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$650 AMD Budget Build First Time Build

by Scott_Swarthout



CPU Clock Rate


CPU Temperature While Idle

38.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

52.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate


GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate



I recently build this Gaming/Video Editing Rig. I wanted to keep the price around $650 and I wanted something that could play video games on fairly high settings as well as let me do power user functions easily. I was able to build this whole machine for around $650 because I already owned the mechanical hard drive, DVD burner, and wireless network card. Everything works great so far! I am looking to overclock my CPU to 4.0 Ghz, but I know very little about overclocking so advice would be appreciated. My GPU came with Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, and Far Cary 3 Blood Dragon. I am now looking to upgrade my monitor and peripherals soon. Feel free to leave comments and suggestions. Overall building my own computer was a great experience and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. I am never going back to pre-made desktops!

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jthubert10 2 points 52 months ago

How does that wifi card work? I see very mixed reviews on it..and seeing as I plan on setting up across the house from my router, I need one!

Ggadget 1 point 52 months ago

Please change that power supply to a different brand! Cheap power supplies like that coolmax are very dangerous to systems. I can tell you other brands that would work better.

MySong 1 point 52 months ago

IMO, you should have gone with an APU build.

Scott_Swarthout submitter 1 Build 1 point 52 months ago

Why? I wanted a dedicated GPU and crossfire with an APU is usually not terribly successful.

MySong 1 point 52 months ago

I see now and all those free games :o. I haven't read the description XD I only read the title. sorry

ramseymona22 1 point 49 months ago

have you tried gaming without the gpu at like 720p to see how it would handle it?

samh52 1 point 48 months ago

Nice build how does the 6 cores work?I want eight but I'm wondering what people liked about them.