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#1

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:34 PM

So I am building my first gaming oriented build and wonder if it is worth 1036$

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX2 intel ATX  140$
Processor: Intel core i5 3570k 1155 Unlocked  279$
Graphics Card: Asus geforce GTX 650 1GB DDR5  171$
RAM: corsair vengeance 8GB kit 1600 MHz DDR3  55$
PSU: XFX pro series 80+ bronze 650W semi modular  122$
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB 3.5 inch  93$
Optical drive: Samsung SH-244BB  29$
Chassi: NZXT Phantom 410 White/Blue ATX 147$

Please tell me if it is worth it.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

View Postwoosguy95, on 31 January 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

So I am building my first gaming oriented build and wonder if it is worth 1036$

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX2 intel ATX  140$
Processor: Intel core i5 3570k 1155 Unlocked  279$
Graphics Card: Asus geforce GTX 650 1GB DDR5  171$
RAM: corsair vengeance 8GB kit 1600 MHz DDR3  55$
PSU: XFX pro series 80+ bronze 650W semi modular  122$
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB 3.5 inch  93$
Optical drive: Samsung SH-244BB  29$
Chassi: NZXT Phantom 410 White/Blue ATX 147$

Please tell me if it is worth it.
beef the GPU up a bit. get differant ram, your is overpriced, overprices PSU, over priced HDD,and over priced case, get somthing like this instead.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Am66
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker....66/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker....m66/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer  ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $974.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 14:37 EST-0500)


also, is this a prebuilt or building yourself?
(you also dont have an os...)
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:40 PM

Australia, I presume? If not, which country are you located in?

For a gaming rig, you would see a large performance increase with a better GPU over a better CPU, so it may be better to drop it down to a G860/FX4300 instead, when spend that money on a better graphics card.

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Change it, it's ruined forever. Keep it the way it is, the creator is lazy.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

Keep the case! NZXT Phantoms are awesome! :D
I'll post a build in a sec ;)

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

View PostChristoi, on 31 January 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:

Australia, I presume? If not, which country are you located in?

For a gaming rig, you would see a large performance increase with a better GPU over a better CPU, so it may be better to drop it down to a G860/FX4300 instead, when spend that money on a better graphics card.

Building off what Christoi suggested, suitable GPUs are as follows:

AMD 7770 < nVidia 650 TI < AMD 7850 < AMD 7870 < AMD 7950

You will be better off dropping the CPU and putting the money into the GPU. Depending on your country of residence, we can provide some additional info.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

View PostBKrenz, on 31 January 2013 - 07:45 PM, said:

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Think you got the signs wrong way round.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

View Postlieutenant54321, on 31 January 2013 - 07:48 PM, said:

Think you got the signs wrong way round.

I did... of course I did... Fixed.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

View Postaceattwister, on 31 January 2013 - 07:39 PM, said:

beef the GPU up a bit. get differant ram, your is overpriced, overprices PSU, over priced HDD,and over priced case, get somthing like this instead.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Am66
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker....66/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker....m66/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX  LGA1155 Motherboard  ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer  ($22.75 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $974.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 14:37 EST-0500)


also, is this a prebuilt or building yourself?
(you also dont have an os...)
Well i already have a genuine copy of windows 7 so that part is checked and it is my own build

View PostChristoi, on 31 January 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:

Australia, I presume? If not, which country are you located in?

For a gaming rig, you would see a large performance increase with a better GPU over a better CPU, so it may be better to drop it down to a G860/FX4300 instead, when spend that money on a better graphics card.
I am located in Sweden and the prices are pretty high here and i would probably want to stick with the cpu and buy a better grachics card anyway.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

View Postwoosguy95, on 31 January 2013 - 07:49 PM, said:

I am located in Sweden and the prices are pretty high here and i would probably want to stick with the cpu and buy a better grachics card anyway.

I'm not particularly familiar with Swedish prices, places to order from, nor easy to use configuation sites for you to use.

As such, the common pairings for gaming computers seem to be as follows, starting with the cheaper end, ending with higher end. You may wish to examine the prices, and report back with some other information I could use to help you, such as where you would be ordering from.

