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March 14, 2014 6:52:48 AM

This is the first time I am going to build my own Gaming PC. I am looking for your opinions about this build. How good is this build? I play games like:
Aion, Tera, Neverwinter, Bless online, Archeage, WoW, LoL, CoD, BF4.
How much FPS would I get on those kind of games with this PC build? What can be a better build for those kinds of games? I don't want to go higher than 800$ I won't go higher than 850$ if really needed. Also IF I can get a cheaper build with decent FPS please tell me. I don't want lower than 60FPS on high/highest settings.

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

So far this is 801,91$

Help would be highly appreciated.

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March 14, 2014 7:09:26 AM

Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
this is old mobo, use ASUS M5A97 2.0 for FX cpu

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
Dont you want to go for Radeon 280X 3GB for complete AMD build?

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Go for XFX 550W, cx series psu isnt good enough for your build
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March 14, 2014 7:14:36 AM

How about a H87 mobo + i5-4xxx (locked)? This will easily give you excellent fps in games. Then you could put more money in the GPU or case.
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March 14, 2014 7:14:40 AM

You have a mix of games that use low and high CPU core counts. Why does this matter? Games with low CPU core usage will benefit from Intel's bette per-core performance. Games with higher CPU core usage will do as well and sometimes better on an AMD 6-8 core CPU.

Of the low core count games, Neverwinter is probably the one that will show a noticeable FPS drop. Aion and Tera should be fine, as well as LoL, CoD and BF4. I have no experience with Archeage or Bless online.

This build will be good overall, but this will depend on the games you plan to play and how many CPU cores they can use. The face that your games have this mix of core usage makes it worth considering envy14tpe's suggestion.
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March 14, 2014 7:18:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler ($19.00 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($327.36 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $798.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 10:18 EDT-0400)
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March 14, 2014 7:27:45 AM

Almost forgot...if DDR3 1866 is not out of your budget, I'd go for that over 1600 if you plan to OC at all.
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March 14, 2014 8:06:41 AM

This is a good build. The frame rates will hugely depend upon a strong Graphic card, which the GTX 770 is, and will be good. However, I can suggest you a 120 GB SSD (Samsung 840 or pro series) drive for further improving the performance of your machine.
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March 14, 2014 8:39:12 AM

Ok, I've made up a list with some help of your suggestions.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Melach/saved/43hd

Do I need a CPU cooler? I really don't like overheating, but the problem is that it get's too expensive.
Or, is there anything I could change or to reduce the price?

I had to remove the Optical Drive since it became a bit more price than expected :S so forget the Optical Drive.

Thanks so much for quick replies!
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March 14, 2014 8:54:12 AM

If you go with AMD you can get the best air cooler out there, keeping it cool and quiet. Up to you, but an H87 board isn't ideal for an unlocked CPU, especially without a cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $903.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 11:53 EDT-0400)
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March 14, 2014 9:27:57 AM

The build looks very good in my eyes to include a CPU Cooler, but with the build I made, can the computer still keep cool and quiet without a CPU Cooler?
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March 14, 2014 9:31:39 AM

Not if you overclock, and the stock cooler is quite loud. And if you've not overclocking, there's no point in the unlocked CPU and Z87 board.

The Noctua D14 will allow for a pretty good overclock while keeping very quiet.
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March 14, 2014 10:08:55 AM

Ah ok, thanks all for your help :) 
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March 14, 2014 11:34:18 AM

No problem, enjoy whatever you end up with :) 
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