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CPU: AMD phenom x4 965
CPU Cooler: CM Hyper 212
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 8GB
MOBO: Asrock extreme 3
PSU: Rosewill green 630w
GPU: Power color Radeon 7870 mys edition with Tahiti Le

tell me what you guys think
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CPU: That processors discontinued, did you get it for free/ super cheaply used? Then by all means stick with AMD. I know this is the AMD section, but if you building a new gameing system from scratch with all new parts it is alot more bang for your buck right now to go with Intel.

CPU cooler: Good choice and alot of bang-for-your buck.

MOBO: Which Asrock extreme 3? I am pretty sure there is a Asrock Extreme 3 for each generation of chipsets.

PSU: 630 watts is fine. In the past Rosewill made really crappy powersupplies. These days, they (typically) are making a much better product, but i still don't trust Rosewill. A Corsair, OCZ, or Thermaltake, or even a Seasonic would be a better choice. Look for a power supply with a lot of amps on the +12V rail.

GPU: The 7870 does represent the most bang-for-your buck in that price range...but the one your looking at is made by Powercolor. Powercolor makes crap. A MSI, XFX, or Asus would be a better choice. I personally favor the Asus cards.

HDD/SDD: What are you doing?

RAM: No problems. What speed are you buying? What size sticks? Also make sure your RAM has enough clearance around your heatsink.

Case: What are you going with?

Also, next time provide hyperlinks.
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Dont need an ssd or hdd and the cpu can still be bought i think the gpu is best the myst edition so its like a radeon 7930 im getting 1600mhz ram speed and idk what case to get btw i3 sucks just by benchmarks and im not gonna get an i5 dont fit my budget lga 1155 is a dead socket now
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CPU: That processors discontinued, did you get it for free/ super cheaply used? Then by all means stick with AMD. I know this is the AMD section, but if you building a new gameing system from scratch with all new parts it is alot more bang for your buck right now to go with Intel.



GPU: The 7870 does represent the most bang-for-your buck in that price range...but the one your looking at is made by Powercolor. Powercolor makes crap. A MSI, XFX, or Asus would be a better choice. I personally favor the Asus cards.

intel and bang for your buck in same sentence??? LoL no matter what and when intel is doing they are always over priced....I have owned a powercolor 6970 for almost a year and it has been flawless so i stand by them...if you buy any other brand your simply buying hype as the chips themselves are theoretically the same.

Your build is solid but depends on what your doing and how tight your budget is. If your gaming i always invest heavily into GPU as its something you'll want to future proof yourself for (crysis 3 is out next month biggrin.gif ) Also whilst its a great CPU careful it doesnt bottle neck your system in game etc.

The 83XX series cpu's are out and are relatively cheap for what they are otherwise even your cheap and cheerfull A10's are getting great reviews for a budget system..
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intel and bang for your buck in same sentence??? LoL no matter what and when intel is doing they are always over priced....I have owned a powercolor 6970 for almost a year and it has been flawless so i stand by them...if you buy any other brand your simply buying hype as the chips themselves are theoretically the same.

Your build is solid but depends on what your doing and how tight your budget is. If your gaming i always invest heavily into GPU as its something you'll want to future proof yourself for (crysis 3 is out next month biggrin.gif ) Also whilst its a great CPU careful it doesnt bottle neck your system in game etc.

The 83XX series cpu's are out and are relatively cheap for what they are otherwise even your cheap and cheerfull A10's are getting great reviews for a budget system..

Okay, i'll back down on my Intel argument. After cross-referencing some benchmarks I3 and the Phenomenon are very close. A I5 is just better for gaming, but that is out of your budget. So I take back my previous comment, go with the AMD. Sorry.

If he had a bigger budget intel would be more bang-for-your-buck by a considerable margin, but at this budget it's splitting hairs.

As for the GPU's,... No, it's not all the same. No, it's not all hype. AMD sells just the physical GPU with a reference schematic to a manufacturer (since AMD only makes the IC, and not the card). Many manufacturers follow the original reference schematic provided by AMD. Some manufacturers deviate from the reference schematic and add improvements. For example, I own a GTX 570. The reference design GTX 570 had problems with the power supply being underpowered and failing. My Asus DCII GTX 570 has a power supply that is vastly improved from the reference schematic and therefore the DCII are not prone to the same failures and the reference design models. As far as i know, the Asus DCII, XFX and MSI typically cards do not follow reference design and have various physical improvement to the PCB layout and design, in addition to running cooler. But then again the Tahiti Le with give you a pinch more power from the start, but run a little hotter. After some thought, I could lean either way on the GPU.
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ok my budget is like $570 what can you build?
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If you're building this rig for battlefield 3 then you need a better CPU. Also I heard that the 7870 Myst is quite loud.
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What games are you playing?
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bf3 skyrim bo2 all those all cods all battlefields far cry 3
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bf3 skyrim bo2 all those all cods all battlefields far cry 3

I would try to push up to a FX-6300. BF3 multiplayer loves more cores and a fast CPU. I am not sure if Skyrim has changed, but before. It was terribly optimized and it loves fast CPUs in Whiterun. Most CPUs will bottleneck in that town.
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