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Gaming Desktop (what would be a better set up?)

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April 26, 2013 8:51:02 AM

I'm currently trying to set up my own Desktop gaming pc and this is the first time that i will do this. base on my research on this forum and in the internet i came up with this set up. Im still looking for a monitor and a case . I also want to know about the PSU that i will buy what would be the appropriate watts to buy. also for the case is it advisable to buy big case? thank you

CPU:AMD FX 8350
GPU: Power color HD7770
MOBO: Asrock z77 extreme 6
Ram: 2 x 4GB ddr3 (kingston)

I actually Do more research and i came down to this specification.
CPU : AMD FX4300
Mobo : asus m5a97 R2.0
GPU : POWER COLOR HD7770
RAM : Gskills RIPjaw8GB
HDD : Hitachi 1tb7200rpm
PSU : Corsair 430 W


This is around $525 still without the monitor and the case. :) 

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April 26, 2013 9:15:33 AM

A decent mid tower case with good airflow is sufficient. A 620w seasonic would be more than enough for that setup and give you a bit of headroom. It is only $5 more than the 520w. I would probably drop to an FX 6300 and get a better graphics card if you are constrained by budget.

You could get a GTX 650ti boost 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or for a few dollars more than the price difference of the 2 cpu's, you could go with a GTX 660.

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

Either of those two cards are far better than a 7770.
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April 26, 2013 9:23:17 AM

logainofhades said:
A decent mid tower case with good airflow is sufficient. A 620w seasonic would be more than enough for that setup and give you a bit of headroom. It is only $5 more than the 520w. I would probably drop to an FX 6300 and get a better graphics card if you are constrained by budget.

You could get a GTX 650ti boost 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or for a few dollars more than the price difference of the 2 cpu's, you could go with a GTX 660.

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

Either of those two cards are far better than a 7770.


The HD 7790 is also a great choice, it's just a whisker shy of the HD 7850 (think of it like being a 7830).
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April 27, 2013 3:53:31 PM

logainofhades said:
A decent mid tower case with good airflow is sufficient. A 620w seasonic would be more than enough for that setup and give you a bit of headroom. It is only $5 more than the 520w. I would probably drop to an FX 6300 and get a better graphics card if you are constrained by budget.

You could get a GTX 650ti boost 2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or for a few dollars more than the price difference of the 2 cpu's, you could go with a GTX 660.

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

Either of those two cards are far better than a 7770.


Thank you for your answer but i think these GPUs are too expensive compared to HD7770.

8350rocks said:

The HD 7790 is also a great choice, it's just a whisker shy of the HD 7850 (think of it like being a 7830).


So you guys think that HD7770 is too low?


Is it possible if you guys could help me to set up a desktop below 500$, i think a set up which can be easily upgraded in the future. I'm really new at this and i'm really confuse right now. Thank you everyone.
April 27, 2013 8:08:41 PM

I edited my first post.. and came up with that configuration! i hope that it's ok. it's around $525 still without the monitor case and KB&M
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April 28, 2013 12:48:48 PM

The Radeon HD 7770 is fine... But in general, more performance is better. But that usually means more $$$.

The higher the resolution of the monitor, the more powerful a GPU should be if you want a certain minimum performance based on the graphic settings you are using. I don't know what your resolution is, but you can look at the general performance charge below of many graphic cards.

The review is for an OC'ed Radeon HD 7790. A standard HD 7790 has 95% the performance of the OC'ed HD 7790. The Radeon HD 7770 has 75% of the OC'ed Radeon HD 7790's performance. Basically, this means that a Radeon HD 7770 has about 80% the performance of a stock Radeon HD 7790. Another way of stating it is that the stock Radeon HD 7790 is almost 27% more powerful than the Radeon HD 7770.



You should click the following link for the review and checkout the various benchmarks. Note that the test rig uses an Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.6 GHz.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7790_DirectC...
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April 28, 2013 9:10:39 PM

I forget who was selling it, but someone online had the HD 7790 on sale for $129.00 which would put it within $20 or so of the HD 7770 you chose.

EDIT: Also, for an additional ~$10 you could get the FX6300 for a CPU instead of the FX4300.
April 29, 2013 4:47:37 AM

Thank you everyone for your answers. I will consider FX6300 and HD 7790(Should this be ASUS?). I think i could spend a little more cash. For the rest of my choices is it ok?

I really appreciate everyone's suggestions! thank you
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