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Windows 7: First Gaming Rig Build

18 Nov 2012   #1
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
First Gaming Rig Build

Hey guys I am building my very first gaming rig. My friends helped me pick the parts based on a budget since I know nothing of this stuff lol. So my question to you guys is. How well well it perform?

Chassis: ThermalTake Chaser MK-I
CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz AM3+ Eight-Core
GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB
Motherboard: BIOSTAR TA970XE AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
RAM: Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz 8Gb
HDD: Samsung 1TB 7200 RPM
BluRay/DVD Reader: ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA
PSU: COOLER MASTER 700W

My monitor is 1280x1024, I figure I will wait on a new one because money isn't too flexible at the moment. However the build is finalizing around $850.

So what do you guys think?

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Thanks,


-Collin
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19 Nov 2012   #2
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Get and i5 3570k for the same price ish, no fanboyism it is just better in gaming situations, but the rest is fine
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19 Nov 2012   #3
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I already bought the CPU, GPU and Chassis lol.
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20 Nov 2012   #4
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

It's all good, will run all games on high settings. You shouldn't have issues even if you get a 1080p tv or monitor. Should still run pretty boss.
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20 Nov 2012   #5
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Youl be well off for a while!!lol. It is a good solid build and you cant rly get better in multithreaded performance(not even i7s
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20 Nov 2012   #6
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Wow so it sounds this build is going to be top notch for a few years lol.
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20 Nov 2012   #7
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i am going to ask why you didnt pick the fx-8350 or 8320?
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21 Nov 2012   #8
Collin2011

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Well because my friends told me the 8150 was sufficient enough for what I need it for. Which is just gaming and it was 169 instead of 220.
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21 Nov 2012   #9
Kobra1294

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Very solid looking build. If I had the cash I'd shoot for something similar. I think I'm done with AMD cpu's though.
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22 Nov 2012   #10
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i support you friends opinion but for GAMING and general-high multi thread i would suggest the FX-6300 because of the increased single thread but it doesnt mean your 8150 was a bad choice, just not AS appropiate,
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