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Old November 11, 2012, 02:25 PM
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Default Please help with budget gaming build!

Hello I have been researching for a long time on the best budget gaming build. I have decided on this AMD build (this is the first time I will build a computer):
https://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/My...px?ID=25570247

What I would plan to do with this build is buy a new video card later on and crossfireX it with the original one. I think that the CPU will last quiet awhile so I won't have to worry about that. Is this build good for what I would like to do (minecraft highest settings, Sony Vegas...) also would it be better to go with this processor or Intel in the same price range? I read on a review on the FX-6300 (which I have in the build) that said it outperformed intel's latest i3s and older i5. A few more questions:
1. Would my CPU be bottlenecked by the graphics card, and if I crossfireX will it be bottlenecked?
2. Would I need an after market CPU fan (I had one added in the build) or since AMD updated their stock fans with the new processors could I just keep the stock and it will run cool?

Could anyone recommend any better parts and is the build compatible, will it run fast? I plan to build this before Christmas so I can wish for the monitor for Christmas, but will have to buy mouse and keyboard, if anyone could suggest a good monitor $100-$200 and a budget gaming mouse and keyboard together >$100
Thanks in advance!
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Old November 11, 2012, 08:30 PM
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I show your list as being empty, it's not a private list is it? That mysavedwishlist part of the link means you linked only the private one, you need to make it public and let us see that link.
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Old November 12, 2012, 05:10 AM
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Okay sorry here is the proper link (I think)
Newegg.ca - Once You Know, You Newegg

Also the total price (shipping and taxes) costs $890!!!!!!
Is there anyway to reduce that?
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Old November 15, 2012, 06:42 PM
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Unhappy Intel or AMD Please Help!

Ok i have been looking up at a lot of reviews since the last post and am once again on the fence between Intel and AMD... I have 2 builds chosen that i am stuck between. I plan to play Minecraft at highest settings and do some video editing/creation with Sony Vegas. I plan to later on CrossfireX another video card in, is the Sapphire HD7770 Vapor-X a good graphics card for what i plan to do? Will the i3 be bottlenecked by the graphics card? And do the builds general work well and are compatible? And finally, which one?!?!?!?!?!?

AMD FX-6300 (6-Core):
Newegg.ca - Once You Know, You Newegg

Intel i3 (Dual-Core):
Newegg.ca - Once You Know, You Newegg

Thanks!
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