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May 19, 2014 6:26:15 PM

Hey guys, im looking to build a new gaming pc. So far I have a possible parts list and was just wondering if some people a little more savvy could give it a quick once over and let me know how it looks. Its on a budget of about $1200.
Thanks !
Processor: AMD FX 8320 8-CORE BLACK EDITION CPU, 3.5 GHz, Turbo Core up to 4.00 GHzRAM / Memory: Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR III 1600Mhz System Memory With Low LatencyOperating Motherboard: Asus AMD 970 AM3+ Chipset Maindboard with 4 x DDR3, Gigabit Lan, Single 16X PCIEHard Drive: 1000GB (1TB) Serial ATA Hard Disk DriveSolid State Drive (SSD): No Solid State Disk Drive IncludedHard Drive 2 & USB Backup: No Additional Hard Disk Drive IncludedGraphics Card: 2GB AMD Radeon HD7870 - HDMI/MDP - GDDR5 - 256Bit - PCIE 3.0 - Direct X 11Sound Card: Integrated High Definition Audio ChipsetOptical Drive: Dual Layer DVD Rewriter - Supports Dual Layer (8.5GB) - Bundled with CD/DVD Burning SoftwareAdditional Optical Drive: No Additional Optical DriveMemory Card Reader: "JW 3.5"" Internal Multi Card Reader"Case/Chassis: Besta Black ATX Tower CasePower Supply: WideTECH 550W Power Supply, 4 x SATA / 2 x HDDMonitor
Wireless Network Card: Wireless N150 USB Adpater - 150MPBSProcessor

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a b 4 Gaming
May 19, 2014 6:57:33 PM

You could get a much better PC for $1200. My PC was around that and I can tell you that you can get much much better performance for that price.

I can list the parts if you would like me to.
May 19, 2014 7:42:59 PM

Can you please list your set up? :) 
a b 4 Gaming
May 19, 2014 9:16:48 PM

Lanweis said:
Can you please list your set up? :) 


PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 Modular $144

Case: Corsair 750D $160

Gigabyte 990FXA UD3 Mobo. $128

CPU: AMD FX-8350 $180

GPU: Nvidia 770 (The MSI one is $314)

8gb (2x4) 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance RAM $75

HDD: 1TB WD Black $80

SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 120GB $80

Windows 8.1 (OEM) $100

CPU Cooler Swiftech H220 $100

Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller $40 (the mobo only has 2 pwm fan pins and 1 regular fan pins

Total $1301

Now this may be a bit over what you want, but you can change that by getting a 64GB ADATA SP600 SSD for Windows ONLY. Or you could just not get an SSD, thats up to you. You also could swap the Swiftech cooler for an air cooler that is cheaper. I just am a fan of the Swiftech Cooler as it beats all competition. But a Noctua NH-U12S would work (you could go cheaper, but this can be a really nice build).

I am leaving out DVD burner because many people just use an external burner
I am also leaving out the sound card but it is the Asus Xonar DG 5.1 (the motherboard has built in audio so this is an optiona $30 card). I also didn't include a keyboard or monitor because you may have one.

All of these were found on The CPU cooler was from and the RAM (and PSU) was from

I got mine for less than $1261 because I subscribed to Newegg's emails which gives you great deals.