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Hi, so I'm trying to build my first PC. I'm going to use it for some work like fairly light video editing but I also want to use it for gaming and I definitely want it to run well. Hopefully high if not ultra settings with steady framerate. What kind of performance can I expect and is there anything I'm missing or I should upgrade? Thanks in advance, here's the build:

Motherboard: MSI 760GMA-P34(X) Micro ATX Board
CPU: AMD FX-8320
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked w/ 2GB DDR5
RAM: 1 x 8 GB (I'm eventually adding a second stick to bring it up to 16)
Storage: WD Blue 1 TB Hard Drive (Eventually adding an SSD for programs to run)
Power: Corsair CX430M
Case: Rosewill Ranger-M

I'm also getting a wifi and bluetooth card all for under $700
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  1. Gianster said:
    Hi, so I'm trying to build my first PC. I'm going to use it for some work like fairly light video editing but I also want to use it for gaming and I definitely want it to run well. Hopefully high if not ultra settings with steady framerate. What kind of performance can I expect and is there anything I'm missing or I should upgrade? Thanks in advance, here's the build:

    Motherboard: MSI 760GMA-P34(X) Micro ATX Board
    CPU: AMD FX-8320
    GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SuperClocked w/ 2GB DDR5
    RAM: 1 x 8 GB (I'm eventually adding a second stick to bring it up to 16)
    Storage: WD Blue 1 TB Hard Drive (Eventually adding an SSD for programs to run)
    Power: Corsair CX430M
    Case: Rosewill Ranger-M

    I'm also getting a wifi and bluetooth card all for under $700


    If your budget allows I think it would be worth it to get a GTX 770 instead of a 760, and throw in a aftermarket CPU Cooler. Maybe an SSD if your budget allows it.
    [EDIT]: And you might want a bigger PSU to have some extra power for your overclocking and those sorts of things.
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iQus
    There is a link to a build with the gpu, cpu cooler, and also a bigger power supply.
  3. Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iQus
    There is a link to a build with the gpu, cpu cooler, and also a bigger power supply.

    What would you recommend, the 770 or a 760 with 4 GB DDR5?
  4. Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iQus
    There is a link to a build with the gpu, cpu cooler, and also a bigger power supply.

    What would you recommend, the 770 or a 760 with 4 GB DDR5?


    excuse my late response.
    It depends, if you plan to SLI it later in the future to upgrade graphics, get the 4GB. if you are only getting one, get the 2GB.
    That being said for the 770.
    The 760 cant truly make use of 4GB on its own, its the same story, to make use of it you need to SLI. I would just get a 770
  5. Killr4u said:
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iQus
    There is a link to a build with the gpu, cpu cooler, and also a bigger power supply.

    What would you recommend, the 770 or a 760 with 4 GB DDR5?


    excuse my late response.
    It depends, if you plan to SLI it later in the future to upgrade graphics, get the 4GB. if you are only getting one, get the 2GB.
    That being said for the 770.
    The 760 cant truly make use of 4GB on its own, its the same story, to make use of it you need to SLI. I would just get a 770


    Thanks so much for the help just a few more questions. First, would I be able to get by with just the stock cooler for now or is that other one a requirement? Also, someone told me the motherboard I chose would be a bottleneck for my system, is that true?
  6. Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iQus
    There is a link to a build with the gpu, cpu cooler, and also a bigger power supply.

    What would you recommend, the 770 or a 760 with 4 GB DDR5?


    excuse my late response.
    It depends, if you plan to SLI it later in the future to upgrade graphics, get the 4GB. if you are only getting one, get the 2GB.
    That being said for the 770.
    The 760 cant truly make use of 4GB on its own, its the same story, to make use of it you need to SLI. I would just get a 770


    Thanks so much for the help just a few more questions. First, would I be able to get by with just the stock cooler for now or is that other one a requirement? Also, someone told me the motherboard I chose would be a bottleneck for my system, is that true?


    It does look like it would bottleneck your system.
    Do you plan on overclocking your CPU? The FX series CPU's run hot regardless, so you do need a aftermarket CPU cooler, even without overclocking. I personally would switch it up to a same priced intel build, if you would not mind that is.
  7. Killr4u said:
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iQus
    There is a link to a build with the gpu, cpu cooler, and also a bigger power supply.

    What would you recommend, the 770 or a 760 with 4 GB DDR5?


    excuse my late response.
    It depends, if you plan to SLI it later in the future to upgrade graphics, get the 4GB. if you are only getting one, get the 2GB.
    That being said for the 770.
    The 760 cant truly make use of 4GB on its own, its the same story, to make use of it you need to SLI. I would just get a 770


    Killr4u said:
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3iQus
    There is a link to a build with the gpu, cpu cooler, and also a bigger power supply.

    What would you recommend, the 770 or a 760 with 4 GB DDR5?


    excuse my late response.
    It depends, if you plan to SLI it later in the future to upgrade graphics, get the 4GB. if you are only getting one, get the 2GB.
    That being said for the 770.
    The 760 cant truly make use of 4GB on its own, its the same story, to make use of it you need to SLI. I would just get a 770


    Thanks so much for the help just a few more questions. First, would I be able to get by with just the stock cooler for now or is that other one a requirement? Also, someone told me the motherboard I chose would be a bottleneck for my system, is that true?