1. Pentium G860 + 7770
2. FX-4300 + 7770
3. FX-4300 + 7850
4. FX-6300 + 7850
5. FX-6300 + 7870
6. i5-3570k + 7870
7. i5-3570k + 7950

Alternatively, the FX-8350 is roughly equivalent to the i5.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 07:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler:  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard:  ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory:  Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case:  NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply:  NZXT HALE82 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($88.95 @ Amazon)
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)  ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1014.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 14:56 EST-0500)

I included a Phantom :P. Also I put in Windows 8 but If you prefer windows 7 feel free to put it in

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

View PostBKrenz, on 31 January 2013 - 07:53 PM, said:

I'm not particularly familiar with Swedish prices, places to order from, nor easy to use configuation sites for you to use.

As such, the common pairings for gaming computers seem to be as follows, starting with the cheaper end, ending with higher end. You may wish to examine the prices, and report back with some other information I could use to help you, such as where you would be ordering from.

1. Pentium G860 + 7770
2. FX-4300 + 7770
3. FX-4300 + 7850
4. FX-6300 + 7850
5. FX-6300 + 7870
6. i5-3570k + 7870
7. i5-3570k + 7950

Alternatively, the FX-8350 is roughly equivalent to the i5.
well the 7870 is 310$ in sweden and the 7950 is 203 and that seems a little bit more affordable.
Also if it helps 1 american dollar is 6 swedish crona and my budget is about 1200 $
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

View PostEncrypted_, on 31 January 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler:  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard:  ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory:  Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case:  NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply:  NZXT HALE82 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($88.95 @ Amazon)
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)  ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1014.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 14:56 EST-0500)

I included a Phantom Posted Image. Also I put in Windows 8 but If you prefer windows 7 feel free to put it in
This seems like a fairly good build and it is a good price but i will check what some other people say or i will probably go with this rig though using windows 7
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

So bit over 6 000;- SEK? I'll put a build together in a moment, these guys are a bit lost.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

Just a word of warning:

Prices in the US tend to be cheaper than those overseas.

View Postjppk1, on 31 January 2013 - 08:19 PM, said:

So bit over 6 000;- SEK? I'll put a build together in a moment, these guys are a bit lost.

jppk1 to the rescue! I am a bit lost, as I had pointed out earlier. Because of that, I pointed the OP in the direction of parts to look for and compare prices.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

View PostEncrypted_, on 31 January 2013 - 07:57 PM, said:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor  ($159.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler:  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard:  ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Memory:  Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($46.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($73.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card  ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case:  NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply:  NZXT HALE82 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  ($88.95 @ Amazon)
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit)  ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1014.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-31 14:56 EST-0500)

I included a Phantom Posted Image. Also I put in Windows 8 but If you prefer windows 7 feel free to put it in

Change the CPU to either a 3570k or a 8320. AMD's bulldozer's are quite bad, and the 8350 is just a slightly overclocked 8320. Also, change the PSU to a Rosewill Hive 650w.
This beats your expensive toaster any day at being expensive: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rZ4p
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

View PostPestycide, on 31 January 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

the 8350 is just a slightly overclocked 8320.

Well, no, not really. The 8350 is a better binned 8320, meaning it's of higher quality, will overclock farther, and run faster overall, essentially.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

View PostBKrenz, on 31 January 2013 - 08:39 PM, said:

Well, no, not really. The 8350 is a better binned 8320, meaning it's of higher quality, will overclock farther, and run faster overall, essentially.
And use a bit less power with same settings. Anyway, here it is:
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I couldn't remember what a optical drive is in Swedish but you'll propably be able to figure that out. Feel free to upgrade to a 7870 if you have the budget.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

View Postwoosguy95, on 31 January 2013 - 08:07 PM, said:

This seems like a fairly good build and it is a good price but i will check what some other people say or i will probably go with this rig though using windows 7
Thanks! Thats the first time I've been bothered to put together a build for someone thats actually good.
There is programs you can download for Windows 8 that practialy make it a faster windows 7. If you have a spare copy of W7 lying aroung the house USE IT! just make sure its 64 bit instead of 32 bit. I've also heard that microsoft are starting to phrase out W7:(

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

View PostEncrypted_, on 31 January 2013 - 09:23 PM, said:

Thanks! Thats the first time I've been bothered to put together a build for someone thats actually good.
There is programs you can download for Windows 8 that practialy make it a faster windows 7. If you have a spare copy of W7 lying aroung the house USE IT! just make sure its 64 bit instead of 32 bit. I've also heard that microsoft are starting to phrase out W7:(

It's a decent build except for the bulldozer CPU.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

View PostEncrypted_, on 31 January 2013 - 09:23 PM, said:

phrase out W7:(
i think that Xp is still getting updates... 7 will be around for a long time...
Even so a large amount of people hate the new windows and wont change anyways.. so yeah.
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