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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.

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. 



Had a bet with eFKac on whether or not Valve will be at Sony's E3: I lost.

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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