Build For a Friend

My friend is thinking about having me build him a Gaming rig. Below is the list so far.

ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX +
SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
= $148

AMD FX-4300 Vishera Quad-Core 3.8GHz
(4.0GHz) Socket AM3+ 95W Desktop Processor
= $105

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM
64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard
Drive Bare Drive
= $85

ADATA Premier Pro SP900 ASP900S3-256GM-C
2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid
State Drive (SSD)
= $130

Video Card:
ASUS DirectCU II R9270X-DC2T-4GD5 Radeon
R9 270X 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
= $215

Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout Silent
ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
= $110

CORSAIR HX Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V /
Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
= $120

RAM: x2
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model
= $80

If you guys have any suggestions/ better ideas post them please. Trying to keep the cost around $1000

this kills for $1009

Edit ... this build focused on the CPU and Mobo and GPU and is built to game extreme for your budget ... additional storage can be added any time 

+1.  Will be a much more balanced and better performer than the original poster's current build.

Hyper 212 will not fit in my experience. Perhaps a lower end closed loop water cooler with a 120mm Rad.

Yeah, I have heard some issues with the 212 Evo/Plus and Source 210(and its variants).

Pick up a 200R, the Hyper 212 should fit nicely.

good info as always have it filed into my system compatibility guide ... thank you guys

I just threw the one I made together buy surfing Newegg filtering parts I from brands I have heard good things about. I like Ratzzz build better will probably use it and sub the case for the Corsair. 

Thanks for the input guys.

I like the original build, except with a 8350 or 6300

I agree with your processor picks and I liked the Fractal Case and  SSD and the PSU but they did not focus on maximum gaming potential.

The huge PSU is so my friend could do some upgrading without worrying about power. 1000 plus is a bit much but I am unsure of what he will add to the system in the future and the modular aspect makes cable management less of a task. It it were mine I would say screw cable management but it is for a friend so I have neatness in mind. Also is that GPU in the list able to do the whole streaming thing with the shield?

I don't know about the streaming to shield thing ... but the new GTX970 GPU will eat the R9 770Xs lunch ... and cable management can be worked out with a little effort.

Yes the 970 and 980 can stream to shield. A fast wireless connection is still needed but they can do it. Also the new 970 and 980 are very power efficient. The 980 is only 165 watt TDP when you compare that to Kepler a GTX 760 is 170 watts. You can safely do a 3 way SLI build on just a 750 watt PSU. Even lower depending on PSU efficacy.

I like the build you guys are cooking up. Looks like it will be a nice rig.   

GTX970 GPU will eat the R9 770Xs lunch

cool i want a r9 770xs

 r9 770X's ... forgot the apostrophe.

Am i missing something


ya mixed amd with nvidia lol

I would either the intel i5 or a 6300/8350 with at least a 280. They are going pretty cheap these days. even go lower with HIS if you so choose. Its kind of the new min standard. So raise that 1080p bar alittle.

that's why drinking all night is not conducive to the optimum work output ... but what do you want for free?

again I apologize for drinking and typing when I am only really good at drinking ... lol

Thank you Sensei

but now that we understand what I was trying to say was that the GTX 970 will eat the R9 270X's lunch.

and as a side note ... AMD better release the R9 770X if they want to compete   lol