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Elite Knight
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Videocard: Nvidia GTX750Ti 2GB
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Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
Memory: 8GB Kingston Low Profile
Soundcard: Realtek HD Sound
PSU: Thermal Take 750 Gold
Talking Need opinion on new build? - 12-15-2012, 09:45 | posts: 66 | Location: Australia

I have recently ordered new parts for a new build and was wondering what you guys think of it.

Video Card: ATi 7970 3GB
CPU: AMD FX-8350 BE 16mb 4ghz
MOBO: SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
Hard Drives: 256Gb Intel 520 SSD OS and Programs / 2TB WD Black Games/Storage
PSU: Corsair 750W Gold Modual
Network Card: NETGEAR GA311 1gbit
Router: WNDR4500 for my 100/8 connection
Keyboard: Microsoft Wired 600 Just like the fell.
Mouse: Logitech G400
OS: Windows 7 Don't like 8 much :S
Cooler: Cooler Master EVO 212 Direct Pipe Touch
Thermal Paiste: Arctic Silver five
Case: HAF 942
Monitor: Managed to find a Samsung S27A950
Ram: Corsair 16GB Vengeance

Well let me know .
   
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lehtv
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Videocard: Sapphire 7950 3GB
Processor: i7-3770K @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-V
Memory: 2x4GB Samsung 1333
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DX + SH PC-350
PSU: Seasonic X-660
Default 12-15-2012, 10:59 | posts: 3,094

below. :x

Last edited by lehtv; 12-15-2012 at 11:07.
   
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lehtv
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Videocard: Sapphire 7950 3GB
Processor: i7-3770K @ 4.2 GHz
Mainboard: Asus P8Z77-V
Memory: 2x4GB Samsung 1333
Soundcard: Asus Xonar DX + SH PC-350
PSU: Seasonic X-660
Default 12-15-2012, 11:07 | posts: 3,094

Looks OK...

GPU Which 7970 is that?
CPU
i7-3770K would've been more appropriate for that sort of budget, especially on 120hz. Your GPU will be bottlenecked in some games.
Mobo expensive
Drives I'm sure there are better bang for buck SSD's and hard drives available
PSU Don't really see the point of a semi-passive high end PSU when you have a loud case(assuming AX750/760 and not HX750 V2)
Network Why is there a separate networking card?
KB/mouse
OK. What about the mouse pad?
OS OK
Cooler D14 would be more appropriate on this budget
Thermal paste unnecessary
Case Decent
Monitor Expensive, I'd have settled for 24" 120hz and emphasized graphics and CPU performance (e.g. 3770K + 670 SLI / 7950 CF OC'd)
RAM If it's just for gaming, 16GB is overkill
   
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Videocard: MSI GTX 770 Gaming
Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K
Mainboard: Gigabyte Z68A-D3
Memory: Patriot 12GB 1600MHz CL9
Soundcard: Realtek On-Board
PSU: Seasonic S12II-620 Bronze
Default 12-15-2012, 13:11 | posts: 1,599 | Location: Unknown

If the main use is gaming, switch FX-8350 to i5 3570K.

If you're planning to add a second 7970, 850W PSU would be recommended. Otherwise 550-650W would be enough.
   
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Videocard: 7950 Vapor-X 1175/1550
Processor: AMD FX-8320 @4.8
Mainboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2
Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX 2400
Soundcard: X-Fi Fatal1ty
PSU: AcBel M8 750
Default 12-15-2012, 13:19 | posts: 24,038 | Location: NZ

Sabertooth is overkill for single GPU, 970-EVO R2 would be more practical
   
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PSU: not
Default 12-15-2012, 13:32 | posts: 1,822

If you have the budget to Intel don't look back, unless you want to save AMD.

3570K or 3770K(more than gaming) are the way to go. And then overclock to 4.5GHZ with this baby:

   
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Videocard: HIS 7870 IceQ GHz 2GB
Processor: AMD FX-8320 @4.3 w/YASYA
Mainboard: ASUS M5A97
Memory: 8GB G.Skill 1866
Soundcard: SB X-Fi Xtreme
PSU: TT Toughpower XT 675
Default 12-15-2012, 15:02 | posts: 2,914 | Location: Tampa Bay, FL

Looks good, but I agree with Pill on the mobo. If you're going single GPU, there is no reason to get a 990FX mobo. Get a good 970 chipset board, which is the same thing just with single GPU support. I'm not sure what your budget is, but you could save a few $$ by getting the FX-8320 and just overclocking it to 8350 specs (or higher). The 8350's will probably just clock a bit higher.

Also, Arctic Silver 5 is no longer the top thermal paste. Get Arctic Cooling MX-2 instead

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Videocard: Nvidia GTX750Ti 2GB
Processor: Intel i5 3470 3.20Ghz
Mainboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
Memory: 8GB Kingston Low Profile
Soundcard: Realtek HD Sound
PSU: Thermal Take 750 Gold
Default 12-15-2012, 19:15 | posts: 66 | Location: Australia

The psu I will get the 850wat gold with the mobo i am planning later on getting more cards so its a thing for down the track. And down at the computer store the cpu i'm using is new but does well in games its equivalent to a i7 3820 and for the price compared to the i7 its worth it.

GPU is HD 7970 GHz Edition Sapphire Vapor X

Quote I play games of my work pc all intel nvidia I just want a gaming pc for a decent price. But has good parts like mobo and psu.

Mouse pad using my razer galiathus speed i have.

AU: About 1.600$ for the lot that's a estimate depending on where I get it.

Network card putting a pci card is can help with cpu load and stop the network from lagging while gaming also I want a decent network card to move files over my network.

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Videocard: 7950 Vapor-X 1175/1550
Processor: AMD FX-8320 @4.8
Mainboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2
Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX 2400
Soundcard: X-Fi Fatal1ty
PSU: AcBel M8 750
Default 12-15-2012, 20:14 | posts: 24,038 | Location: NZ

^No need for a separate network card, the onboard has gigabit ethernet and it's own processor.
   
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Processor: 2600k 4.5Ghz HT On
Mainboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
Memory: RipJaws X 2x8GB 2133Mhz
Soundcard: Phoebus + DT880 Pro 250
PSU: Corsair AX 1200
Default 12-15-2012, 21:08 | posts: 18,525 | Location: New Jersey, USA

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The psu I will get the 850wat gold with the mobo i am planning later on getting more cards so its a thing for down the track. And down at the computer store the cpu i'm using is new but does well in games its equivalent to a i7 3820 and for the price compared to the i7 its worth it.

GPU is HD 7970 GHz Edition Sapphire Vapor X

Quote I play games of my work pc all intel nvidia I just want a gaming pc for a decent price. But has good parts like mobo and psu.

Mouse pad using my razer galiathus speed i have.

AU: About 1.600$ for the lot that's a estimate depending on where I get it.

Network card putting a pci card is can help with cpu load and stop the network from lagging while gaming also I want a decent network card to move files over my network.
if you have any plans in adding a second card, I would go the intel route. amd cpu`s are kinda weak in multi gpu
   
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