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November 18, 2013 9:33:04 AM

Hello everyone, new to the site. I am currently trying to make my 1st build. After much research this is what I came up with

CPU: AMD FX-8350
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX
RAM: Corsair 8GB 1600MHz (2X 4GB)
PSU: Corsair CX600 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
FAN: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
SSD: 128GB ADATA SP900
HDD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Blue
OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit

with case it's about $1093 before taxes. Is this build worth the money? Also while researching I also came upon CYBERPOWERPC and looked at their custom build just for the hell of it and I was able to make almost the same PC (CPPC includes different RAM and case brand) for 30 bucks less taxes included and with some extras (like Wireless Network card). Seriously thinking about just getting it from them. Anyone who has had an experience with them, do you recommend it? As a CA resident I can just pick it up from them without having to pay shipping.

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November 18, 2013 9:38:42 AM

You've got a solid looking build there. What case were you thinking?

You should build it yourself. It's super rewarding, and a great hands on experience. I'm really surprised you can get a pre-made machine cheaper, can you share your custom link for that Cyberpower build? (They're a good company for sure)

I plugged your components into PCPartPicker and came up a few bucks less, with an excellent case option included:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($184.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1038.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 12:43 EST-0500)

Not sure which model Corsair you chose, but you should get this low profile stuff so you won't have any clearance issues with the CM EVO.
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November 18, 2013 9:44:58 AM

I was thinking about getting the NXT Source 210.

Also will this build last me for years and be able to surpass the PS4 and Xbox One in performance?

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FKF3K
what made it cheaper was a 5% discount code which took off 51 bucks.
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November 18, 2013 9:58:23 AM

Based_God said:
I was thinking about getting the NXT Source 210.

Also will this build last me for years and be able to surpass the PS4 and Xbox One in performance?

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FKF3K
what made it cheaper was a 5% discount code which took off 51 bucks.


The Source 210 would work...it's a bit ugly (on the unpainted inside) and a lot of plastic, but it'll save a few bucks. The Define R4 is on sale right now and it's all steel and built to be silent. That would last you longer than a 210, if you're going for longevity and thinking about upgrading in the future without needing to upgrade the case.

I have no idea on the performance of this vs XBOX1/PS4, but it will be getting some excellent fps at high settings, so nothing to worry about there. (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk1...)

Thanks for the link, yeah looks like they've got a bunch of Black November deals right now, might not be a bad way to go.
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November 18, 2013 10:12:02 AM

ACTechy said:
Based_God said:
I was thinking about getting the NXT Source 210.

Also will this build last me for years and be able to surpass the PS4 and Xbox One in performance?

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FKF3K
what made it cheaper was a 5% discount code which took off 51 bucks.


The Source 210 would work...it's a bit ugly (on the unpainted inside) and a lot of plastic, but it'll save a few bucks. The Define R4 is on sale right now and it's all steel and built to be silent. That would last you longer than a 210, if you're going for longevity and thinking about upgrading in the future without needing to upgrade the case.

I have no idea on the performance of this vs XBOX1/PS4, but it will be getting some excellent fps at high settings, so nothing to worry about there. (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-770-gk1...)

Thanks for the link, yeah looks like they've got a bunch of Black November deals right now, might not be a bad way to go.



Awesome, all I want is a system that will last me for years without having to upgrade.

I have been deathly afraid of building it since I don't want to mess up something that costs $1000+ so I think I will most likely go with the CyberPC route. They don't put the CyberPowerPC logo on the case, right?
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November 18, 2013 10:56:34 AM

Based_God said:


Awesome, all I want is a system that will last me for years without having to upgrade.

I have been deathly afraid of building it since I don't want to mess up something that costs $1000+ so I think I will most likely go with the CyberPC route. They don't put the CyberPowerPC logo on the case, right?


Yeah I'm sure they put their logo on the front, if you check out 'cyberpowerpc' google images, there are some pictures of their name/logo on the front.
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