AMD Based Gaming PC Build

Hello, I am building an AMD based gaming PC around the FX-8350. 

I have a budget of £750 &I do not need an OS and I will replace the stock fans with LED Fans purely because the case has a window and it will look better.
I would really like 2 GPU's however if its too expensive I'd just rather go with the 1. I really like EVGA and was considering the GTX 670K however I'm not great at PC building & I have no clue if its any good or value for money.
I'm not too interested in an SSD as I would rather spend the money elsewhere getting higher performance ( a 1TB HD is fine).
This is my second (revised) post so any more help would be great. This is the build so far feel free to edit from this .
Thank you. 

Here is what I came up with (bear in mind that I don't know the UK online retailers, so let me know what works best for you):

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**CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor]( | £146.99 @ Aria PC

**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]( | £24.49 @ CCL Computers

**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard]( | £72.96 @ Amazon UK

**Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory]( | £52.99 @ Amazon UK

**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | £50.06 @ Ebuyer

**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card]( | £299.79 @ Amazon UK

**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case]( | £47.94 @ Aria PC

**Power Supply** | [XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply]( | £52.52 @ Dabs


| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | £747.74

| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 11:57 BST+0100 |

What parts do you already have? do you already have a case, power supply, and/or processor?

Thanks that looks like a really solid build, if I was to spend say £50 more on the Case what would you suggest? 

I have the processor and the heatsink already but all the other parts I do not have yet.

OK, I know this is over by 185.. but worth it! It's got a 780..


but here is the thing, you cant SLI on an AMD system (EVGA is only nvidia)

and to fit the budget, wait for the 760 or 770 to come out and get that. Should just be a couple months and worth waiting for. It will be better than the current AMD options.

If you MUST buy now, there is a EVGA gtx 670 FTW for 300

Or if you want dual GPU's get an AMD 7970 for 300 and crossfire it later when you get the money.

Damnn lol is the 780 really worth £270 more than the 770? 

Also how does the Gigabyte HD 7950 compare? As its a AMD GPU I'm guessing it may run better with the CPU. Also it's £240 right now so crossfiring it didn't too outgoing. 

but here is the thing, you cant SLI on an AMD system (EVGA is only nvidia)

That isn't true. Here is the option listed on an AMD 990FX Mobo:

Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology 
Supports AMD Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology

Personally I wouldn't go for the 780 since it'll be about $650-700 here in the U.S., but you can do whatever you like. My build above fits your current budget and if I were to spend more $ I would spend it on an SSD, better or another Monitor, or whatever you like.

The 7950 is a beast its only 5-8fps behind the 7970 in games.

The Sapphire HD7950 3GB Vapox-X is £250 on amazon at the moment.

yeah, I was exagerating a bit with the 780.. it is a great card, especially if you want a solid single GPU.

the 7950 is a good card, but not as good as the gtx 670, and the 7970 is about on par with a 670...

The 780 is WAY better than all the cards talked about, but its much more expensive, and personally, if you are going to spend $500 on crossfire or SLI, I would rather just get a 780 because the performance is great and you wont get the microstuttering and other fallbacks that you get with crossfire.

But if you want a single GPU, get what you can afford. I would probably wait for the 760 and 770 to come out to see where it lines up. I predict it will be much better than current cards at the price range.

Hmm ok thanks everyone I think this will probably be my final build

Seems like the best for the money I have. I may look at an intel build and maybe compare which is best. 

Thanks again everyone that helped! Definitely have a solid gaming build now. 

Looks good man. If you can afford an SSD, I would make that your next upgrade. Even a 64GB SSD as an OS drive will give you a great performance boost and put your games on the HDD.

Looks like a good build. Come back after you have built it all up and let us know how the experience went.

sorry but a 7970 is better than a 670. its on par with a 680 and tears up high res.

Check this out. The 7970 really only gets ahead at 2560x1440 resolution. And that is only because the gtx 670 and 680 have 2 GB or ram. If you look at the 4gb versions of the Gtx 670 and 680, its a different story.,3200-15.html

isn't 1440p high res like i said lol. but also the 4gb versions of the 670 and 680 are even more expensive, the 7970 is a beast, and considering more and more people are going to multi monitor or higher res monitors its the way i would go.

well, its not quite what you said. At 1200p, the 670 is better, but at 1440, the 680 is more expensive, but still better. The 7970 competes with the gtx 670, but not the gtx 680. If you are going to dual monitor, then you are probably going to invest in a better GPU and get something like dual 7950's or a 780 which replaced the 680.

But all said and done, at the original posters planed resolution, the gtx 670 is better, and the 7970 doesnt compete with the 680.