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post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Mopar63 View Post

I hate direct CPU comparisons because they lie. An I5 3750 is a faster chip in benchmarks but in 90% of the games they are nearly identical and in the ones where the i5 is faster the game play feels no different no matter what the benchmarks say. Also on newegg you are comparing a $220 chip in the i5 to a $120 chip in the 6300.

To be fair. Math doesn't lie. However, the usage in what those numbers are for can vary. Those direct CPU comparisons are 100% true and aren't a lie. It just depends how you want to read them.
post #12 of 17
Here's a build I put together quick. It's on the higher end of the price range but it sure as hell wouldn't disappoint thumb.gif

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i3 2120 EVGA Z77 FTW EVGA GTX 760 SC ACX PNY 2x4Gb 1866 CL10 
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OWC Mercury Electra 240Gb CM Hyper TX3 Windows 10 LG 34UM95 
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Apple Keyboard Seasonic 430W Rosewill Challenger Logitech G302 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OWC Mercury Electra 240Gb CM Hyper TX3 Windows 10 LG 34UM95 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Keyboard Seasonic 430W Rosewill Challenger Logitech G302 
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i5 4278U Iris 5100 8Gb DDR3 256Gb PCIe SSD 
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El Capitan Windows 10 
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post #13 of 17
Optical Drive($17) - ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Case($50) - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

HDD($81 with promo code EMCXPVM233) - Western Digital WD RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136697

Motherboard($120) - ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

RAM(FREE) - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148662

PSU($72 with promo code EMCXPVN34) - Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262

CPU($130 with promo code EMCXPVM32) - AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327

CPU Cooler($35) - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

GPU($270) - PowerColor AX7950 3GBD5-2DHV4 Radeon HD 7950 Boost State 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131478

Total Price - $775 everything has free shipping.

After you order this you should get a 77.50$ credit to newegg(if I understand the promotion correctly) which you can use to order a SSD if so desired.
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post #14 of 17
+1 Alanim's build, and btw. make sure to overclock the FX-6350, because it overclocks like a beast, you could probably hit the 4.5GHz (I did biggrin.gif) mark with reasonable voltages and temperatures 24/7 stable.
post #15 of 17
Something I didn't think of prior is you might possibly want to buy the SSD first THEN with the credit buy the HDD.

Also the RAM is free but it appears to be getting decent DoA amounts so might need to use that G.Skill RAM anyway.

Lots of stuff you can do with that free credit money, just make sure you don't rely on it for time essential parts though.

For example If you/he doesn't want a SSD you can drop the CPU cooler for now, upgrade the 7950 reference design to a sapphire 7970. Then with the credit get the CPU cooler of your choice or whatever you want to do with the credit.

GPU$330) - SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

Total price with the 7970 if you remove the GPU+CPU cooler in the build above is $800 exactly.

*edit* now that I look at it, you might want to use a 760, they're looking VERY NICE, they also bring the cost way down(but you lose your free games). They also let you keep your cooler.

GPU($250) - EVGA 02G-P4-2763-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933

Total price with everything from my previous post, swapping the GPU from that one to this one is $760.50 shipping included.
Edited by Alanim - 6/29/13 at 2:40am
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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

To be fair. Math doesn't lie. However, the usage in what those numbers are for can vary. Those direct CPU comparisons are 100% true and aren't a lie. It just depends how you want to read them.

I will agree, the math does not lie however the interpretation needs a lot of work. At the end of the day for 99.5% of users the benchmarks mean nothing only the daily use and in that criteria the FX, APU and Intel processors all stay about even. The problem is people forget that using trhe computer is what it is all about at the end of the day, not how fast it is in a benchmark.
post #17 of 17
Deals come and go SOOOOO FAST.

Optical Drive($17) - ASUS 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Case($50) - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

HDD($60 with promo code EMCYTZT3688) - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Motherboard($120) - ASRock 990FX Extreme3 AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157281

RAM(FREE) - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148662

PSU($72 with promo code EMCXPVN34) - Rosewill CAPSTONE-550-M 550W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182262

CPU($130 with promo code EMCXPVM32) - AMD FX-6350 Vishera 3.9GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113327

CPU Cooler($35) - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

GPU($250) - EVGA 02G-P4-2763-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130933

Total Price - $740
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A8-5600k BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 HD 7560D Integrated GPU Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
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A8-5600k BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 FM2 HD 7560D Integrated GPU Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 
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