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NaturalCarr
  • 72 months ago

Hello everyone, I'm Working on a new build and I'd love some input from you guys. Here's my List so far

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/NaturalCarr/saved/wbK2FT

It's total is about $1200 (I rounded up from $1170). If you guys have any ideas on how to decrease the price and/or increase performance, please let me know, I'm open to any (and all) criticism. The only thing i'm dead-set on is the case. I love the look of the Thermaltake Chaser MK-I.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $149.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $158.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Micro Center
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Chaser MK-I ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ TigerDirect
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ TigerDirect
Case Fan Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan $15.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan $15.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1195.83
  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I would switch to a 8320 instead, and drop the thermal paste because the H100i comes with some pre-applied. Also, unless you plan on doing some video work or somelike of he sort, 8 Gbs is enough for gaming. 16 Gbs is used for video rendering and 3D modeling. With the money saved, I would swap out the SSD for something more reliable like a Samsung SSD. Also, getting a WD Blue drive or Seagate Barracuda will save you some money. Overall, you might be able to upgrade to a 280x or a GTX 770.

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