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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (€78.10 @ Amazon Espana)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-D3H ATX FM2+ Motherboard (€69.00 @ Amazon Espana)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (€50.78 @ Amazon Espana)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (€46.50 @ Amazon Espana)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€46.20 @ Amazon Espana)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (€249.68 @ Amazon Espana)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370 ATX Mid Tower Case (€39.95 @ Amazon Espana)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€64.80 @ Amazon Espana)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive (€14.75 @ Amazon Espana)
Total: €659.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-24 16:43 CEST+0200

Thanks for the time. With this I can now have a wider idea. But this also makes me wonder, if i can drop the price of the gpu, i could get a FX 8320. I will make an example here:


Then all is up to the fact how much the system can endure for a long period of time. I have seen people who still game with their Phenoms and Core2Quads, maybe because how slow is the industry going?
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Tone down on the GPU and get a Core i5. Kingston Value RAM 2x8Gb is cheap-ish, and 16 is the new 8 smile.gif
No, don't do that.
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Kingston SSDNow V300 is a terrible choice, Kingston sent fast units for test and review, and then replaced them with more than 2 times slower for actual sale.
The SSD choice is demonstrative, primarily; he can fit in a SSD for an OS drive with his budget.
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Thanks for the time. With this I can now have a wider idea. But this also makes me wonder, if i can drop the price of the gpu, i could get a FX 8320. I will make an example here:


Then all is up to the fact how much the system can endure for a long period of time. I have seen people who still game with their Phenoms and Core2Quads, maybe because how slow is the industry going?
To fully utilize an 8320, you will have to spend more money on a solid motherboard and a cooling solution. The 860k is a fine choice for your budget and use.
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To fully utilize an 8320, you will have to spend more money on a solid motherboard and a cooling solution. The 860k is a fine choice for your budget and use.

I have read that the MSI has 6+2 power phases that might be enough to keep the 8320. Consider I do not plan to overclock. If I go with the 860k, I am losing compute power that could use for video encoding, therefore makes sense to get the most possible graphics as compensation (the origin of the first build with the 290x). If I go with more compute power like the 6300 or 8320, that would compensate for some graphic loss.

There is also a third option that I would hate, this is recycling parts from my actual build, but I am afraid of mixing new and used parts.
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No, don't do that.

A solid argument might help.
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2x Seagate 3Tb Samsung 850 EVO 120 Scythe Ninja 3 Rev.B Windows 10 Pro 
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I have read that the MSI has 6+2 power phases that might be enough to keep the 8320. Consider I do not plan to overclock. If I go with the 860k, I am losing compute power that could use for video encoding, therefore makes sense to get the most possible graphics as compensation (the origin of the first build with the 290x). If I go with more compute power like the 6300 or 8320, that would compensate for some graphic loss.

There is also a third option that I would hate, this is recycling parts from my actual build, but I am afraid of mixing new and used parts.
The 860k/380 combo is a good middle-of-the-road package, in that case. An 8320 at stock speeds is not going to be much faster than the 860k in practice.
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A solid argument might help.
Drive-by intel suggestions in an AMD thread in an AMD forum don't get my full attention, even if made by a fellow JP fan.
Sorry!
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Tone down on the GPU and get a Core i5. Kingston Value RAM 2x8Gb is cheap-ish, and 16 is the new 8 smile.gif

In a budget build, an i5 doesn't make much sense. An i5 is $100 more expensive than the 860k. If you took a $100 from the GPU budget to put towards the i5, that doesn't leave you much for a GPU.

An 860k + r9 380 will always outperform an i5 + a GTX 750 in gaming.

In this budget range, you should shoot for all the GPU you can afford as long as the CPU is still capable, which the 860K is. Also, spending the extra on 16GB of ram for a budget gaming rig doesn't make much sense since very rarely would 8 GB even be used.
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