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Hi guys, I been reading around on LifeHacker, Reddit and different sites on cheap good PC builds for $600-$700 ish. Sadly, Ive never build a PC from scratch but I do know a fair bit on them. Formatted, Re-installed Clean OS, Installed/removed RAM, PSU, GFX Cards...so im not 100% a noob. lol


But im not perfect which is why im here. I do sort of have a budget of $700... and after reading around, I didnt liked the reviews on certain components and i decided to modify and search for other parts that had better reviews etc etc.


So I came up with this build:



CPU: AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3B1K2/8GX

Hard Drive: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX

PSU: EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - High Air Flow Mid Tower Computer Case


Its missing a Graphic Card though and Im not 100% sure but, will all those parts mix well together? I know MOBO and Cases /RAM gotta be a certain kind to work together.


Now, I saw a lot graphic cards recommendations for $150-$200 but those cards seemed to have dissapeared from the market or...the prices sky rocketed.


Can anyone tell me if I can perhaps replace a part on my build with a BETTER part and be cheaper? or same price? and also a decent graphic card that doesnt kill my wallet? o.o


Also, will that PSU be enough for my build + the graphic card?


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Im thinking this but not 100% sure...



(XFX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card )





There is also: GIGABYTE GV-R927OC-2GD Radeon R9 270 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card


But thats $270 :/


This Bitcoin thing is getting out of hand, stupid minning.

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everything looks fine but i would suggest a few changes,like this PSU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096 not saying Evga is bad but this better. never used kingston but i would suggest G-skill memory for sure. for 8 gigs its priced about the same and is top quality. maybe something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 card depends on what your going to be doing,gaming or just normal usage. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605 $199 after rebate. agreed bitcoin is messing it up for us. btw the 270 is a rebranded 7870 i believe. i paid $319 for my 280x now its up to $499 lol

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  • 3 weeks later...

I would recommend a 760gtx just based strictly off the price of the R9 line right now. If you can catch it on sale it'll be a far better buy then the 7870. ($200 or below) 4 gigs or vram won't matter since the card isn't fast enough to run at resolutions that could use it.


If you stick with the 990fx board then I assume you are going to be overclocking (in which case get some 1866 or faster ram, low CL though) or you are going to be running dual graphics. If you have no intention of either scenario, then you can drop down to a 970 board and have the same feature set for half the price and use the savings on a better cooler or graphics card.


I'm actually running a 8320 on a 970a-ud3p right now. The board is the same as the 990fx except it can't do crossfire/sli.

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