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May 4, 2014 5:03:49 PM

I am new to this and am asking for feedback on the build I have put together. I will be using it for gaming, web browsing, and design programs. Also I would like to know if everything is compatible thank you.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3DGOl

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May 4, 2014 5:43:37 PM

Wheres your data hard drive?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 20:43 EDT-0400)
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May 4, 2014 5:46:23 PM

Skylarz said:
Wheres your data hard drive?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 20:43 EDT-0400)

I would get a 4670 (non-K) if he gets a motherboard that cheap.
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May 4, 2014 6:02:30 PM

zeph_yr said:
Skylarz said:
Wheres your data hard drive?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 20:43 EDT-0400)

I would get a 4670 (non-K) if he gets a motherboard that cheap.


I was thinking that he can upgrade the mobo in the future and get an aftermarket cooler.
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May 4, 2014 6:19:47 PM

Skylarz said:
Wheres your data hard drive?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 20:43 EDT-0400)


So I need a data hard drive even though I have a ssd?
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May 4, 2014 6:44:02 PM

JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
Wheres your data hard drive?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 20:43 EDT-0400)


So I need a data hard drive even though I have a ssd?


You dont need a Data hard drive unless you have a small capacity SSD which 120gb is tiny for gaming. Newer AAA games use around 20+gb just to install plus any updates afterward.

So yes in your case you would need a larger additional Hard Drive or you can take a hit to load speeds and get rid of the SSD in all and just use like a 1.5T HDD isntead.
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May 4, 2014 7:05:46 PM

xTempered said:
JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
Wheres your data hard drive?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 20:43 EDT-0400)


So I need a data hard drive even though I have a ssd?


You dont need a Data hard drive unless you have a small capacity SSD which 120gb is tiny for gaming. Newer AAA games use around 20+gb just to install plus any updates afterward.

So yes in your case you would need a larger additional Hard Drive or you can take a hit to load speeds and get rid of the SSD in all and just use like a 1.5T HDD isntead.


Is it okay to get the cheap motherboard that I chose?

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May 4, 2014 9:15:02 PM

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 ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $953.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:14 EDT-0400)

Well I had to change things around to slide in a data drive :p  AMD's stock fans are really loud so you should get that CPU cooler
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May 4, 2014 9:20:26 PM

Skylarz said:
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 ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $953.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:14 EDT-0400)

Well I had to change things around to slide in a data drive :p  AMD's stock fans are really loud so you should get that CPU cooler


That build looks great, I would just get a more reliable PSU
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May 4, 2014 9:52:21 PM

JoshFGN said:
xTempered said:
JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
Wheres your data hard drive?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $970.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 20:43 EDT-0400)


So I need a data hard drive even though I have a ssd?


You dont need a Data hard drive unless you have a small capacity SSD which 120gb is tiny for gaming. Newer AAA games use around 20+gb just to install plus any updates afterward.

So yes in your case you would need a larger additional Hard Drive or you can take a hit to load speeds and get rid of the SSD in all and just use like a 1.5T HDD isntead.


Is it okay to get the cheap motherboard that I chose?



You motherboard only matters to a certain extent. That extent is it only needs to be able to occupy all your components. That simple.

Theres a very minuscule amount of performance lost between a cheap motherboard and an expensive one. The difference is that more expensive ones offer more features for additional upgrade later on in the pc's life.

My personal build was built on a mobo that just barely fit all my coponents but since I dont have money I can pull out of thin air I was fine with this since I knew I wouldn't be upgrading anytime within the next 4 yrs. If you have the money and DO plan on upgrading down the line then you should get a slightly more expensive motherboard that will allow you to add features or upgrades if not then so long as your components all fit your fine.
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May 4, 2014 10:50:02 PM

RazerZ said:
Skylarz said:
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 ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $953.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:14 EDT-0400)

Well I had to change things around to slide in a data drive :p  AMD's stock fans are really loud so you should get that CPU cooler


That build looks great, I would just get a more reliable PSU


Yup :p  too bad it doesn't support SLI lol it's not like I recommend it anyway since there are so many problems with crossfire and SLI :p 
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May 5, 2014 10:28:37 PM

