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I am currently trying to put together a computer for about $750 maximum with probably an FX chip. I plan on doing a ton of video rendering and video game playing. Here is what I threw together which I hope would be a great build:

  • AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz
  • G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
  • MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
  • MSI R7790-1GD5/OC Radeon HD 7790 1GB
  • RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2
  • Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
  • Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
  • Acer G226HQLBbd Black 21.5" 5ms Widescreen LED Monitor (1920x1080)

TOTAL COST: $749.91

Any other builds that are more bang for my buck than this?
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That motherboard is awful, THIS or THIS are much better choices.

THIS PSU would be more suited for this build and is high quality.
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It looks like a pretty decent build to me, but I do have a few things that I'd like to add:

Because you're doing video rendering and such, the AMD 8-core is about the best you can get in the 160 dollar range, but I strongly disagree with your GPU choice. You won't see a massive difference between that and a 7770. I'd increase your budget by about 20-30 dollars and invest in a HD Radeon 7850 instead. The 7850 is a fantastic card, and I've seen a nice performance gain between that and a 7790. Pretty much everything else looks pretty solid to me. So, if you were to simply replace the GPU, your budget would go from about 750 dollars to just under 780ish. If you decide to go with a 7790, then I'd recommend putting two of them in crossfire later on.

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-HD-7850-vs-Radeon-HD-7790

Again, your choice tongue.gif. Either way, you'll have a pretty balanced system.
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That motherboard is awful, THIS or THIS are much better choices.

THIS PSU would be more suited for this build and is high quality.

Just a quick note about the M5A97 board. I owned it, and it tended to freeze quite a bit for some reason. I read about it and found a lot of people had the same issue. I now own the M5A97 LE R2.0 version, and it is far better than that board, not an issue to date.
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That Raidmax PSU is one of the worst PSU´s of all time if you buy that you can kiss your new machine goodbye

Get a XFX Core Edition
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Just a quick note about the M5A97 board. I owned it, and it tended to freeze quite a bit for some reason. I read about it and found a lot of people had the same issue. I now own the M5A97 LE R2.0 version, and it is far better than that board, not an issue to date.

Hang on, so you're telling me the lower cost version of the motherboard is better?

Seems legit.
#I own an M5A97 and so does my friend and neither of us have had issues.

The LE is a pile of cr*p in all honesty
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That Raidmax PSU is one of the worst PSU´s of all time if you buy that you can kiss your new machine goodbye

Get a XFX Core Edition


Hence my suggestion of a new PSU wink.gif
Edited by wthenshaw - 8/25/13 at 11:05am
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Hang on, so you're telling me the lower cost version of the motherboard is better?

Seems legit.
#I own an M5A97 and so does my friend and neither of us have had issues.

The LE is a pile of cr*p in all honesty
Hence my suggestion of a new PSU wink.gif

The S12II is cheaper and its the same PSU as the XFX
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Originally Posted by wthenshaw View Post

Hang on, so you're telling me the lower cost version of the motherboard is better?

Seems legit.
#I own an M5A97 and so does my friend and neither of us have had issues.

The LE is a pile of cr*p in all honesty
Hence my suggestion of a new PSU wink.gif

Actually, they are just about the exact same price where I live. Maybe my board had a defect and I didn't know it. Good grief man, I was just posting because of an issue that I HAD. A better PSU would probably be a good idea, there is no doubt about it, in fact, in my original post I had completely overlooked his PSU model...


Besides, I wasn't planning on overclocking the CPU I put on it, so there is just about no difference between the LE or non-LE unless you overclock anyhow.
Edited by KaplooeyRaRa - 8/25/13 at 12:16pm
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wckK

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.97 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $754.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-25 18:28 EDT-0400)
Edited by 2advanced - 8/25/13 at 3:31pm
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