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FX-8350 / R9 390

Description

Amazon has kindly put together a page listing the exact parts we used for this machine:

http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=12544848011&tag=featuredguide-20

We've also put together a build video using the exact parts from this guide:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=820aYiavGYk

On a $1000 budget this is a gaming machine that packs a punch. The AMD FX-8350 is a fantastic 8-core CPU that can be overclocked for significant performance gains. Whether you are gaming, streaming, or both at the same time, the FX-8350 has you covered.

The OCZ ARC 240 GB solid-state drive provides extremely fast boot times and application launch performance, while the Seagate 1 TB 7200 rpm hard drive offers plenty of space for games and media.

This build also includes the Sapphire R9 390 Nitro graphics card to ensure you can play nearly any game on the market without issue. All of these components are housed within the Thermaltake Urban S41 which is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a sleek and silent build with modularity in mind to accommodate future build upgrades.

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 13 points

Good work manirelli..... A good Power supply this time..... Too bad you picked a pretty crummy binned Vishera Chip. Should have selected either the fx 8320(e) for a better binned lower leakage variant or Intel... because over-clocking on the stock cooler is hilarious.... You crack me up Mani

The AMD FX-8350 is a fantastic 8-core CPU that can be overclocked for significant performance gains.

Just not with the stock cooler :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 5 points

Too bad you picked a pretty crummy binned Vishera Chip. Should have selected either the fx 8320(e) for a better binned lower leakage variant

Actually I don't know if I just struck out unlucky but I had a 8320E that barely could get +200mhz out of it without crashing, no matter how much volts it took. I swapped it out for a 8350 and hit 4.5ghz+ fine. This was on a Asus Sabertooth 990FX r2.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like you hit the worst of the silicon bin

  • 53 months ago
  • 3 points

yup... ended up exchanging out FXs until I got a 8370 that will do 4.9ghz :)

Yay MicroCenter for their 14 day CPU returns :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same mobo and got 4.7Ghz Stable and was only hitting 63c max temp

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You should get a better power supply other than the 550w. you'll be operating at about 80% I'd say get something at least 650w or even better try a 700-800w. Not to Mention if you try to Crossfire later you won't need to upgrade then.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

How is this: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/mastermaxtoppenfiget/saved/cNfZxr could you check quickly over everythig. never buitl a pc in my life and its my first time picking parts etc :P.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

My main suggestiion would be to change the motherboard to H170 chipset. The B series chipsets are cut down value oriented motherboards that usually end up in business desktops that are only made to do 1 specific task.

for $10 more you can get the H170 version of the same board,

for $20 more you can get the Z170 version of the same board. but since you have a locked processor, the H170 will do you just fine.

My other opinion, which is completely personal, would be to pay $5 and get the Sapphire r9 390 over PowerColor. Sapphire is my go to brand for AMD GPUs.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

XFX makes AMD GPUs you know (Yay SeaSonic)

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm not too informed on the motherboards but I'd listen to him on those suggestions as for his suggestion for the Sapphire GPU.. I have to agree I'm currently running a Sapphire Radeon R9 270x 4G DDR5 http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003644gl and I love this Card it's given me no issues from the start. Take it from me this was the first computer I built and I've learned a lot just from this website alone, That brand (as reccomended by plenty) is a good buy. Your 390 should be just as good quality.

side note:

http://smile.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-Version-Graphics-11244-00-20G/dp/B00ZGL8CYY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1442800669&sr=8-1&keywords=100382NTOCL

i believe this is your card you chose but in the Sapphire Brand. its a 4.9/5 star with 28 reviews

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks :D

  • 57 months ago
  • 7 points

Hey Manirelli, the GPU and mobo aren't showing their prices.

  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Prices fluctuate in and out.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

I know that prices fluctuate. I just didn't think about checking whether or not Amazon had those two parts in stock, which they don't and makes sense here. Hence my impulsive comment. Heh.

Good build though, would buy.

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

Get back Intel fanboys... I got my arguments lined up and ready to go!

A great build, I love how you've gone for a change in CPU, +1

  • 57 months ago
  • 9 points

What if I told you....I was an AMD fanboy with nowhere to go but Intel?

