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December 2, 2013 5:18:19 PM

Hello everyone,

I'm building a new PC but after reading alot of threads. I'm still quite puzzled to what I should buy. ATM I have the following items below from black friday, mostly SSD and Hardrives as they were really cheap.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (32/64-bit) ($199.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $1059.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-02 19:41 EST-0500)


Now the thing is I can't decide what CPU to go with. I read that a FX8350 is basically an overclocked FX8320 and a FX9370 is an OC FX8350. With that in mind, the FX8320 which is on sale for $120 seems like a bargain. But a 9370 is only $5 more then a 8350 atm and cheaper then a i5 4670k by $40. What are the reasons why I should buy 1 of these 3 chips (8320, 9370, 4670k)???

For Memory, if I go with an Intel Haswell I should pick a dual channel set which is 2 memory slots right at 1600 mhz which is what intel supports? So there's no benefit going for 1866mhz or faster? AMD chips support up to 1866 mhz dual channel?

I'm not really familar with good motherboards with AMD chips, especially if I go with a 9370, I heard not all boards can use its high TDP, so if someone can help me there as well it'll be great.

For GPU I'm mostly going with a SLI config as I want to be prepared for GSYNC when it comes out next year compare to mantel. But I'm open to suggestions or comments

PowerSupply, I didn't pick up as I'm not quite sure as of now, but something from seasonic , corsair or XFX will be good?

If someone can give me some insight, so I can order tonight before cyber monday ends, it'll help alot :)  tyyyy


Edit: Right now my budget is around $1700 for the rest of the parts.

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a b G Storage
December 2, 2013 5:24:11 PM

If you want more performance go with i5 4670K as it packs a mean punch.
The 8320 and 9370 are more of quantity over quality chips but yeah they still have power.

Yes AMD supports up to 1866+mhz depending on the MB and the CPU. There are benefits for going faster in terms of memory but they are not that much appreciated so you are good with a 1600 memory.

AOTM better get a high end card first then buy another when GSYNC comes out.

If you are going SLI better think of a PSU more than 750w as it can really eat up your power.


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a b G Storage
December 2, 2013 5:24:51 PM

the 8320 is more than enought and u can overclock it nicelty with that h100i.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dSXb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dSXb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dSXb/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($144.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($94.86 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 530 Series 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($317.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($317.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($107.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (32/64-bit) ($199.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $2173.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-02 20:24 EST-0500)

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