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Old 09-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -

Hanns-G HL272HPB Black 27" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 Active Contrast 30,000,000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers -

ASUS Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black -

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD5 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard -

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) 650W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply -

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9B -

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX -

SAMSUNG MZ-7PD128BW - - SAPPHIRE 100352-3L Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - AULA Blue LED Backlight Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard +2000 DPI Ergonomic Game Mouse Support OS Windows 98/2000/ME/XP 32bit Vista/Win7 32/64bit/Mac

what do you guys think? ill be using it for gaming i want to play games like battlefield 3 on high settings

this will be the first pc ive ever built so any help or opinions of highly appreciated, thanks guys.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: is this a good build for $1300?

Looks like a good setup, however I prefer Intel to AMD. Intel has significantly better performance per core than the AMD CPU.

Also a tip, look for a "supercombo" on Newegg.W hen purchasing my new rig, I found all of the parts I wanted conveniently bundled into a package with a $30-50 savings.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Swap out a lot of the parts for better. - Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54570 - ASRock B85 Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Kingston HyperX Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX16C9B1BK2/8X -
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - - EVGA 02G-P4-2761-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

Basically, the Haswell chip is faster and not a K chip meaning you can go with a cheaper board. In any rig, there is no point in having RAM faster than 1600. The Seasonic PSU is not only better but 10 bucks cheaper. And since you want a gaming rig, the GTX 760 is only 10 bucks more but a faster card than the 7950.
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