Realistically, there's no reason to go with AMD but price constraints. It's more understandable here in Canada at times, but still.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Shill!

  • 57 months ago
  • 5 points

Okay, fine, they make for good entry render rigs, workstations, and servers (with ECC compat boards).

Again, this is more of a price issue again, since I would readily take an 8 thread xeon over the 8350.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Why? Sorry for the question but what makes this cpu so bad?

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Well There is nothing wrong with processor it's just the fact that if u want to do other processes like making a server better processors will make the data transfer faster. And yes i know the xeon and the 8350 both have 8 cores, but in general the core speeds on intel cpus are usually faster than amd's. Which will make the transfer even quicker. But the drawback intel cpu's are more expensive while amd is usually cheaper. I'm pretty sure that I'm right but if i'm wrong please do not rage :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Great, I think I'm gunna have to repeat myself a bit from my previous post below.

Basically, AMD procs are less efficient, and cannot clock high enough to compensate – they take more juice to hit a given performance bar (and please please please take note that GHz =/= performance!), and max out at an allowed juice amount that isn't significantly higher, and hence, the end result being that the performance you get from the AMD proc is lower than the Intel proc – even though you pumped more juice in it, and yes, got more Jigglyhertz in this case.

The real problem though is not that Intel beats AMD on cost-performance and flat-out performance, but that the performance differential between the two cores of ~72% is enough to cause the AMD proc to significantly choke up on some heavily single-threaded tasks – such as games. Aaaaand since we're talking about gaming rigs...

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

What a wonderful point.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

SHILL!

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

:)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

as for if you where talking about performance of the clock speed, couldn't you just overclock it?

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

Increasing clock speed doesn't magically improve performance, but yes, it would help. Mind you, a lot can be learned when you compare CPUs for specifics tasks based on performance/watt. The FX architecture is becoming more and more outdated. Yes, there are "E" variants, sure -- but those SKUs aren't actually any different in terms of architecture.

Please note I love my FX for rendering video/audio and multi-tasking applications. It is beaten by my friend's i7-2600K at stock clock in terms of memory bandwidth (I am running 1866 vs the intel's 1600), and consistently in min FPS for pretty much every game. It is paired with a 770, whereas my friend has a 670. (Very similar cards).

  • 56 months ago
  • 4 points

If you overclock that FX-8350 to 4.7GHZ and run P95 + Furmark torture testing on the build, it will pull around 700W from the PSU.

The PSU selected only offers 576W on the 12V rail.

No thanks.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

Solely basing it on streaming, is the FX or the i5 better? Like for YT streaming or Twitch streaming

  • 57 months ago
  • 9 points

The FX will have the edge in streaming.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

what bout gaming?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Against the i5 6600k or 4690k?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

6600k but because of the new chipset and mobos its going to be a little bit more expensive and ddr4 too

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

6600k

  • 56 months ago
  • -1 points

The i5 4690k is one of the better cpu's that's significantly better then the 8350. paired with the gtx 970 or r9 390 it would make a really good machine

  • 56 months ago
  • 5 points

And a i5-4790k will run you $339 US from NewEgg; an FX-8350 will run $169. That price difference is why AMD is still selling FX chips. That $170 price difference means a midrange gamer can afford a 250GB SSD instead of a 120 or a 3TB HD instead of a 2TB, or 2 or 3 major releases, or a good mechanical keyboard or gaming mouse... or better p/s... or better headset...

(prices as of 4:30 PDT October 12, 2015)

  • 56 months ago
  • -3 points

we are talking about the 4690k not the 4790k, your argument is invalid

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

No, just less expensive. A 4690k will still run about $239 US at NewEgg, which means I'd have $70 for a better card, SSD, case, or whatnot. (Me, I'd get a bigger SSD since I like to room for apps and games and have the OS run smoother as well.) So, yes, the same still applies, you just have less savings to work with.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Will this run minesweeper with 60 fps?

  • 57 months ago
  • 4 points

Eh.. I don't know... Pretty demanding stuff...

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

yes.

