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I would probably switch out PSU's on that choice anyway even if you guys hadn't of said anything. There are certain things I'm willing to pinch on, but I'd rather spend the money and potentially save the entire rig. I've seen too many cases where a junk PSU took down more than it's worth.

I have about $450 of the cash on me right now, so I might just buy what I can and at least get a semi-functional rig to start and build it up over the coming weeks/months.

Also, I admit that I haven't owned an AMD cpu since a 5200+ I had years back. Since then, It's been all intel (e7200, Q6600, i7 920). I know how well all of those have OC'd for me. How are the AMD cpu's that have been suggested so far fair at over clocking? I don't have the wc setup I used to have and don't plan to OC on the stock cooler but I'm thinking down the road.

The cheapest i would call decent or good is the OCZ ZS or the XFX Core Edition

Everything lower is for low end PC´s or just crap

http://www.overclock.net/t/1436346/ocz-power-supplies-information-thread
http://www.overclock.net/t/1436079/xfx-power-supplies-information-thread
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fx 6300 at 4.8 ghz performms as good as i5 i5 2500k in games. fx 8320 stock speeds performs as good as i5 3570k in games and better in multithreaded apps. check my guide for heatsinks and make your choice...
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post #23 of 28
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Anyone have thoughts on the Antec One? Seems to fit my price, style, and needs. If it has terrible airflow or anything else, please let me know.
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post #24 of 28
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Anyone have thoughts on the Antec One? Seems to fit my price, style, and needs. If it has terrible airflow or anything else, please let me know.
Haf912 is better case in my POV
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post #25 of 28
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Any particular reason why? The Antec One is $47.99 and the HAF 912 is $54.99. Not a huge increase, but with a budget like mine a few dollars here and there can make quite a difference.

Also, thoughts on going for only 4GB of ram to get the rig up and running then moving to 8GB (buying a matching set) in the future?


EDIT:


Just jumped on a couple items. The price point of the Antec One took it for me. Also, NCIX had a Biostar TZ77A on for $79.99 after a $40 instant rebate. Reviews looked promising enough.
Edited by Flatliner - 10/28/13 at 2:15pm
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post #26 of 28
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What I have purchased so far:

Antec One - $47.99
Biostar TZ77A - $79.99
Intel Core i5 3570k - $182.96 (price is shipped)
Kingston HyperX 1600MHz 2x8GB - $100 (price is shipped)
Corsair TX650W - $35 (price is shipped)

Total: $445.94 (before taxes and shipping)


Thoughts? It isn't far off from my budget other than lacking a video card and monitor. I knew there would be sacrifices but what I have so far gives me a functional rig to start. The integrated graphics should be enough to at least play L4D2 (I can play it on my MacBook Pro with an HD 3000). I found a local pawn shop that has tons of pretty decent looking monitors in stock all for $99 (including some nice Samsung ones that I may check out). For right now, I have my HDTV that I can use.

Next up, save some bucks for a video card.


Edited the original post to include the above.
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post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post

What I have purchased so far:

Antec One - $47.99
Biostar TZ77A - $79.99
Intel Core i5 3570k - $182.96 (price is shipped)
Kingston HyperX 1600MHz 2x8GB - $100 (price is shipped)
Corsair TX650W - $35 (price is shipped)

Total: $445.94 (before taxes and shipping)


Thoughts? It isn't far off from my budget other than lacking a video card and monitor. I knew there would be sacrifices but what I have so far gives me a functional rig to start. The integrated graphics should be enough to at least play L4D2 (I can play it on my MacBook Pro with an HD 3000). I found a local pawn shop that has tons of pretty decent looking monitors in stock all for $99 (including some nice Samsung ones that I may check out). For right now, I have my HDTV that I can use.

Next up, save some bucks for a video card.


Edited the original post to include the above.

I don't know what to tell you man save another 300 bucks and you would be in great shape with 800 bucks I wouldn't just buy parts to buy them or you will end up losing more money in the long run.
Edited by SteveZ23 - 10/30/13 at 12:34pm
post #28 of 28
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why do a 3570k on a junk mobo and why do 16gb of ram when 8 is plenty and half the price. not even a gaming rig with out a video doesn't even seem like an option to me to build a computer with out a video card.

Do a quad core amd cheapy mobo and decent video card with 8 gigs of ram a 25 dollar case and a 500watt PSU

Purely because of the deals I got on them. Prices in Canada aren't what they are in the US. The cheapest i5 I've been able to find in Canada not used is a 3350P for $190 before taxes and shipping, so a 3570K for $182 shipped and paid for is a steal (and can always be put into a new motherboard after some more saving up). Also went with 16GB of ram because I got the 16GB for $100 shipped and paid for, the same set I bought but the 8GB version is on NCIX right now for $85. $15 more dollars for twice the RAM and you think I'd pass that up tongue.gif.

I bought what I bought because I got fantastic deals for them and in the end they'll run just fine together. I got a good processor, a good PSU, and good ram. The case doesn't hinder quality, and the motherboard won't put any significant impact on performance. I didn't want to skimp on a video card to start and try and squeeze one into a build like this.
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