Hey guys, I'm just posting the build I had completed in January. Now all the parts here were on sale. The 550ti (it was MSI actually) was $100, the FX 6200 $120, PSU $15 (lol), Ram $35, HDD $70. I also got Windows 7 for $25. I'm only 16 so I was working on a tight budget.
First off I know that I am going to get **** for buying that PSU. I could not pass it up for $15 dollars though. I actually had no problem with it and it has been 4 months. It runs very quiet too. I wrapped the cords in electrical tape because the yellow wires were hideous.
Second of all this mobo is great, props to AsRock because it is a great mobo for the price.
DO NOT BUY A 550TI! I only bought it because it was $100. I am pretty dissapointed because it would constantly over heat and make my screen just freeze and I would have to reboot my PC. Now I'm sure that this is just from the cooling system MSI had on it, but man it was horrible. I was able to play BF3 on default high settings with the FX 6200 at 40fps average, which isn't too bad.
I bought the CPU cooler a few weeks after I built the PC because the stock one was too loud, and this one gave me the same temps but a lot quieter.
This is a great CPU. It was all around perfect for me. I render a lot of videos and I did a full movie in just over an hour, and gaming I had no problems with it. Now obviously people will buy the 6300 now like I am planning on, but it really is a great CPU.
Lastly I do not recomend this case. As you can see from the photo there is no CM. I did my best with it though.
I recently sold this PC because I just was not happy with it. I got $300 for it and kept the hard drive because I plan on building a new PC. These are the parts that I have picked out:
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor||$119.99 @ Microcenter|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$14.99 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$69.99 @ Newegg|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$66.27 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card||$184.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case||$27.99 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply||$52.99 @ Amazon|
|Optical Drive||Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer||$17.98 @ Outlet PC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.||$575.19|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-09 10:21 EDT-0400|