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I would like to hear from you guys about making this build? its just under $1000 and I would like to know on a scale from crap to f@#king epic, where does this rig land?

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT NZXT H230 Black ATX Mid Tower ATX
Thanks
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  1. You have no PSU listed.

    The CPU cooler isn't great and isn't really better than stock. Get a coolermaster hyper 212 evo ir leave it stock.

    Get a 120gb SSd or no SSD. 64gb really is too small.
  2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest, I'd say a 7.5.

    1. As tiny voices said, no PSU listed.
    2. SSD is rather small unless you plan on running *nix variant operating systems.
    3. The R9 280X is close to a GTX 770 in terms of performance and can be found for $80 less if you're tight on cash. Could use that $80 for something else.
    4. Get the non-LE version of that motherboard.
  3. ace4820 said:
    I would like to hear from you guys about making this build? its just under $1000 and I would like to know on a scale from crap to f@#king epic, where does this rig land?

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT NZXT H230 Black ATX Mid Tower ATX
    Thanks


    you can have much powerful rig then this in 1000$

    on scale of 1 to 10 in 1000$ rig your rig is 4 and what i'm giving you is about 9 to 9.5

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

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $974.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 14:13 EST-0500)
  4. @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.
  5. Alpha-Black said:
    ace4820 said:
    I would like to hear from you guys about making this build? its just under $1000 and I would like to know on a scale from crap to f@#king epic, where does this rig land?

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT NZXT H230 Black ATX Mid Tower ATX
    Thanks


    you can have much powerful rig then this in 1000$

    on scale of 1 to 10 in 1000$ rig your rig is 4 and what i'm giving you is about 9 to 9.5

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

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $974.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 14:13 EST-0500)


    Motherboard is pretty cheap but the rest of this is great. Would definitely get low-profile RAM though.
  6. ksham said:
    @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.


    Agreed. You definitely did not take this to a 10 from a 4 by adding a PSU and CPU and using a cheaper motherboard.
  7. ksham said:
    @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.


    LOL.
    powerful cpu and a psu in same price is not even a change .... stop doping bro.LOL and i changed every single part from unreliable or less reliable to better and reliable one.
  8. tiny voices said:
    ksham said:
    @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.


    Agreed. You definitely did not take this to a 10 from a 4 by adding a PSU and CPU and using a cheaper motherboard.


    ok 6 tops not more then that. every single part counts man ...if you have any magic turn your rig on without a psu. of even less powered psu and give me peace of mind with unreliable psu.
  9. Alpha-Black said:
    ksham said:
    @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.


    LOL.
    powerful cpu and a psu in same price is not even a change .... stop doping bro.LOL and i changed every single part from unreliable or less reliable to better and reliable one.


    Well, the motherboard you changed to is WORSE.

    You can't say that you improved the computer a ton by adding a PSU. I'm sure OP knew it was not in there.
  10. Alpha-Black said:
    tiny voices said:
    ksham said:
    @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.


    Agreed. You definitely did not take this to a 10 from a 4 by adding a PSU and CPU and using a cheaper motherboard.


    ok 6 tops not more then that. every single part counts man ...if you have any magic turn your rig on without a psu. of even less powered psu and give me peace of mind with unreliable psu.



    I don't understand what you are saying. Of course a computer does not work without a PSU and my PSU is VERY high quality.
  11. Alright what do you guys think now?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $979.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 14:41 EST-0500)
  12. tiny voices said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    tiny voices said:
    ksham said:
    @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.


    Agreed. You definitely did not take this to a 10 from a 4 by adding a PSU and CPU and using a cheaper motherboard.


    ok 6 tops not more then that. every single part counts man ...if you have any magic turn your rig on without a psu. of even less powered psu and give me peace of mind with unreliable psu.



    I don't understand what you are saying. Of course a computer does not work without a PSU and my PSU is VERY high quality.

    you are a high quality guy.i agree.
    i rest my case.:D
  13. Best answer
    ace4820 said:
    Alright what do you guys think now?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $979.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 14:41 EST-0500)


    Looks good to me.
    Change the PSU to a 650w unit NOT from the CX line of Corsair. Have a look at XFX. They have VERY good units for low prices.
  14. Alpha-Black said:
    tiny voices said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    tiny voices said:
    ksham said:
    @Alpha-Black: how so? You added in a PSU and changed the CPU. That's about the only note-worthy change.


    Agreed. You definitely did not take this to a 10 from a 4 by adding a PSU and CPU and using a cheaper motherboard.


    ok 6 tops not more then that. every single part counts man ...if you have any magic turn your rig on without a psu. of even less powered psu and give me peace of mind with unreliable psu.



    I don't understand what you are saying. Of course a computer does not work without a PSU and my PSU is VERY high quality.

    you are a high quality guy.i agree.
    i rest my case.:D


    Dude, what are you even talking about? I never said ANYTHING about me being any kind of guy.
  15. Thanks for the response guys. I will look into the XFX psu and lower to 650. What is i want to OC my CPU will 650w still be ok?
  16. Yes 650w will be plenty when overclocking the CPU and GPU with your computer.
  17. Alpha-Black said:

    LOL.
    powerful cpu and a psu in same price is not even a change .... stop doping bro.LOL and i changed every single part from unreliable or less reliable to better and reliable one.

    The CPU is not a huge step up from the FX-6300 in terms of gaming. And I wouldn't say more reliable. The SSD is still 64GB and I recommend a minimum of 120GB. Seagate Barracuda is not more reliable than a WD Black. Cheaper, yes. More reliable, no. The motherboard is a tad weaker.

    And you removed the cooler so no overclocking. And the FX-8350 is rather hot at stock. I would have the cooler for the FX-8350 regardless of OC.


    ace4820 said:
    Alright what do you guys think now?
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZiTU/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $979.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 14:41 EST-0500)

    Yeah; looks good. :)
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