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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    A 660TI will still last you a few years. A 760GTX isn't that much stronger. Also get rid of that win8 software package. There are better ways of getting a OS if you're on a budget... I also have to mention that the Corsair Builder PSU's aren't meant to be strained...
    A 500 watt psu running on a single card i5 build isn't remotely strained. You could theoretically run a gtx titan off a 450 watt. Besides corsair offers the best cust**** service ever.

    I mean I'd see if he was building a i7 extreme quad sli with Leds and tons of hdds and dads...etc.

    His rig is going to be as mainstream as it gets so there is nothing wrong with the builder's series, he's actually in the targeted audience for that series as well. Not like he needs a Axi 760 -.-.

    Price doesn't always equal quality, it might not be a seasonic unit, or comes loaded with Japanese capacitors, but it'll get the job done. Some companies actually make budget items for well, you know, people on a budget.
    Last edited by TreyTrey12; 02-09-2014 at 11:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    The intel bundle is in store only and according to the website, the nearest microcenter in California is in Orange County.....
    Please note that TreyTrey has suggested Intel I3's (I5 this time) in every thread where a AMD processor has been mentioned. I sense some bias from him. On one hand a 6300 is better than an I3, but on the other an I5 is better than a 6300 for gaming. If you're going to do any other processor oriented activity (streaming, video encoding, 3D modeling, etc) more cores is, in this case, better.

    I do agree with him on getting a R9 270 for now and upgrade to a better card (280 or 290 would be my suggestion) later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreyTrey12 View Post
    A 500 watt psu running on a single card i5 build isn't remotely strained. You could theoretically run a gtx titan off a 450 watt. Besides corsair offers the best cust**** service ever.

    I mean I'd see if he was building a i7 extreme quad sli with Leds and tons of hdds and dads...etc.

    His rig is going to be as mainstream as it gets so there is nothing wrong with the builder's series, he's actually in the targeted audience for that series as well. Not like he needs a Axi 760 -.-.

    Price doesn't always equal quality, it might not be a seasonic unit, or comes loaded with Japanese capacitors, but it'll get the job done. Some companies actually make budget items for well, you know, people on a budget.
    Actually the GS series of the builder type is good to use in a gaming rig, he's using a CX, which doesn't like to be strained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    Actually the GS series of the builder type is good to use in a gaming rig, he's using a CX, which doesn't like to be strained.
    SO I should upgrade to a 600w version of the Corsair CX builder series right?

    Would give some more headroom for upgrades in the future?

    Which would be better though?

    The GS series on Amazon only has three reviews and they are that positive compared to the much more popular Corsair builder series that harbors more positive reviews.

    GS: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AMLKA84/?tag=pcpapi-20
    Builder: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0092ML0MY/?tag=pcpapi-20
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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    A 660TI will still last you a few years. A 760GTX isn't that much stronger. Also get rid of that win8 software package. There are better ways of getting a OS if you're on a budget... I also have to mention that the Corsair Builder PSU's aren't meant to be strained...
    What is a good way of getting a OS if I am on a budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    What is a good way of getting a OS if I am on a budget?
    I think he is suggesting one of two things. Both of which are naughty. One is more grey-naughty though and that is buying a MSDN key from someone with an MSDN account. They should cost something like $20-30. The other is pure illegal and I won't mention for fear of getting ban hammered.

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    ALRIGHT I THINK THIS IS IT~ Can anyone offer any improvements? Are all my parts high quality and long lasting? (in a budget standpoint)



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4G DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.23 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $641.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 16:46 EST-0500)

    I am planning on taking out my laptop's SSD and putting on this computer though.

    Reason I am sticking with AMD FX 6300 is because I don't want to change the Mobo. I have heard good things about the Mobo I have selected with the current build.

    Plus the AMD FX 6300 has received very favorable reviews and it is said to be easily overclock able.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    ALRIGHT I THINK THIS IS IT~ Can anyone offer any improvements? Are all my parts high quality and long lasting? (in a budget standpoint)



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4G DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.23 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $641.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 16:46 EST-0500)

    I am planning on taking out my laptop's SSD and putting on this computer though.

    Reason I am sticking with AMD FX 6300 is because I don't want to change the Mobo. I have heard good things about the Mobo I have selected with the current build.

    Plus the AMD FX 6300 has received very favorable reviews and it is said to be easily overclock able.
    Not getting a HDD? Also never go with a EVGA version. Whenver you can go with MSI. Their wattage is lower, sound is better but they also perform a little bit better then all the other versions of the same card released. Also, this one is cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n7602gd5oc

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    Not getting a HDD? Also never go with a EVGA version. Whenver you can go with MSI. Their wattage is lower, sound is better but they also perform a little bit better then all the other versions of the same card released. Also, this one is cheaper http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n7602gd5oc
    I heard EVGA has better quality and their ACX cooling is really good.

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    Ugh... This is just me but I never got out of the Rosewill = shitty PSU phase from a couple of years back. lol Almost made a ranting post about that. ><

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnOwBunZz View Post
    Ugh... This is just me but I never got out of the Rosewill = shitty PSU phase from a couple of years back. lol Almost made a ranting post about that. ><
    Really? 0.0

    The Rosewill Hive PSU is tier 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    Really? 0.0

    The Rosewill Hive PSU is tier 2.
    That's why he said it was just him. Rosewill use to make some pretty horrible PSU. They've turned around, but Snow just can't help thinking of those units whenever he see the Rosewill brand.

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    I generally go evga and corsair over anything. Best cust**** service and warranties on the market.

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