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December 25, 2013 12:53:45 PM

I want to build a gaming/editing PC. I have some parts picked out, but I would like some advice or recommendations for the build. I have never built a PC before, so if there are any issues with compatibility or anything, please leave a comment. I want to keep the price under $1000.

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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SwitchWaffle/saved/3eL9

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a b 4 Gaming
December 25, 2013 1:27:46 PM

As for the parts that you picked out you may want to consider getting 16 or 12gb's of memory rather than 8GB's. Reason being is that some editing software is very reliant on the memory when rendering videos. Also, the PSU is slightly more than you need. A 450-500W should be plenty for this build. And finally, don't forget about your operating system. Everything else seems fine.

Here are some of my ideas:

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

I went a little cheaper on the heat sink and included you a copy of Windows 8. The hard drive is also a little bigger than your current one, you could benefit with a little more storage and I also managed to squeeze in a 64GB SSD for the OS. Hope I helped!



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a b 4 Gaming
December 25, 2013 1:30:33 PM
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do you really consider Intel parts ? if not AMD's FX will prove better than Intel for Editing / rendering like task + nothing bad performance in games.
Hence you can invest in a very better GPU for that price!

the GPU in this build is far better performing than a 760 though you can chose b/w a 770 but 280x comes with 1GB of extra VRam (total 3GB) which may prove helpful for higher resolutions and some handy games.

-CPU FX 8320 has 8 cores which does great in multithreaded and tasking with doing good as i5/i7 in gaming
-Ram 8GB is enough though for very HIGH level of rendering require some extra GBs like 12GB so you can add it maybe.
-Storage: it has a 120GB of SSD good for OS installations and some other programs or vice versa for storing recordings directly into SSD and using HDD for all other stuff including OS installation.
-Motherboard , PSU , Case all good enough for overclocking room and good air cooling making it highly safe for stress! PSU will future proof for overclocking load and CrossfireX setup if you want in future.
Mobo is great for OC. Case has good air flow. and CPU Cooler help in reaching some 4.7~Ghz easily while keeping temperatures low still.


CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.76 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($86.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1007.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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December 25, 2013 9:26:21 PM

Computer__GUY said:
As for the parts that you picked out you may want to consider getting 16 or 12gb's of memory rather than 8GB's. Reason being is that some editing software is very reliant on the memory when rendering videos. Also, the PSU is slightly more than you need. A 450-500W should be plenty for this build. And finally, don't forget about your operating system. Everything else seems fine.

Here are some of my ideas:

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

I went a little cheaper on the heat sink and included you a copy of Windows 8. The hard drive is also a little bigger
than your current one, you could benefit with a little more storage and I also managed to squeeze in a 64GB SSD for the OS. Hope I helped!





The memory I plan on upgrading so I am only going to spend enough to get 8gb. I changed the memory from 2 modules to 1 sacrificing some performance, but giving me the opportunity to add another 8gb stick later. I originally went with an overkill psu because I thought I might want to get another 760 and would need some more wattage. Now I've changed my decision and went with a 550 watt power supply. I can always replace it later :) 
As for he OS, I have a copy of Windows 7 already but didn't include it on the list :/ 

Thanks for the feedback, it really helped! :D 
December 25, 2013 9:53:56 PM

Niko_boy said:
do you really consider Intel parts ? if not AMD's FX will prove better than Intel for Editing / rendering like task + nothing bad performance in games.
Hence you can invest in a very better GPU for that price!

the GPU in this build is far better performing than a 760 though you can chose b/w a 770 but 280x comes with 1GB of extra VRam (total 3GB) which may prove helpful for higher resolutions and some handy games.

-CPU FX 8320 has 8 cores which does great in multithreaded and tasking with doing good as i5/i7 in gaming
-Ram 8GB is enough though for very HIGH level of rendering require some extra GBs like 12GB so you can add it maybe.
-Storage: it has a 120GB of SSD good for OS installations and some other programs or vice versa for storing recordings directly into SSD and using HDD for all other stuff including OS installation.
-Motherboard , PSU , Case all good enough for overclocking room and good air cooling making it highly safe for stress! PSU will future proof for overclocking load and CrossfireX setup if you want in future.
Mobo is great for OC. Case has good air flow. and CPU Cooler help in reaching some 4.7~Ghz easily while keeping temperatures low still.


CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.76 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($86.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1007.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


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Honestly I have never seriously looked into AMD processors much before, Intel was just the only good company to make processors, so I went with it. I'll take your word for the supremacy of the AMD processor your suggested, but I'm not very familiar with AMD products so this will be a learning process.
As for the graphics card, I will also take your word for it, and perhaps do some research. I did know though, that the extra gb of memory for the card would boost the performance which is a plus.

Those are pretty much the only drastic changes I made to he build, besides the mobo and psu.
Thanks for the advice!

Here is the updated version thanks to the guys on Tom's Hardware!:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SwitchWaffle/saved/3f5e
a b 4 Gaming
December 26, 2013 12:07:59 AM

SwitchWaffle said:
Niko_boy said:
do you really consider Intel parts ? if not AMD's FX will prove better than Intel for Editing / rendering like task + nothing bad performance in games.
Hence you can invest in a very better GPU for that price!

the GPU in this build is far better performing than a 760 though you can chose b/w a 770 but 280x comes with 1GB of extra VRam (total 3GB) which may prove helpful for higher resolutions and some handy games.

-CPU FX 8320 has 8 cores which does great in multithreaded and tasking with doing good as i5/i7 in gaming
-Ram 8GB is enough though for very HIGH level of rendering require some extra GBs like 12GB so you can add it maybe.
-Storage: it has a 120GB of SSD good for OS installations and some other programs or vice versa for storing recordings directly into SSD and using HDD for all other stuff including OS installation.
-Motherboard , PSU , Case all good enough for overclocking room and good air cooling making it highly safe for stress! PSU will future proof for overclocking load and CrossfireX setup if you want in future.
Mobo is great for OC. Case has good air flow. and CPU Cooler help in reaching some 4.7~Ghz easily while keeping temperatures low still.


CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.76 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($86.20 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1007.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


A wild reply button has appeared!

Honestly I have never seriously looked into AMD processors much before, Intel was just the only good company to make processors, so I went with it. I'll take your word for the supremacy of the AMD processor your suggested, but I'm not very familiar with AMD products so this will be a learning process.
As for the graphics card, I will also take your word for it, and perhaps do some research. I did know though, that the extra gb of memory for the card would boost the performance which is a plus.

Those are pretty much the only drastic changes I made to he build, besides the mobo and psu.
Thanks for the advice!

Here is the updated version thanks to the guys on Tom's Hardware!:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SwitchWaffle/saved/3f5e



There isnt really much differnce to be seen but for high resolutions you need a high Vrams + for some very highly demanding games like BF4 , AC IV 3GB Ram is quite benifical.

there you can see how R9 280x beat up 770 with its 1GB of extra memory , though both GPU are very close in overall performance.
http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchm...
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