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  1. SynGamer said:
    SynGamer said:
    I bought a Fractal Design Core 3000 and a Corsair 600CXV2 PSU about a year ago...and that's as far as I got into building a new PC. It's around the time my wife and I started saving up for our move to Canada. Now that I have a steady job and some (very little) disposable income, I'm thinking about buying a part or two every 2 weeks if possible.

    I guess at this point I need a new motherboard, RAM, CPU (+ heatsink), GPU, and HDD? Would really like to keep the price for all of those parts under $400. If I could get the price down to $300 (or close) that would be even better. I'm leaning towards an AMD A10-5800K + mid-range AMD GPU (will CrossFire).

    I know this isn't top-of-the-line. I'm not aiming for that, nor am I looking to spend that much. I want something that will play current (and future games) on high at 60 fps. I'm just not sure if I should invest in FM2 socket, or if there is something more futureproof out or coming out soon?
    I threw this together really quickly. You could save some money in a few places, like RAM. Do you have any you could reuse? GPU could be taken up or down, but this is in the 370 dollar range.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3nema

    All of those parts have decent reviews.
    I have an old PC inside the case, but everything needs to be replaced. No chance of reusing at this point (aside from emergency purposes). My only concerns with that build is the mobo has some pretty awful reviews, and the HDD is a 5400 RPM. I would definitely spend the extra and get at least a 7200 RPM. The other issue, and this is specific to myself in this case, is I live in Canada, so those prices are going to be a bit higher.

    EDIT: it gives me a good idea of pricing and what I could use, which is very helpful. I think I'll start with the mobo (and possibly a CPU combo if Newegg.ca has any) and go from there ever 2-3 weeks.
    I suggest these as alternatives. 

    The price ends up being a little higher at $419.75, but it's a better rig overall. 
    Faster CPU (Don't bother with an A10), the Asrock mobo is a little better but the AM3+ one does the job (I owned that one with my 8-core), faster RAM, faster and larger HDD (I use the same one as my gaming drive) and a better GPU (don't even bother with the 6670, you'd have to play F1 2010-13 on practically the lowest settings to even get it working and F1 is not all that PC intensive compared to most games). 
    Even with that said about the 6670, the 7770 will still be the weak point of that setup, being able to play F1 with mostly medium settings. I've owned both cards at some point and they just aren't good.

    CPU: http://www.amazon.com/AMD-FD6300WMHKBOX-FX-6300-Processor-Edition/dp/B009O7YORK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396906913&sr=8-1&keywords=amd+fx+6300

    Mobo: http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-SATA-6Gbps-Motherboards-GA-970A-DS3P/dp/B00DJ3DWN2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396906984&sr=8-2&keywords=am3%2B+motherboard

    HDD: http://www.amazon.com/WD-Blue-Desktop-Hard-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396907183&sr=8-1&keywords=1tb+7200rpm+3.5

    RAM: http://www.amazon.com/1600MHz-PC3-12800-Desktop-KHX16C9B1BK2-8X/dp/B00A3VOA3O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396907231&sr=8-3&keywords=8gb+ddr3+1600

    GPU: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Express-R7770-PMD1GD5/dp/B0089KJRLG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396907399&sr=8-3&keywords=amd+7770+2gb
  2. Having a similar problem to Mike, and something else. Guess I'll just copy this into the forum feedback thread too.

    Posted in Matt's thread about his F1 art project and I posted after Liam did, his post was already there yet my post then showed up as having been posted before his... Also it says 9:30 on my post but I didn't even turn my PC on until about 9:50. I was watching TV at 9:30. Also according to my history on Chrome, it was 10:05 when I went onto the YouTube video that I posted.

    And the other issue is that I posted in the Guess the Corner thread, yet my post isn't there. It shows under comments I've posted on my profile but just isn't in the thread at all.
  3. Having a similar problem to Mike, and something else.

    Posted in Matt's thread about his F1 art project and I posted after Liam did, his post was already there yet my post then showed up as having been posted before his... Also it says 9:30 on my post but I didn't even turn my PC on until about 9:50. I was watching TV at 9:30. Also according to my history on Chrome, it was 10:05 when I went onto the YouTube video that I posted.

    And the other issue is that I posted in the Guess the Corner thread, yet my post isn't there. It shows under comments I've posted on my profile but just isn't in the thread at all.

    Edit 1: So apparently I'm posting this at 9:47, except it's 22:22 here and the forum was giving me the correct time yesterday... 

    Edit 2: So my post in The Stuff Thread has the right time, as does the time it says I edited this post, I posted this here about 2 mins later but it seems I traveled about 40 minutes into the past to do it.
  4. For me my Nexus 7 is what I mainly use in bed or sat on the couch, it's useful but I do use the laptop more.What I like is that I can set F1 2013 to all medium graphics (still looks better than the 360) and get a solid 60 FPS out of it :p

    Not really lol, there's a vent for intake on the front and a vent for output on the left side, but it does get very warm while gaming. It's not something I'm too worried about tho, it's supposed to be able to go up to 105°C but I've never seen it go past 75 :) 
  5. Fair play bud, I'm not sure if you've noticed or know about this (Hughesy told me this originally and I didn't believe him at first lol) but the FX series doesn't give you an accurate temp reading until you go over 45°C.
    well my PC has a readout system on the case itself so I'm not getting that info from Windows or BIOS but from the case itself
    I still wouldn't trust it. My BIOS used to tell me 14°C and HWMonitor would tell me 4°C...


    Herby007 said:
    Did I see you post somewhere that you have got a Laptop now, 'Fez? How come you bought one when you got your PC/Tablets/Phone?
    Yea bud :) I got a Medion Akoya P6643, i5 3230M and an Nvidia GT 740M. The main reason I bought it was so that when I go to a friends, or go to visit family up north, I can still game with them or whoever rather than just sitting and watching them play :) Plus I take it to work most days and it's much faster than the supplied PC's there, and I can play games on it at lunch :p

    Oh and also, I hook it up to my TV to stream things, easier to sit on the couch and watch something on iPlayer than sit at my desk watching on my main rig :)
  6. Fair play bud, I'm not sure if you've noticed or know about this (Hughesy told me this originally and I didn't believe him at first lol) but the FX series doesn't give you an accurate temp reading until you go over 45°C.
  7. They sure are. What still amazes me is that it uses half the power of the FX 8320 and still performs much better :) Haven't really looked at OC'ing it yet (not that it needs it) but from what I've seen it's a little more complicated than OC'ing an AMD CPU. 
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