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Need help in building a budget gaming pc - Futureproof

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September 21, 2013 5:02:13 PM

Hello, I am going to build a budget gaming pc and I need some advice, I have a budget of 750-800$ and I want to build a system that can play current games on high settings and on descent settings on the next 3-4 years. By "futureproof" I mean I want first of all my mobo to be ready for a cpu upgrade (new AMD cpus are going to use AM3+ socket, so I can upgrade it without changing the mobo) and to add a second graphics card in order to play new games with decent graphics. I want to buy a mobo that supports SLI or CrossfireX (I prefer CrossfireX because 7870oc is better than other Nvidia cards at the same price range). I have in mind to upgrade it buy buying another GPU in the next 1-2 years. I also multitask a lot, and watch movies. I am thinking on buying an AMD 8320 and overclock it. Also, I 've read that the 970 series mobos cannot be overclocked well, so I am looking for a 990FX. I have found an MSI 990FXA GD55. Or should I buy an FX6350 and save money for a SABERTOOTH 990FX?Keep in mind that I want the PC to be futureproof. And last, but not least, is the PSU. I want a PSU wich supports 2 graphics cards, so I am looking for a COOLERMASTER RS-600-ACAB-D3 B600. Is it enough to support 2 GPUs in the future? Also, if anyone thinks he can build a gaming PC with these specs and Intel-based, I would be glad to see it.... I have a monitor, mouse and keypad.
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September 21, 2013 5:20:40 PM

First off there's no such thing as "future proofing" and going AMD won't really make it so either. On an $800 rig I would suggest an Intel Haswell or Ivy Bridge CPU. This would be a better rig IMO:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z75 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $851.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-21 20:20 EDT-0400)

A little bit more than the budget but this rig will last a lot longer and than an AMD rig will.
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