  • 56 months ago
  • -1 points

probably at 30 tops :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 3 points

You're exaggerating, probably 12 fps :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I like how some of the parts are disgustingly overpriced on Amazon lol. You can get a 850W EVGA 80+ Platinum PSU with $119, why would you pay more for a bronze.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you think this is a better overall build for ~$220US cheaper http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/rD6wsY ?

This build WAS based on FX8320+MSI970gaming mobo (~$120US cheaper than the i5 build i linked) but at the last minute changed my order for the newer i5 4690k because i wanted to stick with a cheaper 500W B+ psu, and cpu would run cooler and contribute ~2.5x less to annual power cost. This is good because australia is fkn hot in summer and i dont like using lots of power. over the course of 4 years u would get a decent ROI

The sockets for the i5 arent outdated compared to the 8350 which is the last of the am3+ line. 4690k performs better on games as well since most games dont optimize the 8cores, but maybe the 8350 will perform better in future as more as games become optimized for 8-core consoles. i have no idea though.

instead of 8350 id just go with 8320 (8320E much nicer) and OC to 4.0ghz. more fun that way haha and can redirect funds to a nice cooler which u can swap out to another build. am3+ good if youre not planning on upgrading.. when the system dies in 5 yrs youll be scrapping the mobo and cpu at least. fantastic for overclocking if you dont live in a sauna and have a decent but cheap closed system water cooler.

4690k is more efficient and modern with a good enough upgrade path most would be happy with, and (maybe more support cos the line isn't dead?)

since you dont have a cooler i guess u dont intend on mid-high OC's so u could of just stuck with a MSI 970 gaming mobo.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Best bet is to post this over in the part list opinions wanted section of the site. Unfortunately im not entirely familiar with AUD pricing.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this run GTA 5 on High or better at 100 FPS?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

1080p ultra you are looking at about an average of 70fps

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you recommend for an affordable wireless adapter for this PC?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I. Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and has an external antenna. It is a PCI x1 type wireless adapter. It can be had on Amazon for around 30 dollars.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

It's not, the GPU doesn't have it's $300 price tag at the time of writing.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this build or the 960 build more powerful and is the R9 390 more powerful than the OC R9 290? Also thanks for replying to my comments you've been a great help.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

The 390 is a more powerful GPU and the 4460 is a better CPU in most gaming situations.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm so they are about the same? Or is this build slightly better for gaming?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on your budget. You can always merge them together.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh cool thanks.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Either merge with the i5 and use the motherboard from the GTX 960 build, but definitely keep the R9 390, as long as you have a power supply that can handle it, it is quite a bit better GPU (on par with a GTX 970)

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Welp, it's at 600some USD, because the video card isn't beings sold (apparently).

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How does this build compare to this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QmjpP6

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The FX-6300 is no match for an i5. It performs closer to an i3. I would advise a FX-8350.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does it not display a price for the R9 390 and the SSD? Can you even buy them?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately these builds got a bit delayed and that seems to have affected stock on Amazon. If you click the part you can find other retailers with them available.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Rig!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you! Are you a amd fan

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I am a computer components fan. I just love opening and working with new hardware.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This question should go in the forums...

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This is impressively inexpensive for what you get. And I mean IMPRESSIVE... Wait, never mind, the 390 lost its price. Here's a fixed version:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $124.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $119.00 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $43.39 @ Amazon
Storage OCZ ARC 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $334.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.82 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $931.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-29 18:21 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking "hey! he color matched good job! But then disaster, the psu is black and red, NOOOOOOOO!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a very good build. Congrats on using AMD for both CPU and GPU.

I'm curious though, the PSU is kind of weak. The components are powerful and they would need a Seasonic M12II 850W Bronze at max load. That would be only $30 more.

Cheers.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't have chosen the fx 8350 at all, especially since the i5-4460 is only $8 more, and doesn't need to be overclocked to reach it's potential. Also, good luck achieving a decent overclock with the stock cooler,

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The 390 definitely hold the crown now for the best $300-$350 GPU on the market. I've seen many reviews for it, but after seeing Jayztwocents review on youtube where he concluded that "under no condition can I recommend a 970 over a 390" I was convinced. He reviewed the MSI 390 and was able to achieve a stable overclock of 1250 Mhz which is excellent, and in his benchmarks, the 390 beat the EVGA 970 SSC stock as well as overclocked. Not to mention the 8Gb of VRAM and how it is more than competent at 1440p, it is one hell of a card for $330.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Great!

