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Gaming and VM Lab Build

Dmv5039

61 months ago

First time builder looking to improve my networking and application security skills with this machine. Also plan to do a bit of gaming when possible which is the reason for the video card. Feedback is appreciated!!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MzfJqs

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, but here's what I'd do...MUCH better RAM, PSU, GPU.
Different SSD, same size, much cheaper, still a good one. I left the case the same because I wasn't sure how important that is to you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $119.97 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $160.84 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M550 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case $57.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.89 @ Directron
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $97.64 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1024.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 13:31 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the feedback...I don't care about the case really at all, so if you have a recommendation I'd be open to it.

This looks better and better price too :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I like Corsair and Thermaltake cases the best, they have great cable management options for reasonable prices. Here's one... http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-ca1b400m1wn00

If you don't like a windowed case, get the Corsair 300R

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