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post #1 of 12
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Hey Gang,

I am in the process of building a gaming rig. Unfortunately I know enough about computers to be dangerous and make bad assumptions but not enough to feel secure buying my choices. The build I am planning I hope to be able to perform well on most current games and have decent staying power into the future. (I plan to do rolling style upgrades to the parts to maintain an up to date rig).

I also have a bit of a budget and I would like to keep the price for everything below $800 dollars.
I have a case and RAM and have identified these remaining parts on NewEgg as possibilities. I really appreciate the help, guidance, and criticism with building this machine.

Some of these deals end soon so it is kind of stressing me on whether to pull the trigger or not.

GPU:
XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB - $210 ($180 after rebate ENDS 12/15)
New Egg Link

CPU:
AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Six-Core Desktop Processor - $105
New Egg Link

PSU
Thermaltake Black Widow 850W - $90 ($70 after rebate ENDS 12/18)
NewEgg Link

SSD
ADATA S510 Series AS510S3-120GM-O 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $105
NewEgg Link

HD
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $65
New Egg Link

EDIT: Sorry left the MOBO off the list for some reason.

MOBO
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - $89
NewEgg Link


That comes out to $664 + $70 from case+ram = $734
What other parts would be crucial?

I am very open to suggestions and have some price flexibility. Thank you very much for your help.
Edited by ZenMan - 12/13/12 at 10:04pm
post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by ZenMan View Post


What other parts would be crucial?

What kind of mobo were you planning to connect everything with? It's a pretty important thing to leave off the list.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have edited the first post with the Motherboard I had planned to include. Thank you DUpgrade for catching that. (I had thought of it.) I am sure there are other parts that I could include/subtract/replace that will make more sense to the savvy eye.
post #4 of 12
Only thing that stands out as being a flag is your SSD drive. The SandForce controller doesn't have any issues with the AMD side, but I would suggest you spend a little more on a better brand.

Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $124.99
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $129.99 (I own this drive and it is awesome)

What kind of CPU cooler are you using, stock or do you plan to OC? Best aftermarket air cooler right now is CM Hyper 212 EVO for $35 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Definitely like the cooler as I had no idea what was good on that front.

I guess I should include the Case and RAM that I physically have.

Case

RAM

Additionally I can agree with the SSD. I obviously want value but I also don't want to skimp. The Corsair was on my shortlist of possibilities and am glad to hear you like it. My hope is that this set-up would be able to eat up a lot of the current games.

Is there any part that maybe would be advantageous to spend more or that I am overbuying for?

Thanks again.
Edited by ZenMan - 12/13/12 at 10:45pm
post #6 of 12
The case is going to be a challenge when it comes to cable management so modular PSU helps with that. When it comes to SSD I find that 120GB is a minimum at this point to put your OS, few applications and maybe a game or two (BF3 takes up 29GB on mine now but I play daily). It's your other drive, the "data/storage" drive that you may want to beef up to a 1TB-3TB (1TB - $79, 2TB $109, 3TB $159). With that said getting a better SSD and a bigger HDD would still be within your budget.
post #7 of 12
This build gets you more, for roughly the same price.

HDD(Western Digital Blue 500gb, 65$) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136769

Motherboard(Asus motherboard that you picked, 90$, 80$ with promo code EMCJHJF22)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131872

GPU(Sapphire 7870 210$) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202010

PSU(Corsair 600W 80+ bronze, 70$, 58$ with promo code EMCJHJC94) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028

CPU(6300, amd vishera, 140$, 130$ with promo code EMCJHJJ68) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

SSD(Muskin Enhanced Chronos 105$) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

Total 648$, not counting mail in rebates.*edit* oh this is actually cheaper now that the psu has a 12$ off code.
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-5600k BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 HD 7560D Integrated GPU Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard Drive
TOSHIBA P300 HDWD110XZSTA 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 
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A8-5600k BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 HD 7560D Integrated GPU Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard Drive
TOSHIBA P300 HDWD110XZSTA 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 
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post #8 of 12
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CPU(6300, amd vishera, 140$, 130$ with promo code EMCJHJJ68) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286

This is a better CPU than the original one you had selected which was probably based on price I'm sure. Latest generation is usually best buy.
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This is a better CPU than the original one you had selected which was probably based on price I'm sure. Latest generation is usually best buy.

he has apparently decided to go with a intel build on the intel forums, nothing wrong with that, but this build is still very solid.
My Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-5600k BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 HD 7560D Integrated GPU Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard Drive
TOSHIBA P300 HDWD110XZSTA 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-5600k BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 HD 7560D Integrated GPU Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard Drive
TOSHIBA P300 HDWD110XZSTA 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 
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post #10 of 12

Look for a newer generation FX-6300 for sure. Great improvement. The FX-6100 barely competes with the other solutions of today.

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