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Help choosing parts for a $1300 dollar build?

#1TheholyratPosted 11/13/2013 4:11:50 PM
Hey, im looking to get the best computer i can for $1300. It's mostly for gaming right now. I was looking at an AMD FX 8350, 1TB harddrive, 8 gigs of ram, and a 120GB ssd so far. I need a monitor too. Thanks.
#2daemon_danPosted 11/13/2013 4:17:50 PM
at 1300 you should be getting an i5 or i7
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#3Theholyrat(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 4:23:00 PM
This is what i have right now, still need to lower the price a little.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21TtI

Would the i5 or i7 be better instead of the fx 8350? What's the difference? One has 8 cores and hyperthreading and seems to have more power.
#4ECOsvaldoPosted 11/13/2013 4:53:45 PM
Check this build out:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21Wr0
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#5Theholyrat(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 5:22:52 PM
I also need an OS and am getting windows 8
#6ATARIJAWAPosted 11/13/2013 5:46:36 PM
Theholyrat posted...
This is what i have right now, still need to lower the price a little.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21TtI

Would the i5 or i7 be better instead of the fx 8350? What's the difference? One has 8 cores and hyperthreading and seems to have more power.


Don't buy into the # of cores. a 4 core i5 is usually better than an 8 core fc depending on the model. Cores and clock speeds don't always tell the whole story. For gaming Intel is better than AMD. You're not making a budget build so no reason to go AMD cpu-wise.
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#7ATARIJAWAPosted 11/13/2013 5:49:08 PM
ECOsvaldo posted...
Check this build out:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21Wr0


That's great if lives near a Microcenter (cpu is store pick up only).
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#8Theholyrat(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2013 6:05:05 PM
ATARIJAWA posted...
Theholyrat posted...
This is what i have right now, still need to lower the price a little.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/21TtI

Would the i5 or i7 be better instead of the fx 8350? What's the difference? One has 8 cores and hyperthreading and seems to have more power.


Don't buy into the # of cores. a 4 core i5 is usually better than an 8 core fc depending on the model. Cores and clock speeds don't always tell the whole story. For gaming Intel is better than AMD. You're not making a budget build so no reason to go AMD cpu-wise.



Yeah im thinking of changing the 8350 to a i5-4670k instead. Or maybe a 3570k, im not sure. Is the difference between the i5 and 8350 a lot?
#9ECOsvaldoPosted 11/14/2013 2:56:04 AM
Here you go:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2296f
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#10KabtheMentatPosted 11/14/2013 3:02:56 AM
ECOsvaldo posted...
Here you go:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2296f


This is pretty good, but not sure why you added the CPU cooler. Doubt the TC is going to be overclocking right away. At standard speeds, the 4670K runs plenty cool.
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