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First build, is this good for $1370?

blacksheeprising
  • 84 months ago

Title says it all. Should be ordering everything tomorrow, just wanted some more experienced opinions. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/blacksheeprising/saved/1H8i

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  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty kickass build, though unless your xfiring/sli-ing a 990fx mobo is unnecessary, a 970 chipset will do great. Depending on your use for this computer the ram may be overkill, and the psu could be swapped for a seasonic of the same wattage, yet better quality.

also their are better cases to fit this beast in, such as corsair 200r or bitfenix shinobi or cm haf. nzxt makes great quality cases, though this is their bottom line. the nzxt phantom is awesome also.

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll be trying to save up for another card later on. I'll be using it mostly for gaming and some hobbyist-level Photoshop work. I might use it for video editing and Maya later on. Honestly, I went with the OCZ because of the reviews on Newegg and the fact that it comes with a copy of Far Cry 3.

The NZXT is an amazing looking case, nothing screams "GAMER" louder than that. If I could afford it I would definitely get it, but $1370 is the highest I go before rebates.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

WHAT!? far cry 3 with a psu! score! yah OCZ psu's are good quality anyway, throw a free game there and i'd go for it too. its just seasonics are top of the line.

for the price of that nzxt source you could get a corsair 200r or bitfenix shinobi, and personally i would prefer both over the source. pretty well rounded build though, well done!

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it's my first and I'm pretty excited about it. Top of the line? Maybe I'll upgrade to one later on. The Bitfenix is just out of my price range but the Corsair looks pretty good and is just a bit wider, I think I'll go with that. Thanks!

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Good choice! haha

enjoy your build.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Normally with this much budget I would say go for an Intel build...but, dang.....you really found some good combos/deals there :D

Only thing is you might be paying too much for your PSU...but it is great quality unit so maybe it's worth it.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'm still looking around for good PSU's, not really sure when I'll be buying everything.

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-ga990fxaud3

I'd upgrade to that mobo, it will increase performance and you can get a better OC with it.

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, definitely going for it.

  • 83 months ago
  • 2 points

This is actually what I would recommend getting. Once you have the extra money, get another 760. They outperform the 780 and they cost less. I know a single 760 is nowhere near the 7970, but 2 of them are epic.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $94.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $259.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 44.7 CFM 120mm Fans $7.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $79.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.98 @ Outlet PC
Monitor AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $117.47 @ TigerDirect
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard $83.99 @ NCIX US
Mouse A4Tech F5 Wired Laser Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1185.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 00:47 EDT-0400

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cKz3

If you want to have a ton of performance, and not have to add another card for a while, get this build. A 770 is great, 2 770 are just, wow.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $179.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $94.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card $403.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 44.7 CFM 120mm Fans $7.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake Smart M 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $79.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.98 @ Outlet PC
Monitor AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $117.47 @ TigerDirect
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K60 Wired Gaming Keyboard $83.99 @ NCIX US
Mouse A4Tech F5 Wired Laser Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1329.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 00:50 EDT-0400

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1cKww

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, those builds are amazing. The benchmarks on SLI 760's are mind blowing. At 1080p it beats both the 780 AND THE TITAN. Amazing. What can you tell me about the monitor, I've never heard of AOC before.

EDIT: Do you know of a good monitor with HDMI support?

  • 83 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good builds, good choices on cpu and gpu, (even though if your overclocking the 8320 goes to similair GHz) but I have some nitpicking to do.

One could save about ten bucks on equal ram, the lack of large storage, and I'm kind of sceptical on a thermaltake PSU. I try to suggest single 12V rails in powersupplies. Semi- skeptical on the monitor also, though it seems goood.

also the corsair 200r and 300r are 50$ right now and have front panel usb 3 support, and IMO are better than the HAF series.

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