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June 6, 2014 7:57:30 AM

I am looking to build a new PC for 500 through 900 bucks. I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse, operating system, 8 gigs of 1600 mHz Ram, and a 128 Gig SSD. Also have a network adapter.
I need a good Mic to go with that. I am located near a Microcenter and they have amazing deals so I would prefer that store but I will also shop from Newegg or Amazon. I do heavy video rendering and editing, record on screen, listen to music, browse the Internet, watch youtube videos, heavy gaming on high settings, work on school work and word docs, and so on. (In no order). I prefer AMD 8/6 cores as I am a heavy multitasker but will take the right Intel CPU. I need a hefty GPU and a decent motherboard + cooler as i will be overclocking. I need another 500 - 1TB HDD because I need extra storage. Thanks for all replies!

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June 6, 2014 8:14:57 AM

Aspire77360 said:
What is it being used for? ie gaming, working etc
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cCWZzy

Sorry, I wasnt done editing the post and it randomnly posted. Whoops
:D . But thanks!
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June 6, 2014 8:19:23 AM

TraceDaBoss said:
Aspire77360 said:
What is it being used for? ie gaming, working etc
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cCWZzy

Sorry, I wasnt done editing the post and it randomnly posted. Whoops
:D . But thanks!


May need a bigger budget if you want editing and overclocking
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June 6, 2014 8:24:30 AM

Aspire77360 said:
TraceDaBoss said:
Aspire77360 said:
What is it being used for? ie gaming, working etc
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cCWZzy

Sorry, I wasnt done editing the post and it randomnly posted. Whoops
:D . But thanks!


May need a bigger budget if you want editing and overclocking

I already do editing fine on my 6770 and phenom II. and im at 4.5 gHz on it. I just need better.
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June 6, 2014 8:34:52 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $903.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 11:27 EDT-0400)

This is far better than the build above .
Let me explain why :
First of all , you said you do heavy multitasking ? Then the eight cores will come in handy .
The build above is overclockable , but not really . Why ?
First of all , to overclock , you need a decent motherboard and a decent cpu cooler . The build above doesn't have a great motherboard for overclocking and won't let you overclock more than 4.0ghz , and you won't even be able to overclock it that high because it's missing a cpu cooler , and the stock one won't do it ; the 212 evo is a very good and cheap cpu cooler and will most likely allow you to o/c the 8320 to about 4.4GHz
The gpu i've choosen is far superior in terms of gaming to the one he's choosen and is cheaper , plus you'd be able to use mantle because of the amd processor . If you don't know what mantle is , it basically increase gaming performance on games that support it using an amd cpu and amd gpu
Not many games support mantle but soon alot more will support mantle
Check this out : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1068?vs=1037
Now for the case , you can go for that 200r , but i prefer the thermaltake RX-I snow edition one because of the asthetics
And finally , the power supply .
CX series are just for low-end pc's , they're made of cheap capacitors and are known to fail after a short time ;
The one i've choosen is a tier 1 , fully modular , 750w powersupply for just 30 extra bucks

EDIT :
There's a 8320 for 129$ at micro center to help you stay under 900$
: http://www.microcenter.com/product/401796/FX_8320_Black...
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June 6, 2014 8:36:03 AM

The 4770K is on sale for $259 at microcenter (in-store only) so you can grab that which will give you excellent editing times. After the discount the rig is about $100 over budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($333.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.91 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1126.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 11:32 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 9:43:59 AM

andrei65 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $903.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 11:27 EDT-0400)

