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December 14, 2013 12:26:23 PM

Hey everyone, this is my first computer build and I'm going to be mainly using it for gaming, movies, school work and other things in the future. So here it goes, here are the parts I decided to order:

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

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($184.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($193.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $853.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 15:24 EST-0500)
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December 14, 2013 12:36:21 PM

Your build is a little lopsided.
Overspending on a motherboard for example.

Here is a build that is ALOT better on the graphics side and can match the 8350 with a SLIGHT OC.



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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($115.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $871.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 15:35 EST-0500)
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December 14, 2013 12:43:44 PM

Wow, thanks. Yeah I was wondering on which Motherboard and cpu to use but I don't know that much about which mother boards are good. But could this motherboard and psu handle another video card if I plan to put them in crossfire? Also should I stick with the Amd 8320 or go for a i5 3570k or i5 4670k?
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December 14, 2013 12:46:49 PM

Novuake said:
Your build is a little lopsided.
Overspending on a motherboard for example.

Here is a build that is ALOT better on the graphics side and can match the 8350 with a SLIGHT OC.



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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($115.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $871.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 15:35 EST-0500)


Excellent build
with the exception of the power supply which should be a little higher wattage for comfort
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
The Corsair TX 650 would be a good alternative
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx650...
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December 14, 2013 1:01:06 PM

So, I'm going to go for this build:

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($115.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $895.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 16:00 EST-0500)
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December 14, 2013 1:16:36 PM

If you want to the dual graphics card route in the future then 750Watt PSU would be better.

This :

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($115.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $886.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 16:15 EST-0500)
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December 14, 2013 1:22:10 PM

Awesome, thanks for all the replies. Would you recommend me buying all these now or waiting until Christmas time to buy all these parts?
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December 14, 2013 2:11:21 PM

I have no idea. That is up to you.
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December 15, 2013 11:30:14 PM

Ok, so I decided on what I want, but the case I have has 2 x usb 2.0 front, but does not have usb 3.0 front panel port and the motherboard I have has a usb 3.0 header. What do you guys think I should do?
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December 15, 2013 11:33:44 PM

I think there are plenty of good cases with front USB3 , even at $50

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December 17, 2013 5:08:12 PM

So, the r9 280x is sold out practically everywhere and I just want to know if the gtx 770 is worth purchasing over the r9 280x. Is it or should I wait until they come on stock again?
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