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December 16, 2013 4:37:01 PM

Hello everyone,
I posted a thread last month related to my planned build. After some shopping around, it seems that the part prices have gone up as of late. They are now out of my budget. As the title says, I have decided on going with AMD for some price efficiency. I seek a build under $800 that can run most current games on high to max settings and still be useful for the next generation games. I need the operating system included in the build, and a keyboard if it can be fit in. The PC is the focus though.
December 16, 2013 4:58:09 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ltE6

I threw in a 64 GB ssd for a start up disk .. but if you wanted you could throw in 8 GB more ram for about the same.

this will play battle field 4 and 3 on ultra fyi. those 270x's are nice..
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December 16, 2013 5:17:16 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $794.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 20:16 EST-0500)
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December 16, 2013 5:17:42 PM

goodguy713 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ltE6

I threw in a 64 GB ssd for a start up disk .. but if you wanted you could throw in 8 GB more ram for about the same.

this will play battle field 4 and 3 on ultra fyi. those 270x's are nice..


This looks good, actually. Ill wait for a few more replies before making my decision though.
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December 16, 2013 5:19:32 PM

990FX board \ FX8320 \ R9 270 \ Seasonic PSU


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($185.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $793.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 20:20 EST-0500)
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December 16, 2013 5:40:40 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
990FX board \ FX8320 \ R9 270 \ Seasonic PSU


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($185.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $793.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-16 20:20 EST-0500)


Looks good. One question though: is Windows 8.1 better than 7? I don't particularly love the new interface but I can deal with it if I get better performance in any way.
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December 16, 2013 5:43:58 PM

It runs just as good if not better than 7 and no difference in gaming.
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December 16, 2013 6:22:51 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
It runs just as good if not better than 7 and no difference in gaming.


Very good. Thanks to everyone for the quick response! Will update when I build!
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December 16, 2013 6:38:14 PM

One last question: how do these mail-in rebates work?

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