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August 18, 2014 2:53:26 PM

Hello there, i have been in the process of building a gaming computer for a few months now and i think i have finally found the perfect build for what i want to do. I have gotten quite a few opinions on it, but i just want to make sure one last time before i purchase the parts. I cant really specify what genre of games im going to be playing, because it will really just be random games that me and my friends find on steam or whatever. Right now ive been playing LoL, Nosgoth and a few other smaller games, but in the future im gonna be playing things like Evolve, AC Unity, Warface, very heavily modded versions of minecraft, etc etc. Im also going to be streaming, editing, recording.(Which is why i have ddr3-2133 8gb ram

Here is my current build(Keep in mind i dont want to go over 950$

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133
Memory: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5"
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Thermaltake SMART 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5"
Keyboard/Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle

Current Price: $957.07

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August 18, 2014 3:14:03 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($70.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.75 @ NCIX US)
Total: $944.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-18 18:10 EDT-0400

Same price, but includes:
Much better CPU, Intel CPUs far outperform AMD CPUs core for core, especially in gaming.
Cheaper (but just as good) RAM.
More reliable HDD for similar pice (WD are generally considered more reliable than Seagate).
Case that's just as good, yet costs a lot less.
Better quality PSU, 5 year warranty, Seasonic made.
IPS monitor for better image quality.
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August 18, 2014 6:00:46 PM

moozilbee said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($70.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.75 @ NCIX US)
Total: $944.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-18 18:10 EDT-0400

Same price, but includes:
Much better CPU, Intel CPUs far outperform AMD CPUs core for core, especially in gaming.
Cheaper (but just as good) RAM.
More reliable HDD for similar pice (WD are generally considered more reliable than Seagate).
Case that's just as good, yet costs a lot less.
Better quality PSU, 5 year warranty, Seasonic made.
IPS monitor for better image quality.


wow, thanks a ton, i know exatly what im going for now
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August 18, 2014 6:12:53 PM

moozilbee said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($70.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.75 @ NCIX US)
Total: $944.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-18 18:10 EDT-0400

Same price, but includes:
Much better CPU, Intel CPUs far outperform AMD CPUs core for core, especially in gaming.
Cheaper (but just as good) RAM.
More reliable HDD for similar pice (WD are generally considered more reliable than Seagate).
Case that's just as good, yet costs a lot less.
Better quality PSU, 5 year warranty, Seasonic made.
IPS monitor for better image quality.


Wait it says there is a problem with the build 'The G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory operating voltage of 1.6V exceeds the Intel Haswell Refresh CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum'
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a b 4 Gaming
August 18, 2014 9:17:38 PM

It's simply saying that the Intel CPU recommends RAM at a slightly lower voltage to the RAM I suggested, I missed that, it shouldn't cause too much of a problem as it's only a tiny bit outside the safe limit, but just to be safe and avoid processor damage use this RAM instead: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f317000cl11d...
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