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If I were going to build a system today, I would use:
images/bd10265.gif Joe Whinery's List of Excel Spread Sheet - PC Build Specs: (Compare Prior Build Specs).

AMD FX 8320 Build Specification Recommendation

Please Note: Notice I have not specified Mouse, Keyboard, Monitor and second Optical Drive. The mouse, keyboard and monitor are very generic and are for personal choice. During the past few years I have found that the need for two optical drives is just not there. We'll review these specs next meeting.

Item prices are for reference only and were in effect on the day of publication. 12/30/2013

      By Joe Whinery 12/30/2013 Directron NewEgg
    If I were going to build a system today, I would use:        
  Change Item Brand Model   Approx    
1   Case Thermaltake VO30001N2N   $100.00 Directron Amazon
2   P/S CoolMax ZU 700B - 140mm   $70.00 Directron NewEgg
3 A MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3   $135.00 Amazon NewEgg
  B     GA-990FXA-UD5     Amazon NewEgg
4   Memory 8GB Patriot 8GB PV38G160C9K   $86.00 Directron NewEgg
5   CPU - AMD FX FX 8320 FD8320FRHKBOX   $162.00 Directron NewEgg
    Fan Included with Retail Box CPU    
6 A Graphics Gigabyte GV-N650OC-2GI   $129.00 Amazon NewEgg
  B   Gigabyte GV-N660OC-2GD     Amazon NewEgg
7   BD Writer ASUS BW-12B1ST   $85.00 Amazon NewEgg
8   O/S Windows 8.1 Pro x64   $140.00 Directron NewEgg
9   Hard Drive Seagate ST1000DM003   $67.00 Directron NewEgg
10   Hard Drive Seagate ST1000DM003   $67.00    
    Total       $1,041.00    
11   Monitor Monitor Personal preference, Check stores locally. Directron NewEgg
12 A Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-3001RB   $18.95 Directron NewEgg
  B   Altec Lansing VS2621 $36.99   Directron Amazon
13   Front USB 3.0 Anker USB 3.0 2-Port Front Panel Hub $10.99   Amazon ???
14   Cable Extender NZXT CB-8P $4.99   Directron Amazon
15   Mouse Anker 98ANWSM-01BA     Amazon ???

Note: AMD Eyefinity support requires monitor #3 must support DisplayPort.

Additional PC Build Considerations & Information:
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  2. images/bullet2.gifEnabling AHCI the easy way by Joe Whinery!
  3. images/bullet2.gifWindows 7 Comparison Chart
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  6. images/bullet2.gifAMD FX CPU Options
  7. images/bullet2.gifVideo Resolutions
  8. images/bullet2.gifDisplayPort
  9. AMD Eyefinity Validated Dongles
  10. ACCELL Cables - Audio, Video, Speaker, Computer Cables and Interconnects

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