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July 25, 2013 4:14:19 PM

Mostly i want cheap price, durability/problem free. Not planning to run on ultra high settings. Most parts pulled from NCIX (no shipping, in store pick up, if possible future suggestions pulled from NCIX only). No overclocking but maybe upgrade for future

Please offer your opinions/critiques/suggestions, much appreciated! If possible save more $$ + space for monitor (22 inch is fine) Thanks!

Parts: (excluding discounts and mail-in rebate)

1. Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB3.0 Audio No PSU $69.99 CAD

2. ASUS Radeon HD 7870 1.0GHZ 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 CrossFireX DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E DX 11 Video Card $279.99

3. XFX Pro 750W Black Edition Single Rail Full Modular 12V 70A 24PIN ATX PSU 80+ Gold Cert $114.99

4. Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5in SATA3 MDX Solid State Disk Flash Drive SSD $109.99

5. LG GH24NS95 24X SATA Internal DVD Writer Black OEM $17.99

6. ASUS Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 HDMI Motherboard $154.99

7. Corsair XMS CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1333 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit $69.73

8. Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Haswell Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 6MB Cache Retail
$239.99
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July 25, 2013 7:28:31 PM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
kirilmatthew said:
This build will pack a lot more value into it. For $1000 you get a radeon 7970, FX-8350 and liquid cooling.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2160
Let me know if you have any questions!

You just recycled that didnt you...


I don't know if you expect me to male a different build for every person, I tried to pit together the best value in a $1000 build and that's what I got. I recommend it, and not just for 1 person. I don't know what you even mean.
July 25, 2013 7:32:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kJqh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kJqh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kJqh/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($298.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Other: RAIDMAX Agusta ATX-605BT ($69.99)
Total: $1009.32
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 22:42 EDT-0400)
Compared to the build with the 8350, a h55 can only reach 4.5ghz.

Here's the math:

8350; 8 (cores)*4.5ghz=36ghz 263.97$

6300; 6 (cores)*5ghz=30ghz 218.97$
July 25, 2013 7:38:10 PM

kirilmatthew said:
Jonathan Sifleet said:
kirilmatthew said:
This build will pack a lot more value into it. For $1000 you get a radeon 7970, FX-8350 and liquid cooling.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2160
Let me know if you have any questions!

You just recycled that didnt you...


I don't know if you expect me to male a different build for every person, I tried to pit together the best value in a $1000 build and that's what I got. I recommend it, and not just for 1 person. I don't know what you even mean.


Hey, I don't expect you to do anything, I was merely stating.
July 25, 2013 7:39:24 PM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kJcr
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kJcr/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kJcr/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.98 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($298.50 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC e2251Swdn 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($117.58 @ Newegg)
Other: RAIDMAX Agusta ATX-605BT ($69.99)
Total: $1024.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 22:32 EDT-0400)

Compared to the build with the 8350, a h55 can only reach 4.5ghz.

Here's the math:

8350; 8 (cores)*4.5ghz=36ghz 263.97$

6300; 6 (cores)*5ghz=30ghz 218.97$


That is a poor comparison. You can't be sure it will reach any speed, it depends on the chip. Also your build is the same price as mine, yet mine has the FX-8350 vs the 6300. Its better to get a better CPU then to get a better CPU cooler, trust me.
July 25, 2013 7:43:02 PM

Changed my build a little. Typically, they reach the speeds I mentioned. And the h55 was a very poor model in the hydro series.
July 25, 2013 7:43:42 PM

Changed my build again, to have an 8 core, and a h80i.
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