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Your thoughts on my gaming/streaming rig :)

oddmagic

62 months ago

I will be streaming DayZ from this build. Do you guys like the setup? Thoughts/recommendations please :) http://pcpartpicker.com/user/oddmagic/saved/WVv2FT

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You can get something better with the deals that are going around. Which is what I did. The 8320 is only slightly slower than a 8350, but it can stream just as good. I replaced the 760 with a 280x for better graphics, and also changed the power supply in order to keep the cost the same (EVGA has good PSU anyway). I also changed the RAM. Hope this helps.

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 $29.97 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $119.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $246.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $68.04 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Other CM Storm Devastator $29.95
Other 2 Asus 22-Inch Monitors $273.98
Other Logitech G430 $49.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1107.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 19:57 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

770 or 280X

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as those to go. They are neck and neck. Some games 770 is better, other games 280x is better. But the thing that sets them apart is that the 280x has more VRAM, and it is cheaper...or it used to be a lot cheaper, with the recent price drops to the 770, you can get one for almost the price of a 280x (280x still cheaper by like $10 :P). So in my opinion I would go with the 280x just because it has more VRAM for future games increasing demands. Hope this helps.

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