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Strong gaming and multipurpose PC build (help needed!)

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July 20, 2013 2:53:09 PM

Hey guys, so I have decided to make a build, and I would like some help! :) 

Purpose: Gaming (example Crysis), painting softwares (example Artrage4), media (example YouTube), and school work (word, powerpoints, etc).

Budget: 800-900$

How long would you like it to last?: I would like it last 1-3 years until i decide to upgrade it. :) 

CPU: Doesn't matter, as long as it isn't old, but I would like to be directed to some of the latest (for example Haswell). ALSO: should I wait for AMD's next CPU or does it matter?

GPU: Not sure, everyone tend to confuse me, but either NVida or AMD is fine, as long as it can get games on high and max settings.

OS: Windows 7 (not sure about 32-bit or 64-bit based on the builds)

Anything else needed?: A 1920x1080p IPS (LED) monitor which is great for gaming/painting and for a good price.

Pc case: Would like it to be nice looking, but yet to be a good one with decent amount of space.

Thanks for all the help! :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2013 3:36:24 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $939.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 18:36 EDT-0400)

Slightly over budget but well worth it.
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July 20, 2013 4:07:13 PM

mastrom101 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $939.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 18:36 EDT-0400)

Slightly over budget but well worth it.


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July 21, 2013 3:24:53 AM

Would you recommend that graphics card or Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 21, 2013 8:26:29 PM

What's the price difference?
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