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This is what I've been doing for the last 2 days.. I've never built an AMD system and I've been toying with the idea of building one.. this is what I've come up with.   Check it out and critique it.. tell me why you don't like a particular component and which one you'd use.  Remember that budget is a factor... I'm trying to stay under $1200.00 total.

Under $1200.00 AMD Computer Build

CASE:
APEVIA X-TELSTAR-RD Red/ Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case No Power Supply
  $89.00
MOBO:
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
   $169.99
CPU:
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
   $139.99
CPU COOLER:
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler
$29.99
GPU:
SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card OC with Boost
$369.99  
PSU:
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply
   $89.99
RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory
   $92.99
CPU/GPU THERMAL PASTE:
XIGMATEK PTI-G4512 thermal grease with gold grade thermal matrix filler particles
$8.99
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Subtotal: $990.93

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Pranxtor

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Keep in mind I'll be using my existing SSD hard drives in Raid 0.. giving me 128 gigs.. and I'll be adding a 1 TB 7200 rpm at a later date.

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I see you changed a few things, but none the less this should be a pretty damn good rig.

I have the 600W version of the PSU you picked out, great PSU, would buy another one if I needed to.

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The only place I can see to save any more money is the gpu and I'm not really willing to give on the quality... nonetheless, it's under the $1200.00 budget line.  This is doable.. just need input for compatibility and/or bottlenecking issues.

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View PostPranxtor, on 27 October 2012 - 11:43 PM, said:

The only place I can see to save any more money is the gpu and I'm not really willing to give on the quality... nonetheless, it's under the $1200.00 budget line.  This is doable.. just need input for compatibility and/or bottlenecking issues.
The only way I see this rig bottlenecking is if you add another 7970, and even then all you need to do is overclock the Cpu quite a bit to solve that.

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For same or lower price from Newegg you can get a GTX 670  4Gb super clocked with back plate.

You could invest a little more and get a Corsair 750w and be able to add another GPU later.

Case is good but many are lower cost such as Cooler Master Elite 430 which has plenty of cooling fan options.

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I agree. 670 is a good card for the money if you can find it cheaper than the 7970. but price v performance counts.. make sure to research it. My in-my-head minimum PSU output is 1000w.. but it's expensive.. 750w is an absolute minimum.

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View PostMr10dans, on 28 October 2012 - 05:03 PM, said:

For same or lower price from Newegg you can get a GTX 670  4Gb super clocked with back plate.

You could invest a little more and get a Corsair 750w and be able to add another GPU later.

Case is good but many are lower cost such as Cooler Master Elite 430 which has plenty of cooling fan options.

I have a Corsair 500R White with a H100 installed for ya.....interested??

letta me know

thx

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