New PC, this is my first Windows machine, Ive always been a Apple user, but they are just too damn expensive now to make them worthwhile anymore.
So I was looking into buying a pre-built rig and my buddy suggested building my own. i thought there was no way i could do that then found how easy it actually was. But being a DIY kinda guy i looked into it.
I'm using this for some light gaming, League, Starcraft, maybe get into Battlefield and GTA because I have the option now it will probably suck up alot more of my life now :) but other than that, Streaming video, netflix, internet ECT.
I went with the 8350, and not the 8320, the price was fairly comparable, and overclocking seems terrifying to me at this stage, maybe my next rig.
and i got a great price at micro center on the motherboard bundle with the CPU,
everything else I feel is fairly standard. without breaking the bank
I was gonna do this cheaper, then began reading of the beauty of SSD's and noticed in the new Apples, you can get and SSD, for like 350$ more that will make your OS lightening fast. so i thought for 120$ more, yea I should do that too.
I am open to tips and helpful hints please if you have suggestions let me know!!! just be nice, cuz this is my baby right now. however if anyone has a good idea of a wireless networking card, let me know PCI vs USB????
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core||$179.99|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+||$54.00|
|Memory||Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600||$86.99||NCIX US|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$109.00||Amazon|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$53.98||OutletPC|
|Video Card||XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB||$200.00|
|Case||Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower||$29.99||Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||$49.99||Amazon|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$19.98||OutletPC|
|Case Fan||Cooler Master R4-L4S-10AB-GP 60.9 CFM 140mm||$8.77||OutletPC|
|AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.0GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||-|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|