Hey all! My friend wants to build a computer and order the parts this weekend. His initial budget was 800-900 USD but that has ballooned to a lot more than it should be. We are not computer hardware experts and frankly I have not followed the hardware too much since I built a computer last year. I was hoping I could get some feedback on a build for this price range. I will also include a list that he has put together with prices and whatnot.
Thanks for the feedback!!
Approximate Purchase Date: this weekend (the closer the better)
Budget Range: (e.g.: 800-900 USD) Preferably before rebates, but if necessary after rebates that is fine.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Editing photos, editing and rendering videos and some gaming.
Games that are typically played: Starcraft 2, Bioshock(s)+ Infinite, Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider
Are you buying a monitor: Not at the moment
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon and ebay.
Location: Provo, UT.
Parts Preferences: AMD since I am selling my friend a gigabyte 970a-d3 for $40. (might be cheaper)
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Only main requirement is 16GB of Ram for video editing/rendering.
Here are the parts he is currently looking at:
AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz $180 newegg after promo
Powercolor Radeon HD 7870 MYST $230 newegg after rebate
Gigabyte 970a-d3 motherboard $40 from friend
Rosewill ARMOR-EVO Gaming E-ATX Mid Tower $65 after rebate newegg
Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB 1600 ram $100 newegg
SanDisk SDSSDP-128G $79 newegg
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 $60 newegg
XIGMATEK Gaia $20 newegg
ASUS 24X DVD Burner $18 newegg
WD 2TB HDD $100 newegg
Windows 7 64bit $100 newegg
This list is very amenable so any feedback would be great!!