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CPU - AMD FX 8320 eight core

Mobo - MSI 990FXA-GD80v2

RAM - Gskill Ripjaws 8GB

Video card - ATI RadeonHD 7850

Power supply - Corsair CX600 600watts

SSD - Samsung 840 EVO 256 GB

HDD - Seagate 750GB

Case - RAIDMAX mid tower

Liquid cooler - Corsair H60

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CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor

Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard
Drive

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card

Case: Rosewill GALAXY-02-A ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor

Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm Fan
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  1. 1st one, Definatly, Although swap the psu with the Evga 600B power supply, And the hdd to a WD Caviar Black
  2. 1st one , Biostar boards a very poor , and the 990 chipset is much better.

    And get a XFX 550 watt power supply.
  3. Best answer
    If you do gaming, then its 2nd option all the way, 3.9GHz and R9 280 3 GB sums it up.
    If you are into video/ VFX rendering, the FX 8 core will(may) do you wonders.

    But there's a catch, the 2nd option got no SSD, which is very much recommended for any decent specs rig.

    If you can tell the budget then maybe I can swap the Case and PSU of 2nd option with some better ones without changing the CPU, GPU and RAM and maybe a SSD.

    If they're prebuilt PCs, I would prefer the 2nd one, for the 3.9GHz 6 core and R9 280.
  4. The Biostar board is poor go with the top board.
  5. SSD will not help in GAMING.
  6. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    The Biostar board is poor go with the top board.


    Yes, If its not prebuilt, it should have Gigabyte/ MSI/ ASRock/ Asus motherboard, there're others as well. He didn't specify if its custom made or not so I can't recommend him one.
    Yes SSD won't help in gaming, but it'd improve the overall performance of PC, taking booting time and program opening time into consideration. No one likes slow PC which takes years to boot up.
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