    It does look like it would bottleneck your system.
    Do you plan on overclocking your CPU? The FX series CPU's run hot regardless, so you do need a aftermarket CPU cooler, even without overclocking. I personally would switch it up to a same priced intel build, if you would not mind that is.


    Is that true? How bad of a bottleneck are we looking at here? Mostly everything I've read has said the motherboard should not really affect performance of components unless you're overclocking, which I don't plan on doing. Any suggestions for another board?
  8. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7Aa
    Despite this build being about 200$ more expensive, it will perform a lot better. That intel processor is amazing for gaming, and can handle video editing and those sorts of things as well. It does not run as hot as the FX series either, so that is a plus.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/443/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8320_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4670K.html
    There is proof that it performs almost the same in multi threaded programs and MUCH better in single threaded.
  9. Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7Aa
    Despite this build being about 200$ more expensive, it will perform a lot better. That intel processor is amazing for gaming, and can handle video editing and those sorts of things as well. It does not run as hot as the FX series either, so that is a plus.


    That's definitely out of my price range at least for the moment. Im looking to keep it in the ~$700 range. Perhaps a little later down the line I could upgrade to the i5 perhaps even an i7 but for now its more than I want to drop into the system all at once. I actually have a few upgrades in mind including adding another 8 GB of RAM and an SSD perhaps if I get a bit crazy I'd even get a second 770 in SLI but that's a ways down the road,
  10. Best answer
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7Aa
    Despite this build being about 200$ more expensive, it will perform a lot better. That intel processor is amazing for gaming, and can handle video editing and those sorts of things as well. It does not run as hot as the FX series either, so that is a plus.


    That's definitely out of my price range at least for the moment. Im looking to keep it in the ~$700 range. Perhaps a little later down the line I could upgrade to the i5 perhaps even an i7 but for now its more than I want to drop into the system all at once. I actually have a few upgrades in mind including adding another 8 GB of RAM and an SSD perhaps if I get a bit crazy I'd even get a second 770 in SLI but that's a ways down the road,


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7ZC
    I brought it down a bit. That processor still performs better, and also has a better motherboard than the one you had listed. See, the problem with you starting off AMD then upgrading to Intel, is that you would have to completely replace your motherboard in order to switch to an Intel processor, but with this build, you can just upgrade to a 4670k or 4770k without having to switch your motherboard. It would be worth buying if you could consider saving another 100$
  11. Killr4u said:
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7Aa
    Despite this build being about 200$ more expensive, it will perform a lot better. That intel processor is amazing for gaming, and can handle video editing and those sorts of things as well. It does not run as hot as the FX series either, so that is a plus.


    That's definitely out of my price range at least for the moment. Im looking to keep it in the ~$700 range. Perhaps a little later down the line I could upgrade to the i5 perhaps even an i7 but for now its more than I want to drop into the system all at once. I actually have a few upgrades in mind including adding another 8 GB of RAM and an SSD perhaps if I get a bit crazy I'd even get a second 770 in SLI but that's a ways down the road,


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7ZC
    I brought it down a bit. That processor still performs better, and also has a better motherboard than the one you had listed. See, the problem with you starting off AMD then upgrading to Intel, is that you would have to completely replace your motherboard in order to switch to an Intel processor, but with this build, you can just upgrade to a 4670k or 4770k without having to switch your motherboard. It would be worth buying if you could consider saving another 100$


    What type of performance difference are we looking at between the two processors? It's quite a bit more than what I was hoping to spend but it looks like I'll be taking that route
  12. Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    Gianster said:
    Killr4u said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7Aa
    Despite this build being about 200$ more expensive, it will perform a lot better. That intel processor is amazing for gaming, and can handle video editing and those sorts of things as well. It does not run as hot as the FX series either, so that is a plus.


    That's definitely out of my price range at least for the moment. Im looking to keep it in the ~$700 range. Perhaps a little later down the line I could upgrade to the i5 perhaps even an i7 but for now its more than I want to drop into the system all at once. I actually have a few upgrades in mind including adding another 8 GB of RAM and an SSD perhaps if I get a bit crazy I'd even get a second 770 in SLI but that's a ways down the road,


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j7ZC
    I brought it down a bit. That processor still performs better, and also has a better motherboard than the one you had listed. See, the problem with you starting off AMD then upgrading to Intel, is that you would have to completely replace your motherboard in order to switch to an Intel processor, but with this build, you can just upgrade to a 4670k or 4770k without having to switch your motherboard. It would be worth buying if you could consider saving another 100$


    What type of performance difference are we looking at between the two processors? It's quite a bit more than what I was hoping to spend but it looks like I'll be taking that route


    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/363/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8320_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4440.html
    As you can see, it has much better single-threaded performance and almost as good multi-threaded. It is a bit better than the 8320, however, I will use less power, and can be upgraded to the high end processors, so it is a better build.
    Later you can get a 4670k or 4770k for very nice performance.
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