I put this together on a strict $600 budget for a friend. He was upgrading from Xbox 360 and wanted to make the switch to the "Glorious PC Master Race" without spending $1000 on a PC. He wanted a PC that will run games at 1080p and will last him a few years. Leave comments on later upgrade suggestions or suggestions on what i should have went with.
CPU - Has nice ratings, 6 cores, room for upgrade, and came with a free copy of BF4.
Motherboard - It was a cheap AM3+ board that had all the necessary functions for an awesome price.
RAM - 8GB of cheap 1333MHZ that gets the job done.
GPU - Good brand, amazing price, great for any budget build also came with a $75 in game coupon.
PSU - Name brand, true 500w, 80 Plus Bronze.
Case - Cheap case that had many features that a more expensive case would have. Nice airflow, sturdy design, sleek look.
Hard Drive - Bought a refurbished hard drive to save a few dollars. Works fine, no problems yet.
Disk Drive - It's a simple drive for Windows installation, nothing more.
I haven't ran any games or benchmarking programs on it yet, but I will update with benchmarks on current games like AC4, BF4, and Crysis 3 soon for those of you thinking of building something similar. Thanks to everyone who comments.
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core||$109.99|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2 Micro ATX AM3+||$47.49|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333||$75.99|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$49.99|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE||$199.99|
|Case||Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower||$44.99|
|Power Supply||Corsair 500W ATX12V||$49.99|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$14.99|
|AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||22.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||52.0° C|