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April 7, 2014 9:27:08 PM

Any opinions to change anything?

CPU : FX-8320 $129.99
I was originally planning to get the 6300 but saw that for $20 more at micro center I could get the 8 core. Also chose it over the 6300 because I don't plan on upgrading the cpu for a while.

CPU COOLER corsair h80i $74.99
Don't count this into the build, I plan on adding this after I get everything and want to overclock/have money. I know there are air coolers out there better, but c'mon, that led is sexy. Also the h100i doesn't fit in my case. :/ 


MOBO: m5a99x evo r2.0 $135
I believe this is the best 990x chipset motherboard for the price currently. I know Asus makes quality boards and I want to eliminate any chances of anything going wrong because this is my first build. I am obviously going to overclock, hoping to get to atleast 4.5-4.7ghz ?? The m5a97 r2.0 was one of my options but it couldn't handle a heavy oc with the 8320, plus I didn't like how it looked being smaller than regular atx boards.

MEMORY corsair vengeance 8gb, 1600 72.99
This is just regular 1600 1.5v memory, nothing special. Pretty good price for corsair. Also matches the mobo.


SSD Kingston ssdnow 120gb $67.99
Yeah I know, this isn't the best 120gb ssd, but wow they are expensive. Honestly I just need one in my build. The boot times and load times are a necessary in this build. I want a fast computer coming from a crappy old laptop.


HDD WD Caviar Blue 1tb $59.99
Just a regular terabyte hard drive. Nothing new. Every budget build has one of these.


GPU MSI Radeon r9 270 $179.99
Ahh, you are probably either confused or cussing me out right now. "Why get a 8core processor and a 990fx mobo for just a r9 270?" Well, since the gpu is probably the easiest component to upgrade down the line, it is what I plan to do. The 270 does everything I need anyways, (battlefield med-high, minecraft,) I don't absolutely need 100fps on ultra in bf4. Plus for only $180 and easily overclockable, it seems like a great investment.

CASE Corsair 300r $79.99
For some reason, i debated on what case for too long. Way to many late nights researching... At first wanted 200r, then wanted a window, then I saw the new 450d, with a big window and grommets and all that fancy stuff, then saw how much money it was and said no. I just plan to buy like a $10 acrylic sheet and replace that ugly window with the vents with a clear nice window. Maybe grab the 700d's replacement grommets if I want to.

PSU XFX 650w 80+ Bronze $69.99
$70 for a 650w bronze certified psu? I think that is pretty good. Wish it was modular though... I believe xfx is owned by either seasonic or silverstone, can't remember, but made from a good manufacturer. Plan to add some blue extension cables to make my case sexy. 650w may be too much for this build, but I want to make this as futureproof as possible and make it be able to add better gpus.


Any opinions or thoughts on this build are welcome. It has much thought of my own in it and I want to know some outside input. Also my budget is $800 to $850 tops without mail in rebates, cuz those will get ya ;) 
oops.. sorry I was meant to link my list from pcpartpicker
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($0.00)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($67.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($0.00)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($0.00)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($0.00)
Case Accessory: NZXT Hue LED Controller ($0.00)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire Stealth Wired Mini Keyboard ($0.00)
Mouse: Logitech G602 Wireless Optical Mouse ($0.00)
Other: Case Window ($0.00)
Other: Case Grommets ($0.00)
Other: Custom Sleeved Cables ($0.00)
Other: Goliathus ($0.00)
Total: $765.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-08 00:26 EDT-0400)

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April 7, 2014 9:57:43 PM

It looks good man
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