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December 8, 2013 7:55:24 PM

hey all,

figured it toss this out there, get some comments on my build. going to use this for productivity / office / 2D stuff, plus watching movies and fun stuff, but no games. well, i might try a game or two, just for kicks, but i'm not a "gamer" at all. heck, i don't think i've bothered to finish Halo 1 yet.....

anyhoo, build as per link. some parts i already have and will reuse from my present system (monitors, power supply, cpu cooler, all hard drives), and everything else is new.

no idea how i'll install the OS, might put it on the WD Black since i don't trust SSD, but use the SSD for a page file. or i might give the SSD a chance once it comes back from RMA! :p 

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

December 8, 2013 8:07:51 PM

Put the os on a ssd... otherwise there is no point to getting one.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hq2F
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hq2F/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hq2F/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($123.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.93 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $766.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 23:07 EST-0500)
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December 8, 2013 8:18:06 PM

you know, i did think about a single higher-end graphics card, but i kept running into the whole display-port issue - as in, getting that one DP out to split into 3 monitors, none of which have DP inputs (i can only do DVI and VGA). evidently a fancy hub is needed, and those run $300-plus i think. i'm in Canada, so prices are higher and stock is more limited. and that hub would be a special-order piece...

case - eh, i hate my mobo to be vertical, esp with the heatsink i have (which is actually a scythe orochi, but that doesn't exist on their list)... so HAF is mine, and i think it looks kinda funky. my existing system is in an ATX tower, and i'm not crazy about it conceptually.

cpu - that one i'm actually contemplating swapping. i already ordered the 6350 for a great price (hasn't arrived yet), but wonder how much better the 8320 / 8350 stuff would be. it would cost me an extra $50, and i'd get bragging rights. hmm.....
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December 8, 2013 8:32:39 PM

giantbucket said:
you know, i did think about a single higher-end graphics card, but i kept running into the whole display-port issue - as in, getting that one DP out to split into 3 monitors, none of which have DP inputs (i can only do DVI and VGA). evidently a fancy hub is needed, and those run $300-plus i think. i'm in Canada, so prices are higher and stock is more limited. and that hub would be a special-order piece...

case - eh, i hate my mobo to be vertical, esp with the heatsink i have (which is actually a scythe orochi, but that doesn't exist on their list)... so HAF is mine, and i think it looks kinda funky. my existing system is in an ATX tower, and i'm not crazy about it conceptually.

cpu - that one i'm actually contemplating swapping. i already ordered the 6350 for a great price (hasn't arrived yet), but wonder how much better the 8320 / 8350 stuff would be. it would cost me an extra $50, and i'd get bragging rights. hmm.....


In that case, go for the 2x 7790's, the haf xb and the 6350.
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