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$1000 Budget, Ready to Build, How Does it Look?

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June 2, 2013 1:56:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1042.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-02 16:53 EDT-0400)

How will this thing run on a 1920x1080 screen? I plan on using it to game, surf the Internet, and do school work. Are there anything coming out soon that I should wait for? Any changes I should make?

Thanks!
a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 2:02:22 PM

Looks good. I would add in a CPU Cooler anyway because the CPU runs hotter than most. Like the Cooler Master Hyper 212 eVO.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 2:10:43 PM

Good build

but why 2 hard drives and why does one cost less than the other?
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June 2, 2013 7:36:25 PM

Outlander_04 said:
Good build

but why 2 hard drives and why does one cost less than the other?


Yeah, I apologize for that. When making the build I bundled the hard drive and case I think, but accidentally left the original hard drive on their.

So, build is good, but you guys recommend a CPU cooler?

Any ideas how this thing will run with one monitor?
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a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2013 10:56:31 PM

Depends on what games and quality you play.
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June 21, 2014 9:39:35 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock 2 87.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1184.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

This system is for 140 $ more expensive, but it is worth it. Intel Core in some games can add bonus 40+ FPS, which u wouldn't be able to get with an AMD procesor.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 21, 2014 9:40:51 AM

@farblood: you do realize that this thread is over a year old right?
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June 21, 2014 9:45:10 AM

Oh jeez :D 
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