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BestConfigs Poll - High-End AMD Gaming PC

Which build do you like best?

Total: 73 votes (1 blank vote)

  • Rafeed's AMD anti-fanboi build
  • 39 %
  • "Extreme Piledriving" Build
  • 12 %
  • Ropski's Build
  • 10 %
  • D.R. AMD Top Dollar
  • 19 %
  • Sangeet's AMD Devil
  • 23 %
October 30, 2013 7:39:44 PM

It's time to vote on your favorite build for this category!
Please see below for a list of the choices available.

Rafeed's AMD anti-fanboi build

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core ProcessorP ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU CoolerP ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ MotherboardP ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($95.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video CardP (2-Way SLI) ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video CardP (2-Way SLI) ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower CaseP ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterP ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1996.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 03:39 EDT-0400)

"Extreme Piledriving" Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core ProcessorP ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerP ($150.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ MotherboardP ($146.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video CardP (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video CardP (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower CaseP ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($207.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD WriterP ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1953.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 15:00 EDT-0400)

Ropski's Build:

Processor: AMD FX-9370 4.4GHz Eight-Core - $349.99
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX - $239.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 - $289.99
Graphics Card: XFX Double D FX797GTDFC Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 - $389.99
Hard Drive 1: Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N240GBGTXB-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III - $219.99
Hard Drive 2: CWestern Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $89.99
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF series RC-902XB-KKN1 Black Steel body, Front Mesh, Plastic bezel ATX Desktop Computer Case - $89.99
Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850M 850W ATX12V - $119.99
CPU Cooling: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler - $85.99
Case Fan 1: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case cooler - $16.99
Case Fan 2: COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case cooler - $7.99
Case Fan 3: COOLER MASTER R4-BC8R-18FB-R1 80mm Blue LED Case Fan - $9.99
Case Fan 4: COOLER MASTER R4-BC8R-18FB-R1 80mm Blue LED Case Fan - $9.99
DVD Burner: ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner - $89.99
Total:$1947.89

D.R. AMD Top Dollar
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core ProcessorP ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RL-EB24-16FK-R1 60.2 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerP ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ MotherboardP ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($93.60 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($107.05 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video CardP ($654.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower CaseP ($150.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($200.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD WriterP ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1853.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 13:57 EDT-0400)

Sangeet's AMD Devil

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core ProcessorP ($194.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU CoolerP ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ MotherboardP ($157.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 MemoryP ($110.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State DiskP ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($146.26 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video CardP ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower CaseP ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($143.54 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD WriterP ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Total: $1866.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-17 12:47 EDT-0400)
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