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December 5, 2013 7:13:16 PM

My friend wants to game on a 1080p televion with high fps. He also would like to use this as a normal computer as well on a monitor.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fJCq
AMD FX-8320
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid
MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card
NZXT Source 21 Corsair CX 600W

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December 5, 2013 7:26:45 PM

Do you intend to overclock? imho you should get a good 990FX motherboard.
December 5, 2013 7:41:39 PM

12110574,0,949693 said:
Do you intend to overclock? imho you should get a good 990FX motherboard.


Not really, what kind of performance would i gain in fps if i overclock, for example to 4ghz? for me, I want to stay away from ocing since this computer will be for a non-tech oriented friend. Also so i can fit it into his 800 dollar budget.

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December 5, 2013 8:00:24 PM

imho this is a better no-overclock no-crossfire build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $785.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-05 22:59 EST-0500)
December 6, 2013 6:56:00 PM

filippi said:
imho this is a better no-overclock no-crossfire build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $785.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-05 22:59 EST-0500)


I need windows with it

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December 6, 2013 7:40:13 PM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($66.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.94 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $808.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 22:39 EST-0500)
December 6, 2013 7:43:25 PM

This is a list of the reasons that I believe these parts are perfect for the scenario
AMD FX-8320 (future-proof cpu that fits in my budget
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P (has all the feautres that i need
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) (best cheapest ram that I could find that is good)
Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid (better performance than a regular hdd (he will be using the computer for more than just gaming as a personal computer) and doesn't "break the budget"
MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card(BANG FOR BUCK AWESOMENESS)
NZXT Source 210 (has good airflow and nice value)
Corsair CX 600W(enough wattage and corsair quality
If I should change this, let me know why and if it will still fit into my budget. Remember it has to have windows with it
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fJCq
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