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April 15, 2014 4:24:58 PM

Building a computer soon and want to get lots of feedback so that I know whether or not it will be a good computer. Here are the parts:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($135.89 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.33 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Other: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Backplate ($19.99)
Total: $1291.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 19:24 EDT-0400)
April 15, 2014 4:31:06 PM

If you removed those LED strips you could afford a GTX 770.
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April 15, 2014 4:32:08 PM

No not really to be honest


I see a lot of wasted money there. I could get a GTX780 build for less than that.

Do you own stock in Corsair? lol
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April 15, 2014 4:36:18 PM

I see a lot of extra's that you could put off until later to lower the price or trade out for better components.
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April 15, 2014 4:36:25 PM

I dont think it is a bad build, but I think for $1300 you could get something better.
Check out this build:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sqTt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sqTt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sqTt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1282.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 19:34 EDT-0400)
If you want silent fans get the Noiseblocker M12S1, they are the most silent fans I know of.
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April 15, 2014 4:39:21 PM

Remove the LED strips and you could get a 240GB ssd

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sr7d
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sr7d/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3sr7d/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($24.15 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Other: BitFenix Alchemy LED Strips, White (30cm) ($22.99)
Total: $1304.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 19:41 EDT-0400)


You don't need 8 fans! hahaha
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April 15, 2014 6:16:43 PM

CTurbo said:
No not really to be honest


I see a lot of wasted money there. I could get a GTX780 build for less than that.

Do you own stock in Corsair? lol

Lol. No I just want my fans to be cool. Could you post a build on here that includes a 780? :)  That would be awesome!

EDIT: Just noticed you posted that build. Thanks for the feedback!
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