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Need Suggestions, critiques on build.

Poll Results: What would you rate it for the price?

 
  • 30% (3)
    2.5/10 Horrible
  • 30% (3)
    5/10 Ok
  • 40% (4)
    7.5/10 Works
  • 0% (0)
    8-10/10 Very nice for that price.
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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
This build is for Gaming regular diablo 3, skyrim, some bf3 and such , i know this would run those games fine but i want to know if there might be some better way to do this or if one of my things isn't compatible.

lots of Changes have been made

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 912
Mobo:[URL= GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 GIGABYTE GA-B75M
Graphics card: Radeon HD 6950 2GB
CPU:AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Power supply:RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W Thermaltake Smart SP-630P 630W
Ram:G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) (PC3 12800)
HDD:[URL=Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5T
Basic Dvd Burner and Windows 7.

This setup is now $790 which is a little more than expected but it's ok, with a 24" monitor should still be about $950
Edited by davidbati - 8/4/12 at 12:04pm
post #2 of 23
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Originally Posted by davidbati View Post

Power supply:RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W[gotta cut prices somewhere biggrin.gif]

No. If you had to cut prices somewhere this would be the last place to do it. A cheap power supply other than being unreliable in itself can also ruin all of the other components in the computer either over time or kill the other components along with it. This should be the backbone of your system, you may have to spend around $100 but it will be a very good investment since all of your internals depend on it..

Here are some suggestions for alternatives:

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W $79.99 after mail-in rebate card


Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W $79.99


XFX P1-650X-XXB9 650W $89.99 after mail-in rebate card

Also there is nothing wrong with the graphics card, however I would personally get something current gen for a little bit more (but it's not really necessary... in fact you may want to cheap out here instead of the power supply):
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
If you needed to save money then I would suggest either of these two card (although 1GB may be a bit limiting for certain scenarios, I think it would be better to cheap out here than on the PSU):

MSI R7770-PMD1GD5 Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB $109.99 after mail-in rebate card


MSI R7770 PE1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB $122.99 after mail-in rebate card


[As a side note, my 470s from launch are still holding up with 1.25GB of VRAM. Although I don't play BF3 I can say that The Witcher 2 with Ubersampling runs at 30-35 FPS, not the best but very playable]
Edited by fofamit - 8/4/12 at 5:36am
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post #3 of 23
Same thing with the PSU.

Here is a list I compiled for you.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dOv6

If your budget allows, I would hop on one of fofamits psu suggestions.
post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
i've changed the Power supply to a cooler master but it doesn't say that it's crossfireX ready? does that mean that the card will not run at max power?
post #5 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

Same thing with the PSU.
Here is a list I compiled for you.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dOv6
If your budget allows, I would hop on one of fofamits psu suggestions.

that bulldozer adds up to too much when you add the $100 for windows it's almost $800 i can't do that much
post #6 of 23
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Originally Posted by davidbati View Post

i've changed the Power supply to a cooler master but it doesn't say that it's crossfireX ready? does that mean that the card will not run at max power?

From doing a very quick (extremely quick) search I couldn't really find anything comprehensive on the PSU, I would go with one of the ones I suggested instead (as they are around the same price). A lot of the newer graphics cards and cpus are getting more energy efficient so you'll be fine with a 650W PSU.

(I've also updated my original response)
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post #7 of 23
I missed the part where it said Windows7. redface.gif
post #8 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fofamit View Post

From doing a very quick (extremely quick) search I couldn't really find anything comprehensive on the PSU, I would go with one of the ones I suggested instead (as they are around the same price). A lot of the newer graphics cards and cpus are getting more energy efficient so you'll be fine with a 650W PSU.
(I've also updated my original response)

i was looking at the antec you put there and it doesn't bring a power cord.... how stupid of them , i can't use the one i have [giving it away] and the cords are like another $10 for a good one i can't do that much

how about this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153152
post #9 of 23
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Originally Posted by davidbati View Post

i was looking at the antec you put there and it doesn't bring a power cord.... how stupid of them , i can't use the one i have [giving it away] and the cords are like another $10 for a good one i can't do that much
how about this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153152

That one looks pretty good and the review from hardwaresecrets looks promising, but may I suggest this?

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W $85.99 ($75.99 after mail in rebate)

It's the non-modular version of the XFX one I originally suggested.

The reason I am suggesting something else has nothing against Thermaltake, but I have no personal experience with their products whereas the ones I have suggested I have had experience with their products (specifically their power supplies)
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CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
Swiftech MCres Micro Swiftech Apogee HD Windows 7 Professional x64 Steel Series 7G 
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OCZ ZX 1000W Modular NZXT Switch 810 Logitech MX Performance 
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1090T Asus Crosshair V Formula MSI GTX 470 Twin Frozr II MSI GTX 465 Twin Frozr II GE (Unlocked to 470) 
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Kingston HyperX Black Ice GTX420 Black Ice GTX280 Swiftech 655 
CoolingCoolingOSKeyboard
Swiftech MCres Micro Swiftech Apogee HD Windows 7 Professional x64 Steel Series 7G 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ ZX 1000W Modular NZXT Switch 810 Logitech MX Performance 
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post #10 of 23
I'm thinking I could manage an i5K with 6870 build @ that price point.
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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