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New Performance/Gaming Computer Build, budget ~$1500 give or take

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  1. Sasqui

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    2133 Cas 11 (not that great) for $34 right now with promo code: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S...

    I Bought 2 of these 2133 Cas 9 for $53 each when they had a special running: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S...
     
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    I want minimum of 16GB. This means for 1600 I can get 16GB for $60, or for that one 2133 I can get 16GB for $90. Rather not pay 33% for for a minor increase.
    Actually, that might be a good deal except I want 2x8GB so I can have 32GB later.
     
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    I've got that gskill RAM you're wanting, Definitely recommend. It overclocks fairly well too if you're interested in that. Also 16gb is quite enough.

    I would also say to save the 100 bucks, and pick up the 3570k and put it into graphics and/or case. Unless you're really convinced that the multithreading will be that important to you. If you'll be doing mostly gaming 3570k is throughly sufficient.
     
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    Yea, that makes sense.
     
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    I can't pick it up because I think the nearest MicroCenter is like 1000 miles away. How much for the ram and specs?

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    Ok, so far, for:

    Motherboard
    PSU
    Case
    RAM
    DVD Drive
    _________

    $326.93 [minus] $35MIR = $291.93
    (unless Irony gives me a better deal on RAM)


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    Left to get after I click BUY:

    HDD
    CPU
    GPU
    WIFI Card

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    I got to go, I will be back in an hour to finalize the current sale.
     
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    Oh, sorry man, I wasn't saying I had it to sell; I was just testifying that its great RAM and that I have it in my rig. I guess that did sound a bit misleading, lol. :eek:
     
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    Okay guys, I am back, ready to finish this up for the night

    No problem buddy, I am perfectly happy with the current price. :)
     
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    Well for the money you save going with an 8320 and 970 series board to get 16GB of ram and a 7950. Beats the i5 build on both accounts night and day. Multitasking is the 8 core FX series bread and butter, better video card means better gaming. Were do you think the i5 performs better in those scenarios?
     
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    Yes but it does not even come close to the i7 2770K and especially not the 3770K.
     
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    WTF is a 2770K. It beats the 2600K pretty handily in multitasking and the 3770K in quite a few things as well. Considering it is more than double the price that is embarrassing.

    $549.99 without the rebate and with the 7950 add another 16GB of ram to it if you want or bump to the FX 8350 heck order a water cooler. Your choice all of them are STILL cheaper than the 3570K/3770K combo with a 7870.

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    2700K I meant. But 3770K is the same price.
    Also it is almost double the performance in most areas in the benchmark at http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=551.[/B]

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    I just finished purchasing:
    Motherboard
    PSU
    DVD Drive

    The RAM is SOLD OUT
    :(
    Was only a savings of $5 though.

    By the way, they require you to buy each one individually because of all the coupon codes. So you have to do a bunch of different purchases, not just add it all to your cart.

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    Ok so I think I'm coming to the final question.

    I need to know how the graphics card and PSU will fit in the case.
    I am seriously considering the COOLER MASTER HAF 912 case.


    * The 912 case is 19.5" in depth.
    * The Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 is 10.24" in length.
    * The 750W PSU is 6.3" in length.


    Will I have to remove the 3.5" HDD cage to fit that graphics card, or can I leave it in?
    I'm going to guess that the 3.5" HDD cage is about 4.5" across, considering that 3.5" HDD are 4.01" in width.
    HTML:
    19.5" - 7.5" = 12" space for PCIe
    If this is right, then there should be enough space for the graphics card without removing the 3.5" HDD cage.

    Will I have to remove the 2.5" HDD cage to fit the PSU?
    I'm going to guess that the 2.5" HDD cage is 3" across, considering that the width of a 2.5" HDD is 2.75" width.
    HTML:
    4.5" + 3" = 7.5" space HDD cages take up before PSU space
    19.5" - 7.5" = ~12.5" space for PSU
    If this is right, then there should be plenty of space for the PSU without removing the 2.5" HDD cage.
     
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    In what super pi? I have read quite a few reviews and minus the absolutely terrible one available from [H] no one has shown that. I would also like you to link me to a gaming benchmark were the FX 8320 with a 7950 is outperformed by an i5/i7 with a 7870.

    Good luck with the build I doubt you will disappointed just find it odd for what you are specifically doing you went with the weaker chip for you.

    Wrong

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    It should all work out fine. I have a friend with a 7950 in a haf 912, fits fine.

    Hey, might you be interested in a haf 922? I've got one I could sell you.


    Edit: idk if you're in love with the corsair psu but OCZ 700 is a few bucks cheaper, and modular too; which is a big plus in a small case.
    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance P...
     
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    Graphics card and PSU will fit in that case with no problem. Nothing will have to be removed.
     
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    Regarding the simultaneous purchasing:
    It didn't show any errors until I was at the final page after authorizing paypal. It erased all my coupons without telling me (except for error for the coupon codes at top of page). I almost paid an extra $100. Good thing I was paying attention.

    Regarding the benchmarks:
    I was wrong, it's not double, but it is almost double the performance on almost everything.
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/698?vs=551


    Excellent.
    Yes, I might be interested! How much?

    Excellent, thank you!
     
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    Very interesting I have ordered multiple discounts on many many occasions.

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    Yes, I am interested in the 922. How much are you selling it for?
     
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    Which did you even go with you keep linking the 3770K for everything and mentioning the 3570K. Oh and your own link lists 1 benchmark that the 3770K ($319.99) beats the 8320 ($179.99) almost double and that is single threaded cinebench which is a pretty worthless benchmark.

    There is a cancel button for your orders.
     
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    Was asking about 75 for it; free shipping
     
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    I never wanted the 3570. I wanted the 3770K.

    Let me think... what is the condition? Pics?

    Originally I was going to do the AMD build.
    But, people convinced me that I should do the Intel build.

    If you can provide some more compelling evidence that I should get the AMD build, then I am open to changing over. It's part of the reason I made several builds, one AMD and one Intel.

    Moreover, I would be really happy to save $100 or $200 (by getting the AMD build instead) and have the same or better performance.
     
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    Its in good condition. I'll take some pics here in a minute.
     
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    Great, I'll be waiting
     
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    See the 7950 a couple bars down that's the price difference.
     
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    I know the price difference for the Graphics card is certainly the reason why I am choosing AMD/ATI instead of NVIDIA. We are definitely on the same page there.
    p.s. the 660ti or 7950 is 17% more ($50) than the 7850; but according to that chart, only provides 9% more performance increase.

    But the question here is about the Motherboard/Processor. You're suggesting for me to click cancel on the Intel motherboard and get AMD motherboard instead and go with 8320 8-core AMD processor.
     

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