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^This is perfect IMO ..gfx could be interchangeable with something else..but this is good,yah! :thumb.gif:
FX series is no bueno IMO
and umm..960T has a lot more power/throughput than an i3 2100
Those dual-core-with-hyperthreading chips choke on heavy games. I.E> GTA IV,Crysis Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'd go cheaper on the case to save some $$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119247
or just get the cheapest mid-tower..They all work biggrin.gif

Where are you getting your information from? The i3 is on par with PII x4s
http://www.behardware.com/articles/816-10/intel-core-i3-2100-lga-1155-sandy-bridge-dual-core.html
http://www.behardware.com/articles/816-9/intel-core-i3-2100-lga-1155-sandy-bridge-dual-core.html
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any thing wrong in this ?????? ironman what do you think ???
looks good for a 960T build, but IMO for the OPs budget he should be looking at an i3 or a Pentium dual core. Your build is missing a cooler, and I think that a CM 212+ is going for $23 right now
Edited by Ironman517 - 5/6/12 at 12:25pm
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post #22 of 53
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A 6870 can hadle games at max settings? Since when?

Since it came out. For one I said at max OR near max settings so you might have to turn a setting or two down a notch on games like Metro or whatever but youll get very good frame rates at max settings in 95%+ of the games out. Its the same speed as my 5870 basically and I have yet to run across a game I cant play on max settings and mine overclocks like crap so its at stock clocks.
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RabbitGT's and MacLeod's builds are well balanced although there could still be a number of improvements.

One of them is Cheaper Windows 7 (the same legal OEM product)

$700 is very flexible.

 

Oh my g--Recursion, don't tell me you endorse using that low end 200W PSU in that Logisys unit with a video card!
That thing will explode instantly!

The unlocked Phenom II x2 -> 125W x4 on your ASRock board (in your own PC) is also extremely unsafe!

 

For the most balanced, within-budget PC, my suggestion goes towards:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 OEM - $90 shipped after promo code HOOPS [Superbiiz]

ASRock 970 Extreme3 - $80 shipped [Newegg]

Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kit - $40 shipped after promo [Newegg]

Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - $20 shipped [NCIX]

NZXT Source 210 - $40 shipped [Amazon]
ASUS DIrectCU HD 6870 - $180, $160 AR [NCIX]

Rosewill Green RG630 - $50 shipped [Newegg]
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD retail with three-year warranty - $90 shipped [Newegg]

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM - $87 shipped [DiscountMountain Software]

ASRock 24X DVD drive - $17 shipped [NCIX]

 

$694 shipped (before all rebates) - $674 after

 

Looks like this is the only option on here that maintains the quad core Phenom II and 6870 while choosing high quality parts, within $700.  The HDD I chose has longer warranty than others for the same price so that might be worth distinction as well.

 

Let's not push the budget, everyone.  If OP wants an optimal $700 build tip, he/she should be getting one - and not any more.

 

Edited by xd_1771 - 5/6/12 at 2:36pm
post #24 of 53
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Originally Posted by MacLeod View Post

Since it came out. For one I said at max OR near max settings so you might have to turn a setting or two down a notch on games like Metro or whatever but youll get very good frame rates at max settings in 95%+ of the games out. Its the same speed as my 5870 basically and I have yet to run across a game I cant play on max settings and mine overclocks like crap so its at stock clocks.


LOL no way the 5870 plays every game on max settings. Go play BF3 on high or ultra and record it. I don't believe you.
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post #25 of 53
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Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post

 


 


 


RabbitGT's and MacLeod's builds are well balanced although there could still be a number of improvements.



One of them is Cheaper Windows 7 (the same legal OEM product)
$700 is very flexible.

Oh my g--Recursion, don't tell me you endorse using that low end 200W PSU in that Logisys unit with a video card!

That thing will explode instantly!
The unlocked Phenom II x2 -> 125W x4 on your ASRock board (in your own PC) is also extremely unsafe!

