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CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz

GPU: AMD Radeon R9 270X

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16 GB DDR3 1600MHz

HDD: 1TB 7200RPM + 1TB iomega external

OS: WIN7 x64

PSU: XFX Pro 850W Core Edition

Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0

Case: NZXT Source 210



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You were on a budget right?

A decent build. But that GPU is already holding you off.

Hynad said:
You were on a budget right?

A decent build. But that GPU is already holding you off.

I haven't ordered it yet. I got a 6850 in it right now. 

Got a better recommendation for under 200?



GPU is probably fine, depending on what you want to play though and at what resolution/settings/frame rate.

the-pi-guy said:
GPU is probably fine, depending on what you want to play though and at what resolution/settings/frame rate.

Monitor is 1440x900.

As for settings, StarCraft 2 defaulted to extreme and I still got 20 FPS in the late game in a 4v4. The AMD FX CPU is a beast.



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Hynad said:
You were on a budget right?

A decent build. But that GPU is already holding you off.

Wait what ?! The R270X is just fine. That's the same card I have. -_-



Shouldn't this be on the NSFW section? That could be considered porn by some people.

"I've Underestimated the Horse Power from Mario Kart 8, I'll Never Doubt the WiiU's Engine Again"

Anfebious said:
Shouldn't this be on the NSFW section? That could be considered porn by some people.

It needs a sexier looking case before it can be considered fap-worthy. 



Fusioncode said:
Anfebious said:
Shouldn't this be on the NSFW section? That could be considered porn by some people.

It needs a sexier looking case before it can be considered fap-worthy. 


Agreed, but they say it's what inside that counts man. You have to be more romantic!



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Also noticed the case doesn't have fan filters? I dislikes dust on my pretty hardware. :(

As for the GPU, drop the 270X and get a Radeon 7870 instead, they're pretty much *exactly* the same, just save yourself 10-20 bucks.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202025

Some improvements I would suggest to look into is a decent cooler for that CPU, get some fan filters, throw a couple of 120mm fans in the front.
Especially the CPU cooler, AMD coolers are loud when things warm up.
And get an SSD, even an SSD cache drive. :)

And lastly, is that 4 sticks of Ram I see? Why didn't you go with 2x 8gb kit? Could have allowed you to expand to 32Gb in the future if the need ever arose.

Otherwise, good budget rig.

Snesboy said:
the-pi-guy said:
GPU is probably fine, depending on what you want to play though and at what resolution/settings/frame rate.

Monitor is 1440x900.

As for settings, StarCraft 2 defaulted to extreme and I still got 20 FPS in the late game in a 4v4. The AMD FX CPU is a beast.

Well. An Intel Haswell Dual-Core will beat the FX in StarCraft 2, but overclock the FX and you will pull better frames.
You *should* also be able to do 4ghz on stock volts rather easy, my first gen FX can do 4.2ghz on stock volts.

Also, don't forget the hotfix, can give a small free performance boost.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2646060
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2645594

You can also get a 10-15% IPC increase just by overclocking the NB in StarCraft 2 aswell, food for thought.



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