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Building a Gaming/ Sound recording & editing computer, CAD, Multipurpose

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April 8, 2013 8:33:10 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, audio recording/editing,cad

this is what i got so far, any suggestions:

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste ($7.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($121.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.68 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.95 @ Amazon)

Additional Comments: multiple screens desired, software: sonar 8 or up, battlefield 4 when it comes out, guildwars 2, AutoCAD,matlab.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: entertainment & productivity
April 8, 2013 8:44:22 AM

is that demark dollars?
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April 8, 2013 8:45:53 AM

that's the krorne?
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April 9, 2013 8:50:34 PM

I will refer you to this build and discussion
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/379125-31-first-time-...

Before I list something. I rarely use AMD in a build but this time it seems to make sense.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $948.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-09 23:49 EDT-0400)
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April 10, 2013 5:43:46 AM

Yes, AMD 8-core makes sense if you're doing a lot of CAD/Matlab work on this machine.
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April 10, 2013 6:06:31 AM

If he is doing more than just gaming, would he maybe want 16GB RAM? I mean if he is a heavy user on CAD and stuff. Just to future proof it?
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April 10, 2013 12:47:11 PM

Yes. When I threw up the list I was just trying to stay under 1K. I didn't go back and adjust it after, but fitting in more RAM would be a priority.
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