This is far better than the build above .
Let me explain why :
First of all , you said you do heavy multitasking ? Then the eight cores will come in handy .
The build above is overclockable , but not really . Why ?
First of all , to overclock , you need a decent motherboard and a decent cpu cooler . The build above doesn't have a great motherboard for overclocking and won't let you overclock more than 4.0ghz , and you won't even be able to overclock it that high because it's missing a cpu cooler , and the stock one won't do it ; the 212 evo is a very good and cheap cpu cooler and will most likely allow you to o/c the 8320 to about 4.4GHz
The gpu i've choosen is far superior in terms of gaming to the one he's choosen and is cheaper , plus you'd be able to use mantle because of the amd processor . If you don't know what mantle is , it basically increase gaming performance on games that support it using an amd cpu and amd gpu
Not many games support mantle but soon alot more will support mantle
Check this out : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1068?vs=1037
Now for the case , you can go for that 200r , but i prefer the thermaltake RX-I snow edition one because of the asthetics
And finally , the power supply .
CX series are just for low-end pc's , they're made of cheap capacitors and are known to fail after a short time ;
The one i've choosen is a tier 1 , fully modular , 750w powersupply for just 30 extra bucks

EDIT :
There's a 8320 for 129$ at micro center to help you stay under 900$
: http://www.microcenter.com/product/401796/FX_8320_Black...

Yea I'm aware of the microcenter deals. I revised the list and came up with this, tell me what you think. But i made all the merchants amazon except for the processor and mobo thats from amazon.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($130.00)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.01 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($50.00)
Storage: Toshiba Product Series:D T01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($120.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.80 @ Amazon)
Total: $802.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 12:44 EDT-0400)
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June 6, 2014 10:19:22 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($259.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.01 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Other: EVGA 650W 80 Plus Gold Modular ($59.99)
Total: $919.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 13:17 EDT-0400)

This obliterates any AMD combo

PSU link(not showing up on PCPP, but Newegg has the EVGA 650W for 79.99-$20 rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 6, 2014 11:37:58 AM

TraceDaBoss said:
andrei65 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $903.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 11:27 EDT-0400)

This is far better than the build above .
Let me explain why :
First of all , you said you do heavy multitasking ? Then the eight cores will come in handy .
The build above is overclockable , but not really . Why ?
First of all , to overclock , you need a decent motherboard and a decent cpu cooler . The build above doesn't have a great motherboard for overclocking and won't let you overclock more than 4.0ghz , and you won't even be able to overclock it that high because it's missing a cpu cooler , and the stock one won't do it ; the 212 evo is a very good and cheap cpu cooler and will most likely allow you to o/c the 8320 to about 4.4GHz
The gpu i've choosen is far superior in terms of gaming to the one he's choosen and is cheaper , plus you'd be able to use mantle because of the amd processor . If you don't know what mantle is , it basically increase gaming performance on games that support it using an amd cpu and amd gpu
Not many games support mantle but soon alot more will support mantle
Check this out : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1068?vs=1037
Now for the case , you can go for that 200r , but i prefer the thermaltake RX-I snow edition one because of the asthetics
And finally , the power supply .
CX series are just for low-end pc's , they're made of cheap capacitors and are known to fail after a short time ;
The one i've choosen is a tier 1 , fully modular , 750w powersupply for just 30 extra bucks

EDIT :
There's a 8320 for 129$ at micro center to help you stay under 900$
: http://www.microcenter.com/product/401796/FX_8320_Black...

Yea I'm aware of the microcenter deals. I revised the list and came up with this, tell me what you think. But i made all the merchants amazon except for the processor and mobo thats from amazon.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($130.00)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.01 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($50.00)
Storage: Toshiba Product Series:D T01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($120.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.80 @ Amazon)
Total: $802.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 12:44 EDT-0400)


