BestConfigs Poll: High-End AMD Gaming PC

Which build do you like best?

  • CJ's White Unicorn with No Horn

    Votes: 38 59.4%
  • Ivan's AMD Overkill Build

    Votes: 26 40.6%

  • Total voters
    64

jpishgar

Splendid
Overlord Emeritus
CJ's White Unicorn with no horn

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($136.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($500.34 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($500.34 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1996.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-18 01:33 EDT-0400)

Ivan's Amd overkill build
CPU: AMD FX-9370 4.4GHz 8-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme9 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($188.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1966.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-18 07:58 EDT-0400)
 

Rapajez

Honorable
Jul 17, 2014
1,082
1
11,665
188
I know this will probably get my butt kicked by AMD fans, but why would anyone dropping $2000 on a PC go with a FX CPU? Are there any games were a 8350/9370 beats out a i5-4690k?
 

Rendezvous

Honorable
Dec 5, 2013
22
0
10,510
0
Just for fun here's my build :) not fully amd though

CPU: AMD FX-9370 Black Edition 8-Core 4.4GHz
Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z AMD AM3+ 990FX
Video Card : EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB GDDR5 w/ ACX Fans
Video Card : EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB GDDR5 w/ ACX Fans
RAM: G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB(8GB x 2)240Pin DDR3 2400mhz
PSU: CORSAIR HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro H80i Water/Liquid CPU Cooler
Storage: Corsair Force LX Series SSD 2.5" 512GB
Storage: Corsair Force LX Series SSD 2.5" 256GB
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
Here's one I came up with using NZXT"s H440 black / red edition with an all black / red color scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($75.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($462.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($462.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2011.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 17:06 EDT-0400
 

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