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If you have any recommendations to lower the total cost/ improve the build in any way that would be great.

 

Maximum $ willing to spend: $940

 

CPU: FX 8350 (175)

GPU: R9 280x (170-250)

MOBO: ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 (135)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 (55)

PSU: Undecided

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Evo 212 (35)

RAM:16 GB Viper 3 ram (175) might be a bit excessive but I will be doing video stuff and 12 GB isn't that much less

Storage: WD Blue 1TB

Keyboard/Mouse: CM Storm Devastator (30)

Monitor: ? (I am waiting for a 120 hz monitor for a reasonable price)

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Thanks. Can I put 2133 MHz ram in this and have it run at the lower speed? (it's the cheapest)

Yep, it should run at 1866 on that mobo

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Hey Easy To Pronounce Name,

 

You can take a look at this one:

 

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler

MOBO: Asus M5A99FX Pro R2.0 ATX AM3+

Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5'' 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w / Optical Mouse

 

Please follow the link so you can see the built with the prices:

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P4BKnQ

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Doctor_WD

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor  ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $964.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-26 03:40 EDT-0400

 

i5 is always better than 8350 for gaming ,even locked one

if it is over budget get a cheaper 970 strix ,cheap case,or cheaper h81 mobo but it will require bios update ,also any 450-500w psu will work just fine  i chose 600w b'coz it was only 5$ more

get ips panel monitor   they look nice. difference between 60hz and 120 hz is not really noticeable to everyone

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I would go i5 vs 8350 just because i5 has better single core performance.
I mean even when you multitask like running a browser with fraps or something, you would probably run it fine with i5.
 

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If you have any recommendations to lower the total cost/ improve the build in any way that would be great.

 

Maximum $ willing to spend: $940

 

CPU: FX 8350 (175)

GPU: R9 280x (170-250)

MOBO: ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 (135)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 (55)

PSU: Undecided

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Evo 212 (35)

RAM:16 GB Viper 3 ram (175) might be a bit excessive but I will be doing video stuff and 12 GB isn't that much less

Storage: WD Blue 1TB

Keyboard/Mouse: CM Storm Devastator (30)

Monitor: ? (I am waiting for a 120 hz monitor for a reasonable price)

Do you really need 8 cores? If this build is only for gaming then 8 cores is just a waste of money, if you are doing some light video editing then it would be reasonable but a FX 6300 would probably be all you need.
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