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

italics I think the gpu is a bit overkill.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

What OS do you recommend?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

If you plan to game, Windows 10.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

things i would change to save more money... but very nice build. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/Jv4bMp

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont stay all prices! :/

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

can anyone give me an opinion on my build please? never done one and would realy love to have one ^ http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Destenypt/saved/#view=WTbQzy

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Please make your own post in the part list opinions wanted section.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

okay sorry and thanks ^

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking into building my first pc, from what ive read intel i5 is better then AMD but will i still get great fps on battlefield/fallout 4/gta v with this build?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, you will still get great performance.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Around how many fps would it give when playing GTA V on max?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

At 1080p it shouldn't have any issue with GTAV. Check out benches for the 390 to confirm.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this a good gaming PC http://pcpartpicker.com/user/dcg1262/saved/QhCPxr have never built a PC in my life

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Which one is better XFX 390 or GTX 970 HOF ?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice choice in parts... mostly! I love the blue build, also love that you're using a Thermaltake case. They're underrated. But... AMD? Really? :( At least put an nVidia GPU... please...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Loving the thermaltake case, but I think it would look better in the Guardian 921B. https://www.nzxt.com/product/detail/109-guardian-921-rb-case.html

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD? Seriously, AMD FX was underwhelming even back when it was released! To say nothing of today, where Intel has now leaped ahead them 3 times over! Why, oh why, would you recommend AMD over Intel today? The graphics card you picked is PCI-E 3.0 capable. But wait, you can't use it at that speed on the aging, dated, obsolete AMD platform which is only capable of up to PCI-E 2.0. To make matters worse, the DDR3 speed of 1600 cripples the already pathetic performance of the CPU you picked because 1866 is the standard on that platform. Could you at least do your research next time? You call yourselves experts? Unbelievable!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I'd spring the extra $10 or so and drop the 8350, and swap to a i5-4460. You'd end up spending a little less, getting an H97 board instead of the more expensive overclocking option.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally in real world test's I've seen the FX series match their Intel counterparts. Yeah you can throw benchmarks around in my face all day, but real world performance is where it's at. My buddy has an 8350 build and it performs as good as his brothers i7 rig. It all comes down to preference, yes you can shell out the $$$ for a high end i5 or i7 and get ridiculous performance, but the FX series ha the same performance as MOST not all of intel's in real world performance. I love both companies just to clarify and competition is a great thing.

Personally though, I'm going with an AMD 8350 because my rig will primarily be for streaming/some high end gaming. I'll be running an 8350 with an r9 380 4gb card. I've researched the crap out of this processor and I've seen that it performs as well as some intel i7's.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build, I don't see any issues with the build other than the lack of a after-market or water cooling system since this processor can heat up quite a bit under load and overclocking. Still, great build.

The 8GB GPU might be a little unnecessary though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I shall name it... THE ULTI_STREAMER 9000

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I have an 8350 and r9 390 in my pc. its a great combo!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

man I hope it is I have a 390 OTW my 280x has been killing me as it was a mistake when I should have got a 290. I hope my suffering will end once I have my 390 :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The only game that has a big problem with amd cards right now is that just cause 3 is not running so well, but other than that I love it

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Excelent build for a very bargain price, nicely done dude!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

if someone take a look at my *preset build, would my 650w will handle this system?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a very expensive R9 390. They're usually 350$ or so. I even found one for 260$ with 8gb of video ram on newegg during the pre-Black Friday sale. Also i dont think you should be spending a 100$ on just the powersupply. This build can eventually be trimmed down to the point of where you can upgrade your CPU to an i5 4690(K). Honestly Ive made a GTX 980 with an i5 cheaper than this.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Very solid build you have here, but for $10 more you could have gotten a 1000W Gold cert PSU... just a thought. Also coming from someone who has an 8350 in one of my builds you are DEF going to want to watercool it if you want to achieve any sort of REAL OC on the cpu. I had the Corsair EVO 212 on it and was able to safely get my 8350 to a 4.4 ghz OC with a 43-45C temperature range. Safe temps on the 8350 are 60C so I had a little wiggle room, but without watercooling I woudlnt risk a 5.0 ghz OC. Overall I give this build a solid B+

