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hungryhipo

63 months ago

Hello all,

I'm looking for feedback on this build ( http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4VrFHx ) I want to stick with AMD processor and the R9 video card but also looking at keeping the price down as much as possible. So please any and all feedback welcome.

                                                                                                                               Thank you for you're time.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a casual gaming build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD 970 motherboard runs the risk of needing a bios update, which you won't be able to do because it doesn't recognise your CPU, the 990 mobo does not have this problem. 1866 memory better with FX chips, 1TB HDD cheaper than 750GB and AMD recommend a 750W PSU with a 290 GPU.

As a gaming build it is overkill, games won't use 8 CPU cores or 16GB RAM, so you could use the FX 6300 or 6350 with 8GB RAM and get the same performance at a cheaper cost.

Here is a revised build, I kept the 8350 and 16GB;

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $129.99 @ Amazon
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 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.65 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $222.00 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Shadow-H01-BK ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $993.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-20 09:58 EST-0500
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thank you this is my first build and all info is greatly appreciated i think i will go with what you suggested.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If you could look at this build for me and tell me if its ok or not http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Pz8GVn

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, you can use a smaller PSU with a 280, this one is on offer currently http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m

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