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    Building new rig. Need opinions.

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    So im putting together a new PC on Newegg and just wanted to get some people's opinions on it. My budget is $600-800 max. This is without a Windows disc which i may or may not have to get.

    -NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    [$35.99]

    -HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Intel Hard Drive- Bare Drive
    [$99.99]

    -Sony Opitarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-72805-0B - OEM
    [FREE]

    -Acer G235HAbd 23'' 5ms 1920x1080 WideScreen LCD monitor 300 cd/m2
    [$109.00]

    -ASRock M3A770DE AM3 AMD 770 ATX AMD Motherboard
    [$59.99]

    -DIAMOND 6870PE51GB Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    [$174.99]

    -CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    [$44.99]

    -Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A
    [$21.99]

    -AMD Phenom II X4 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    [$124.00]

    TOTAL
    $670.94

    Im not very hardware savy so any tips or whatever would be much appreciated.
    Last edited by Thug Life; 2011-11-26 at 03:14 AM.

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    That power supply isn't enough to power a decent video card, let alone a 6870 + a 125W CPU. You're going to want around 550+ for a single GPU setup. Make sure it's from a reputable company.

    Also, the i3 2100 should prove to give you a lot more performance over the AMD chip you linked (in terms of gaming only) for the same amount of money. Sandy Bridge micro ATX mobos cost about the same.
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    Intel is the best for the buck right now. AMD has went down a lot on the CPU side. A FIRST GEN I3 beats out the phenoms and thurban 6 cores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    That power supply isn't enough to power a decent video card, let alone a 6870 + a 125W CPU. You're going to want around 550+ for a single GPU setup. Make sure it's from a reputable company.

    Also, the i3 2100 should prove to give you a lot more performance over the AMD chip you linked (in terms of gaming only) for the same amount of money. Sandy Bridge micro ATX mobos cost about the same.
    So do you think i would be better off going with this for the power supply?

    -CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

    I have also heard the same thing about AMD. Although like i said im not very hardware savy at all. So this sounds better?

    -Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32100
    Last edited by Thug Life; 2011-11-26 at 04:13 AM.

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    Its a budget build and the PII perform better than the I3 for the prices in all benchs, tho the 365 that you have is sold out and has been for a few days, upgrade ur psu also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mordredz View Post
    Its a budget build and the PII perform better than the I3 for the prices in all benchs
    Multithreaded benches, not games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mordredz View Post
    Its a budget build and the PII perform better than the I3 for the prices in all benchs, tho the 365 that you have is sold out and has been for a few days, upgrade ur psu also...
    As the above poster thread, only for multi-threaded applications like video encoding, compression, etc. Hands down that 2100 will beat it out in gaming.
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