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Much cheaper and just a little smaller than my build. How is the heat on that 390? Mine get super hot.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Its Meh, should have went with a Intel Cpu, and maybe a western digital drive instead of seagate

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't have that much hands on experience with video cards (or any components) but wouldn't https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r9390gaming8g be better in terms of price? I mean if you have the money, go for it. However; this is a relatively cheap build so I don't think that's the case. Also I know that's a good video card.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

In my opinion you can improve most of your builds for the same or lesser price... I would go with a better CPU maybe a haswell or haswell refresh chip (I5) and a LGA 1150 mobo

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

i was thinking of buying a r9 380, but with an fx 6300, any tips / suggestions?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Great job Manirelli! I was able to build this 2 months back in October and its running great so far! This PC is able to run almost any game I own and now that AMD has added downsampling, I can run games at 1440p or higher now! I did add a Hyper 212 EVO and replaced the Urban S41 with a Define R5 just for a bit quieter pc and cooler temps. Thanks a lot, great build!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I have mede a better FPS build with 880 dollars

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do much more with $1000, I would keep the 390, get a EVGA Gs or G2 (This is just personal preference) drop the OCZ SSD and get a 850 evo SSD the 120gb. I would switch the ram to hyper x red, get get a 4460 and then a H97 motherboard. It would be much more reliable and perform better in games.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD FX 8350 x R9 390...cough...cough...bottleneck

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

he can always overclock, or get an 8370 and overclock. plus his motherboard will support crossfire of one or two more r9 390s, which two 390s, according to one study, win in benchmarks compared to one 980 ti. he does need more ram though lol. I always do 32 gb so I don't have to worry about it for a long time. 8 gb will cause problems unless you run with virtually no resources in the background. 12 would get you by...barely on games like GTA. but other than the ram, I think he did a good build. One of my PCS is an fx8370 (noctua 5 inch cpu fan--maxes out at a little over 4.08ghz and an ROG motherboard with 32 gb ram and 2 tb total in solid state (not same drive lol) It also has the 390 8gb and an 850 watt graphics card. My other pc has a very fast 4790k overclocked to 4.3 ghz (base cooler) on a gigabyte (I know--cheap) mobo with so far just one 980 in it. going to return it and buy probably a 980 ti since they are going on sale.

I hear a lot of good about crossfire/sli, but honestly some games have issues. I'm thinking one beast of a video card should suffice (can't afford the titan lol) but 980 ti should max out every current game (might take two for 4k...not sure. What do you think?) Sorry I got of on a tangent here. What are your system/systems like?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome price per quality! Good job! If you bought that from some guy who builds custom computers with it all put together he would probably charge at the bare minimum (if he was nice 1850) probably 2200 with those specs. I can vouch for that 8gb 390 radeon graphics cards. They play (With my slightly overclocked 8370--4400 mhz) GTA V maxed out except a couple settings and assassins creed revelation maxed out again except for just a couple settings (1080p mind you) I hear though that two of those amd 390 radeons crossfired together actually benchmarks a lot better than one nvidia gtx 680 ti! it would be maybe 100 dollars more for the both of them, but you might try that some time (you would need a 1050+ watt power supply and well a 4k monitor to get your money's worth, but just watch for deals.) Me, I am happy playing on 1080p and saving a little money for now (though it is tempting) Also your mother board kicks ***--damn good price and you can crossfire later if you are so tempted. or you can overclock. Asus motherboards BIOS are so self explanatory compared to some of that obviously-translated-poorly-from-chinese BIOS code you see on stuff like gigabyte (not that they aren't well made) . GOOD JOB!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

it think you forgot the price of Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card. :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry about that,maybe the price became not available xD

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would any sane person blow 90 dollars on a 620w bronze CPU? There's a wonderful EVGA, semi-modular, gold rated PSU on Newegg right now for 75. For the rest?

