z77 motherboard like the asrock extreme 4
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February 21, 2013 8:48:30 PM

Im not a big fan of Overclocking so would the i5-3570 still be a good choice?
February 21, 2013 9:00:29 PM

What resolution will you be gaming at, you really don't need a 680 to be running games at 1920x1080 a 670 will suffice with little to no performance difference. Also another option for that would be the 7970 a bit more powerful than the 670 at the same price either way get the 7970 or 670, the 680 is simply not worth the $ anymore.

i5 3570 is a perfectly fine choice, if you do not want to over clock you can save some money by not buying a CPU cooler as the i5 will come with a stock one.

Get 1 large HDD like 2tb it's going to save you some money unless you are going to be using an old one.

Sound cards aren't necessary unless your either an audiophile sound junky or another one of those. Also those are really on meant for 7.1 gaming setups your not going to get a major difference in sound quality as board sound is perfectly fine right now.
February 21, 2013 9:26:31 PM


There is nothing wrong with an FX-8320 for gaming. It's just dandy, as a matter of fact.

And, you should snag an HD7970 with the game bundle.





February 21, 2013 9:31:07 PM

^+1
February 21, 2013 9:31:22 PM

Thanks guys for the Input i have Much to think about!
February 21, 2013 9:34:01 PM


How about this?



Seems, AMD has hopped in bed with game devs, and titles are being optimized for Piledriver.

February 21, 2013 10:24:53 PM

Wisecracker said:
How about this?

http://i.imgur.com/qSNrpeA.png

Seems, AMD has hopped in bed with game devs, and titles are being optimized for Piledriver.


The only problem with that data... it's for 1 single game.
February 21, 2013 10:52:30 PM

Zeontec said:
Im not a big fan of Overclocking so would the i5-3570 still be a good choice?


The 3570 nonk would be fine but if you ever resale your cpu for a later model, the k version will retain its value better,and depending on where you buy, the priceis only slightly higher for the k
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