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$600 budget build help

kyungsu2013
  • 52 months ago

I'll be doing gaming and video editing Not going to be doing heavy graphics gaming

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Yet another take on the AM3+ build for this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor $122.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $27.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $53.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $61.95 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $104.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Fractal Design Edison M 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $585.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-26 16:44 EST-0500

I believe the price there includes shipping on everything. Give the FX-8320E a conservative overclock into the mid 4ghz range. The board and heatsink and PSU will all handle this just fine in this configuration.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you need an OS? a Keyboard, mouse or monitor? is this in USD?

If not here is a build without any of that included in USD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $51.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card $144.99 @ Amazon
Case DIYPC Solo-T1-BK ATX Mid Tower Case $28.89 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $603.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-26 15:27 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Directron
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.05 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 370 2GB Core Edition Video Card $129.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $63.73 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $607.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-26 15:43 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought everything on this list (except for the CPU Cooler), all for under $600. It took me about 3 weeks to get all parts ordered as I was waiting patiently for lowest prices possible. If I would have taken the average retail for each item, and not worried about cost, it would have been closer to $900. Good luck!

CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.89

CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99

Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $4.58

Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $130.98

Storage (bought 2) Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.99

Video Card EVGA GeForce GT 610 2GB Video Card $44.99

Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99

Power Supply CoolMax 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $37.99

Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $12.99

Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99

Case Fan (bought 5) Masscool FD06025S1M3/4 19.2 CFM 60mm Fan $2.68

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

For the combined price of that CPU, heatsink, paste, and GPU, you could have had an i5-6600 w/HD530 graphics, which would be better than the FX-6300 + GT610 on that horrible motherboard in every measurable way. 50% Better single threaded performance, 20% better multi-threaded performance, better GPU render and compute capabilities, better compute efficiency, support for more instructions, better fixed function video decoder capabilities (H.265 / VP9)....

It's also a shame to pay money for a coolmax PSU. You'd have to pay me to dispose of one of those rotten horrible power supplies.

I'm sorry to tell you this, but I would not advise "sharing" that build as advise, rather, a a teachable moment for what not to do with $600.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this one Do you think I can run dayz or rust on highest setting?

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