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July 7, 2013 11:39:09 AM

Don't need ram, monitor, os, hdd, optical drive, mouse or keyboard.

Build so far:
Fx4300 CPU
Asrock u3s3 mb
Asus 7770 ghz edition
Cx500 psu
350d case
July 7, 2013 5:20:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1egWi
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1egWi/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1egWi/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $391.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 20:18 EDT-0400)

7850 is superior to the 7770 you selected, 6300 is better than the 4300, I prefer Gigabyte for low end boards, and 350d is too expensive for a build like yours... Hope this helps :) 
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July 7, 2013 5:29:19 PM

I agree completely but ill be getting a few hundred more in a few weeks or so so I was thinking I could maybe push up to 500 or 600 hoping to get 8350
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July 7, 2013 5:34:55 PM

here's what you'll want for $600:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehfu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehfu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehfu/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 20:34 EDT-0400)
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July 7, 2013 5:35:30 PM

You may want to consider a better PSU if you have intentions of overclocking in the future...
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July 7, 2013 5:40:46 PM

Yea ill be doing some CPU overclocking but not gpu so ill look maybe 550 or 600 watts
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July 7, 2013 5:42:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehoh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehoh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ehoh/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($95.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $640.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-07 20:42 EDT-0400)
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July 7, 2013 5:42:43 PM

you should also get a better mobo for cpu overclocking
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July 7, 2013 5:43:09 PM

So you will most likely have to cut back to a 8320 or 6350
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July 7, 2013 5:56:03 PM

I'm not so good with motherboards really don't know what to look for I know like usb3 pic sata but how can you tell which is better for overclocking?
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July 7, 2013 6:09:15 PM

The different chipsets determine overclocking performance for the most part and other things like voltage regulators on PSUs also determine. The sweet spot for motherboards (for intel at least) is the $180 range, as these will allow for good overclocking, SLI support, a nice set of th latest features, all without breaking the bank.

This board seems to have all the features you'd want for only $140 so id recommend getting it:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 7, 2013 6:24:50 PM

I like it but I have one question with my ram. I have Kingston hyperx beast 1.65v 8gb 2x4 this 1.65v is comparable and ok to use on the 1.5v mb right?
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July 7, 2013 10:36:39 PM

Wow haha thanks for all your help
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July 7, 2013 10:39:24 PM

No problem man - glad I could be of assistance :) 

Please remember to choose a best solution when you open a thread - the forum members really appreciate it!
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July 7, 2013 10:41:34 PM

I will do that
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