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December 7, 2013 2:55:57 PM

Hey guys. I'm looking to build a new gaming PC. I wouldn't call it a budget build, but I don't want it to be too over the top. I also do some work with video editing, as well as a lot of multitasking, so I feel like the i7 might be a safe call. Let me know what you guys think.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gFNT

Thanks in advance for the advice!

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a b 4 Gaming
December 7, 2013 2:58:58 PM

looks good but id get the xfx 750 watt ps instead rest looks good
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December 7, 2013 2:59:20 PM

Good build. One suggestion. Get the 4GB 770 instead of the 2GB. Present games easily use 3GB of ram so you'll be wanting the 4GB is one to two years.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 7, 2013 3:03:48 PM

well some games use more than 2gbs in 1440p but def if u can afford 4 gigs would be more futureproof
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December 7, 2013 3:11:06 PM

IF you are gonna do alot of multi tasking i would go for the fx 8350 or even fx 9590... They are very good chips, they are better for multitasking and i think the newer games will start to utilize more cores. Also the R9 280x is much better card than the 770.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gGz8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gGz8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gGz8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($193.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($148.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($152.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($366.30 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1260.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 18:06 EST-0500)

CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($152.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($366.30 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1464.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 18:09 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 7, 2013 3:18:19 PM

I modified your build a bit: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gGLT

I was also gonna suggest looking at AMD, as its great price to performance and with 8 cores should handle w/e your multi tasking pretty well especially when you overclock it all the way up. But I wouldn't buy a 8350 or 9590. As a 8350 is just an overclocked 8320 and 9590 is a overclocked 9370.

Gtx 770 4gb is pretty darn expensive, as of now 2gb is fine for 1080p, if you really want future proof and maybe SLI in the future then you could consider a 4gb 770. Otherwise I rather just buy a single 280x or stretch ur budget and get a gtx 780.
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