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#1 ShadowZero

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 11:23 PM

Build or Buy: Build
Budget: $500 but willing to spend a little bit more. Example: If I can get something substantially better for $550, I'll buy it.
What you going to be doing on it: Gaming, and Video Editing
What you're looking for: AMD, I need a whole new set-up. Note, the Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse are not included in the budget.
Desktop or Laptop: Desktop



CoolerMaster Case is most preferred.

Let's see what you guys can come up with!

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#2 Blade of grass

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:27 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($105.99 @ eCost)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.50 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $549.44
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-19 12:25 EDT-0400)

I really tried my best. its just under your max of $550 with rebates.
This has a good CPU, a decent case, and good GPU, 8GB of 1866 RAM (1600 is cheaper by a few bucks) and a decent PSU from a great company.
and if you can add an extra $30

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CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($105.99 @ eCost)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.50 @ Adorama)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $580.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-19 12:27 EDT-0400)

Edited by Blade of grass, 19 July 2012 - 11:29 AM.

all my legos are stored at my parents hose... so that wont be happening....

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:00 PM

Why the 550 ti, the 7770 absolutely destroys it?

Or instead of a Rotor, get a used Pinokio or Prophecy and use the left over money for cool shit, like taquitos and hookers.




#4 Blade of grass

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:22 PM

Because of the price, he said $550 max, so I gave him the best I could at $550, if he said $600 I would recomend a 6850.

Edited by Blade of grass, 19 July 2012 - 03:23 PM.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:35 PM

Thanks Blade. Seems like a decent system. Hoping I get some more input before I buy anything.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

Get the second one Blade posted, it's better to to future proof with a good CPU cooler. Very good.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:15 PM

Looking for some more input. I have until probably next week until I start ordering parts and making the stretch.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($105.99 @ eCost)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper Xtreme 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.50 @ Adorama)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6850 1GB Video Card ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $587.43
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-20 13:48 EDT-0400)

Do this one if you can afford an extra $10.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

On Newegg they are 5 770's that are 1299.99 or less, They perform about the same as a 6850 but use less power so why not recommend that.

Or instead of a Rotor, get a used Pinokio or Prophecy and use the left over money for cool shit, like taquitos and hookers.




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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:46 PM

On Newegg they are 5 770's that are 1299.99 or less, They perform about the same as a 6850 but use less power so why not recommend that.


It does simularly in some games, and worse in some.. its weird

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:14 PM


On Newegg they are 5 770's that are 1299.99 or less, They perform about the same as a 6850 but use less power so why not recommend that.


It does simularly in some games, and worse in some.. its weird


This. Better off getting the 6850.
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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:01 AM

On Newegg they are 5 770's that are 1299.99 or less, They perform about the same as a 6850 but use less power so why not recommend that.

*no card called a 770, it either a 7770 or a 7750
**129.99
Remember, it's the fact that they perform ABOUT the same, but not the same. The 7770 is pretty close in performance to the 6850, but still lower, and performes worse in some games. Also, the 7750 gets blown out of the water by the 6850.
So to recap: 6850>=7770, 6850>>>>>>>>>7750.

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