New build. Based on AMD, maybe? in System Builds Posted July 8, 2014 · Report reply Hi, Tanks for the advice guys. I'm definitely giving mom the 2500K, i'll get a GTX 770 for her build. That should make it a killer. I've settled on the AMD Athlon II X4 760K / ASRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+ combo, its the price of just the processor for any other combo i can go with and the ASRock board is good and feature reach (any other combo i can get i'll have to sacrifice a lot on the board). I'm hopping that new Excavator cores will be available for FM2+ sometime next year for more umf. Or i can eventually convert this to a NAS when i get a better hardware down the road. Or get the Excavator and put the 760K in a cheapo mATX board for a NAS, all the possibilities are awesome. As for the X4 760K, have a look at this guy's benchmarks link, very impressive. Now for the GPU, i'm having a real trouble choosing here. I want a AMD card, below are the option currently available to me: SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 290 - 387 Euro SAPPHIRE VAPOR-X R9 280X - 300 Euro MSI R9 280X Gaming - 295 Euro PowerColor TurboDuo R9 280X - 279 Euro I've found some difficulty in locating descent user reviews of thous cards so i cannot decide which one to get, i'm interested in long term card usage and how it went. So which card should i get? John.