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post #1 of 178 Old 01-13-2015, 06:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Alright everyone, so I recently sold my old PC to a family member, and that was an i7 3770k build. So I thought I would go back to my roots on this build and run an AMD again. These are the components I'm currently looking at and the decisions I'm working on making. Any input on the components is absolutely welcome, I am open to all input.

CASE: Design Define R4 vs Corsair 450D
MOBO: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z vs Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
CPU: FX6350 vs FX9590 vs FX8320
PSU: Corsair AX860 vs SeaSonic X-850
GPU: XFX R9-290 vs 7970/90
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB 2133
HDD: WD Black 1TB
Cooling: Corsair H90 vs Air cooler?
Monitor: Acer H6 Series H236HL

Like I said, any input is incredibly welcomed, I start buying parts this weekend.

I have also actually thought about running off of my 32in TV, but an IPS panel sounds tempting at the moment despite the reduced response time, an LCD is certainly still in the running as long as it's bigger than a 25in.

The CPU will certainly be overclocked once I break it in and get everything running smoothly.

Anyways, I look forward to hearing from you all thumb.gif

EDIT: Added FX8320 as an option.
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What is going to be that main use of this PC and whats the budget?

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What is going to be that main use of this PC and whats the budget?

It'll absolutely be gaming, and no more than $2000 though preferably around $1500 right now.

Later on I will change from a kit water cooler to a custom build loop, but for now this will get me up and running.
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the r9 290x is awesome recently bought one.. haven't ran the 7970 tho. looks like a solid setup thumb.gif

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($121.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1323.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Try an 8320E or 8370E as your CPU. They tend to hit the same clocks as other FX eight cores, but they run cooler. Don't bother with anything 9000.

Definitely go Crosshair. Hands down the best 990FX board for overclocking.

GPU? Hmm. I'd go with crossfire 290s. 7900 series (and the 280 series rebrands) are still solid for a more budget rig, but you can afford better. 290X on the other hand probably isn't worth the extra cash.

Seriously? Just a WD Black? You haven't been introduced to the wonderful world of SSDs! Grab a Crucial MX100. It's almost always the cheapest per byte.


I'll get a parts list together in a bit. thumb.gif

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($121.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1323.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If you gotta go all AMD, this is a great build for your budget. Good PCI-e spacing too for those massive triple slot GPU coolers. Well done thumb.gif

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Try an 8320E or 8370E as your CPU. They tend to hit the same clocks as other FX eight cores, but they run cooler. Don't bother with anything 9000.

Definitely go Crosshair. Hands down the best 990FX board for overclocking.

GPU? Hmm. I'd go with crossfire 290s. 7900 series (and the 280 series rebrands) are still solid for a more budget rig, but you can afford better. 290X on the other hand probably isn't worth the extra cash.

Seriously? Just a WD Black? You haven't been introduced to the wonderful world of SSDs! Grab a Crucial MX100. It's almost always the cheapest per byte.


I'll get a parts list together in a bit. thumb.gif


I actually forgot to add an SSD (; I haven't personally owned one yet but I know they're pretty damn sexy. I'll toss a crucial on there lmao.
And the Crosshair is definitely looking like my favorite lately, it's the price of the Gigabyte that's attractive. But, ya get what ya pay for.
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Wouldn't you say also though , that the saberooth is the middle ground betwen the ud3 and the crosshair??

Every review I've read for the two, all show the FSB is capable of 320MHz..... I know you don't need that particular ability with these chips, but to me, it's a good indication of the boards overclockability.
They also all boasted equal or better overclocks than the UD3 (and other mid-range boards) with slightly less voltage.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($121.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1323.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-13 20:56 EST-0500


Any particular reason you chose the Powercolors?
And why the noctua vs H90? I know the Noctua is a damn amazing air cooler, I'm just curious.

And I'm not a -huge- fan of the Phantek cases, though the rest of this build is pretty damn nice.
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