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February 9, 2014 10:29:47 AM

Hes wanting a decent rig to play and record to. Here is what Ive pieced together:

AMD 8350
Asus M5A 97 R2.0
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 760 w/ 4gb ram
Gskill sniper 8gb (4gb x 2)
120gb Samsung 840evo ssd
1Tb Seagate barracuda 7200rpm 64mb cache hdd
Coolermaster 212 evo HSF
Rosewill Armor-Evo with Rosewill Hive 650w ps

Priced all at Newegg, 974.99. Im sure I could save a few bucks if I priced it all at pcpartpicker, but I really dont want to order from 5 different place to save $30. Would the listed parts be average/above average for high quality graphics and recording out gameplay?

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February 9, 2014 10:45:49 AM

Looks like a solid rig. Should work fine.
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February 24, 2014 8:14:47 PM

Yep, really nothing you could improve on. Good job picking parts.
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February 25, 2014 7:49:17 AM

Paulballs said:
Hes wanting a decent rig to play and record to. Here is what Ive pieced together:

AMD 8350
Asus M5A 97 R2.0
Gigabyte Geforce GTX 760 w/ 4gb ram
Gskill sniper 8gb (4gb x 2)
120gb Samsung 840evo ssd
1Tb Seagate barracuda 7200rpm 64mb cache hdd
Coolermaster 212 evo HSF
Rosewill Armor-Evo with Rosewill Hive 650w ps

Priced all at Newegg, 974.99. Im sure I could save a few bucks if I priced it all at pcpartpicker, but I really dont want to order from 5 different place to save $30. Would the listed parts be average/above average for high quality graphics and recording out gameplay?


Looks good. If he only has one monitor, you could save some money by dropping down to a 2gb 760. 4gb cards are meant for multi displays for extremely high res. But like others have said, good job picking parts on your own. Let us know how he likes the build!
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February 25, 2014 10:56:41 AM

All the parts look good, maybe you could upgrade the 760 to 770, but if you don't want to spend the extra, you could drop down to the 2 gb version of the 760. Little bit less money for that. Also, is he doing a 3 monitor setup? Because that's where the extra 2 gb really helps.
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February 25, 2014 10:56:52 AM

zeph_yr said:
Yep, really nothing you could improve on. Good job picking parts.


Thanks. I spent many hours pricing parts, putting together different builds on Newegg, reading reviews here and there. Having been out of the PC game for about 12yrs (I switched to Mac back in the early 2000s), I had no idea where to start. I'd always used AMD back in the day, but I know Intel had gone by them and is the better choice, especially for gaming. However, many threads I found said the 8350 was a capable chip, and I could save a few buck there to throw at a better graphics card, which I did. Initially I was going to get him the 660.

Anyway, having not built a rig in over 12yrs, about 2.5hrs after we got started it fired up right off. Hes very happy. He's running everything at high/max graphics without any problems.

sacara21 said:


Looks good. If he only has one monitor, you could save some money by dropping down to a 2gb 760. 4gb cards are meant for multi displays for extremely high res. But like others have said, good job picking parts on your own. Let us know how he likes the build!


Thats actually exactly what I did. Before I ordered I searched for advantages of the 2gb vs 4gb. Everyone seemed to be in agreement that the only advantage the 4gb has right now was for multi-monitor setups. Hes not running that, so I saved a few bucks and went with an evga 760 superclocked 2gb.

As I said just above, this was my first build in over 12yrs and went together without a hitch.
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February 25, 2014 11:01:13 AM

Spencer993 said:
All the parts look good, maybe you could upgrade the 760 to 770, but if you don't want to spend the extra, you could drop down to the 2 gb version of the 760. Little bit less money for that. Also, is he doing a 3 monitor setup? Because that's where the extra 2 gb really helps.



The 760 was actually an upgrade from the 660, which is what we were going to buy initially. I looked at the 770 but couldnt justify spending another $100 or so over the 760. I was already a good $200+ over my initial budget.
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February 25, 2014 11:31:29 AM

Paulballs said:
zeph_yr said:
Yep, really nothing you could improve on. Good job picking parts.


Thanks. I spent many hours pricing parts, putting together different builds on Newegg, reading reviews here and there. Having been out of the PC game for about 12yrs (I switched to Mac back in the early 2000s), I had no idea where to start. I'd always used AMD back in the day, but I know Intel had gone by them and is the better choice, especially for gaming. However, many threads I found said the 8350 was a capable chip, and I could save a few buck there to throw at a better graphics card, which I did. Initially I was going to get him the 660.

Anyway, having not built a rig in over 12yrs, about 2.5hrs after we got started it fired up right off. Hes very happy. He's running everything at high/max graphics without any problems.

sacara21 said:


Looks good. If he only has one monitor, you could save some money by dropping down to a 2gb 760. 4gb cards are meant for multi displays for extremely high res. But like others have said, good job picking parts on your own. Let us know how he likes the build!


Thats actually exactly what I did. Before I ordered I searched for advantages of the 2gb vs 4gb. Everyone seemed to be in agreement that the only advantage the 4gb has right now was for multi-monitor setups. Hes not running that, so I saved a few bucks and went with an evga 760 superclocked 2gb.

As I said just above, this was my first build in over 12yrs and went together without a hitch.


Glad to hear everything went well!
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