Complete FX-8320 Build, 7850, 8GB, 1TB $420 AR; Shell Shocker

Fooshnik

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Link.

Some of these pieces will probably explode in short order, but if it works, it works.

1x HEC 63R3BR Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (Model:63R3BR)

1x BIOSTAR TA970 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS (Model:TA970)

1x XFX Core Edition FX-785A-ZNL4 Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (Model:FX-785A-ZNL4)

1x hec Zephyr MX 750 750W Peak Output ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply (Model:Zephyr MX-750)

1x AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8320FRHKBOX (Model:FD8320FRHKBOX)

1x Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS8G3D1609DS1S00 (Model:BLS8G3D1609DS1S00)

1x Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive (Model:ST1000DM003)
 

J Macker

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shit case is shit. subtract $60 from the savings.

Crappy psu can kill other components. So deduct $80 from the "savings" price and throw the psu away.
The hdd is overpriced by at least $20, more like $30.

So that's $160 deducted from the "savings" and you get to save a mere "$20"

Also, 7850's are only worth $100 new, and you can get a used one for $80.

Newegg combos for a whole computer are NEVER worthwhile because of the crappy case & psu.
 

J Macker

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The carbide 200R has usb3 and is only $40 after $10 rebate now.

Also, who here on [H] would pay $160 for an AMD 8-core bulldozer when you can get a used 2500k for the same price?

This thread might quite possibly qualify for the worst "deal" ever.
 

Fooshnik

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Here's what I usually show people when they're looking for a $400 build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Case: HEC Enterprise MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $410.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-12 13:06 EST-0500)

It's a lot slower than this one. If you've got a better $400 rig I'd love to see it. And I don't mean used.
 

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doesnt the 7770 out perform the 650ti and cost $10 less? id probably also drop 8gb down to 4gb if we are really trying to be budget.
 

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The carbide 200R has usb3 and is only $40 after $10 rebate now.

Also, who here on [H] would pay $160 for an AMD 8-core bulldozer when you can get a used 2500k for the same price?

This thread might quite possibly qualify for the worst "deal" ever.

Who in their right mind would pay $160 for a used 2500k when they can get a six core hyper threaded intel for $75???
 

powertower

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HEC power supply = Crap

I've built 20 computers with those PSUs and 5-6 have already blown.
 

Citizen86

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Who in their right mind would pay $160 for a used 2500k when they can get a six core hyper threaded intel for $75???

Not sure if serious.

As to "who would get an AMD 8-core over a 2500k for $160", I raise my hand...

In any case, I agree that the case and power supply are poopy, but still seems like a decent price for the hardware.
 
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