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May 25, 2014 5:41:32 PM

Build a computer for everyday use that will also be used for editing/capturing game footage (elgato), stream, and do some gaming on it. Basically want to play dayz, not sure about anything else for now. My budget is about $900, trying to stay under that since i need a new monitor as well.

This is the part list i have compiled with help from others. Looking for a final once over. Trying to decide if I should change the mobo or get a different ssd. From what I read, the samsung ssd firmware can't be updated with that mobo for whatever reason. Plus, the crucial is only a 30 bucks more for 240gb.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3QCy2

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May 26, 2014 1:56:55 AM

RazerZ said:
Go with envytype14's suggestion, and to make up for the price difference go with this 270

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270acdfc

You can overclock easily to the 270x's speed.



Thanks envy14tpe i made those changes.

Is it worth it though to stick with the 270x?
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May 26, 2014 4:19:24 AM

stadanko said:
RazerZ said:
Go with envytype14's suggestion, and to make up for the price difference go with this 270

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270acdfc

You can overclock easily to the 270x's speed.


Thanks envy14tpe i made those changes.

Is it worth it though to stick with the 270x?


I know my PSU change is more expensive but you don't want to destroy a $900 system, right? I think CX are great on a budget build system ~600. Otherwise, stick to higher quality PSUs.

Also, I'd highly recommend the 270x. I know it is more expensive than the 270 but you can get great gaming results with it. This is the one you chose:
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($189.99 @ TigerDirect)
I own a Sapphire Dual-X (but 280x) and I am extremely impressed. Quiet, cool, and fast. I'd stay with that GPU.
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May 26, 2014 9:22:31 AM

envy14tpe said:
stadanko said:
RazerZ said:
Go with envytype14's suggestion, and to make up for the price difference go with this 270

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270acdfc

You can overclock easily to the 270x's speed.


Thanks envy14tpe i made those changes.

Is it worth it though to stick with the 270x?


I know my PSU change is more expensive but you don't want to destroy a $900 system, right? I think CX are great on a budget build system ~600. Otherwise, stick to higher quality PSUs.

Also, I'd highly recommend the 270x. I know it is more expensive than the 270 but you can get great gaming results with it. This is the one you chose:
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($189.99 @ TigerDirect)
I own a Sapphire Dual-X (but 280x) and I am extremely impressed. Quiet, cool, and fast. I'd stay with that GPU.


Thanks. I'm going with those choices and keeping the gpu i originally selected.

I did change to crucial 240gb ssd instead though, since I was alittle concerned from the two mobo reviews regarding samsung drives. I did just notice that mobo only supports 2 sata devices, I may want to add atleast another hdd down the road. Any suggestions for a mobo in the same price point?

edit: i'm a derp. nevermind.
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May 27, 2014 1:09:54 AM

The GA-B85M-DS3H supports up to 6 SATA. It supports 4 SATA III and 2 SATA II. So, you have more than enough space for adding HDDs. You could have 1 SSD and 5 HDDs. oops. I think that is what your "i'm a derp" meant.

So what is the updated build?
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June 7, 2014 12:07:02 PM

envy14tpe said:
The GA-B85M-DS3H supports up to 6 SATA. It supports 4 SATA III and 2 SATA II. So, you have more than enough space for adding HDDs. You could have 1 SSD and 5 HDDs. oops. I think that is what your "i'm a derp" meant.

So what is the updated build?


Never got notified of new reply :??: 

anyways I went with all those suggestions. everyone went pretty ezpz until the operating system install, which has been a pain for the past two days.
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