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July 16, 2014 3:09:04 AM

So I have this build it will be used almost exclusively for gaming. Checking to make sure its nice and balanced as I do not have much experience in building computers here is the build
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bloorevere/saved/ZZXYcf

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a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2014 3:33:31 AM

that is a fairly nice build you've put together yourself...
what I changed and why...
1) the fx-6300 will likely bottleneck the r9 290, an 8320 will do the job just fine
2) better known motherboard for slightly cheaper to make room for other parts
3) faster ram for a little bit more
4) better power supply...CX are moot
5) I was about to include the nzxt h440 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-cah440wm1 since its better in every way, but I guess you like the looks of the define r4 so its fine
so what do you think of this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $984.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 16, 2014 4:35:21 AM

Thx for the help man. I looked back over it and I just went with an 8350 because of the increased performance for very little cost. I also added the changes you made. Kept the case. I like it. Anything else or that look good?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2014 5:28:08 AM

bloorevere said:
Thx for the help man. I looked back over it and I just went with an 8350 because of the increased performance for very little cost. I also added the changes you made. Kept the case. I like it. Anything else or that look good?


you got an fx-8350 instead of the 8320?...the price: performance there really isnt worth it. You're better off getting a really nice cpu cooler and then overclocking the 8320 to 8350 speeds. These two use the same cores anyways, the lower quality ones just go to the 8320, but thats not to say that the cpu is bad. This cpu cooler is nice: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14 even though i'm not a massive fan of hanging 5 kgs of steel off a motherboard, the D14 will keep your cpu nice and cool when overclocking, plus amd chips could definitely use some cooling
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July 16, 2014 5:40:24 AM

Alright. I see ill just do that instead. Thanks for the help man

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a b 4 Gaming
July 16, 2014 5:41:16 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1220 V3 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($203.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1035.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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