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Hey guys, so I'm thinking of buying a new comp, want to go with AMD, was wondering if I could get some more experienced people to help me put together a system. Also would like suggestions on a really good solid motherboard, power supply, harddrive (preferably SSD, I am gamer and hate loading times), and RAM

1. CPU - I'm thinking of going with
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284

Going to be overclocking, and would like to have a solid motherboard that's OC friendly and that can accommodate the latest video card slots

Budget is approximately ~ 1200 dollars give or take a little

Appreciate any input! Thank you
post #2 of 6
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZQfz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZQfz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZQfz/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($158.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1225.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 17:38 EST-0500)
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post #3 of 6
Need to know what all you need to fit inside of that budget...

Monitor/s? Speakers? Keyboard? Mouse? Operating System? Or is the budget just for the tower?


What kind of games do you play?


Finally, have you had a chance to look over some performance comparisons of AMD vs Intel for gaming purposes?

Realistically speaking, if you have a brand preference then it's no big deal, either platform can play games just fine. If you want to know you are getting the best performance possible across the largest possible number of games then you would be better off with an Intel build at this time. Especially if you play any of the poorly coded CPU bound titles).
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 990X EVO R2.0 Sparkle GTX460 768MB ballistix tactical 2 x 8GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Toshiiba THNSNH 256GB Enterprise RE3 1TB Asus BD combo drive Artic A30 
OSMonitorMonitorMonitor
Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
PowerCase
Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
A10-6800k 4.8GHZ @ 1.375V, 1.2GHZ iGPU Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI HD8670D Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate ST1000DM003 Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Zalman CNPS5X Linux Mint 15 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
LG IPS224V-PN Logitec K360 FSP 400W Aurum S 80+ gold Prodigy 
Mouse
logitec M235 
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Zalman ZM-CNPS14X CPU Cooler ($33.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($69.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Tough Power 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Base Total: $1104.90
Promo Discounts: -$22.28
Combo Discounts: -$13.00
Shipping: $5.92
Total: $1075.54

you can get a better cooling like RASA RS 750 or so ($150) or go with a better Case or a monitor

Hope you liked it n it helped thumb.gif
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Thread Starter 
I play FPS games like BF4, I know intel out performs but I been using AMD chips for a long time and kind of sticking with it.

Don't need monitor, and can probably even use my old thermaltake 600W power supply, to save some cash

Do I really need 2 hard drives? I just want SSD for faster loading

Can my old Zalman sink fit an AM3+ socket?
post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by wong View Post

I play FPS games like BF4, I know intel out performs but I been using AMD chips for a long time and kind of sticking with it.

Don't need monitor, and can probably even use my old thermaltake 600W power supply, to save some cash

Do I really need 2 hard drives? I just want SSD for faster loading

Can my old Zalman sink fit an AM3+ socket?

which heatsink is?
Wanted: Wanted: R9 290/X/R9 390/X
$165 (USD) or best offer
  
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