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Old 08-08-2012, 09:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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okay yea ill check into that power supply. Just trying to get a handful of builds together and then narrow it down from there. What would you reccomend between an Intel or AMD processor? I currently have an Intel i3 on my laptop and i really like it, but not too familiar with gaming setups.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Ok, I updated a few of the options from my previous one. One thing I added was a SSD and a normal hard drive. I figured I could load the operating system on the SSD so that it would be quicker and more reliable, then use the normal hard drive for storage.
Any and all feedback is appreciated!

CASE:
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

GPU:
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity ...

POWER SUPPLY:
CORSAIR Professional Series CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active ...

CPU:
AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8120FRGUBOX

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM

HARD DRIVE:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD:
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

DVD DRIVE:
LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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$975 and has $55 in rebates with another $10 newegg gift card

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
$10 off w/ promo code EMCNBNC32, ends 8/13

Newegg.com - MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

the case is a personal choice, but im pretty sure that is a good one.

if the rebates give yourself more room, you can upgrade the gpu to a gtx 570 or a 7950
This build is the most powerful out of the lot. If you can afford the Intel setup then you should get it.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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except i didnt feel like adding in a hd. -_-

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

which would make it on budget if you factor in MIR

so to actually bring it down, you would have to reduce the 7850 to a 6950

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition)

still better than the amd builds.

$1005 and an additional $50 in MIR
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