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$650 FX-6300 / GTX 960 Build

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philip Sept. 26, 2015

We worked with Amazon to put together a budget gaming build centered around the FX-6300. Unfortunately due to issues outside our control we were delayed in getting hold of some of the parts, so this build video came a bit later than we had hoped.

The full part list for this build can be found here.

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Allan_M_Systems 4 points 19 months ago

Hmmm...

All Amazon, all sorts of better for $650....

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $142.94 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $83.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk X210 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $195.00 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H25 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.82 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $653.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-26 17:50 EDT-0400
nayrnayr1 6 Builds 3 points 19 months ago

That's funny. But it is true.

piemancoder 1 point 19 months ago

Yes, but that was the parts list Amazon chose and approved. Also, keep in mind the parts list was chosen much earlier, and prices change quickly.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Better, but also more expensive and lacking in total storage.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Thiers right now - $564. Yours - $653.

Allan_M_Systems 2 points 19 months ago

Look closer

That $564 price you are looking at is not the "from amazon" price, is missing shipping prices on nearly everything, and doesn't even include the price of the PSU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $77.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.49 @ Amazon
Storage OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $52.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.49 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $200.99 @ Amazon
Case Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $61.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $630.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-27 13:20 EDT-0400

Case isn't available from Amazon right now. PSU is apparently not available anywhere so I took the liberty of changing it to a similarly mediocre option.

So the price difference is a whopping $22.

m52nickerson 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

More like $70, since yours does not have a HDD.

Spicyburrito 1 Build 1 point 14 months ago

Aww man... got all excited about the price... tried it with Canadian sites and the price comes to $1,094 CAD. Which is $809 USD. Lame.

nayrnayr1 6 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I cringed watching you put that cooler on the CPU.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

How so? It's just a standard AMD OEM heatsink install.

nayrnayr1 6 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

The AMD heatsink is the worst heatsink. You get it? Don't you? It is an awful heatsink.

nayrnayr1 6 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Why that SSD too? Don't they fail quickly?

Allan_M_Systems 1 point 19 months ago

We worked with Amazon to put together a budget gaming build centered around the FX-6300.

Should probably read: We worked with Amazon to hawk a bunch of mediocre hardware centered around the FX-6300.

I hope Amazon payed em a bunch of money. ;)

nayrnayr1 6 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

I think it is funny that it took more than one mind to come up with this...

This looks better: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $212.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $67.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $166.99 @ NCIX US
Case BitFenix Aegis Core (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $685.79
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $655.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-26 19:09 EDT-0400
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eopest 7 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Wow. Judging by all the FUD in the comments above, you guys might want to just stick to Intel builds for these articles from now on.

philip staff submitter 10 Builds 2 points 19 months ago

Our AMD builds do tend to pull very polarized responses, especially on Youtube.

patsearch1 1 point 18 months ago

are the FX-83## and FX-63## both better gaming options than, lets say, an i3? I trying to find a reason to not simply buy an i5 for my next build.

keebs63 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

The i5 is twice as good as all of them.

acumen 1 point 18 months ago

I purchased the items on this list for my first build. Waiting for delivery now. I needed a three monitor setup that runs office apps with aplomb. Probably overkill but oh well. Have to say, though, it's disappointing to see so many people ridiculing this build. Despite the AMD haters, this configuration will be a huge step-up from my office-issued ProDesk 400, right?

BudgetGamingPc_ 1 point 18 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $59.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling ACALP64-GT 25.6 CFM CPU Cooler $8.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI A68HM-GRENADE Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $53.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.40 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 240 2GB Video Card $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case DIYPC MA08-BK MicroATX Mini Tower Case $28.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $86.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Hannspree HL161ABB 15.6" Monitor $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $554.09
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $529.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-11 03:17 EDT-0400
tristangaebler 1 point 18 months ago

Warning Im kinda a newb: How do you install network drivers without an optical drive? Do i need to install them. I have this exact build...