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AMD FX-8350 1st Gaming Desktop for under $1200

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62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $159.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $119.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $137.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $137.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $104.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1165.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-07 12:46 EST-0500

Hey peoples this is my list I want to build for my first gaming desktop at my budget which is under $1200. I want to know some opinions regarding if they are all quality units (besides case/optical drive/OS). Do these parts fit well together? And would this get me to play Battlefield 4 on Ultra Settings (1 monitor) above 60FPS? Things i'm willing to change are any parts that will be CHEAPER than the ones listed. Only thing I don't want to change is the AMD FX-8350. Thanks!

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice! I changed this list around quite a bit. I've decided on the 4690k, the GTX 970, and i dropped the water cooler for a CM 212 EVO.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.78 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $70.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $354.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $933.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 13:52 EST-0500

The reason i went for a hybrid sshd is because i don't mind the specs too much about SSD over HDD, i'd rather have both in one and thats not a problem for me. What do you think about this build? Should I add a regular fan cooler also? Should I change the motherboard to something better? Any suggestions are fine as long as the price is below $1000 after discounts.

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  • 62 months ago
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Great! I was thinking about the SLI in the future... but i wasn't sure what mobo and PSU i should get that would still fit the Corsair 200R case.

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