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chimpvision

62 months ago

Hey guys. How did my build turn out?

Do I need a better mobo?

Can I get a 8350 for roughly the same price?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $114.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $329.90 @ Newegg
Case Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $683.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 16:28 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

nice... if its roughly the same price go for the 8350. Also just make sure that when you get that motherboard that its revision 5 (black and gray) NOT the BLUE ONE which is the old version.

this is the latest revision

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4602#ov

The msi 970 gaming motherboard is very nice but it seems to be out of stock everywhere.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would just stick with the 8320 and get a hyper 212 evo to overclock it to 4ghz.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Looking good, but I do think it would be better with an after market CPU cooler, better motherboard and faster memory. Which you can do without too much cost and then just overclock the CPU to 8350 speeds.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $114.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $22.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $93.00 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $329.90 @ Newegg
Case Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $705.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 16:42 EST-0500
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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this a better mobo? It says it may require an update is that true? If so is it hard to do or require any special hardware?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $129.95 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $73.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $84.90 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $369.99 @ NCIX
Case Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ Newegg Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $786.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 18:00 EST-0500
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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the cheapest fx board that will work with the 8320?

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