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Is this a good build for the price?

I was just wondering about my first build, and if I could get any better for the price.Thank you!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jamie998/saved/3XEW
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  1. Looks good.
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    That build is pretty good, however I believe you could put a bit more power into it than what you are doing. Take a look at this, it's $200 more than yours, but has a better processor, cooler, and graphics capability. I believe that saving up some would be a good idea.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3p63B
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3p63B/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3p63B/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($229.20 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($229.20 @ Newegg)
    Case: Inwin GT1 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1022.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 20:34 EDT-0400)

    However, if this is out of your range then I you can go with what you picked, it looks fine. But why a $68 optical drive...?
  3. DarkAddo said:
    That build is pretty good, however I believe you could put a bit more power into it than what you are doing. Take a look at this, it's $200 more than yours, but has a better processor, cooler, and graphics capability. I believe that saving up some would be a good idea.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3p63B
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3p63B/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3p63B/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($229.20 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($229.20 @ Newegg)
    Case: Inwin GT1 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1022.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-09 20:34 EDT-0400)

    However, if this is out of your range then I you can go with what you picked, it looks fine. But why a $68 optical drive...?



    I honestly don't know lol, but the build looks sweet. It may be a little out of my price range, but I may sleep on the idea. But thank you for your input
  4. A DVD writer is much cheaper. And it's a good idea to get a better cooler. With 2 x 760's I'd use a bigger PSU (say 700W+) but a Corsair. I'd prefer a GTX780 though (cheaper than 2 x 760s). The 99 mobos are better than the 97's. So yeah sleep on it.
  5. i7Baby said:
    A DVD writer is much cheaper. And it's a good idea to get a better cooler. With 2 x 760's I'd use a bigger PSU (say 700W+) but a Corsair. I'd prefer a GTX780 though (cheaper than 2 x 760s). The 99 mobos are better than the 97's. So yeah sleep on it.


    All good ideas, but I went with a blue-ray drive because he had one in his original build, but the one I threw in was slightly cheaper. Also, the Dual SLI 760's will have somewhat better performance than a 780 Ti (anywhere between 5-10%) and can be bought seperately rather than all at once. And if he isn't doing any extreme OC's or anything then the PSU I chose should be fine.
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