Skylarz said:
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 ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $953.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:14 EDT-0400)

Well I had to change things around to slide in a data drive :p  AMD's stock fans are really loud so you should get that CPU cooler


If I decided to drop the ssd and get it later what should I upgrade
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May 5, 2014 10:32:45 PM

JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
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 ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $953.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:14 EDT-0400)

Well I had to change things around to slide in a data drive :p  AMD's stock fans are really loud so you should get that CPU cooler


If I decided to drop the ssd and get it later what should I upgrade


CPU to a fx 8320
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May 5, 2014 10:40:15 PM

RazerZ said:
JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
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 ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $953.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:14 EDT-0400)

Well I had to change things around to slide in a data drive :p  AMD's stock fans are really loud so you should get that CPU cooler


If I decided to drop the ssd and get it later what should I upgrade


CPU to a fx 8320


Why not Intel?

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May 6, 2014 11:24:40 AM

JoshFGN said:
RazerZ said:
JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
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 ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: PNY XLR8 PRO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $953.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:14 EDT-0400)

Well I had to change things around to slide in a data drive :p  AMD's stock fans are really loud so you should get that CPU cooler


If I decided to drop the ssd and get it later what should I upgrade


CPU to a fx 8320


Why not Intel?



That's an option too. You could go with an i5.
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May 6, 2014 3:41:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $952.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 18:39 EDT-0400)

Well I changed it a bit again..? Anyway the non k version of 4670 is $190 or something so if you choose that instead of the k version then you can get the r9 280 or r9 270x. The difference between r9 270 and 760 shouldn't be TOO big. I also got an XFX PSU instead of the EVGA one and I removed the SSD. I'm not so sure about the motherboard but I think you can use it for overclocking. Check the phases.
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May 6, 2014 5:57:38 PM

Skylarz said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $952.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 18:39 EDT-0400)

Well I changed it a bit again..? Anyway the non k version of 4670 is $190 or something so if you choose that instead of the k version then you can get the r9 280 or r9 270x. The difference between r9 270 and 760 shouldn't be TOO big. I also got an XFX PSU instead of the EVGA one and I removed the SSD. I'm not so sure about the motherboard but I think you can use it for overclocking. Check the phases.


What if i go with the amd fx 8530 and keep the 760. Do you think this will work?
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May 6, 2014 6:14:55 PM

JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $952.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 18:39 EDT-0400)

Well I changed it a bit again..? Anyway the non k version of 4670 is $190 or something so if you choose that instead of the k version then you can get the r9 280 or r9 270x. The difference between r9 270 and 760 shouldn't be TOO big. I also got an XFX PSU instead of the EVGA one and I removed the SSD. I'm not so sure about the motherboard but I think you can use it for overclocking. Check the phases.


What if i go with the amd fx 8530 and keep the 760. Do you think this will work?


Or fx 8320
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May 6, 2014 8:43:57 PM

JoshFGN said:
Skylarz said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $952.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-06 18:39 EDT-0400)

Well I changed it a bit again..? Anyway the non k version of 4670 is $190 or something so if you choose that instead of the k version then you can get the r9 280 or r9 270x. The difference between r9 270 and 760 shouldn't be TOO big. I also got an XFX PSU instead of the EVGA one and I removed the SSD. I'm not so sure about the motherboard but I think you can use it for overclocking. Check the phases.


What if i go with the amd fx 8530 and keep the 760. Do you think this will work?


Yes I have the 8320 and it's an ok CPU. Never went over 20% during intense gaming :) 
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May 7, 2014 3:24:51 PM

An 8320 is basically a factory underclocked 8350. You can overclock it to 8350 speeds, and then you have an 8350.
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May 8, 2014 4:01:16 PM

The first one definitely.
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May 8, 2014 4:37:12 PM

The one with the intel CPU. Why don't you grab XFX/Seasonic PSU? $77 should be enough for a 550W XFX/Seasonic PSU. You can do much better with $72 for a case too :p .

Whoops forgot to turn off my tax XD
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