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February 25, 2013 2:04:14 AM

Hello,

I have a $1000 budget and I've never built a computer, but did some research and excited to try it. Here are the parts I'm buying:

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX R2.O ATX AMD Board
AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB (Will upgrade)
G Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB Ram DDR3 1600
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Fan
ASUS PCE-N15 Express Wireless Adaper Card
Seagate Barracuda 500GB
ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Corsair CX600M 600W Power Supply
Theraltake Chaser MK-I Full Tower.

Just curious to see if I'm going the right direction. Wanted to try to get decent parts while sticking to my budget whie lowering the Video card costs which I will eventually upgrade to GTX 670.


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February 25, 2013 2:14:46 AM

That motherboard is over-priced for what you wanna do; unless you are going for quad sli.

try this:
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saves you some cash. Also, upgrading from the 7850 to 670 would not be worth it. You would get a slight performance bump but you'd be spending $400 more.

With the money saved from the mobo get this Hard drive instead:
Western Digital WD Black 1 TB - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

more space, much more reliable.
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February 25, 2013 2:24:30 AM

thor220 said:
That motherboard is over-priced for what you wanna do; unless you are going for quad sli.

try this:
GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX - $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Saves you some cash. Also, upgrading from the 7850 to 670 would not be worth it. You would get a slight performance bump but you'd be spending $400 more.

With the money saved from the mobo get this Hard drive instead:
Western Digital WD Black 1 TB - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

more space, much more reliable.



Yeah I really don't know much about motherboards... Looks like the matrix to be honest. The most I would really upgrade is possibly 2 video cards and power supply. Basically, I want to build a easily upgradable computer to keep up with latest games with good FPS. I like your advice with cutting costs to get a 1TB since I do have tons of music and movies. Thanks!
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February 25, 2013 2:31:52 AM

The motherboard you picked out was good but was for really expensive rigs and crazy enthusiasts. Otherwise though:

- Great CPU cooler choice
- Black edition HD are awesome and last a long time
- That processor will only get better as next-gen consoles are
going to be heavily threaded
- Just the right amount of ram in the build
- Good power supply choice
- Very nice case. This is the part that will last the longest on your rig so it's nice to see this
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February 25, 2013 2:43:35 AM

buy a 7870 or a 7970 ghz, because the former is great price/performance (same with the latter) and either would end up being less than a 670.
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February 25, 2013 2:53:39 AM

I personally wouldn't buy a 7850 only to upgrade to 670 later. Save up the extra $180 and put the 670 (or a 7970) in your first build.
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March 4, 2013 2:23:52 AM

Best answer selected by divodas.
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