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June 1, 2014 5:13:48 PM

People say CyberpowerPC is not trustable and more expensive. Can anyone beat this for $899 (not including taxes or shipping)?

CAS: Cooler Master HAF 912
CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.50 GHz Eight-Core
FAN: Asetek 510LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE 970A-DS3P AMD 970 ATX
VIDEO: AMD Radeon R9 280 3GB GDDR5
OS: Windows 8
POWERSUPPLY: 600 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

They also would send a keyboard and mouse but whatever.

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June 1, 2014 5:30:20 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $900.00

If you wanted to stick with AMD for some reason the money you save vs intel could be put towards a SSD.
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