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$1000 gaming build with fx 8350

Last response: in Systems
January 11, 2013 3:42:15 PM

This is my first time building a computer and I just wanted to check if there are any problems with my build, and I also need suggestions for a power supply

already have monitor and os

CPU: AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard with 3-Way SLI/CrossFireX Support and UEFI BIOS
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL
Storage: Western Digital WD Blue WD7500AZEX 750GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Video Card: Radeon HD 7870 PCIE16 2GB DVI HDMI Mini Display Port DDR5
Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 RC-430-KWN1 Black Steel / Plastic Computer Case
Power Supply: ???
Optical Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
CPU fan: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963 92mm HYPRO Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included dual fan push pull compatible

budget: $1000

overclocking: maybe
crossfire: yes eventually

a build i wanted to start and upgrade later
mostly for gaming also for movies and the internet, might run a small tekkit server for two friends

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January 11, 2013 3:49:54 PM

For gaming 16 GB RAM is excessive, 8 will do.
As for PSU, with one gpu in mind ~550w will do. If you want cfire option, you need to get ~750w psu, either now or later, when adding second gpu.

Also i recommend getting cheaper mobo, for like ~150$. Anything over that price is just bells and whistles you won't even use and notice.

Get a quality PSU from Antec, Seasonic, XFX, Corsair or PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone. . At least 80+ bronze quality.
January 11, 2013 4:31:13 PM


"The good news for folks with Piledriver-based processors is that the FX-8350 is nearly as quick as Intel's Core i3-2100 (never mind the fact that the Core i3 costs $90 less)."

get an i3, its faster and, unless your doing video rendering, you will not use 8 cores on anything. yes 16 gb is way overkill unless your doing rendering. 8 is standard.

Minecraft is a single core game, so one core will be running your client and the outer will run the tekkit server. ("feed the beast" is better but that's off topic)

i like your gpu, but AMD/ATI has issues with crossfire, or so i hear. i may be wrong on that... anyway, i would go with gtx 660 or gtx 660ti if you want to SLI in the future. GTX 660 Ti HD 7870