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Building "budget" gaming pc, need help

First of all, Hello there, How are you guys doing?

So, here's the thing, I decided I want to buy a gaming pc, but, the problem is that, last time I've built a gaming pc, 1GB Video Cards were the highest things you could get lol, so I'm a bit outdated, so I don't know if I'm overkilling and buying super high quality video cards that my cpu wont hold up, for example, and my budget isn't really that high, I was hoping it to be under 1000u$ ( I did not include monitor/processor/case/mice on the pc part picker btw )

I've researched a lot, and I came up with this:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/gabrielcmm/saved/Dg4Ycf

CPU: AMD Fx-8350
MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0
Ram: Kingston Fury Black Edition 1600mhz
Video Card: Sapphire R9 280x
PSU: Corsair RM 750w 80+ Gold Certificate

I have a few questions, is this computer "future proof" for how long this pc will be a good pc?
Is going with the Sabertooth overkill? can I choose a cheaper mobo and save money ( that would be great btw )

And, what would you guys change on this pc?
I don't really want to go to a Intel Processor, since they are more expensive and I dont have that much money to "waste" on a PC

Thank you :)
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  1. gabrielcmm said:
    First of all, Hello there, How are you guys doing?

    So, here's the thing, I decided I want to buy a gaming pc, but, the problem is that, last time I've built a gaming pc, 1GB Video Cards were the highest things you could get lol, so I'm a bit outdated, so I don't know if I'm overkilling and buying super high quality video cards that my cpu wont hold up, for example, and my budget isn't really that high, I was hoping it to be under 1000u$ ( I did not include monitor/processor/case/mice on the pc part picker btw )

    I've researched a lot, and I came up with this:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/gabrielcmm/saved/Dg4Ycf

    CPU: AMD Fx-8350
    MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0
    Ram: Kingston Fury Black Edition 1600mhz
    Video Card: Sapphire R9 280x
    PSU: Corsair RM 750w 80+ Gold Certificate

    I have a few questions, is this computer "future proof" for how long this pc will be a good pc?
    Is going with the Sabertooth overkill? can I choose a cheaper mobo and save money ( that would be great btw )

    And, what would you guys change on this pc?
    I don't really want to go to a Intel Processor, since they are more expensive and I dont have that much money to "waste" on a PC

    Thank you :)

    You're kinda missing an HDD and a case:)
  2. zeyuanfu said:
    gabrielcmm said:
    First of all, Hello there, How are you guys doing?

    So, here's the thing, I decided I want to buy a gaming pc, but, the problem is that, last time I've built a gaming pc, 1GB Video Cards were the highest things you could get lol, so I'm a bit outdated, so I don't know if I'm overkilling and buying super high quality video cards that my cpu wont hold up, for example, and my budget isn't really that high, I was hoping it to be under 1000u$ ( I did not include monitor/processor/case/mice on the pc part picker btw )

    I've researched a lot, and I came up with this:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/gabrielcmm/saved/Dg4Ycf

    CPU: AMD Fx-8350
    MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0
    Ram: Kingston Fury Black Edition 1600mhz
    Video Card: Sapphire R9 280x
    PSU: Corsair RM 750w 80+ Gold Certificate

    I have a few questions, is this computer "future proof" for how long this pc will be a good pc?
    Is going with the Sabertooth overkill? can I choose a cheaper mobo and save money ( that would be great btw )

    And, what would you guys change on this pc?
    I don't really want to go to a Intel Processor, since they are more expensive and I dont have that much money to "waste" on a PC

    Thank you :)

    You're kinda missing an HDD and a case:)



    yeah, I forgot to mention something lol, I don't live in US, so those are only the parts that I'll be importing, since buying case and hdd here are not really expensive
  3. What would be your budget for these four parts? Intel CPUs aren't really that expensive.
  4. About 750u$ - 800u$ (because I would still have to pay for the shipping)
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    gabrielcmm said:
    First of all, Hello there, How are you guys doing?

    So, here's the thing, I decided I want to buy a gaming pc, but, the problem is that, last time I've built a gaming pc, 1GB Video Cards were the highest things you could get lol, so I'm a bit outdated, so I don't know if I'm overkilling and buying super high quality video cards that my cpu wont hold up, for example, and my budget isn't really that high, I was hoping it to be under 1000u$ ( I did not include monitor/processor/case/mice on the pc part picker btw )

    I've researched a lot, and I came up with this:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/gabrielcmm/saved/Dg4Ycf

    CPU: AMD Fx-8350
    MOBO: Asus Sabertooth 990fx r2.0
    Ram: Kingston Fury Black Edition 1600mhz
    Video Card: Sapphire R9 280x
    PSU: Corsair RM 750w 80+ Gold Certificate

    I have a few questions, is this computer "future proof" for how long this pc will be a good pc?


    Is going with the Sabertooth overkill? can I choose a cheaper mobo and save money ( that would be great btw )

    And, what would you guys change on this pc?
    I don't really want to go to a Intel Processor, since they are more expensive and I dont have that much money to "waste" on a PC

    Thank you :)


    Looks pretty good to me.

    Personally I don't think you need to go for a motherboard as expensive as that- although I would say a good motherboard will help the longevity of your machine, and is a good idea if you intend to do any serious overclocking. In terms of cost savings, personally I think the FX8320 is a better buy mainly because its exactly the same chip just cheaper and clocked slightly lower- but as it's an FX chip tweaking it to run at the full speed of the 8350 is as easy as changing one value in the bios.

    The R9 280X is a damn good card, the *only* thing I would warn you on is that it is based on the original HD 7970 (same chip) which is GCN 1.0. AMD have released a newer graphics core design 'GCN 1.1' which is in the R7 260, 260X, R9 290 and above chips. Apparently they are about to release some new 'R9' cards rumoured to be a '285' that have the updated core design and new features. The extras you get with 1.1 are: Audio processor built into the card, more 'ACE' engines (which should improve compute performacne for physics) and an 'XDMA' hardware engine which should mean the card will behave properly in crossfire should you wish to get a second card. I've also read that the 'Mantle' api works better with the newer GCN 1.1 cards. If none of that matters to you then the 280x is still a damn fast card (and I've also read that the newer 285 will have *less memory on a narrower bus* so the 280X might actually be faster at higher resolutions).
  6. Thanks for the reply! I'll consider about the 8320 and the new 285
    maybe I'll just wait a little more and save some money to buy the 8350, and/or the 285 when it comes out
    do you recommend any case?
    I liked the AeroCool xPredator X1 but I didn't hear good reviews about it!
  7. Try the Core i5-4690K and a cheap Z97 board.
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