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January 31, 2014 6:57:56 PM

I have a budget of $700-ish (can save up for more) and I would like to build a gaming/recording desktop. I already have a HDD and OS so I would just need the MB+Ram+GPU+CPU+PSU. Thanks!

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January 31, 2014 7:12:27 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.98 @ NCIX US)
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 ($119.00 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $692.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 22:12 EST-0500)
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January 31, 2014 7:13:34 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L6Eu

U Can Just Exlude The Case If U Have One Which I Assume U Do (But Then Again I Dunno So I Just included Just In Case)

And The 750W PSU Is Gold Certified (NEVER CHEAP OUT ON A PSU... NEVER) And Is Fully Modular, Means No More Mess With Wires ... U Can Just Take Out The Unnecessary Wires And Add Them When Needed

U Can Go For Non Modular Or Semi Modular For A Bit Cheaper (Again Nor Much Of Difference)

I Chose 1x8 Gb In Keeping Future Expansions In Mind

Sure 2x4 Duel Channel Will Be Fast

But When Ur Gonna Upgrade Ur Ram (BF4 Already Demands 8Gb RAM) Its Gonna Need More CPU Juice

Its Simple

The More Ram Modules U Add, The More Stress Ur Motherboard Takes And More CPU Juice It Needs

U Can Buy An Another 1x8 Some Time And Trust Me, Its Not Gonna Effect Ur Gaming, Unless U Use Ur System For Benchmark
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January 31, 2014 7:13:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L6L8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L6L8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L6L8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ TigerDirect)
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 ($74.44 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($208.88 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $713.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 22:16 EST-0500)

If you don't have an ssd, the one in here is worth it.
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January 31, 2014 8:37:41 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L92A

FX 6300
CM Hyper 212
Asus M5A97 R2.0 mb
2 x4 gig of Gskill Ares RAM
GTX 770
Corsair CX 600m


$688

Better gamer than any of the builds above thanks to the stronger graphics card

Definitely avoid the ASUS M5A97 LE motherboard . Its not a good overclocker and is a bit stripped of features
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January 31, 2014 9:40:37 PM

Wow, thank you guys for the very quick posts! I will look into all of your suggestions and decide which one is better.

EDIT: I looked at all of your suggestions and decided to get a mixture of what you put out, also, the case troll hunter put looks awesome!
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