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March 21, 2014 2:04:00 PM

Hello.

I am attempting to build my first PC in a long time (last one was an AMD K2+). Looking for some advice on a particular combination I have come up with. This is for a budget conscious (not high end), hopefully decent system.

Appreciate any thoughts, ideas, advice you guys can give me on this build:

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower - $90
Rosewill CAPSTONE-750 750W Continuous @ 50°C - $100
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 - $90
AMD FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ $200
XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 - $200
G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) - $150
CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i High Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm - $85

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March 21, 2014 2:09:17 PM

and can you also list the prices of the thing you going to buy so we can make sure you get the best price.
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March 21, 2014 2:11:34 PM

You could back that PSU down to around 600w easy (unless you might add another GPU down the road). Also, might want to go with r9 270x or GTX760.
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March 24, 2014 7:42:59 AM

Thanks alot guys for the responses.

M0j0jojo: I updated the main post with the prices. Also I found that power supply you mentioned about $25 cheaper than the one I listed. Any real difference between the two?

TG_thoMz: How would you compare the performance to price of those three cards? HD 7870, GTX 760 and the R9 270x?
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March 24, 2014 8:30:21 AM

If you want an FX system, go with an FX 8320 and a Gigabyte 970a-ud3p. Much better combo for the money. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ is the easiest way to put together what you are looking at and give prices. Are you intending to try overclocking at all?
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March 24, 2014 8:34:30 AM

logainofhades said:
If you want an FX system, go with an FX 8320 and a Gigabyte 970a-ud3p. Much better combo for the money. http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ is the easiest way to put together what you are looking at and give prices. Are you intending to try overclocking at all?


logainofhades: Most likely none/very little OC'ing.
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March 24, 2014 8:44:44 AM

This is what you were looking to build in your OP.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $860.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-24 11:43 EDT-0400)

This would be far faster for a similar price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.68 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($20.38 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($364.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.67 @ OutletPC)
Total: $866.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-24 11:44 EDT-0400)

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March 25, 2014 9:42:39 AM

Thank you very much M0j0jojo, TG_thoMz and logainofhades for the advice, I really appreciate it guys
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