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First time build, can anything be improve?

dheitman1
  • 70 months ago

PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TtvjRB) / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler $54.21 @ Mwave
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $985.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 02:04 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

If you swap the 8350 for the 8320 and OC you can throw the $40 or so saved at an R9 280.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That dropped the cost down $29

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That's enough for a steam sale and a humble bundle. :)

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds great. A good way for me to start pc gaming I think.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler $44.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $209.99 @ NCIX US
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $956.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 03:38 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler $44.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $209.99 @ NCIX US
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $981.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 04:05 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I have set as my best performance gaming rig for $1k, some slight sacrifices here and there in comparison to your build but tell me what you think.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $99.99 @ NCIX US
Memory A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $299.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $991.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 04:30 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried to work in the different graphics card and got the price down to about the same. I realized I have a blu-ray player available already so I went with a dvd/cd player instead. I also got a smaller hd. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $289.99 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $996.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 13:21 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $36.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card VisionTek Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $261.15 @ NCIX US
Case Azza CSAZ-XT1 B ATX Full Tower Case $99.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $98.97 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Perixx PX-1000 Wired Gaming Keyboard $27.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G230 Headset $39.99 @ Best Buy
Speakers Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers $26.99 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1267.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 20:44 EDT-0400

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