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February 25, 2013 6:27:49 PM

So I'm building an AMD gaming system (CPU and GPU) for 800 USD.

My plan is to build a system with a 7950 and a 6300. Is this feasible? What would get me the highest framerates? I will be doing video editing, so I'm going AMD for the cheap high core count (and cause I'm getting crysis 3 with the GPU, which takes advantage of the core count)

I'm not going intel, period.

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February 25, 2013 6:30:39 PM

CarolKarine said:
So I'm building an AMD gaming system (CPU and GPU) for 800 USD.

My plan is to build a system with a 7950 and a 6300. Is this feasible? What would get me the highest framerates? I will be doing video editing, so I'm going AMD for the cheap high core count (and cause I'm getting crysis 3 with the GPU, which takes advantage of the core count)

I'm not going intel, period.


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Samsung 840 Series 2.5 inch 120GB SATA III internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TD120BW

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive - WD5000AAKX

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February 25, 2013 7:27:39 PM

I'd say that is a good plan. The FX-6300 is a good chip and the 7950 will run most games very well. I'd say try and throw some parts together yourself and see where you are at. We can help trim the fat a bit. What sites are you ordering from? I know Newegg has had combo fx6300 and motherboard deals lately. There have been RAM coupon codes as well.
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February 25, 2013 8:17:28 PM

This just fits into your budget with everything you want.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FY58

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $732.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-08 21:03 EST-0500)

this is someone else who is building the same system that you want.
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February 25, 2013 8:23:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.38 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $733.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-25 17:23 EST-0500)
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