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Good 700$ Budget Build?

Poll Results: Good budget and balanced build?

 
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    GREAT!
  • 7% (1)
    Good
  • 35% (5)
    Decent
  • 14% (2)
    F***ING SUX!
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post #1 of 27
Thread Starter 
Hey guys Im new to "overclock" and It's forums but I'm happy I found It.biggrin.gif

Alright I have a 700 dollar budget and I want your opinions.
Here's a list of questions
1) Overclockable?
2)Eventually can I crossfire If I upgrade parts?
3) Can the card fit in the case?
4) IS the PSU adequate?
5) Able to MAX games like Diablo and play on high for games like BF3?
6) Balanced?

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Alright Here is the List fell free to give me suggestions just keep in my mind I like AMD and I only have a 700$ budget redface.gif


CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($103.99 @ eCost)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($164.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 650W ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($88.73 @ Amazon)

Thanks for your help Guys wink.gif
post #2 of 27
how soon are you looking to buy?
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
October 1st is the latest
post #4 of 27
I would diffently wait for Trinity to drop here is the bench on them your game D 2 is in it

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a10-5800k-a8-5600k-trinity-apu,3241.html

The APU will crossfire with a single gpu
post #5 of 27
Why do you prefer AMD?

Also, are there any other games you want to play?

For the record, Diablo 3 is very, very easy to get max-graphics on, it's not a very challenging game to run at all. For BF3, just get the best graphics card you can afford in your budget. Looks like you're pretty set as is.
    
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post #6 of 27
Thread Starter 
I also need this for school work - video editing - photo shop so 4 cores would be nice .
I know an i3 2120 will have a slight advantage.
I plan on playing the entire spectrum of games.
4 cores are also more future proof.
Thanks for the input though smile.gif
post #7 of 27
700$ is a good budget for build any type of pc. you just need set your mind what you wanan get with those 700
post #8 of 27
Thread Starter 
Mainly some gaming and school work
post #9 of 27
Looks pretty good.

After using a cew corsair cases, I would splurge for the 300R.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011

What series is the power supply your talking about? I would stay away from CM PSUs because two of mine in the past had issues with the fan, one of those died. Again I buy corsair PSUs now, but I'm sure others have more recommendations on cheaper power supplies that would be sufficient for dual 6870s.
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Originally Posted by MisterFred View Post

Why do you prefer AMD?
For the record, Diablo 3 is very, very easy to get max-graphics on, it's not a very challenging game to run at all.

A: He's in the AMD section. B: You have to go AMD on a budget build if you want to overclock

My 6970 only runs D3 at 110fps maxed out 1080p, so not as easy as you would think.
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i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
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Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
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Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
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A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
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15.6" 1366x768 Generic with numberpad 
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i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz 24/7 MSI P67 GD55 Gigabyte GTX 1070 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Crucial M4 128GB, 3TB HDD, 1TB HDD Samsung DVD-RW SATA Windows 10 64bit Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Dell S2716DG 1440P 144hz Gsync TN Hanns G 23" 1080p 60Hz Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB 1080p Projector (110") Razer Black Widow Ultimate BF3 Edition (orange) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 Corsair 400R Steelseries Rival Steelseries QCK+ 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Asus Xonar DG Astro A40 V Moda Crossfade LP Logitech Z5300 
Audio
Denon 1909 + 7.1 infinity surround 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
A6 3420 HD 6520G 8GB 500GB 5400RPM 
MonitorKeyboard
15.6" 1366x768 Generic with numberpad 
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post #10 of 27
I honestly would not be buying dead end tech this far after they've been replaced. At this point, I wouldn't suggest buying NEW a PII x4 or even a 6870. I'd honestly scour the marketplace here if I had a budget. Putting together a used build with PII and 6870 would cost alot less than $700. Also, as much as BD gets hate, I'd rather have an 8120 over a 965. I've had more than my fair share of AMD builds, but I'd rather gun for BD over PII this late in the game now that the coffin is pretty much shut on the phenom line.
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