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New and need help with budget pc build

Hi, I've not built a pc before so any advice would be greatly appreciated

Approximate Purchase Date: Some time in the next week

Budget Range: $720~

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, youtube, browsing, occasional video editing

Are you buying a monitor:Nope


Do you need to buy OS: Yea, though that's not included in the budget

Location: Austin, Tx U.S.A.


Overclocking: Possibly

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not, but would like the option if possible

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I don't need any peripherals, having an hdmi port would be nice. As far as a case goes, I don't care much for looks so long as it has good airflow and some room to work with. I would like to oc, but not initially.


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current pc is barely usable for basic browsing; would also like to get into pc gaming.
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  1. Best answer
    I went a bit over budget, but I picked: CPU with much oc headroom, mobo with 2 true x16 slots for crossfire, PSU with enough power for crossfire
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $747.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 04:38 EDT-0400)
  2. The MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card went up about $50, should I go ahead and order it along with the rest of the parts or possibly use a different video card such as HIS Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card?
  3. Sure, you can take this one too, I just chose the MSI cause it was cheap.

    PS: would be nice if you select a best answer if you don't mind ;)
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