Description

I use this to do some minor video editing and coding but I also like to game every now and then. The card that I bought is not good for games, it will run most but you have to turn your resolution down quite a bit. I have a few other cards laying around that work for now but I would like to upgrade to something newer.

Built: January 2013 Status: Still up and running but I'm looking into building a newer, much better system and giving this one to a friend

Just replaced the graphics card with an XFX R7-240A-CNF4 to give me a bit more power on a budget. I wanted to go higher, like maybe a 270 but that's all I could afford. However, I do plan on building a whole new system once I get a better job.

Here's a link to the parts I have picked for my next one: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cmorien13/saved/1XAA

Comments

  • 77 months ago
  • 6 points

Does that can on top of the case say dubstep? Lol Edit: Nope it says duster. iPhone fail, screen was too small xD

  • 77 months ago
  • 4 points

I think an APU build would have been a better option, but I guess since you're building a better PC soon, it doesn't matter.

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

well, can I have it? XD

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Does it run Minecraft? A giveaway ayy? Why not sell it and get a lil bit back and put that into a new one.. idk, who ever gets the computer will happy with it :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it runs Minecraft very well I don't notice any lag whatsoever on max settings. And I will probably be giving it to a friend, sorry. :( They don't have a computer at all I would like to help them out

  • 77 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow,thats great! I didn't want the computer or did i want to buy it but its a awesome build ofc, you made a good choice giving it to your friend:)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

For you upgraded build something like this might serve you better: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hCPg

It has a newer CPU, an SSD, a better GPU [with CUDA] and a nicer case. It "only" has 8 gb of ram but honestly you will notice the faster, higher quality ram more than the larger amount of slower ram. Anyway this build is good for the budget and I look forward to you upgraded pc.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I really recommend getting an SSD they make a huge difference in how fast you computer feels.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Use a Potato as a fan and OC to 5ghz

  • 77 months ago
  • 0 points

It's nice of you to give someone a computer. Anyways, for your next build I recommend these parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $144.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $119.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $136.21 @ TigerDirect
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $85.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $787.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 22:59 EDT-0400

The 8320 is cheaper and better than the 8150.

This motherboard is loaded, and you'll love it.

The RAM you chose was overprice, because I was able to get Corsair Vengeance 1866 RAM.

I don't trust Toshiba as a hard drive brand.

The 7850 will perform much better than the 7770 and you can even overclock it more since it has 2 fans.

The case you chose I am not a big fan of, that is why I chose the 400R.

You don't need a 750 watt power supply, you can even use a 500 watt PSU with a 780 (I don't recommend that), so for cheaper I was able to get a fully modular PSU.

LINK FOR ALL PARTS: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1htUo

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advise! I have updated most of my parts based on what you said after looking into it and yeah it's a much better deal to go that way. :)

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

That gpu only has 1gb.... In the next gen of games that will be a prob and btw toshiba is a leading company in hdds

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $144.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT Respire T40 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.13 @ TigerDirect
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $119.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $797.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:03 EDT-0400

Yours was good, but this is better. I can explain any part choices.

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $144.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT Respire T40 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.13 @ TigerDirect
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $119.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $39.99 @ Microcenter
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $807.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 14:12 EDT-0400

This would be good too

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I chose 16GB of RAM because that's what the build he wanted had. Personally I don't like Powercolor GPU's. That GPU also only has 1 fan, that means you can't overclock it as much. XFX Power Supplies are usually hit or miss. I also like to make the builds match as much as possible.

This would be about the best video editing, and gaming build you can get under $800 while still being great price-to-performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $144.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler NZXT Respire T40 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.13 @ TigerDirect
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $119.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $58.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99 @ Microcenter
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $788.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 19:35 EDT-0400

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1iuMg

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you learn xfx psus are hit and miss? They are oem'd by seasonic, which, if you didn't know, is one of the most reputable psu makers. The xfx psu is definitely better than the cx series from corsair. The cx series is only for very budget builds. You are correct about the 7950 being better though. The reason I didn't include it was because I didn't want to change the case because I wanted it to be sort of close.

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  • 77 months ago
  • 2 points

Built: January 2013 Status: Still up and running but I'm looking into building a newer, much better system and giving away this one