RAM, bump it up to 16gb. It's only like... 10-15 bucks more.

FX-8350. The 8350 is a solid choice but a majority of users should spring 20-30 more for a Haswell or decide to spend a bit more and go Skylake 6600. The only way FX-8350 can be worthwhile is if it's heavily overclocked (Talking, 4.4 to 4.6). This is IMPOSSIBLE with their stock cooler. You need the Coolermaster EVO at the very least and that adds 30 dollars to the build. An intel with a stock cooler will outperform the FX-8350 at the same price.

Storage, why not just add 10 dollars for an 850 from samsung?

And then, the kicker, this build is not taking into consideration Amazon's salestax. It blows past its budget with the near 9%. You're better off going elsewhere for most pieces.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build!

For all of the fanboys out there, it's a well-known fact that Intel i5 performs better core for core than any AMD of equivalent generation. Yes, even below $300. However, this is a great value machine that will do very well for streaming due to the 8 cores. I personally game on an AMD machine and it's more than enough to run the games I play -- the value can't be denied.

If I had a $1500 budget rather than a $1000 budget, however, I wouldn't hesitate to splurge $80-100 more on a Devil's Canyon chip.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

uhh manirelli a FX-8350 and a R9 390 is a bottleneck...

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

With places like micro center offering excellent bundle prices on AMD they are still worth considering.

http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

http://www.microcenter.com/site/products/amd_bundles.aspx

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build. I will be using this as the base of my build that I will be doing within a month or 2. However my budget is $1500 so I upgraded some things.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V96cJx

I went with 2 of those GPUs in crossfire

I had to get a better PSU obviously to do so

I got the same RAM but got 16GB

I got a different case

I got the 120GB version of that SSD because I'll only use it for the OS and browsers

I went with the Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD

I added the corsair h60 CPU watercooler

I already have the monitors and peripherals that I didn't put on the part list

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh... Why doesn't the amazon link work?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazon ripped you off hardcore

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid Choice of parts, good job ;)

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

I've never seen that case. It looks very nice. Also, good CPU choice

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

Sorry to say, but with that budget you chose an FX-8350. Any normal person with brains would automatically go with an Intel

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

A 1k build and it has a 8350? OK... I'll just leave this build here...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JmFzD3

Of course it doesn't have an SSD with it but those are not needed and labeled as luxury items.

  • 57 months ago
  • -2 points

Also, am I the only one that thinks it's not right to have 8 gb of RAM and an 8gb GPU?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, its 100% fine.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I might not try 4K gaming with this combo, but 1440p at high settings is certainly doable. That's why the 8GB of video ram is there.

  • 57 months ago
  • -3 points

This build is completely unnecessary for gaming. There are no games out there that require more then 4 cores and the graphics card is completely overpowered for any game out there. The Athlon x4 860k and the GTX 950 is a much better build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

The Athlon /GTX 950 combo would run any game out there at high at 60 fps. Except minesweeper. Nothing can run minesweeper at 60 fps.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

unless it is 4 way sli titan x's with a i7 5960x then it will run at low 60

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Lord help us all if anyone tries to run solitaire with your build, that explosion would be so big it might start world war 3.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Go be a Twitch Streamer, maybe that would help

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

It's nice that you finally were able to afford Intel.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Maybe I'll get an Indigogo started to afford a new Intel box. Otherwise it'll be AMD until they finally go under.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

1150 is a dead socket though. Oh, wait...

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Slightly more expensive, but it is color coordinated, allows SLI, has a PSU less likely to blow up in your face, etc etc... Let me know if you have any other questions.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $184.00 @ Adorama
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $890.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-20 10:50 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

tbh id spend that extra 100 on a gtx 970 to balance it and get a evga or some other power supply that's more reliable

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Here: This is a bit more balanced and has a better PSU. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $175.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $104.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $45.89 @ OutletPC
Storage A-Data XPG SX900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $66.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $184.00 @ Adorama
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $860.26
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $830.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-04 14:03 EDT-0400
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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Stop spamming your gofundme link or you will be banned.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Toshiba bought OCZ a while back so it might be worth giving their drives a shot.

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