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  • 72 months ago

I just wanted comments on this. Haven't picked a HDD yet. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XV7n8d

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a bigger psu. The amd cards are hungry for power... I'd say at least 600w to be safe, up to 750w would be reasonable though. More is over kill for sure but less is under what you need

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

16gig's overkill for a gaming build (if that's what we're looking at here), corsair ram tends to be a little overpriced too.

pny xlr8 ssd is $10 cheaper (mir) with same read speed & nearly double the write

If you can live with a window on your case you can save $30 for the next week or so (until the promo runs out)

You need to add a bunch of wattage to the psu, general rule of thumb is 100-200w above the site estimate, depending on OC & how long you want it to last. Online psu calc if you want a second opinion - http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Corsair don't make their own psus, seasonic are prolly the top firm in that regard. 650w is prolly a little higher than I'd go usually but it's a good deal (promo & mir) atm so...

1tb hdd, if that's the size you're after, runs to about $55 atm.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $77.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $209.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12G 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $792.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 22:36 EDT-0400

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