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Gaming PC: Valyrian GHz (Build $3800)

Dragil
  • 70 months ago

Hello, today I introduce you to what is gonna be my latest build. I wanted a budget gaming PC that would perform well in most games, render videos in 1080p and animations in 4K. I called my build the Valyrian GHz, just because of my favorite serie: Game Of Thrones. I choose a AMD instead of an Intel because I will overclock the FX-8350 so it performs better, I just really didn't need the Core i7 for my build, I mean, for the extra 200$ I could spend in something else I like better. The case is a personal choice of mine as well as the mouse (expensive but worth it), the keyboard and the monitors. I have seen a lot of people saying: "150$ For a mouse?! No Core i7?". Well it's my choice, I would just like to know what do you guys think: Will it perform good, or will it suck? I choose the R9 295X2 since of it's RAM it will perform better in renderings, gaming is much (just Minecraft and some Watch Dogs).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $189.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $71.74 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.73 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $330.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card $1499.99 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix Colossus Window (White) ATX Full Tower Case $144.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Cooler Master V850 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $160.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $64.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor $279.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor $279.99 @ Best Buy
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $34.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan $22.70 @ Mwave
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan $22.70 @ Mwave
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 FLX 68.0 CFM 140mm Fan $22.70 @ Mwave
Keyboard ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard $166.95 @ Mwave
Mouse Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless Laser Mouse $146.97 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $3832.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-10 17:55 EDT-0400

Thanks for reading.

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Kraken x61 and pushed 5ghz pretty easy. I'm still playing with it so I'll likely get it a bit higher and stable in the coming weeks (I'm a bit lazy haha) PM me if you wanna talk more, I have the same 8350 that you're looking at although I got the Sabretooth 990fx R2.0. If I were you, I'd get a Kraken x61 at this price range as it'll perform better and look for a bigger case. however if you wanna keep the case's small form factor, go for like a kraken x41 or go for a small AIO CLC. Still then again, if you prefer a D14 (my bro has one, they're great) go for it :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Also correction on the "small case part" haha I read "Bitfenix" and thought of the Prodigy. My bad haha

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahah :) I really like the Colossus with all those lighting things and stuff, but will take a look at the Kraken X61

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

It's worth taking a look at! If you have Skype I can tell you more :) Also if you have money for some audio equipment (headphones more particularly but I can help with speakers too) or a maybe a mic, then hit me up :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a Skype, but wouldn't like saying it over here. Sent you a message.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, this gaming computer will kill all games. You plan on running a double 1080p monitor display, which should work flawlessly with that GPU. By the way, if you only plan on playing Watch Dogs and Minecraft, this computer is way overkill. Minecraft will run... Eh probably faster than any monitor could handle. Watch dogs, being a unoptimized game, will still run very fast. The 8GB Video Card will handle it VERY well. Hahaha well good luck with that build by the way. :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) I also plan on doing renders so that's why I opted with the R9 295X2, also I plan on playing Minecraft with cosmetic mods that are quite hard to run smooth, but it should do good as well with that (hopefully 100FPS or more?)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

You will annihilate all games man. Unless you're gonna do like 3x1440p monitors or 3x1600p monitors playing games or playing a single monitor in 4k, don't worry about struggling to play games.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess so...

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