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February 22, 2013 12:14:58 AM

Hi,
This is the computer build I'm thinking of once I get enough money. I'm mainly going to be using it for gaming, editing, web surfing, watching vids, and listening to music. I went with amd because I usually have ALOT of programs open at once, please don't leave any comments saying I should've went with an I5. Please tell me how I did Price vs Performance, you can exclude peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, and monitors. Thanks for your comments in advance :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.61 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Raidmax 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($56.19 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-4000-KLLN1-GP Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1202.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 21:14 EST-0500)
February 22, 2013 12:20:37 AM

6/10.
- The RAM should be 1600 MHZ.
- Motherboard is over priced, look for one in the $80 range
- Raidmax PSU are looked down upon. (Get one from Corsair or another well known company)
- At that price range, the liquid cooled CPU would be worse than a air cooled one. (Swap it out for a Hyper 212 EVO or '+'
Other than that, looks pretty good to me.
February 22, 2013 12:25:29 AM

Will 1600 ram make a big difference in gaming? I'm updating the right now too.
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February 22, 2013 12:28:29 AM

And what other psu companies are good?
February 22, 2013 12:31:50 AM

Do you plan on OCing?

February 22, 2013 12:40:20 AM

Yeah probably up to 4.8 ghz
February 22, 2013 12:45:02 AM

Here's the updated build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.94 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.61 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master SGM-4000-KLLN1-GP Wired Laser Mouse ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1206.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-21 21:44 EST-0500)
February 22, 2013 12:54:56 AM

9/10. Motherboard is still a bit expensive, but its really up to personal preference.

G'luck and enjoy!
February 22, 2013 1:29:26 AM

Thanks :D 
February 22, 2013 1:42:47 AM

Unless you buy more fans, I suggest a different case. Although the case is mostly preference, I don't think one exhaust fan would do a good job at cooling. You should buy atleast one more fan or get a case with 2 or more fans. Other than that, everything is nice.
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