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First time builder, gaming, video editing and rendering. Good build?

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March 28, 2014 11:34:50 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Guatedude1/saved/4ceQ
Here's the link to the build. Do you guys have any tips? Or other hardware that would be better. My budget is $1000 but I can maybe stretch it.
P.S. Sorry if I did the forum wrong
a b 4 Gaming
March 28, 2014 11:47:06 AM

Build looks great. But bear in mind that when overclocking the 8350 gets hot and quick. While the stock cooler with the chip is rediculous and sucks, the coolermaster will do a great deal better. But if you plan major overclocks, you will need to dump well over $100 into cooler along. I spend $600 just to get mine to 5.2ghz and even now its really playing along the lines of max temps.

But that said, i really havent had any good experience with the gigabyte motherboard, id recomend the asus 99m5afx pro borad, the board will set you back $150 but is well worth it. My opinion and from what ive gathered from hours and hours of research on boards for that chip, would be the pro board, then sabertooth and crosshair. The top two really dont overclock anybetter but have waterblocks available for chipsets. Some extra on board features, but the pro is well worth its pricetag, with or without overclocking.

Otherwise the 760 is a good solid medium graphics card, should be able to play high settings most games, and everything else looks great, psu/ram/hhd did a good job. I'd just recomend a mobo swap, and with cooler picked should hit 4.5-4.7 without heat problems. Not really worth dumping anymore into cooling as you really wont notice a difference, lesson i learned.
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a c 237 4 Gaming
March 28, 2014 11:48:47 AM

Actually pretty good. You don't need the thermal paste, as the EVO comes with some, and the extra fans aren't needed if you want to save some money. I would get a better power supply though:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $956.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-28 14:48 EDT-0400)
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