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how does it look? $2,000 AMD build (not yet built)

edwardgray
  • 54 months ago

no watercooling, im not comfortable with that. this is not yet built. using for gaming, MS office, and some light photoshop

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8370 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $194.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $77.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $94.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $179.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Aerocool Shark 120mm Red 82.6 CFM 120mm Fan $11.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Aerocool Shark 120mm Red 82.6 CFM 120mm Fan $11.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool EN55659 76.0 CFM 200mm Fan $15.99 @ Directron
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller $29.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $259.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1999.35
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $1934.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-05 17:39 EST-0500

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Not having an aftermarket cooler is a great way to melt that chip if you're aiming to overclock.

I applaud your dedication to AMD, but it's just not smart to sink this much money into a build like this where the easily-overheated cpu is the bottleneck by far.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What is the purpose of the build?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

For 2k I'd go x99 with a 5820k. Nothing wrong with AMD but for that amount of money you'd have a nice gaming, video editing streaming workstation with x99.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

explain? sorry, you kind of lost me

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The i7 5820k has 6 cores plus hyperthreading so essentially 12 threads. Its going to be MUCH more powerful than anything AMD has to offer. You can easily build something for 2k. There is nothing wrong with AMD, but for that kind of money you're willing to spend on a system, a build around the i7 5820k would handle just about anything you throw at it with ease. Just my two cents.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a 2K x99 build. I based this build off your original AMD build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yg7zQ7

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

gaming, with some light schoolwork from the wife. so office, photoshop, and games. thats it. and to look cool in my living room lol

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

swapped to an I5, is it worth swapping to the I7 or not? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $127.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Thermaltake 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $95.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Aerocool Shark 120mm Red 82.6 CFM 120mm Fan $11.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Aerocool Shark 120mm Red 82.6 CFM 120mm Fan $11.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Red 93.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Aerocool EN55659 76.0 CFM 200mm Fan $15.99 @ Directron
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller $29.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $259.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1970.35
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1920.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-06 22:52 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

i actually ended up swapping that out for an I7, after doing some research. open to opinions though, should i go with the i5 or i7? the extra hundred wont hurt too much. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k i7 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k i5

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

also, im not planning to overclock, and im not planning on putting too much pressure on the cpu. besides that, its literally half the price of the Intel equivalent. i can burn it up twice before Intel would be a better choice.

  • 54 months ago
  • 3 points

I beg to differ. The only place where the 8xxx series outperforms any intel chip is for intense rendering, and that's for the 8-core vs an i3. In gaming, an i3 outperforms any chip that AMD has to offer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $273.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler $82.19 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Case Fan Xigmatek CLF-F1452 60.5 CFM 140mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Xigmatek CLF-F1452 60.5 CFM 140mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Xigmatek CLF-F1452 60.5 CFM 140mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Xigmatek CLF-F1452 60.5 CFM 140mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Xigmatek CLF-F1452 60.5 CFM 140mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Xigmatek CLF-F1452 60.5 CFM 140mm Fan $7.99 @ Amazon
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller $29.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $236.54 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2009.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-05 17:31 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

and you cut 80 bucks off by going with 10 instead of windows 7. like i said, i can litterally buy the processor twice and come out ahead of intel.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

you went with alot cheaper fans and cheaper ram. you cut out easily 80 bucks in costs and still came out over my build with AMD. you can be an intel fanboy if you want, i am not. im not going to overclock, amd will work fine

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

People like this don't listen to reason. Watch him build his original then realize what a mistake he made when he isn't getting the performance he was supposed to.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yer, I guess when the insults roll out it is a lost cause :-|

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

is the I7 worth the extra money or not?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit weird reasoning here, so you dont care about the performance of the cpu, only how long it will last? If you only care about longevity and 'looking cool in your living room' why the 16Gb of 2400 ram? Why the 980ti? There are cards that will last much longer and cost much less while still looking cool :)

Anyway it's your money ;)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not overclocking, the fx series is an even worse choice. The 8370 can't effectively run AAA titles unless overclocked

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