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February 23, 2013 1:14:43 AM

Y0 all

well im building my first rig ever.. was gonna go with intel but is just to expensive for me

all i need is.

CPU.
GPU ( was thinking of 7850 or gtx 660)
MOBO
RAM

There is a microcenter by me and i shop from newegg and amazon also.

i will be playing fps games, bf3, all cods etc

thanks in advance

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February 23, 2013 1:32:20 AM

Are you thinking about overclocking? Also, what is your case and psu?
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February 23, 2013 1:38:55 AM

Get the FX-6300+asrock 970 extreme 4 in microcenter for just 170$ : http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.as...
Or with the msi board for 145$
RAM : http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

And get the 7870 tahiti le if you have a decent psu with 500W : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (it's out of stock for now)
Or if you can't afford the 7870 tahiti le, the 7870 ghz edition : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 23, 2013 1:39:18 AM

Ok here we go. You can get the cpu for $10 less at Microcenter and the motherboard for free (maybe not the same one, just pick a free or cheap one).

An intel i3 build would cost about the same so your choice.


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LOL didnt see that you didnt need a HD , optical drive, case, or psu. Next time you should say upgrade instead of build.

Anyways get a 7870 LE as django suggested instead.
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkvC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkvC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkvC/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Value 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $483.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 22:38 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 1:40:05 AM

intel
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fkr9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fkr9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fkr9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B75M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($63.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $448.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 22:31 EST-0500)

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

CPU: AMD A8-5600K 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75 Pro4 ATX FM2 Motherboard ($85.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $440.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 22:39 EST-0500)
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February 23, 2013 3:13:02 AM

AMD bundle @ microcenter EXTRME4 970 + fx 6300= 188 w/taxes
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 38 $ with shipping
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 57.99 Free shipping
GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 214$ after rebate+shipping

Grand total : 498$

What do you guys think?

ill get cooler later and OC to 4.5ghz or something


guys i wont go with intel... motherboard +cpu too expensive .. and i3 3220 is a dual core.. not gonna last so long and not good for new games like bf3 and etc :/ 

i have a dual core atm ... it sucks i cant even open a browser while im ingame lags horribly.
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February 23, 2013 3:17:52 AM

Azn Cracker said:
Ok here we go. You can get the cpu for $10 less at Microcenter and the motherboard for free (maybe not the same one, just pick a free or cheap one).

An intel i3 build would cost about the same so your choice.


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LOL didnt see that you didnt need a HD , optical drive, case, or psu. Next time you should say upgrade instead of build.

Anyways get a 7870 LE as django suggested instead.
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkvC
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkvC/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FkvC/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($49.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Value 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $483.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 22:38 EST-0500)



now that you know that i only need a CPU.GPU,MOBO ram and case could you make me a new build :D  , seems like u know how to get best bang for the buck :)  oh and i raised my budget to 500$
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February 23, 2013 3:18:22 AM

I would get cheaper ram in microcenter, the crucial ram is at 45$, it's good : http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)
Also if you want to overclock i'd get a decent board with the 970 chipset, the asrock 970 extreme 4 is a good choice, though, the msi 970A-G46 is cheaper.
You can see a review here : http://www.pureoverclock.com/Review-detail/crucial-ball...
And if you need a case that one is decent, but you can find a better one for just 30$ : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Make sure that you have a decent psu within 500W.
As for the card, in my opinion it's worth spending more for the 7870 tahiti le, the powercolor is at 240$ in newegg.
If not i'd still get the 7870 it's at the same price as the 660 gtx and it's slightly better with two games free instead of f2p credits : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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February 23, 2013 4:16:58 AM

what are the advantages of the 7870 tahit le? oh and btw what do you think of this build



amd fx 6300+GA-990FXA-UD3 = 216 w/Taxes after rebate.@ bundle at microcenter :bounce: 

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 38 $ with shipping i dont like white cases sorry :ange: 

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 1866 ram . 57.99 Free shipping

GPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 245$ Once restock people told me this is a beast overclocker and performs like a 7950

556$ grand total. alittle over budget but worth it.



and i have this rly bad PSU will upgrade and wont OC till i get a decent new one and with a cpu cooler to overclock :D  but that will be later will play at stock settings for now

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... current PSU

do you think this is a good build?

EDIT: TROLOLOLOL is tahit le same thing as XT Version?
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February 23, 2013 4:22:13 AM

What's the psu and model ?
If it's a crappy one i wouldn't risk it.
I would spend less and just get the combo you had previously, the fx+asrock extreme 4
I'd get the ram in microcenter too, it's cheaper, it's less 13$, the crucial ram is a good ram for overclocking.
That 7870 XT is a good card, get it, but make sure that you have a decent psu, if not i would spend in a new psu.
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February 23, 2013 4:35:42 AM

djangoringo said:
What's the psu and model ?
If it's a crappy one i wouldn't risk it.
I would spend less and just get the combo you had previously, the fx+asrock extreme 4
I'd get the ram in microcenter too, it's cheaper, it's less 13$, the crucial ram is a good ram for overclocking.
That 7870 XT is a good card, get it, but make sure that you have a decent psu, if not i would spend in a new psu.




http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU.

but doesnt the ud3 have way more features and has 16x 16x which means you can SLI/XFIRE , more features overall. worth the extra bit?

I was told that 1866 memory is better with amd . can i OC the ram to 1866?

and yea that card is a beast i will get it.. but yea im kinda worried about the PSU .

I was actually thinking of getting the mobo+cpu+ram+PSU +Case first would be 308 + PSu cost.

and Crossfire my 5670s which would give me 5770 performance and just until i get enough money again for the GPU

also could you recommend me a good PSU for Overclocking a CPU and GPU, that is not too expensive

thanks!
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February 23, 2013 4:46:40 AM

If you plan to crossfire or SLI, yes, but with that psu it's out of the question(with two 7870), get the crucial ram, you can overclock it that frequency or even higher.
Crossfiring the 5670 is a bad idea, just get a single mid end card, that psu will do for a 7870, although, it's really a crappy psu.
I recommend later to swap the psu.
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February 23, 2013 5:17:16 AM

no i got 5670s already lol got em along time ago .. so i will just use both thats what i meant until i get enough money for new single gpu .

i prefer to get a new PSU for a single 7870 card and that is good for overcloking cpus and gpus

which mobo can Overclock better?

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February 23, 2013 5:22:13 AM

Well, higher end motherboards got more power phases, but a decent 970 board will do, what you'll need is an aftermarket cooler.
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