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22 March 2013 17:31:21

Approximate Purchase Date: end of march

Budget Range: $600.00 - $950.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, listing to music Digital Art work

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts i do not need - Keybord,mouse, monitor

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts Newegg.com

Location: Live Oak, FL, USA

Parts Preferences AMD CPU, Asus, cool master, nvdia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes will get 2nd card in a few mouths

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments~ this rig mostly for gaming bit of Digital Art work, i be runing more
then just one progream at a time and
need something that would not underline that would last me for about 1-3 yrs

games i be playing are wow, tank war,PlanetSide 2,D3, Dota2, MechWarrior Online,Haken




22 March 2013 17:54:55

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($260.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $893.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Hi, had to change somethings, because it was out of stock.
This will do the trick ;) 

That's with your preference with amd cpu, but if you don't plan to overclock, i see more of a point in getting an intel cpu like the i5-3470 and a h77 motherboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($260.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $892.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

This is what i would buy ;) 
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22 March 2013 18:50:00

thanks .i forgot to put on the list that i was going to be useing 2 monitor set up
what do you think of this bc i had a eye on this MB some time now MB ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ ATX AM3+ Motherboard
of the Expansion Slots PCI Express 2.0 x16 that can run at dual x16 in sil it

what do you think of it im JW

and thanks on replying on my post


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22 March 2013 21:19:13

Hi, it's a good motherboard, but an expensive one, do you plan to do a SLI setup in the future ?
Your budget is a bit tight for it, i recommend going with the 660 ti, if you plan to add another 660 ti, you'll need a psu with higher capacity for two cards, for single cards(singe gpu) the xfx 550 is more than sufficient.
If you need it here's what i recommend.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($260.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $938.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


It goes over 950$ without rebates, but with a good motherboard with SLI support and a psu that will do for two 660 ti in SLI or even two 670 GTX.
The other build goes under 950$ without mail in rebates, but just for a single card.
The asus sabertooth is too much expensive, and you can use up to three monitors with the 660 ti(single).
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23 March 2013 05:21:52

for the SLI setup yes i be runing sli but not right way i will get the 2nd card for sli later a mouth or so later in this year
As long it not going to underline
the 2nd post you listed for me thanks vary much
what kind of seting that i can look forward to in my games ? with Video Card that you suggest to me
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23 March 2013 05:30:46

Graphics settings in game will definitely vary from game to game, but a 660Ti can handle most games on medium and some on high/ultra with not many FPS drops. Games such as Starcraft 2 and WoW, which are more CPU heavy as opposed to GPU heavy, will be able to run on High/Ultra. This card might have trouble with more intensive games like BF3 or Crysis 3, but it will still be able to run them on medium relatively well.

It all really depends on what games you would like to play. On the subject of the motherboard, I have been looking at the Sabertooth for quite a while, and I've asked multiple people on Newegg video comments, I've talked to people at TigerDirect, and I've asked around at Microcenter and people seem to think that the Sabertooth is really for the enthusiast computer builder. It is a very nice board that will make people OoO and Ahh at your build if they see it in the tower. That being said it is usually going to be overkill for the build unless you are looking to do some serious 3D gaming on this rig.

If I were you I would go for a less expensive Mobo and use that money to buy a nicer GPU like was suggested above. Just remember that if you are looking to SLI or Crossfire to make sure that the Mobo can handle it!
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23 March 2013 06:25:57

Superbucsfan
i see were you geting at with the game setings
i know for the 3 games i like to playing are GPU heavy and they are
tank war
PlanetSide 2
Haken
and i think MechWarrior Online is GPU heavy too

i might go that way what you suggested that i go with a less expensive Mobo and use that money to buy a nicer GPU then geting 2 video cards
my main Monitor is my tv Toshiba regaz flat srceen 42''inc and the 2nd Monitor is a dell flat srceen 19''inc DVI srceen that 2nd srceen going to be for web pages, music player ,skype
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23 March 2013 17:06:47

Hi, if you don't need SLI, you can save some, or even get a ssd.
But the 660 ti is a good card for gaming, even for crysis 3 at 1080p, which is now the most demanding game.
But if you do plan to add another card, the Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 will do the trick, no need for the sabertooth, this one has SLI support, plenty of features.
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23 March 2013 18:08:47

how good is the SeaSonic PSU that you suggested me i never here of them till now
i do not want to buy crap parts that's fail on me with in 2 week to few mouths down the line from the day i get it

is the AMD Vishera six core CPU good as the AMD Vishera 8 core CPU
the 6 core power is 95w and the 8 core power is 125w

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Six-Core $139.99
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ Eight-Core $174.99

what im trying to ask is would the system sill not bottom line even if i pick the 6 core ? or just go with the 8 core
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23 March 2013 18:21:18

Hi, you're better off with the FX-8320, it's a better cpu with more cores, it's more "future proof", the Seasonic brand is one of the best brands and makers of psus out there, for a psu you won't get any better than seasonic psus, and the SeaSonic SS-750AM is a high quality psu, that can deliver the wattage promised with low levels of ripple and noise and with good efficiency ;) 
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23 March 2013 19:27:43

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 650W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1007.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 15:22 EDT-0400)

came a bit over with win8, i suggest using Ubuntu to save some money.

