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I don't know yet. Any recommendations?
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post #12 of 26
the 560ti is roughly double the speed of an a10 7850, so fm2+ is more or less useless to you.

You may want to consider some of the modern pentium or i3 chips. they're dual core, but they mutithread so it's effectively 4 cores, and their single thread performance clock for clock is superior to the AMD chips. They don't OC though, so if you want to overclock, they're pretty useless. If you don't however they may be far superior.
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crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
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post #13 of 26
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Originally Posted by conmann View Post

I don't know yet. Any recommendations?

For the PSU, try either Rosewill Capstone 550W (modular is a few $ more) or Seasonic G 550W.
Case-wise, it comes down to individual preference.

Check this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $514.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 16:24 EST-0500)
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Intel Core i3 2370M @ 2.4GHz Lenovo Intel HD Graphics 3000 Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 
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Intel Core i3 2370M @ 2.4GHz Lenovo Intel HD Graphics 3000 Kingston HyperX Impact 8GB 
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post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by JambonJovi View Post

For the PSU, try either Rosewill Capstone 550W (modular is a few $ more) or Seasonic G 550W.
Case-wise, it comes down to individual preference.

Check this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $514.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-06 16:24 EST-0500)

Good build. Might be able to find $10-15 on a cheaper case, or maybe $20 on a cheaper but still decent psu, you'd have to give up the gold ratng though. Not sure it's worth it.

This is a mid overclock system. You'd be pushing the the CPU up somewhere above 4ghz depending on how efficient the particular chip happens to be.
New gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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New gaming rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
Wow, cool tool. Thanks so much.
Edited by conmann - 3/6/14 at 5:05pm
Budget Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd athlon x2 250 biostar a760g m2+ geforce 560ti 4gb, 2gb sticks 
Optical DriveOS
cd rom windows 8 
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Budget Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd athlon x2 250 biostar a760g m2+ geforce 560ti 4gb, 2gb sticks 
Optical DriveOS
cd rom windows 8 
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post #16 of 26
If you happen to live in driving distance of a microcnter you can get even better cpu and mobo deals sometimes. they do instore only specials on em a lot. The other stuff there is not always such a fantastic deal. Especially the PSUs. They do occasionally get in some refurb GPUs that aren't at all bad though. Generally one model out of date, but cheap.
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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post #17 of 26
I have an MSI 970a-G46 I'm selling it is a good starter board for a tight budget build
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Seagate 7200 Toshbia 7200 N/A Custom Loop 
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Windows 8.1 Asus VS238 Razer Battlefield 4 BlackWidow Ultimate Wired G... Corsair RM750 
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Seagate 7200 Toshbia 7200 N/A Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Asus VS238 Razer Battlefield 4 BlackWidow Ultimate Wired G... Corsair RM750 
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post #18 of 26
Going 970 is a good way to save some cash if you have no interest in going 8 core.

The issue with the non-990fx boards is they often do not have the vrm to run the 8xxx and 9xxx chips. You don't have one of those though.
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
  hide details  
Reply
New gaming rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4770k some mid range asrock. extreme 4 maybe? 2x gigabyte windforce 7950 2 x 8 corsair balistix sport 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
crucial ct960 LG blu-ray used venamous x win 8.1 pro 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Crossover 30Q5 PRO 30" 2560X1600  cheapest piece of crud I could find antec HCG 750 some thermaltake microcenter blue-light-special... 
MouseMouse PadAudio
came with the cheapass keyboard who cares? some $30 no name 2+sub speakers I bought at mic... 
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post #19 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by bombastinator View Post

Going 970 is a good way to save some cash if you have no interest in going 8 core.

The issue with the non-990fx boards is they often do not have the vrm to run the 8xxx and 9xxx chips. You don't have one of those though.

Exactly why I upgraded from the 970A. Running an FX-8350. The chip and board weren't friends and caused the chip to slow down
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AMD K15 CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 G. 
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Seagate 7200 Toshbia 7200 N/A Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Asus VS238 Razer Battlefield 4 BlackWidow Ultimate Wired G... Corsair RM750 
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Corsair 750D SteelSeries Sensei RAW Wired Laser Mouse Turtle Beach X12 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD K15 CROSSHAIR V FORMULA-Z NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 G. 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate 7200 Toshbia 7200 N/A Custom Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 8.1 Asus VS238 Razer Battlefield 4 BlackWidow Ultimate Wired G... Corsair RM750 
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Corsair 750D SteelSeries Sensei RAW Wired Laser Mouse Turtle Beach X12 
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post #20 of 26
Thread Starter 
I appreciate it but i was able to find decent parts at a discount store downtown. Not quite the ones i planned on but they'll be sufficient. ( Budget Build)
Budget Build
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd athlon x2 250 biostar a760g m2+ geforce 560ti 4gb, 2gb sticks 
Optical DriveOS
cd rom windows 8 
  hide details  
Reply
Budget Build
(6 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
amd athlon x2 250 biostar a760g m2+ geforce 560ti 4gb, 2gb sticks 
Optical DriveOS
cd rom windows 8 
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