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My proposed rig

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Hi guys,

Time to upgrade the old horse as shes seen better days. PcParts picker doesn't have exactly what I want so I'm not 100% sure. I want the new BitFenix Prodigy in blue with a window but they didn't have it on the site. PcCasegear.com.au has it for $109 so I got something close to the price. I wanted to upgrade the CPU to an 8core but I really wanted to try to get to as close to $1000 as possible. So what do you guys think? I'm very much open to suggestions as I am not up to date with things these days but I thought this would get the ball rolling.

Thanks again for all your help gents.

Lexbomb

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tGr2
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955 Black Gigabyte GA-MA770-US3 Giggabyte 6850 Corsair 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Green 1TB x 3 Windows 7 Utlimate Acer 24in 520W SeaSonic M12II 
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WD Green 1TB x 3 Windows 7 Utlimate Acer 24in 520W SeaSonic M12II 
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post #2 of 5
Reliability - not too keen on the PSU and thats just going by newegg only

935 *****

289 *

Not too sure their CX psu really test the time!

Go for Seasonic - PSU man will doubt be on here later and he knows all the ins and outs better than I do thumb.gif
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double post due to the speed on this site biggrin.gif
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info on the PSU, I found a local parts shop that can do everything for about $30 less with a Corasir GS700 psu. Not sure if it is better or not though.

Thanks again guys
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 Black Gigabyte GA-MA770-US3 Giggabyte 6850 Corsair 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Green 1TB x 3 Windows 7 Utlimate Acer 24in 520W SeaSonic M12II 
CaseMouse
NZXT Lexa Gamercon Plantronics 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
955 Black Gigabyte GA-MA770-US3 Giggabyte 6850 Corsair 8gb 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Green 1TB x 3 Windows 7 Utlimate Acer 24in 520W SeaSonic M12II 
CaseMouse
NZXT Lexa Gamercon Plantronics 
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post #5 of 5
The CX series is the very bottom end of Corsair line, they are not worth the money imo, not at all. Especially, when far superior units can be had for the same price. The GS700 is a good PSU, much, much better than the CX. That is the only gripe I have with that build, you could drop down to a 1TB HDD and a smaller SSD and that might add more money to the CPU budget for 8 cores. Also, I am not sure about the cooling on the GPU that you picked, most reviews say that it runs hot; much hotter than its counterparts. You can always get an aftermarket air cooler for the GPU or just water cool it.

What about this build?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.36 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($72.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($279.00)
Case: BitFenix Raider ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($115.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($25.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($25.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $1139.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 03:29 EST+1000)

Switched the PSU to one that is much better and around the same price. Also, why two disc drives? I left them in there though. Hope this helps. Cheers.
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FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
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Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
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SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X Corsair Vengance LP (2x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSKeyboard
Samsung 840 EVO WD Black Windows 7 x64 Logitech G105 
PowerMouse
SeaSonic X650 Fully Modular Mionix Naos 5000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE  ASUS M5A97 Evo Sapphire Radeon 7850 HD 2GB 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Barracuda 759GB ASUS DVD-RW 24x F-2x120mm R-1x120mm 2x80mm Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO w/ Swiftech Helix 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 x64 Panasonic 42" Plasma Logitech K400 Antec HCG 520M 
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