My build !help needed!

Well here are all my parts:

Cooler master haf 912 : 52$

amd phenom II 965 3.4 ghz processor: 90$

Cooler master extreme  2 625W psu: 66$

Western digital caviar blue : 70$

Asus M5A97 LE A2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX MOBO WITH UEFI BIOS: 90$

PNY VCGGTX670XPB GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card : 340$ with 40 dollar MIR

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR: 46$

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO: 25$


please tell me what i should change thanks :D

I would get a better CPU to avoid bottlenecking. go with something like the 4300 or 6300 and a 660 or a 660ti. 

Note that if you're going to help for help on thi forum more times please make a list on It is a lot more organised, and it's easier when there is a picture of the component. :)

The Phenom won't fully utliize the 670. If you could use an i3, and adjust the rest of the build accordingly, you would be able to utilize that GPU much better. Here is a build I threw together:

This is more expensive, but trust me - it is much better than your current list. That case is fantastic, but if you don't want to spend that much, get what you want. But, Fractal Design is my favorite case company - extremely high quality, and reasonable prices. The R4 is a great case. AMD makes good processors, but they are the more expensive ones. The older, lower end AMD processors are not able to compete with the i3. Also, that PSU scared me; Corsair is no SeaSonic, but they make high-quality PSUs for their price; I have an 850w Corsair HX in my system and it provides stable power. PNY is a lower end company - Asus is much, much better. It may cost more, but it is more upgradable, and far better. It should handle modern games for the next 2 years, and you could always add an i5 or i7 then, because 1155 won't be new anymore. Trust me - this would be so much more powerful than the AMD build you had.

dont do the build that brennan did this build is the best for gaming the amd fx 8320 and 8350 beat the intel core i5 3570k and the intel core i7 3770k if you want you could go with a geforce gtx 660 if you dont want an amd radeon hd 7870

In retrospect, I agree - that build is much better. I wasn't thinking of the 8350 - that will do a much better job.

but what if i overclock the phenom?


You could overclock it, but the 8350 is much better. Leagues better, thousands of leagues better. So, so, so much better. So good...

ok what about this build?

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.95 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $798.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-12 20:51 EST-0500)


what exactly is your budget

around 800$


that build i gave will be your best option

Ok but ive heard that bulldozer is terrible. are you all sure i shouldnt get a phenom?


bulldozer is cpus like 4100, 6100, 8120, 8150. Those cpus. The 4300, 6300, 8320 and 8350 are not. I don't remember the name of those, but they are not bulldozer. :P

Also i don't think bulldozer is too bad. I've seen a lot of positive comments on for example the 8150.

I like epic snipers build. lose the sound card and you'll be under 800.

This is what i came up with. You don't need more than a 500w psu atm. But if you're planning on upgrading to 7870 crossfire for example you should change it to 650w instead.

i managed to get a 670 in there what about this one?

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great build you want to spend that much

Is this for gaming. While I agree that an 8350 is awesome for gaming, if getting a 6300 instead means you can afford a better graphics card, I'd get the 6300. If you  compare an 8350+670/7950 build with a 6300+670/7950 build, of course the former would be faster. But since you're saving money by getting the 6300, what you're comparing is an 8350+670/7950 build vs. a 6300+ 7970/(possibly) 680 build, which the latter will be faster in games. Try to get a 6300, and see if you can fit a 7970 or 680 in the build( the 7970 is faster in most games, so maybe get that instead. If you are, try not getting the ones witth the stock cooler). Also, the 912 is a good case, but it can't hold longer cards. Get a Corsair 200R instead, it's slightly cheaper, and can hold cards up to 300mm when the drive cage is installed. With the 912, you'll have to remove the cage if you want to fit longer cards. If you don't need the DVD drive, don't get it. And/ or try to get at least 600W. We're talking about high-end cards here.