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Wanting to put together a new AMD Gaming Computer

HOTA_CHATON
  • 51 months ago

Hey all, I am new to these forums, computer building, and many other technical things, LOL. I want to put together a good system that will run the following games: World of Tanks, War Thunder, & Armored Warfare and any other War Gaming Title, for starters. I am AMD fan and prefer to stay with this system, if at all possible. I am looking at a $700 to $800 budget but the cheaper the better and I can even go to around $1,000 if it requires it. I don't have a parts list picked out but here are a few of my own thoughts. Please tell me how off base I may be, if needed:

1) A good AMD CPU the runs at 3.5 gigs and up but can be over clocked to around 4.0 or so. Over clocking will be an option but not necessary. 2) Around 12 to 16 gigs of DDR3 memory. Is it best to go with heat sinks or not? Over clocking will be an option but not necessary. 3) A good CPU cooler, preferably an air cooled unit like the Cooler Master EVO 212 or the Zalman unit that is similar. Any good cooler would be looked at, not just those two. 4) a 2 to 4 gig AMD graphics card. Crossfire/SLI is not necessary but would entertain it if it is best. 5) A good Mother board that will run Crossfire/SLI if needed. 6) An adequate 80 + Bronze cert power supply around 500 to 1K wattage. 7) 1TB hard drive 8) A solid state drive also 9) Any other item I have over looked.

Thanks

Johnny/HOTA

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

runs at 3.5 gigs

lol I didn't know cpus run at gigabytes :P

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad but you knew what I meant, LOL. Lets try ghrtz. That sound better.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I sometimes engage my hands without my brain, especially when I get tired as I was last night. Funny though wow.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

just as a suggestion at this price point and the games you want to play, it would be better to go with an intel processor

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock 970 Performance ATX AM3+ Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Transcend MTS800 128GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $48.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1000.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-02 09:26 EST-0500
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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, looks like a decent list to me. I appreciate your response.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

if you live near a microcenter you can get a 8320E for $90 and you can overclock it to match a 8350. Also you can save $40 there by bundling an eligible motherboard

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