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Poll Results: Good budget and balanced build?

 
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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by ImJustAHIPPO View Post

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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

What is your zip code? This way I can find an e-tailer / retailer that has lowest fees/taxes/ shipping.
post #12 of 27
Build looks good. Honestly not much I can think of that would improve it, aside from maybe saving some money by dropping to a 6850. The 6870 is nice and all but not really worth it over the 6850 which can be had for around 130$. However, if you can find a 6950 for around 200$ I would go for that instead.
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post #13 of 27
What about the fx4100?

Pick up your parts as they come on sale if you have 2 months to go and wait to grab the CPU and gpu last as they will most likely decrease over the course of time - also don't forget to check out the OCN marketplace
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ASUS VG248QE SeaSonic X750 Gold Talon MX 518 
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Intel Xeon E3-1240 ASUS P8B-X LGA 1155 Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC U... Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.D 
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post #14 of 27
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Originally Posted by sn0w View Post

What about the fx4100?
Pick up your parts as they come on sale if you have 2 months to go and wait to grab the CPU and gpu last as they will most likely decrease over the course of time - also don't forget to check out the OCN marketplace

He'd be better off with Phenom 955 OC'd than BD.

OEM Phenom II x4 955 @Newegg $89.99

If you are not running Crossfire: ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ @Newegg $69.99

If you plan on running Crossfire in future: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+ @Newegg $119.99

GFX: ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 @Newegg $169.99

Are you getting this PSU?: Cooler Master GX Series 650W @Amazon $64.99



CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black OEM 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
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: ASUS DCII Radeon HD 6870 1GB Video Card ($169.98 @ 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)
subtotal: $696.62

Edited by aznpersuazn - 7/31/12 at 1:49pm
post #15 of 27
Here is a good build with great expand ability and upgrade path.

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post #16 of 27
Thread Starter 
I know there "Soon to be dead" but i plan on upgrading eventually. This build will do what I want it to do for the time being. It will be able to max or near max out most games on the market for a while.
post #17 of 27
OP, hopefully you read my post and how much cheaper the 955 BE OEM is compared to the 965. Since you are already getting an aftermarket cooler, that is the best choice. In addition, a 955 OC is similar to 965 OC, so not much difference there.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by ImJustAHIPPO View Post

I know there "Soon to be dead" but i plan on upgrading eventually. This build will do what I want it to do for the time being. It will be able to max or near max out most games on the market for a while.

They're still great CPU's. I have a buddy who has a build with one he built a couple years ago and he doesn't plan on upgrading any time soon. And he still hasn't overclocked it.

The reality of it is that most games these days are aimed at people who have much crappier desktops or laptops. It's almost a waste to buy an i7 if you don't play BF3.

Your build actually inspired me to put together something for a couple friends who are also looking to build relatively low budget rigs.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av_IF1-opxVNdFlBdHJFUkEzMTRXeWVTdHVkd0tyU2c#gid=0
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post #19 of 27
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They're still great CPU's. I have a buddy who has a build with one he built a couple years ago and he doesn't plan on upgrading any time soon. And he still hasn't overclocked it.
The reality of it is that most games these days are aimed at people who have much crappier desktops or laptops. It's almost a waste to buy an i7 if you don't play BF3.
Your build actually inspired me to put together something for a couple friends who are also looking to build relatively low budget rigs.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Av_IF1-opxVNdFlBdHJFUkEzMTRXeWVTdHVkd0tyU2c#gid=0

Great use of Google Docs! I've always done spreadsheets like you did, but I've never thought of actually using google docs... +1 rep!
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

Great use of Google Docs! I've always done spreadsheets like you did, but I've never thought of actually using google docs... +1 rep!

You can copy it and use it for your own builds. I use it all the time. Just adjust the tax and stuff for your region.
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Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung XL2370 Cooler Master Quick Fire (cherry blues) Corsair TX850M 
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