The 650W allows for CFX but does not allow for a lot of high OCs on the GPU(single OCed 7870 LE to a good amount can draw about 30W more so it would be +60 or around there while it would be around 609W at stock for 2 cards)

or you can add this PSU
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pc-power--cooling-power-su...
Not modular but it is a good brand and at silver
or
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
gold rated and modular for $10 more
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23 March 2013 19:30:59

Hi, he want a nvidia gpu, the games that he like : tank war PlanetSide 2Haken are nvidia games, and the 660 ti is a better card for it, even without being nvidia games, the 660 ti draws much less power and it's a better card ;) 
There's nothing wrong with going with the SeaSonic M12II 750W for less.
You just look for gold and silver when it doesn't matter most : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/10/04/80_plus_irrel...

You can get a seasonic modular 750W for less ;) 
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23 March 2013 19:36:11

properbuilds said:
Hi, he want a nvidia gpu, the games that he like : tank war PlanetSide 2Haken are nvidia games, and the 660 ti is a better card for it, even without being nvidia games, the 660 ti draws much less power and it's a better card ;) 
There's nothing wrong with going with the SeaSonic M12II 750W for less.
You just look for gold and silver when it doesn't matter most : http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/10/04/80_plus_irrel...

You can get a seasonic modular 750W for less ;) 


Yea true. I just went with the 7870 LE because its pretty cost efficient even against a 660 Ti. It's just my 2 cents on what i would do with the build
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23 March 2013 21:04:42

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Tornado (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Diablotek 675W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $864.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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23 March 2013 21:47:17

Toms_Expert said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax Tornado (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case w/450W Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Diablotek 675W ATX12V Power Supply ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $864.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


Ram is overpriced and won't give that much more performance over 1600 DIMMs
500GB HDD is overpriced, get the 1TB for $10 more
Raidmax cases are crap
get the Xigamtek Gaia, same performance lower noise and cheaper
Diablotek PSU are pretty crap too
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23 March 2013 22:06:30

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-Dreamer3 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Apevia 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 18:06 EDT-0400)
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24 March 2013 00:42:43



CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-Dreamer3 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Apevia 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 18:06 EDT-0400)[/quotemsg]

its not $858.43 no more
its now
Base Total: $1012.90
Promo Discounts: -$14.99
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Shipping: $15.91
Total: $993.82

when i look this up
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24 March 2013 00:45:29

Toms_Expert said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-Dreamer3 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Apevia 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 18:06 EDT-0400)


Apevia case looks nice but they are complete crap(all plastic pretty much). Get Corsair,Cooler master, NZXT, Antec, or silverstone for quality cases.

All in one Watercoolers are pretty crappy because most aircoolers can get around the same temps as the expensive ones.

The HDD is good if you have an SSD inside because you wouldn't lose a lot of performance against a 7200 HDD but since you do not have one, that drive is going to be utterly slow.

PSU, always get a quality PSU. It is the heart of your system and when you get a low quality one, it can fry all of your components that you spend good money on just because of some crap PSU.

Get a 550W from XFX if you want to save money or get a 750W from a different reputable brand like Seasonic/OEM, FSP/OEM, Superflower/OEM, or Enermax/OEM
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24 March 2013 00:51:55

epiccell said:


CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI 990XA-GD55 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($112.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-Dreamer3 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Apevia 700W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $858.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 18:06 EDT-0400)


its not $858.43 no more
its now
Base Total: $1012.90
Promo Discounts: -$14.99
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Shipping: $15.91
Total: $993.82

when i look this up
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try this build out

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($260.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $914.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-23 20:49 EDT-0400)

mostly from newegg and amazon which are places where i prefer to buy. Also NCIX but this website cant keep up with their updates on sales.

