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Another build. Amd this time.

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June 13, 2013 9:25:10 PM

Ive been making different builds and seeing which one would be the best bang for my buck. Made this Amd build.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16dpo

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June 13, 2013 9:29:10 PM

If you ever plan on OC'ing, get a 990FX chipset motherboard. Also, get dual channel RAM. Upgrade to a 7970 GHz Edition card from the 7970 that you have right now. Also for that price, get the Corsair 500R case. :) 
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June 13, 2013 9:29:18 PM

1. Get a CPU Cooler. Even at stock, the FX-6350 runs very hot.
2. Why 12GB (3x4GB) of RAM? Go for either 2x4GB or 2x8GB. Also get low-profile RAM to fit under the CPU Cooler.
3. Get a GTX 770 instead of a HD 7970 unless you must have the entire build be AMD-specific.
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June 13, 2013 9:30:04 PM

Looks good but just get 8GB ram as that's more than plenty. Also you can save on the CPU as the FX 8320 is the exact same as the 8350.
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June 13, 2013 9:30:05 PM

Looks good but just get 8GB ram as that's more than plenty. Also you can save on the CPU as the FX 8320 is the exact same as the 8350.
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June 13, 2013 9:42:55 PM

Okay thanks guys. I changed the ram and the mobo. But what would be a good cpu cooler thats around 30 bucks? Maybe less. And ksham id like to keep the 7970 becuase id get 4 free games with that. Which 2 I might sell and get money money back.
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June 13, 2013 9:45:34 PM

Dmitriy Kuzmich said:
Okay thanks guys. I changed the ram and the mobo. But what would be a good cpu cooler thats around 30 bucks? Maybe less. And ksham id like to keep the 7970 becuase id get 4 free games with that. Which 2 I might sell and get money money back.


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo or hyper 212+ are great coolers and cheap.
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June 13, 2013 9:51:24 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N10 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.91 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1208.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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June 13, 2013 10:15:59 PM

Ksham will I be able to overclock with that motherboard?
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June 13, 2013 10:18:11 PM

Yes.
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