For the most balanced, within-budget PC, my suggestion goes towards:
AMD Phenom II x4 955 OEM - $90 shipped after promo code HOOPS [Superbiiz]
ASRock 970 Extreme3 - $80 shipped [Newegg]
Patriot 2x4GB DDR3-1600 kit - $40 shipped after promo [Newegg]
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus - $20 shipped [NCIX]
NZXT Source 210 - $40 shipped [Amazon]
ASUS DIrectCU HD 6870
- $180, $160 AR [NCIX]
Rosewill Green RG630 - $50 shipped [Newegg]
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM HDD retail with three-year warranty - $90 shipped [Newegg]
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 OEM - $87 shipped [DiscountMountain Software]
ASRock 24X DVD drive - $17 shipped [NCIX]

$694 shipped (before all rebates) - $674 after
 



Where is a 200 watt psu??? It's a 480 watt psu and btw I just copy the list from another member. You are right with my pc I already burned a psu but it was a cheap one and a replacement psu. No risk no fun. I've now an Enermax 500 watt Pro87+ 80 plus Gold Certificate. Very nice psu. But I like my build. It's affordable and the Geforce 450 GTS isn't bad at all. It's currently for 60-70€ half the prize of a 7750 or 7770 and almost on par with the 7750. When I have time I look for a better mainboard and a 2nd 450 GTS for a SLI.
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post #26 of 53
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LOL no way the 5870 plays every game on max settings. Go play BF3 on high or ultra and record it. I don't believe you.

I dont play BF3 and even if I did I wouldnt go to all the trouble of recording it just to prove to you Im not lying. So youll just have to take some review site benchmarks as proof.

Battlefield 3 Ultra settings

227

AnandTech bench

Crysis Warhead - 46 fps
STALKER - 46 fps
Metro - 33

Crysis 2 DX11

1920x1200 - 32 fps

So yeah, a 5870 will play all games out right now at 1920x1080 at max settings. Now Im not saying a 5870/6870 is all the card youd need cause obviously it would be better to have 60+ fps in every game but I consider the 5870/6870/GTX560Ti the minimum for 1920x1080 if you want max settings on everything. Anything above that is all the better.
Edited by MacLeod - 5/6/12 at 2:53pm
post #27 of 53

It is a 200W going by the 12V rating as a higher quality PSU would (16A only on the 12V rail, could never handle a video card).

I have experience with this unit and I could not get a power output within ATX +/- 0.6V spec on a PC with a 65W Athlon II x2 and integrated graphics.

 

For the sake of TDP limits (your board is not even rated for 125W TDP processors!) you should keep your processor at 2 or 3 cores and make sure there is VRM cooling.

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ok from new egg 722.56 after promo codes after all rebates its 687.56 this gives you a very well balanced rig and I good foundation you can build on and learn to over clock


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Well here is what I got so far.
NZXT M59 Case
ASRock 970 Extreme3
Cooler Master GX 750w
Sapphire Radeon HD 6870
Corsair Vengeance 8gb (2x4gb)
AMD FX-4100
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500gb Sata 6.0Gb/s
I'm only 15 so I really need an experts advice. My Budget is 700$ and this build comes in at 680$ after MIR's. I want maximum gaming performance at a modest price. Thanks! (oh yeah, I am buying all this from Newegg.com)

you can look at my sig for some reference. I spent about 580-600 in parts for my computer and i run bf3 on ultra no problem. im sure i can run other games on ultra as well i just havent bought them.
DONT GET THE FX-4100, its a crap quad core. Rabbit had it right with the 960T, a lot of bang for your buck there, not only is it a great OC'n quad-core, you also have a high chance of unlocking to a hex-core, and still possible to OC to 4.0ghz.
also, if you plan to overclock try to get a mobo that is 8+2 phase power. I think your asrock will have a 4+1 phase power. if you dont plan on overclocking, then that one should be fine, for the price at least. AND if you do plan to OC, make sure that you get a good CPU cooler. and since you are on a budget, i would recommend the Coolermaster hyper 212+ (for air). price ranges from $20-25 (check compusa.com) if you want water cooling, maybe a corsair h60, its about 60$ or so and works really good with very little hassle.

IF you also plan on having a decent air flow, then you should add ~10$-15 per fan to your total.
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650$ AMIR and promo codes thumb.gif
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