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September 1, 2014 11:33:59 AM

hello people from tom`s hardware i was looking for some help on this set up for a gaming machine mainly for WoW and maybe battlefield 4 would this do it for 1080p ? and im on a budget sense i had to pay for college and i only had 800$ us
ps i already have a pc case and a 120 ssd

CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II
Power Supply Corsair 600W ATX12V
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)

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a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2014 11:42:52 AM

This is actually pretty good for that budget
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September 1, 2014 11:46:30 AM

alright awesome i just wanted other people opinions sense im new to building my own pc :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2014 11:48:04 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($263.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $808.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 14:47 EDT-0400

I have improved a few things over your build, A better CPU, A better motherboard, A better graphics card, A better hard drive and a better PSU, I also have an Optical Drive in there if you like watching DVDs or play games on a disc.
I hope my suggestion helps you
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a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2014 11:54:38 AM

For $800 this is probably the best it gets if you want performance and quality. It came out to 50 cents over $800 and has a i5 rather than i3 and a 280X over a 280. Everything else is same spec except Motherboard. If you want me to add anything into the build(OS, SSD, Case or anything else) or change things around, just ask. For now here is the build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.93 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($263.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $800.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 14:51 EDT-0400
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a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2014 11:55:53 AM

DeadGraphics said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($263.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $808.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 14:47 EDT-0400

I have improved a few things over your build, A better CPU, A better motherboard, A better graphics card, A better hard drive and a better PSU, I also have an Optical Drive in there if you like watching DVDs or play games on a disc.
I hope my suggestion helps you


He's better off with the Intel because he said he's mainly playing WoW which won't utilize the 8 cores of the 8320. I do like the other changes you made though

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a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2014 11:56:21 AM

DeadGraphics said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($263.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $808.13
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 14:47 EDT-0400

I have improved a few things over your build, A better CPU, A better motherboard, A better graphics card, A better hard drive and a better PSU, I also have an Optical Drive in there if you like watching DVDs or play games on a disc.
I hope my suggestion helps you


THe PSU is a little under recommended wattage. It could cause some problems. Other than that, nicely put together. Would recommend ;) 
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a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2014 11:57:16 AM

Scoutdrago3 said:
For $800 this is probably the best it gets if you want performance and quality. It came out to 50 cents over $800 and has a i5 rather than i3 and a 280X over a 280. Everything else is same spec except Motherboard. If you want me to add anything into the build(OS, SSD, Case or anything else) or change things around, just ask. For now here is the build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.93 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($263.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $800.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 14:51 EDT-0400


I wouldn't get that PSU

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a b 4 Gaming
September 1, 2014 12:05:17 PM

GRUxTSAR said:
Scoutdrago3 said:
For $800 this is probably the best it gets if you want performance and quality. It came out to 50 cents over $800 and has a i5 rather than i3 and a 280X over a 280. Everything else is same spec except Motherboard. If you want me to add anything into the build(OS, SSD, Case or anything else) or change things around, just ask. For now here is the build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.93 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($263.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $800.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 14:51 EDT-0400


I wouldn't get that PSU



Yeah I was actually kinda debating whether to put it in the list. Heres another PSU:
https://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snl...
Its about $10 more but its more than worth it. XFX gets it parts from SeaSonic so its pretty reliable.
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September 1, 2014 12:16:40 PM

thanks guy`s and yes i will go with intel and i already have a pc case my friend gave me the phantom 530 :D 
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