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~$800 gaming build. Let me know what you think!

monnster07

66 months ago

This is my first ever build and I would like some honest feedback. It will be used primarily for gaming. I don't want to spend more than $850. Thanks in advance for your advice. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.65 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $5.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $86.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $82.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $829.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-13 05:19 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 66 months ago
  • 2 points

looks good, although you will need to remove some drive bays in the case as the video card may not fit if you don't

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback. :)

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

is this primarily for gaming? Do you need a CPU for Video Editing? if no... a slightly cheaper one might work.

I think the GTX 760 might be a little better since it uses less power for Almost* the same FPS. :P

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $139.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.65 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $5.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $50.49 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 760 2GB Enthusiast Edition Video Card $204.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $643.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-13 13:08 EDT-0400
  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

10-20 more fps for $35 extra.. hmm. Yeah I don't think that's almost the same fps. Also he has a 750W PSU, i don't think power is the problem

  • 66 months ago
  • 1 point

Darn I though it was the R9 280.. not the 280x :)

I see the benchmark comparisons Here for the 280x are closer to the GTX 770.

Revised: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.65 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $5.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI 760GMA-P34(FX) Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $50.49 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $29.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $678.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-13 14:56 EDT-0400

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