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$900 Build Few questions about CPU/GPU/SSD

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November 27, 2013 5:13:42 PM

I found a few good deals at my local MicroCenter with refurbished and open box discounts so I finally decided to jump the gun and build my first PC. I bought a few of the parts already but I can still return everything if needed. I just have a few questions

1. Any preference on the 3570k or 8350. They are also selling 8320's for $100. Would I be fine saving a few dollars and downgrading to the 8320 rather than getting either of these?

2. Is my SSD fine? I know most people recommend Samsung but this one was pretty cheap. Is it worth it to spend the extra $50 on a Samsung?

3. Are either builds fine if I decided to add in another 660 TI? I checked the store and the 660 TI's were SLI ready, and I figure $150 is a steal for one. Would I be fine buying two with either rig? Or would I be better off getting a single GTX 760? (They have one for sale at $210)

3570k build - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Crosstown/saved/2Xbk

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($105.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $816.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 20:09 EST-0500)

AMD 8350 build - http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Crosstown/saved/2Xwy


CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($0.00)
Total: $835.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 20:13 EST-0500)

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November 27, 2013 5:20:20 PM

Its always best to go with the best single card you can (GTX 760) do that!

Great deal on the SSD and i5 Do it!

I would up the power supply. I like the Corsair HX750 but Im not sure what deals are coming out.
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November 27, 2013 6:56:11 PM

Proteus1 said:
Its always best to go with the best single card you can (GTX 760) do that!

Great deal on the SSD and i5 Do it!

I would up the power supply. I like the Corsair HX750 but Im not sure what deals are coming out.


Ah OK, I wasn't too sure if I was fine with just 600 or not. I'll probably plan on getting a bigger supply if I decide to upgrade to the 760/770. Thanks for your input!
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