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"IF" you were willing to give up some CPU performance. You "could" even (though I wouldn't) remove the H60 and just use the stock AMD heatsink. But I'd be more interested in getting the heat from this CPU out of the case quickly and efficiently.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($75.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.33 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.50 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.75 @ OutletPC)
Total: $590.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 14:27 EDT-0400
Edited by SabbathHB - 10/23/15 at 11:32am
post #12 of 14
You could also go with a cheaper i5. If you're not overclocking the CPU, the performance difference between the $220 i5 and the $170 i5 is not that significant.

The case and power supply you chose are also quite expensive given your budget. I'm all for quality power, but given this budget, a $50 PSU would be suffice. The EVGA b500 may not have the unit compared the the G2, but it will work just fine, won't cause any problems, and can often be found for under $50, sometimes $35.

There are also several cases for $50 that are quite good. The Corsair spec series isn't bad and is priced well. Fractal has some cheaper offerings to. I've had no trouble working in a Fractal 1000.
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Okay thanks. Are there any other ways i could bring the price down? I replaced the wd black 2tb with a wd blue 1tb so the price is at $661, if i can get it down to like $600 or less that wpuld be great. I have tried looking on ebay for used versions of these components vut so far all the used ones cost more than if i bought new..

 

Do you still use a ROM drive most people don't?

 

You could do an ITX build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V6THHx


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Originally Posted by SabbathHB View Post

"IF" you were willing to give up some CPU performance. You "could" even (though I wouldn't) remove the H60 and just use the stock AMD heatsink. But I'd be more interested in getting the heat from this CPU out of the case quickly and efficiently.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($51.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($75.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.33 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.50 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.75 @ OutletPC)
Total: $590.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 14:27 EDT-0400

I dont think i could give up the processing power, since this for photo editing, i would like it to stay very quick.
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You could also go with a cheaper i5. If you're not overclocking the CPU, the performance difference between the $220 i5 and the $170 i5 is not that significant.

The case and power supply you chose are also quite expensive given your budget. I'm all for quality power, but given this budget, a $50 PSU would be suffice. The EVGA b500 may not have the unit compared the the G2, but it will work just fine, won't cause any problems, and can often be found for under $50, sometimes $35.

There are also several cases for $50 that are quite good. The Corsair spec series isn't bad and is priced well. Fractal has some cheaper offerings to. I've had no trouble working in a Fractal 1000.

I thought about that, and i am willing to overclock and i dont want the same situation to happen that hsppened with my pc, i had to sell my cpu and get a new one becsuse it wasnt unlocked when it came time to overclock. If it comes down to it, id Probably be fine not over clockinG.

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Do you still use a ROM drive most people don't?

You could do an ITX build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/V6THHx

She does use rom for movies and other things as it will also act as a htpc. But she has an external disc drive so i could make the disk drive a later upgrade.
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