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Buidling a Gaming PC on a Medium Budget

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October 9, 2013 11:31:00 AM

I'm trying to build a gaming PC, and I want to pay around 800$ for Board, CPU, VGA and Ram, I chose those 4 parts, I need help to know if I did the right choice or I should look for different parts:

Board: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard, Price on Amazon: 215$

CPU: AMD FD8350FRHKBOX FX-8350 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition, Price on Amazon: 200$

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10), Price on Amazon: 145$

VGA: ASUS GTX760-DC2OC-2GD5 GeForce GTX760 2GB GDDR5 256-bit, DVI-I/DVI-D/ HDMI/DP PCI-Express 3.0 SLI ready Graphic Card OC-selected 1072 MHz core, Price on Amazon: 278$

Total if i buy from Amazon: 838$
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October 9, 2013 11:41:02 AM

that's way too much for the 8350... cross check everything on newegg!
8350 is a waste for you anyway... 8320 will do the same thing for $125

Also, there is no reason you need a $215 motherbard...

an m5a99x for $120 will do the same thing for your build.

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October 9, 2013 11:45:06 AM

personally i would get a cheaper mobo and only 8GB of RAM (you can always add another 8GB down the road) and get a cheaper mobo to bump up the GPU up to a GTX770 ...

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1MMxN

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.01 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ Amazon)

Total: $766.97

you will notice a gaming performance boost with the bigger GPU
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October 9, 2013 12:08:33 PM

John Bong said:
personally i would get a cheaper mobo and only 8GB of RAM (you can always add another 8GB down the road) and get a cheaper mobo to bump up the GPU up to a GTX770 ...


I chose the expensive mobo for future upgrades or do you think the one you suggested is enough to do the same thing for a cheaper price?
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