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Need help building a new amd gaming pc

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December 18, 2013 10:38:09 AM

Hey guys I'm trying to build a new AMD gaming computer I have a budget of $1600 i want to get the most bang for the buck, this is what I have been looking at so far
CPU: AMD fix 9370 8core
MOTHERBOARD: Asus sabertooth 990fx
RAM: G.skill trident x 2x8gb DDR3 1866
GRAPHICS CARD: Asus r9280x-dc2t
POWER supply: Corsar 650w full modular
SSD: Ocz vertex 2 100g
HDD: Western digital black 2t

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a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
December 18, 2013 10:44:45 AM

personally I think you should get an 8350......... but if you have 1600 bucks you should consider a high end intel build. overall it will be faster.
a b 4 Gaming
a b À AMD
December 18, 2013 10:44:47 AM

no need for 9370, the 8320 is even the same core but not such a high clock speed. you can overclock it to get to the same levels. also a custom cooler for the cpu would be good.
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a b 4 Gaming
December 18, 2013 11:02:35 AM

best bang for the buck?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
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)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1453.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 14:01 EST-0500)
December 18, 2013 11:39:39 AM

everything in the above build but if you have 1600 to spend, get a 240/256gb ssd, they fill up fast