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April 18, 2014 10:20:33 PM

Trying to finalize my build... I was wondering if there was anything I missed or if there were any improvements or exchanges to be made while staying under or around $800. I plan on overclocking it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($0 @ Already Have)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.60)
Total: $816.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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April 18, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Looks solid to me. GTX 760 is no slouch so you should be set for any game.
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April 18, 2014 10:44:14 PM

Why 4x2GB RAM 2x4GB would be a lot better :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.60)
Total: $800.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 01:43 EDT-0400)

Other parts are excellent for AMD build :) 
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April 18, 2014 11:22:19 PM

May I suggest you go for a intel core i3 3220? Same price but you won't need to buy a CPU cooler.
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April 19, 2014 12:02:59 AM

Ahmadjon said:
Why 4x2GB RAM 2x4GB would be a lot better :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($89.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.60)
Total: $800.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 01:43 EDT-0400)

Other parts are excellent for AMD build :) 



Sorry clicked wrong one...I'm taking 2 of the 4GB sticks out of my other PC. ;) 
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April 19, 2014 12:04:53 AM

4cloud said:
May I suggest you go for a intel core i3 3220? Same price but you won't need to buy a CPU cooler.


CPU cooler is for when I overclock it. i3 isn't as good as the FX-6300.
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April 19, 2014 4:20:37 AM

FlamingCowHead said:
4cloud said:
May I suggest you go for a intel core i3 3220? Same price but you won't need to buy a CPU cooler.


CPU cooler is for when I overclock it. i3 isn't as good as the FX-6300.


Then i5-4570 is a lot better than FX-6300, it's on par with FX-8350 in gaming, but it's significantly faster than any AMD processor in single thread apps :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.46 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.60)
Total: $806.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 07:17 EDT-0400)

It's still under your budget too and won't need OC'ing :) 
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April 19, 2014 6:33:44 AM

FlamingCowHead said:
4cloud said:
May I suggest you go for a intel core i3 3220? Same price but you won't need to buy a CPU cooler.


CPU cooler is for when I overclock it. i3 isn't as good as the FX-6300.


Ahmadjon said:
FlamingCowHead said:
4cloud said:
May I suggest you go for a intel core i3 3220? Same price but you won't need to buy a CPU cooler.


CPU cooler is for when I overclock it. i3 isn't as good as the FX-6300.


Then i5-4570 is a lot better than FX-6300, it's on par with FX-8350 in gaming, but it's significantly faster than any AMD processor in single thread apps :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.46 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.60)
Total: $806.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 07:17 EDT-0400)

It's still under your budget too and won't need OC'ing :) 
You forgot to put the RAM. But when you do it will be a great build.

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April 19, 2014 8:36:56 PM

4cloud said:
FlamingCowHead said:
4cloud said:
May I suggest you go for a intel core i3 3220? Same price but you won't need to buy a CPU cooler.


CPU cooler is for when I overclock it. i3 isn't as good as the FX-6300.


Ahmadjon said:
FlamingCowHead said:
4cloud said:
May I suggest you go for a intel core i3 3220? Same price but you won't need to buy a CPU cooler.


CPU cooler is for when I overclock it. i3 isn't as good as the FX-6300.


Then i5-4570 is a lot better than FX-6300, it's on par with FX-8350 in gaming, but it's significantly faster than any AMD processor in single thread apps :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($95.46 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.95 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.60)
Total: $806.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-19 07:17 EDT-0400)

It's still under your budget too and won't need OC'ing :) 
You forgot to put the RAM. But when you do it will be a great build.



But in his previous post he already mentioned that he'll use his old RAM :) 
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