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post #1 of 52
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Hello All,

I need help with building a PC. I have checked a few threads but very confused. Please provide your inputs.

I'm thinking to go with AMD parts as they are a bit cheaper with equal performance to Intel and nVidia.

I don't need Monitor, mouse, Keyboard, OS, Optical Drive, Cabinet.

Needed Parts: Mother board, Processor, Hard Drive, Graphics Card, SMPS, RAM and any other needed like fans or coolers.

Will be playing games like Battle Field, Crysis, Assassins Creed, Far Cry, Max Payne.

Will place orders online in the US.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help!
post #2 of 52
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Originally Posted by iwsafagvopge View Post

Hello All,

I need help with building a PC. I have checked a few threads but very confused. Please provide your inputs.

I'm thinking to go with AMD parts as they are a bit cheaper with equal similar gaming performance to Intel and nVidia.

I don't need Monitor, mouse, Keyboard, OS, Optical Drive, Cabinet.

Needed Parts: Mother board, Processor, Hard Drive, Graphics Card, SMPS, RAM and any other needed like fans or coolers.

Will be playing games like Battle Field, Crysis, Assassins Creed, Far Cry, Max Payne.

Will place orders online in the US.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your help!

Fixed that for you.

Here are my suggestions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $803.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 11:22 EDT-0400)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #3 of 52
I presume by "Cabinet" you mean case, therefore the build I'm suggesting doesn't have a case

Be aware the system will need to be in a good with sufficient airflow for these components


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.64 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $789.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 11:24 EDT-0400)
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post #4 of 52
Nice work, Faction! The one interesting possibility might be going cheaper on a few of those components (or just the video card, for instance; I know some of AMD's cheaper ones are still very high-performing) to get an SSD in tandem with the 1TB hard drive. That tends to be a big factor on performance, mainly boot-up time (assuming that you install your operating system on the SSD)
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post #5 of 52
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Originally Posted by Katana View Post

Nice work, Faction! The one interesting possibility might be going cheaper on a few of those components (or just the video card, for instance; I know some of AMD's cheaper ones are still very high-performing) to get an SSD in tandem with the 1TB hard drive. That tends to be a big factor on performance, mainly boot-up time (assuming that you install your operating system on the SSD)

I was just going off of his desire to play Crysis. If I was going to play Crysis, I would want to be running a 7970. The SSD suggestion is always great, but squeezing it into $800 is tough. OP if you can splurge on an SSD, do it (your OS will thank you).
Ivy(saur)
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Ivy(saur)
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Brother's Build
(14 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #6 of 52
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Originally Posted by 0CALEFACTION0 View Post

Fixed that for you.

Here are my suggestions:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Green 630W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $803.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 11:22 EDT-0400)

When you said you fixed, you mean that intel and nVidia are better option? I mean for the same price range.

I too was searching for processor and other stuff, what about the fx 8350 processor? and getting a bit lower graphics card? I know 7970 is a beast but for my budget, i want to have a great processor, coz i may upgarde my card may be next year. Or do you suggest to upgrade to a new processor next year if AMD comes out with one?
post #7 of 52
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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

I presume by "Cabinet" you mean case, therefore the build I'm suggesting doesn't have a case

Be aware the system will need to be in a good with sufficient airflow for these components


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.64 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $789.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-08 11:24 EDT-0400)

yes i meant a case.

This looks great except for the processor. Can we have a better processor like fx 8350 and i'm ready to put in a few more bucks...

how about 7850 instead on 7950?
post #8 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all your replies.

Regarding RAM, 1600 speed one is good enough for future too? or is it better to get a higher speed RAM.

I want to have Best MB, so that I would not have to change my whole rig again(like im doing it right now coz my old MB doesn't support new processors, graphics cards, RAM, HD etc.)

So would it be nice to get a best Mother board and compromise on other things like Graphics card?

Thanks again.

I can hold off playing games at higher setting for a couple of more months to have best base parts in place(MB and Processor)
post #9 of 52
Intel and Nvidia currently have the more powerful options on the market but they come at a cost. For the price AMD is hard to beat. In regards to the 8350, by all means go for it. In terms of having the "best" parts, you are going to need far greater than $800. 1600MHz ram is more than enough and can be overclocked. It's not done yet.
Ivy(saur)
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Brother's Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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Ivy(saur)
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Brother's Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 2500k ASRock P67 Extreme4 EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE G.SKILL Sniper (2x4gb) 1600MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB LG CD/DVD Burner Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium-64bit 
MonitorPowerCase
Dell S2309W 23in 1080P Antec EarthWatts 650W Cooler Master HAF 912 
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post #10 of 52
Thread Starter 
Ya i know im low on budget.

I meant best MB and processor so that i will not have to change my whole pc again.
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