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Ghosty_Lemon
  • 72 months ago

I finally have the money to build a gaming computer. I don't want to spend more than $1600. Here is my part list

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tDn84D Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tDn84D/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.00 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)

Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.98 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.98 @ OutletPC)

Monitor: Asus VX248H 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Newegg)

Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($68.39 @ NCIX US)

Speakers: Logitech Z323 30W 2.1ch Speakers ($54.96 @ Amazon)

Total: $1425.20

Any comments?

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

even if you switched to an intel platform 1150 socket with an i5 or i7 you would be around 1600 with in my opinion, Better quaility.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $143.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $114.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $404.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $37.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $95.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX248H 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $174.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard $68.39 @ NCIX US
Speakers Logitech Z323 30W 2.1ch Speakers $54.96 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1452.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-13 11:51 EDT-0400

-8350->8320(-500 Mhz)

-cheaper RAM, 11 dollars

-840 Pro->840 EVO(very similar performance, but 20 dollars cheaper)

-770(280X'es equivalent)->290

Overall it would be faster while the price would be almost identical.

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