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600 USD red theme gaming pc build

MrPiggyBank
  • 56 months ago

I have been wanting a nice clean red gaming pc. The problem is I'm not sure how to go about getting all the componets to work with each other and also fit into a red theme. I can put all the components together right but I'm not sure how to put a OS on a brand new system. I would like to have parts that can play most modern games at 1080p at around 50-60 fps games like Battlefield 4/hardline Arma 3 Witcher 3 and can play new games coming out like Fallout 4 even with lower settings. (First pc build) thanks for any help you may have.

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  • 56 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $15.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $63.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 2GB PCS+ Video Card $173.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ B&H
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $603.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 22:07 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do yet but your build helped thanks

  • 56 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $98.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $98.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $689.72
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $659.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-11 00:17 EDT-0400

It's a bit over-budget, but the GPU can run Battlefield: Hardline at 50-60fps on Ultra settings, according to Youtube.

  • 56 months ago
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Ok thanks.

  • 56 months ago
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CX series PSU's are trash btw

  • 56 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $129.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $98.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $668.72
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $638.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-11 16:18 EDT-0400

There, I got a better PSU and changed the case to compensate for cost.

  • 56 months ago
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If you don't need OS included, I think this is the best balance of CPU/GPU for the budget. Fortunately, the red theme only limits a tiny bit. It somewhat limits the strength of the cpu cooler, but this should be sufficient for some decent overclocks:

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 RAIJINTEK AIDOS BLACK 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus A88X-PLUS ATX FM2+ Motherboard $88.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $229.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ B&H
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $51.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $594.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-09 23:01 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
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Thanks for the part list it all looks great. But I'm hate to be picky but I really strict about the red and black theme. Thanks for all the help though.

  • 56 months ago
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The cooler should still be great for the build. Raijintek makes some pretty good coolers. I've heard some great stuff about the case, too!

  • 56 months ago
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Ok thanks im not sure exactly what I'm getting yet I'm doing a lot of research on everything. Thanks again

  • 56 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $98.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $574.61
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $544.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-10 21:21 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
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This board is really high quality, but if you want to save some money you could find another one easily

  • 56 months ago
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Wow thanks this build looks amazing.

  • 56 months ago
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Also, if you find a cheap GTX 960 (MSI OC 2GB Edition) you could put that in and then spend an extra $30 bucks for that extra performance.

  • 56 months ago
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Your right the motherboard is high end but I think I will stick wit it because I love the looks but for the graphics card I think ill go with the MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card or the XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card. I'm not sure what one yet.

  • 56 months ago
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I do recommend the MSI 960 since I have one myself :)

  • 56 months ago
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Ok thanks what kinds of games do you play with it and is it overclocked. A 960 will be great paired with the cpu you mentioned right?

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  • 56 months ago
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Thanks not sure what I'm going to get yet but I like the parts you listed thanks.

  • 56 months ago
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For what it's worth, the Skylake platform finally has the i3 and pentium released for it, so getting a Skylake pentium, while more expensive, will offer better performance and upgrade path than the Haswell pentium.

The Skylake Pentium is clocked approximately 10% higher and offers about %15 performance increase at an equal clock speed, so the Skylake would perform approximately 15-17% better than the Haswell analogue. In simpler English, it'll outperform the i3-4170 at stock speeds and ignoring the hyperthreading of the i3.

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  • 56 months ago
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Wow thanks all the parts looks great. I have a dual monitor set up with only hdmi in ports do you think you could find another graphics card with two hdmi out ports. Even if it goes a bit over my 600 dollar budget.

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  • 56 months ago
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Thanks for all the help I'm going to look into both builds and build one by Christmas.

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