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Build me the best $800-$1000 AMD based PC.

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August 13, 2014 10:58:28 AM

Build me the best gaming and multitasking pc on on which I can use Adobe products and play games on high or ultra settings . I can afford a PC that is between $800-$1000 Excluding OS.
Uses:
Multiple OS Linux,Windows 8.1,OS X , Softwares Adobe Premiere Elements , Unreal engine , Auto CAD and The most Important Gaming.
Games:
1.Hitman Absolution
2.Battlefield 3,4
3.GTA IV,V
4.COD series
5.Saints row 3,4
6.DMC 4,5
7.Crysis 2,3

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August 13, 2014 11:10:01 AM

Full AMD + overclock friendly build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.94 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($344.46 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $831.32
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-13 14:09 EDT-0400
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August 13, 2014 12:14:49 PM

Thank you pierrerock for your friendly advice.
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August 13, 2014 12:27:26 PM

You are welcome
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a b 4 Gaming
August 13, 2014 12:29:46 PM

8 thread CPU, 990 chipset for better overclocking, larger CPU cooler, SSD+HD... Just another option.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($73.90 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($91.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($22.10 @ Amazon)
Total: $1030.10
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August 13, 2014 12:37:45 PM

In fact the gygabyte GA-970-UD3P has as many voltage regulation modules as many 990FX chip motherboard. So as overclocking is concerned, a 990FX chip board is expensive for almost no gain for a 6-core CPU.

Also, a FX-6350 has better single core performance than a FX-8320. Think of it as a 8350 but with 6 instead of 8 cores. So for gaming, the FX-6350 is actually better since games does not use more than 4 thread.
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August 13, 2014 1:02:44 PM

pierrerock said:
In fact the gygabyte GA-970-UD3P has as many voltage regulation modules as many 990FX chip motherboard. So as overclocking is concerned, a 990FX chip board is expensive for almost no gain for a 6-core CPU.

Also, a FX-6350 has better single core performance than a FX-8320. Think of it as a 8350 but with 6 instead of 8 cores. So for gaming, the FX-6350 is actually better since games does not use more than 4 thread.


MB - The 970 is a capable overclocker. No doubt about it... The 990 will give better results though.

CPU - I just assume that everyone with an FX build is going to overclock so really this is a comparison between processing threads (six or eight). The 6300, 6350, 8320 and 8350 all running at 4.5GHz for example...
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August 13, 2014 2:28:06 PM

at base clock, the 6350 is better in single core performance than base clock 8320. And not every 990 chip will perform better. you can't assume this.
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August 14, 2014 5:21:49 AM

pierrerock said:
at base clock, the 6350 is better in single core performance than base clock 8320.

If the FX build isn't going to be overclocked, then an Intel build would be a better spend of the money on the H97 platform. An i5 and H97 board is easily in the price range and would outperform an AMD setup at stock speeds.

pierrerock said:
And not every 990 chip will perform better. you can't assume this.

I can when having experience with both boards in the thread.
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