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EPHiCS

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Hi, I'm currently building a gaming desktop with a budget of around $550 for everything except the GPU and HD. Please let me know what you think. Any comment or suggestion on it is always welcome.


Parts List
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $230
MOBO: MSI Z87-G55 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 $130
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $80
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower $50
PSU CORSAIR CXM series CX500M 500W $70
HD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 120GB SSD $0
GPU: GTX 750 Ti $0
 
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/3ZNo
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core $184.67
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $30.98
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ $69.99
Memory Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $64.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $54.99
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $59.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN350GD 802.11b/g PCI $8.99
Total: $534.57

this includes a 1 TB hdd, an internal wifi adapter if you need it, an optical drive, and a better psu.
 

EPHiCS

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That'd be great. Thanks for that. I haven't really officially decided on the GPU as yet so I might have a little more to spend and get the 760.

EDIT:
Doesn't the AMD processor run pretty hot, would the EVO be enough under high load?
 

EPHiCS

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I would say eliminating the 1TB, Wireless card, and Optical drive would lower it down quite a bit. Already have 2x 3TB Drives that I use for storage and a BDR-DL Drive. Don't really need the wireless at the moment because the PC will be like 6 feet away from the router.
 
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/3ZNF
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core $152.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $30.98
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ $69.99
Memory Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $64.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $54.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB $259.99
Case Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower $14.99
Power Supply Corsair 500W ATX12V $29.99
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $15.99
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN350GD 802.11b/g PCI $8.99
Total: $703.89

this includes the gtx 760, but has a tiny bit slower cpu that you can barely tell its slower, a cheaper case that doesnt look as cool, and a slightly lower quality psu.
 
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/3ZNF
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core $184.67
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $30.98
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ $69.99
Memory Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $64.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB $259.99
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower $39.99
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $59.99
Total: $710.60

ok, back to the fx 8350, the better psu, nicer case, and same price :D
 

EPHiCS

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nice, really like that last build. can definitely afford it. considering doing a 180 and going amd now.

is there a good cheaper mobo and psu that would work on my intel build. just to compare the prices of the 2 in the end.
 

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