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Is this the best PC I can build for around $1000?

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February 2, 2014 9:02:30 AM

Hello,
I was trying to keep this as close to $1000 (USD) while still getting a decent FPS in most games with high-ultra settings. I found this a little difficult, mostly because I need a monitor and an OS. Also, I realize I could probably pick a cheaper case, but I like how flashy this one is.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($207.95 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1040.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 11:52 EST-0500)

I'm wasn't originally planning on overclocking, but I think I can with this motherboard. Overclocking and not, how is the compatibility of these parts? This is my first build (which I'll be nervously building in 2-4 weeks), and I thought it would be best to ask.

Thanks.

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February 2, 2014 9:10:58 AM

Yes, you can overclock with that motherboard. Everything looks good. I swapped out your monitor and threw in a better graphics card, for your consideration:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
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 ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($232.99 @ Staples)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $987.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 12:09 EST-0500)

Not sure if you were aiming for just Newegg and Amazon, when I edited, PCPartPicker switched the stores, so I left them alone.

Cheers!
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April 11, 2014 1:47:10 PM

ACTechy said:
Yes, you can overclock with that motherboard. Everything looks good. I swapped out your monitor and threw in a better graphics card, for your consideration:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($116.97 @ OutletPC)
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 ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($232.99 @ Staples)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $987.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 12:09 EST-0500)

Not sure if you were aiming for just Newegg and Amazon, when I edited, PCPartPicker switched the stores, so I left them alone.

Cheers!


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April 11, 2014 1:47:40 PM

hey what about an optical drive?
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April 11, 2014 1:48:58 PM

Pffffft get this build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Enermax ECA3280A-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $984.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-11 16:48 EDT-0400)
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