$700 FX-8530 build

slow2355comp

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$730max.
NCIX/Amazon because New Egg charges me NJ tax, or New Egg if it's still cheaper from them. I'm buying the day after tomorrow, hopefully that doesn't effect special offers.
I'll get an aftermarket cooler later. I don't need 32GB RAM.

1) cheapest case
2) FX-8350
3) OC'able mobo with no wireless anything, fits 16GB RAM
4) quality PSU
5) small SSD for OS and programs (not many). I have HDD storage already
6) cheapest DVD ROM
7) 8/16GB RAM
8) Windows 7 Premium 64-bit
9) at least an Intel HD4000-level temp GPU

thanks
 

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FX-8350 will have integrated graphics that blow the hd4000 away. No need for a dedicated card if you want something that level. An antec 300 is a decent case and a 60(it will be tight storage space) or a 120gb (way more breathing room) SSD from brands such as intel or samsung. Lite-On make really cheap Optical drives. an AM3+ mobo such as the Extreme4. XFX/seasonic make really good psu's any from them will be great. just look for the 80+ rating.
 
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CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7750 1GB Video Card ($88.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Apex SK-393-C ATX Mid Tower Case ($18.36 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($31.64 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($20.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $681.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
 

slow2355comp

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thanks for the replies. camahanna, I'm pretty sure the FX-8350 has no intergrated GPU: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/57446-fx-8350-cpu-review-amds-vishera-arrives.html

some amd+ mobos have a GPU though but the HD4000 is much better. Also, I'm told the OS needs 20GB free space to run smoothly.

dj, do you think your build beats glc's at the end of this thread?
http://www.pcmech.com/forum/build-your-own-pc/228166-1st-build-under-%24700-gaming-hd-video-daw-2.html#post1571286


 

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The 8350 doesnt have intergrated graphics