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December 28, 2013 12:39:15 AM

First of all I don't know anything about pc build on or gaming I just picked these parts I would like to know anything else I need or any thing that could be downsized I would like to play all games at 1080p and 60fps my max budget is 1000 and slightly above like 1050 also it's starting from scratch I have no keyboard mouse or monitor or gamepad and in cases where I am going to be using a pad I would like to use my tv
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.88 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($186.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB Video Card ($125.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ J&R)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: A4Tech G800V Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($67.05 @ SuperBiiz)
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-2002 6W 2ch Speakers ($13.33 @ Amazon)
Total: $1098.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-28 02:46 EST-0500)

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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 12:54:02 AM

With R9 280x you can play everything at 1080p Ultra settings for at least 2 years from now.
I am not AMD fan but its important to focus on GPU and not on CPU if you planning to gaming.
FX8320 is a beast CPU but you dont really need Octa-Core CPU for games :p 
I replace your Monitor too. 24" and 2ms Response Time its to good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1041.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-28 03:52 EST-0500)
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December 28, 2013 1:50:57 AM

3Dns said:
With R9 280x you can play everything at 1080p Ultra settings for at least 2 years from now.
I am not AMD fan but its important to focus on GPU and not on CPU if you planning to gaming.
FX8320 is a beast CPU but you dont really need Octa-Core CPU for games :p 
I replace your Monitor too. 24" and 2ms Response Time its to good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1041.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-28 03:52 EST-0500)


I'm sorry but I don't really know what that means why is that one thing of yours over 300 dollars isn't that over kill or is it worth it also do I need a sound card sorry but when it comes to all this I'm clueless
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 2:15:45 AM

Look its simple.
Games doesnt need a lot of Cores to work. 1-2 cores is enough for games. thats mean you dont need multi-core CPU for gaming.
Thats why with an i5 or i7 you will not see any difference in games.
So FX-6300 is more than enough for any game.
Now, GTX650 is not good for 1000$ budget build. Is good for 600$.
With R9 280X you can play Battlefield 4 at 1920x1080 with Ultra settings without anyproblem. To be honest you will be able to play anything at Ultra for at least 1-2 years from now.

And no. You dont need a sound card. Your motherboard has one 8 Channel sound card on board :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 2:33:15 AM

The only thing I can see about having the fx 8xxx chips is for multithreaded stuff, like more for video editing/streaming/etc. I'm with everyone else on this, nothing too special when it comes to gaming. I think your motherboard is slight overkill, especially if you don't plan to overclock. Just following what everyone else says, just move some of the costs to the graphics card. The one thing that you really don't need is a blu-ray drive unless you plan on watching blu-ray movies on this PC.



If you lower the price in your motherboard and take the money from that blu-ray drive and move it to a graphics card, you might be able to get something like a 270x or 660Ti. I think windows 8 is slightly better also. Unless it's an UI problem, I'd probably recommend 8 (not sure if everything is fixed in 8.1 yet though... so...)
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 2:37:19 AM

Calnin said:
The only thing I can see about having the fx 8xxx chips is for multithreaded stuff, like more for video editing/streaming/etc. I'm with everyone else on this, nothing too special when it comes to gaming. I think your motherboard is slight overkill, especially if you don't plan to overclock. Just following what everyone else says, just move some of the costs to the graphics card. The one thing that you really don't need is a blu-ray drive unless you plan on watching blu-ray movies on this PC.



If you lower the price in your motherboard and take the money from that blu-ray drive and move it to a graphics card, you might be able to get something like a 270x or 660Ti. I think windows 8 is slightly better also. Unless it's an UI problem, I'd probably recommend 8 (not sure if everything is fixed in 8.1 yet though... so...)


270x or GTX660ti ?

Look my build again, i have the 280x on it :D 
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 2:42:06 AM

The only reason why i suggest those two is cause the OP is going from scratch. Like... everything? monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc. The 270x or 660Ti is just to include those under that 1100$ line. That's all. :)  Other than that, I will say I like the idea of the 280x.
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December 28, 2013 2:44:14 AM

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CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.98 @ OutletPC) \
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.88 @ Amazon) \
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg) \
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.95 @ Amazon) \
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Microcenter) \
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H) \
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US) \
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon) \
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ J&R) \
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC) \
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ Amazon) \
Mouse: Zalman ZM-M200 Wired Optical Mouse ($6.98 @ OutletPC) \
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-2002 6W 2ch Speakers ($13.33 @ Amazon) \
Total: $1003.53\
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)\
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 2:48:12 AM

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CPU: AMD FX-4100 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($98.98 @ OutletPC) \
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.88 @ Amazon) \
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg) \
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.95 @ Amazon) \
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Microcenter) \
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H) \
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US) \
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon) \
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ J&R) \
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC) \
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ Amazon) \
Mouse: Zalman ZM-M200 Wired Optical Mouse ($6.98 @ OutletPC) \
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-2002 6W 2ch Speakers ($13.33 @ Amazon) \
Total: $1003.53\
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)\
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2) Replace this ram with 2x4GB
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December 28, 2013 2:55:26 AM

Sorry I'm doing this all from an iPhone and why would splitting memory help
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December 28, 2013 3:00:18 AM

So to a console gamer can you tell me how good this pc Is going to be also is there anything I else I could downsize also do u know any good video tutorials on how to actually build this cause I don't know how yet
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December 28, 2013 3:00:20 AM

So to a console gamer can you tell me how good this pc Is going to be also is there anything I else I could downsize also do u know any good video tutorials on how to actually build this cause I don't know how yet
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a b 4 Gaming
December 28, 2013 3:01:12 AM

because 15xx from INTEL and all AMD CPU's works better with Dual Channel Ram.
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December 28, 2013 3:05:56 AM

Thank u both so much I also did a thread about a 500 dollar rig just cause I want to learn thank you a lot
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