That's good , but the motherboard you choosed won't be a good overclocker , and a 290 makes significant performance increase while gaming
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1041?vs=1068
Trainwreck14
The cpu is good and unlocked , but you won't be able to overclock it more than 4.0ghz because that motherboard is an entry level overclocking motherboard
That power supply sure does look great but the XFX pro series is far better .
The supernova 650wG is a tier 2 power supply , compared to the xfx 750w power supply which is a tier 1 power supply
some of XFX's psu's are known to give more power than advertised , and the one i choosed is one of them :) 
And that case isn't that great either , and it looks pretty bad in my opinion , especially when you're gonna do the cable management , those big holes will make the hole build ugly
Also , the 8320 will perform better than a 4770k in terms of multi tasking due to more cores , logical cores don't compare to the real cores ( forgot how they were called ... )
Your build doesn't make that much sense . If you want to overclock you need a decent motherboard , not just an unlocked central processing unit
Intel isn't always the best , it's just that everyone thinks that Intel > AMD
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June 8, 2014 5:40:14 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($135.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($61.45 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.77 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.80 @ Amazon)
Total: $1002.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-08 20:40 EDT-0400)
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June 8, 2014 9:54:26 PM

Great build :) 
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June 9, 2014 5:57:00 AM

andrei65 said:
TraceDaBoss said:
andrei65 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $903.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 11:27 EDT-0400)

This is far better than the build above .
Let me explain why :
First of all , you said you do heavy multitasking ? Then the eight cores will come in handy .
The build above is overclockable , but not really . Why ?
First of all , to overclock , you need a decent motherboard and a decent cpu cooler . The build above doesn't have a great motherboard for overclocking and won't let you overclock more than 4.0ghz , and you won't even be able to overclock it that high because it's missing a cpu cooler , and the stock one won't do it ; the 212 evo is a very good and cheap cpu cooler and will most likely allow you to o/c the 8320 to about 4.4GHz
The gpu i've choosen is far superior in terms of gaming to the one he's choosen and is cheaper , plus you'd be able to use mantle because of the amd processor . If you don't know what mantle is , it basically increase gaming performance on games that support it using an amd cpu and amd gpu
Not many games support mantle but soon alot more will support mantle
Check this out : http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1068?vs=1037
Now for the case , you can go for that 200r , but i prefer the thermaltake RX-I snow edition one because of the asthetics
And finally , the power supply .
CX series are just for low-end pc's , they're made of cheap capacitors and are known to fail after a short time ;
The one i've choosen is a tier 1 , fully modular , 750w powersupply for just 30 extra bucks

EDIT :
There's a 8320 for 129$ at micro center to help you stay under 900$
: http://www.microcenter.com/product/401796/FX_8320_Black...

Yea I'm aware of the microcenter deals. I revised the list and came up with this, tell me what you think. But i made all the merchants amazon except for the processor and mobo thats from amazon.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($130.00)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.01 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($50.00)
Storage: Toshiba Product Series:D T01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Snow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($120.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.80 @ Amazon)
Total: $802.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 12:44 EDT-0400)


That's good , but the motherboard you choosed won't be a good overclocker , and a 290 makes significant performance increase while gaming
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1041?vs=1068
Trainwreck14
The cpu is good and unlocked , but you won't be able to overclock it more than 4.0ghz because that motherboard is an entry level overclocking motherboard
That power supply sure does look great but the XFX pro series is far better .
The supernova 650wG is a tier 2 power supply , compared to the xfx 750w power supply which is a tier 1 power supply
some of XFX's psu's are known to give more power than advertised , and the one i choosed is one of them :) 
And that case isn't that great either , and it looks pretty bad in my opinion , especially when you're gonna do the cable management , those big holes will make the hole build ugly
Also , the 8320 will perform better than a 4770k in terms of multi tasking due to more cores , logical cores don't compare to the real cores ( forgot how they were called ... )
Your build doesn't make that much sense . If you want to overclock you need a decent motherboard , not just an unlocked central processing unit
Intel isn't always the best , it's just that everyone thinks that Intel > AMD
Thanks, I %100 agree. That build was terrible. I am 13 and working at my moms Gas Station. How ever much money I end up with will change how much I spend on this. But the tips you gave me didn't help because i have a similar build but sold it to a friend. An AMD 8 core with barely and perfomance loss compared to an i7, could be used to get a way better graphics card. Thank you bud.
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June 9, 2014 6:08:13 AM

Great :) 
Tell me how it went , i'd be glad to know if it turned out well :) 
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