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Corsair Vengeance 16gb 1866mhz Mushkin 120 GB SSD kingston 120gb ssd xspc 
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Windows 8 Benq xl2420t saitek Cyborg V7 1000W Mushkin Joule 80PLUS Gold Power Supply  
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Coolermaster Stormtrooper Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Razer Vespula Bose Headphones/ Asus Thunderbolt Soundcard 
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post #52 of 75
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Originally Posted by AbyssalGaze View Post

CPU: FX8350
Cooler: Zalman CNPS12X
MoBo: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM: 8gb Samsung WonderRam
SSD: Samsung 830 64gb
Storage: 1tb WD Caviar Blue
GPU: HIS 7950 3GB
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX
Case: Corsair 200r
PSU: Corsair HX650w
OS: Widows 7 64bit
Overall Price: $1200

I really like this. Great performance, cooling, and pretty colors! biggrin.gif All with a great price.
What do you guys think?

Looks pretty nice.. But may I push for a 128GB as it barely costs anymore then the 64GB generally. I'm almost trying to make you get something other then the CNPS12X as it's not the best performer for the money compared to say a NH-D14 but it sure does look nice and not many people buy the CNPS's nowadays either.
 
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Samsung 840 Evo Seagate Barracuda 2TB 1x OEM DVD Drives Heatkiller Rev 3.0 
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post #53 of 75
Thread Starter 
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I'm almost trying to make you get something other then the CNPS12X as it's not the best performer for the money compared to say a NH-D14

Well, I'm getting it for $20 less than the D14 via Mail-in Rebate. So at that price point it's pretty nice. Plus I'm willing to sacrifice a few degrees for a nice aesthetic.

As for the SSD... Meh I don't really see the point of getting a 128gb boot SSD. I'd rather use the 64gb for all my basic stuff, then buy another 200+ SSD down the road for all my games, movies, editing programs and hardcore applications.
post #54 of 75
Hello everyone. I've just read this post with great interest as The build in question is very similiar to the components I have except I have yet to purchase a video card. Two cards are mentioned herein, the 7870 at around $210 and the 7950 at around $300. Is the difference between these 2 cards that noticeable? Thanks for any comments.
post #55 of 75
Thread Starter 
If you're just using a standard 1080p 60hz monitor, you'll be fine with the 7870. Now if you are using a monitor with a higher res. or a high refresh rate you should get the 7950. Either way, they're both great cards and I'm sure you'll be happy with either. Personally, I think it'd be better to get the 7870 and put the saved $70 or so towards a nice shiny SSD. thumb.gif
post #56 of 75
Thread Starter 
Basically the difference is around 5-10 FPS for a 1080p monitor. The gap widens the higher the resolution you use.
post #57 of 75
Thanks for the information. I have yet to make a final decison on which video card to get. I'm hoping there are some upcoming sales and that will help me make up my mind.
post #58 of 75
another FX chip for a gaming pc. why isn't anyone trying to help him?

get an i5 3570k and an asrock z77 extreme 4. will cost the same and will perform a lot better in gaming. the asrock board isn't a slouch. you can OC that bad boy to at least 4.5ghz and will completely decimate an overclocked FX-8350 not to mention the power efficiency difference is not even close.
post #59 of 75
I am just curious as to what convinced you to go with an AMD CPU.
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post #60 of 75
I thought that the AMD 8320 represented the best value for my dollar. I do appreciate everyones input or advice and I admit that the vast majority of people who post here have far more experience building computers than I do. I realize I may not have made choices that everyone agrees with. I am just looking for advice to make this all go smoothly and perhaps even learn something along the way.
Oh, I just placed an order for an XFX 7970 graphics card. Any opinions?
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