AMD $800 Gamin Build

I was looking for an 800 dollar build and the best way was to go AMD of since intel was a bit overpriced for my mid budget build. Thinking of either going Fx 8120 or FX-8350- or F-6350, plus I'm leaning toward a better GPU since I'm gaming and all. My current build is... if you guy can cut down in crtain areas bside the GPU and case I woul be happy :)

Gigabyte 7950s are voltage locked; I'd switch it out for an MSI 7950, personally, because of the unlocked voltage and better "looking" cooler.

Other than that, you may want to get 2x 4GB sticks of RAM, for dual channel, but it will limit you to 16GB on that board.

I'd personally switch the case out for a Fractal Design Arc Midi R2, which has better airflow, and is built well, with solid cable management options. I think it looks better, as well :)

I'd personally hold off on the 64GB SSD; it's so small, that you will become extremely mad at the size. I am mad at my 120GB SSD, and I thought it was pretty big at first. Use the extra money to invest in a better PSU, like Seasonic G 550W, and a CPU cooler, or even the 990FX version of that motherboard.

Dude this build is really good and it'll probably last for a long time! The only request is to maybe increase to 16GB of ram? You don't have to, 8GB is totally fine but if you have some extra money to blow, go for it.

I kind of agree on the SSD part since this is a temporary build for about 3 years pretty much gonna leave it behind to my not so tech savy dad when I'm done with highschool and 3k build here I come :D

Check out my new build see how I did :) and honestly AMD has done a really good job of selecting 3gb as a default RAM capacity on their higher tiered GPU its like almost in the sweet spot :)

I'm planning on getting the ASUS 24" 144Hz monitor down the line only 280 bucks atm what a steal :D




I think this build below is better and isn't much more than your latest build:

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**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor]( | $179.99 @ Amazon 

**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard]( | $134.99 @ Newegg

**Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory]( | $61.20 @ Newegg

**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $87.99 @ NCIX US

**Video Card** | [MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card]( | $299.99 @ NCIX US

**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $39.99 @ NCIX US

**Power Supply** | [XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply]( | $54.99 @ NCIX US


| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $859.14

| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-29 08:59 EDT-0400 |

* Better CPU

* Mobo supports the latest CPU's and should also support the next versions.

* RAM is fast at stock voltage (1.5v) and also has LOW PROFILE heat spreaders. It is also double what you have originally selected.

* Case is plenty for this build budget and is built well.

* PSU will power any single GPU out on the market and comes w/a 5 yr. warranty.

Total $839.79

*8GB of ram in one slot. not two, so you have greater expanding capability.

*not using a seagate drive. Caviar Blue 1TB

*actually have a CPU cooler..... this build should win automatically just for that.


*full modular bronze certified psu.