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I've never built a rig myself and want a bad ass gaming rig for cheap and went amd, is this any good?

AMD 8core http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960
Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736
graphics http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-150-605&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220710
case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-822-015&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=3#scrollFullInfo
sdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164
monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009421
sound http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=29-102-043&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo
post #2 of 24
Seems like a solid build sans the PSU.

Diablotek PSUs are beyond crap and you'd be lucky if you get even 50% of the rated wattage. Have you bought the parts yet?
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post #3 of 24
Avoid Diablotek.... PSU is most likely junk and is more than what you need. A quality 500w is good enough.

Memory is way more expensive and bigger than what you need. Just get this 2x4GB kit of Samsung RAM (overclocks to over 2000MHz): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096

There are better cards than that X-fi now.

Personally, I would go with a Intel 2500K based build instead for about the same money. You don't need more cores as much as faster cores for gaming.
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post #4 of 24
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No I haven't bought the parts yet and thanks for the heads up.

And I was thinking about intel but it seems like it would end up being more expensive in the long run wouldn't it?
And at an i5 :/ I'm running a i5 laptop Toshbia Qosmio. It just doesn't put out enough power and it's kinda making me nuts.
Edit: On a side note about the overclocking the ram. I'm a total nub when it comes to rig building. I'm quite proficent when it comes to computer themselves considering how I'm going to school and getting my Comptia A+ but building/Oc'ing them im a total nub.
Edited by Sota - 9/11/12 at 8:41am
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sounds to me like your leaning more toward looks then needs. you could save alot more money by going with an x6 and a 990x mobo. by saving that money you could focus on other quality parts. such as ssd,psu,or even a more powerful vcard. not that a 7870 isnt enough. focus on what you need,not what looks good.
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I know it is more expensive but i would go with sandy bridge i7 and overclock it like crazy or get one of the newer i5 or i7. In the long run it will pay off. I am planning to go intel on my next run because most games seem to run far better on intel. I dont know how well the newer AMD cores run on games. I heard they are not so great. I don't follow the intel vs amd crap anymore.....as for the ram. I would go with what duckioho recommended.

Heads up never...ever...ever go cheap on a psu. It will bite you in the butt. Go with something that will be future proof.Everything else is all up to you =) or other suggestions of course.
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If you live near a microcenter they usually have a fifty dollar off deal if you buy a z77 board + a I-5
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post #8 of 24
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See that's even what my CST teacher was telling me lol, That AMD is okay, But intel will out preform, and I would be so afraid of OC'ing because I tend to be a worry wart over expensive electronics lol
Could someone build up a decent i7 build near a 1300 price range?
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See that's even what my CST teacher was telling me lol, That AMD is okay, But intel will out preform, and I would be so afraid of OC'ing because I tend to be a worry wart over expensive electronics lol
Could someone build up a decent i7 build near a 1300 price range?

Do not go with an i7, go with an i5 for gaming. You will be much happier... I will make you a build in a little bit
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See that's even what my CST teacher was telling me lol, That AMD is okay, But intel will out preform, and I would be so afraid of OC'ing because I tend to be a worry wart over expensive electronics lol
Could someone build up a decent i7 build near a 1300 price range?

It is true. If you really tight on budget amd is great but you get what you pay for. Intel will out preform amd when it comes to complex games and tasks. Its sad but true. Most games and programs just run better on Intel. Take Arma 2 for instants. Amazing game with somewhat bad optimization.( they have been working on fixing it for a while now) I have a 1090T AMD with overclocked gtx 570 sli and it runs decent. Take the same setup but with a intel core instead and the results are just bottling. Maxxed out graphics and a view distance that you could easily spot a rabbit 5 miles away. The whole nine yards pretty much. Intel will shine when it comes to CPU depended games. Ive learned to accept that which is why im going Intel next round thumb.gif

OC'ing can be scary especially if it is your first time doing it. There are some great members here on the forums that will help. Some will even do Skype chat and walk you through it to help you get the most out of your system. Just make sure you ge ta nice CPU cooler. If you want i can sell you my old Noctura D-14 cooler. That thing is huge! but man did it keep the temps down. I went watercooling which i was soo scared of at first but now im addicted to it. =P


btw I5 is fine too! since your on a budget! =) get one of the newer ones if you like or sandy bridge. OC it if you want and it will pretty much preform like an I7 maybe even a little more =)
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