Also for this build, it is trying to get the most for your money as you can just use Obuntu which is a free OS.
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24 March 2013 01:35:34

thanks
i chang the part list a bit
i have take off the
Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
and chang the CPU to AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core from CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
i found out i do not need a Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive
becuse my friend have buy me a 1.5 TB HD. the SSD HD is sill on there

Base Total: $867.92
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Shipping: $15.91
Total: $863.83
Link>> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LKlh


what do you guys think of the chang's and sill have a bit of money of my 950 budget
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24 March 2013 02:01:56

looks all good to me, if you want to get the max of your budget, you can spend it on a stronger video card and a nice looking case.
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24 March 2013 02:47:59

Yes it is and can SLI/CFX
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24 March 2013 03:45:10

boulbox said:
Yes it is and can SLI/CFX


cool the CPU cooler do not look like a vary good cooler to keep a 8 core cool
would a clouse water loop cooler would it be batter then air cool?

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24 March 2013 04:32:20

All in one watercoolers are pretty bad compared to air coolers. If you are going to do watercooling do the real thing and you will see a major difference between the 3.

This cooler is not the best but it can cool pretty good. It has the performance of a 212 evo while being cheaper and quieter.
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24 March 2013 17:52:54

boulbox said:
All in one watercoolers are pretty bad compared to air coolers. If you are going to do watercooling do the real thing and you will see a major difference between the 3.

This cooler is not the best but it can cool pretty good. It has the performance of a 212 evo while being cheaper and quieter.


ok
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99- $19.99 after $10.00 rebate card
one thing i like about this is that i can add a 2nd fan to it later or chang the fan to a higher CFM if i need too
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24 March 2013 18:36:12

You can do the same thing with the Gaia and you don't have to deal with the rebate while being the same price.
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25 March 2013 00:17:48

boulbox said:
You can do the same thing with the Gaia and you don't have to deal with the rebate while being the same price.


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25 March 2013 02:28:16

Hi, i still recommend what i said above, with the xigmatek gaia, it will do the trick, specially since you don't plan to overclock, and the asus evo motherboard(SLI support, same features as the sabertooth for much less $) ;) 
With the seasonic 750W psu, if you can shop in other places you can get cheaper parts.
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25 March 2013 14:20:58

properbuilds said:
Hi, i still recommend what i said above, with the xigmatek gaia, it will do the trick, specially since you don't plan to overclock, and the asus evo motherboard(SLI support, same features as the sabertooth for much less $) ;) 
With the seasonic 750W psu, if you can shop in other places you can get cheaper parts.


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25 March 2013 19:54:17

Forgot to mention, switch to the 650W PSU, the 660 Ti is very efficient and doesn't use a lot of power.
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25 March 2013 20:15:10

If the deal for free 8GB RAM with motherboard deal is still up...

CPU: 3570k ($220)
MB: asrock z77 extreme4 ($130)
GPU: 670 ($370)
PSU: XFX SLI Certified ($100)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (free)
HDD: Seagate 7200 ($60)
$70 to find a case
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25 March 2013 20:41:08

jesot said:
If the deal for free 8GB RAM with motherboard deal is still up...

CPU: 3570k ($220)
MB: asrock z77 extreme4 ($130)
GPU: 670 ($370)
PSU: XFX SLI Certified ($100)
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (free)
HDD: Seagate 7200 ($60)
$70 to find a case


Don't know if it is still up or not because i checked on newegg and it is not there for me.
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25 March 2013 21:11:47

Ahhh...I just checked. Deal is over :( . That was a great one.

The mATX version of that motherboard is $27 cheaper. Not sure where else you could squeeze $30 to make up for the lack of the deal.
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26 March 2013 21:00:51

boulbox said:
Forgot to mention, switch to the 650W PSU, the 660 Ti is very efficient and doesn't use a lot of power.

would 2 660 ti cards run good off a 650w PSU ?
and would a 660 ti video card fit in this
Ultra Aluminus ATX Black Mid-Tower Case link >>http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
got one for me to use but im not sure if they would fit in that Computer Cases

i was thinking of geting this computer cases
Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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26 March 2013 22:23:54

Looks like the Ultra is sold out but if you are looking for a $100 case i would say get this one

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410w1
Great for the price it is at, a lot of airflow, some flimsy parts though

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...
The R4, this is the cheapest one currently(because a lot of people don't want the white case) there are other colors though

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcade...
A different color of the one up top, forgot to mention that the build quality is very high and is pretty dam quiet. Also there is a windowed version

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28 March 2013 06:37:40

nvdia just come out with
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Ready
for $169.99 - $179.99 or should i sill go for a 660 Ti card ?
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28 March 2013 18:10:01

Hi, in your case since you have the budget for a 660 ti, buy it, it has better performance, the 650 ti boost is a good card with solid performance at 1080p with a good value, though, for the people who got a lower budget and who cannot buy the mid/higher end cards.
For gaming, it's not recommended downgrading the gfx card, it's the most important thing, idk how the 650 ti boost performs in SLI, but i recommend getting the 660 ti, and add another one.
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1 April 2013 07:41:27

thanks to every one sofar to helping me with this
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