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Hlsgsz

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In this budget, it's ill advised to go for a pure SSD build, as that would eat too much of your budget and you would have to sacrifice the CPU or GPU which is a no-no for a gaming build.

Get this instead. It's teh absolute best for the money and a great gaming machine:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($53.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($28.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Other: non-reference AMD RX 480 8GB ($250.00)
Total: $1015.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-06 21:28 EDT-0400

The non-reference RX 480 are coming pout in a week or two. DO wait for them, or, if you can't, get a reference model that's already out for less than the 250 i specified. They are vastly superiour to the r9 380 you were planning, with performance that's between an R9 390 and an R9 390X.
 

Hlsgsz

Illustrious
In this budget, it's ill advised to go for a pure SSD build, as that would eat too much of your budget and you would have to sacrifice the CPU or GPU which is a no-no for a gaming build.

Get this instead. It's teh absolute best for the money and a great gaming machine:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($197.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: *Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: *GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($53.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($139.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($28.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Other: non-reference AMD RX 480 8GB ($250.00)
Total: $1015.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-06 21:28 EDT-0400

The non-reference RX 480 are coming pout in a week or two. DO wait for them, or, if you can't, get a reference model that's already out for less than the 250 i specified. They are vastly superiour to the r9 380 you were planning, with performance that's between an R9 390 and an R9 390X.
 

g-unit1111

Titan
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You would really buy an AMD RX 480 after they've been known to fry PCI slots? :heink:

Wait for the GTX 1060 - it's supposed to be releasing this week or next week and for the same price preliminary numbers put it ahead of reference and non reference RX480s.
 

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