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June 22, 2014 6:51:34 PM

Case: Rosewill ATX Challenger Mid Tower
CPU: AMD FD8320FRHKBOX FX-8320 FX-Series 8-Core Black Edition
Graphics Card: MSI Twin Frozr GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Power Supply: Sentey 750W Steel Edition Extreme Modular Rock Power
SSD: PNY XLR8 SATA 120GB 6Gbps 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SSD9SC120GMDF-RB
Motherboard: ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Western Digital 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop

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June 22, 2014 6:53:32 PM

What is this build used for?
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June 22, 2014 6:54:03 PM

What's your budget? I'm not too sure about that power supply and those PNY SSDs are not that great - the only redeeming quality they have is the price and not much else.
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June 22, 2014 6:54:08 PM

Depends on what your definition of "good" is. What are you using it for?
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June 22, 2014 6:54:42 PM

And have you already purchased these parts? I can recommend better for whatever budget you have.
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June 22, 2014 6:55:05 PM

Calnin said:
What is this build used for?


Gaming PC.
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June 22, 2014 6:56:33 PM

This will do fine in all games, all though you won't be able to play all games on max settings.
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June 22, 2014 6:58:51 PM

TraceDaBoss said:
This will do fine in all games, all though you won't be able to play all games on max settings.


Max settings is what I'm going for. I have the case here with me, it's just I'm looking for components that will allow me to play on max settings. That's my goal. By the way, I'm on no budget.
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June 22, 2014 6:59:31 PM

I would just buy a WD Caviar Blue 1tb and use that money for your power supply/ graphics card. And i'd recommend an XFX 550w psu for that build.
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June 22, 2014 7:00:17 PM

Whats your budget that your aiming for?
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June 22, 2014 7:01:38 PM

TraceDaBoss said:
I would just buy a WD Caviar Blue 1tb and use that money for your power supply/ graphics card. And i'd recommend an XFX 550w psu for that build.


What type of graphics card would you recommend?
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June 22, 2014 7:03:14 PM

Give me a budget I will come up with a build for your budget. The graphics card I would recommend depends on your budget.
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June 22, 2014 7:04:05 PM

TraceDaBoss said:
Give me a budget I will come up with a build for your budget. The graphics card I would recommend depends on your budget.


$1,000
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June 22, 2014 7:08:54 PM

Give me 5 min and you will have the best pc for 1k.
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June 22, 2014 7:11:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MPfcRB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MPfcRB/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($144.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1215.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

For the $1000 budget.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jnGYQ7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jnGYQ7/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.24 @ Amazon)
Total: $1009.11
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 22, 2014 7:16:50 PM

Do you have an OS? Do you plan on overclocking?
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June 22, 2014 7:19:29 PM

TraceDaBoss said:
Do you have an OS? Do you plan on overclocking?


I do plan on over clocking and I currently don't own an OS
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June 22, 2014 7:25:42 PM

You could insanely overclock this thing its worth the extra 200 as there is a huge performance increase there. This motherboard is amazing.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($208.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 335 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1232.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 22, 2014 7:27:24 PM

Well buy windows 8 and add on 100 to the price. But trust me. This extra money goes a long way. I built this same exact system for my buddy but he has water cooling anyways he is running 4.9 Ghz stable. It destroys.
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June 22, 2014 7:34:26 PM

Here's a build with both windows and a case if you need the case. It should still overclock fairly well.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cyVPgs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cyVPgs/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.73 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1087.62
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June 22, 2014 7:42:12 PM

Calnin said:
Here's a build with both windows and a case if you need the case. It should still overclock fairly well.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cyVPgs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cyVPgs/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.73 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1087.62

ASrock imo makes very thin boards that just aren't quality. ASUS is the way to go with the motherboard. And you might want to up that psu to at least 600W. Also he said he has a case. And intel/samsung are the only quality ssd manufacturers. Other companies make high failure rates without warning ssds.
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June 22, 2014 7:56:12 PM

An i5 + r9 280x will use no more than 400w under load even less than that I'm pretty sure. The xfx psu is a seasonic unit. It's fine and it still had plenty of headroom to overclock.

if you're not purposefully forcing the board to bend until it breaks, then it's thickness wouldn't matter. I have an asrock board myself, and I had the same worry when I got the board, but it's just fine.

Considering the price as a factor, the ASRock board is a good price point.

The SSD is an SSD. Sure samsung and Intel have better ones, the price is still fine. Every company has a chance of having failures. It's just down the luck for that one. You can still get a Samsung/Intel SSD that fails on you.

If he has a case, great. But I don't see in the thread that the Case has already been purchased. I saw the post show that there was a case in the description and asking whether it's a good build or not, which is why i included a case.

If op has a case, just put the money elsewhere then.
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June 22, 2014 8:10:43 PM

Calnin said:
An i5 + r9 280x will use no more than 400w under load even less than that I'm pretty sure. The xfx psu is a seasonic unit. It's fine and it still had plenty of headroom to overclock.

if you're not purposefully forcing the board to bend until it breaks, then it's thickness wouldn't matter. I have an asrock board myself, and I had the same worry when I got the board, but it's just fine.

Considering the price as a factor, the ASRock board is a good price point.

The SSD is an SSD. Sure samsung and Intel have better ones, the price is still fine. Every company has a chance of having failures. It's just down the luck for that one. You can still get a Samsung/Intel SSD that fails on you.

If he has a case, great. But I don't see in the thread that the Case has already been purchased. I saw the post show that there was a case in the description and asking whether it's a good build or not, which is why i included a case.

If op has a case, just put the money elsewhere then.

ASrock boards just aren't good, I've had lots of experience with them and that specific mobo won't allow much overclocking. He says he has a case "Max settings is what I'm going for. I have the case here with me, it's just I'm looking for components that will allow me to play on max settings. That's my goal. By the way, I'm on no budget.".
And about the SSD's. Your wrong. http://www.extremetech.com/computing/173887-ssd-stress-.... As for the samsung, I've tested them.

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June 22, 2014 8:13:00 PM

Calnin said:
An i5 + r9 280x will use no more than 400w under load even less than that I'm pretty sure. The xfx psu is a seasonic unit. It's fine and it still had plenty of headroom to overclock.

if you're not purposefully forcing the board to bend until it breaks, then it's thickness wouldn't matter. I have an asrock board myself, and I had the same worry when I got the board, but it's just fine.

Considering the price as a factor, the ASRock board is a good price point.

The SSD is an SSD. Sure samsung and Intel have better ones, the price is still fine. Every company has a chance of having failures. It's just down the luck for that one. You can still get a Samsung/Intel SSD that fails on you.

If he has a case, great. But I don't see in the thread that the Case has already been purchased. I saw the post show that there was a case in the description and asking whether it's a good build or not, which is why i included a case.

If op has a case, just put the money elsewhere then.
You should always add a much bigger psu than needed b/c the OP might want to add another card in the future. And not saying that Samsung/Intel SSD's don't fail, but they are much more reliable.

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