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Working on a 500$ Build for my Brother

Tokeegee
  • 52 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ff4G7P - This is what I'm working with right now

He wants to play Star Wars Battlefront and GTA 5 relatively well. He enjoys playing GTA 5 on the PS3, so framerate really doesn't matter to him much. I want to make sure that motherboards have SLI support, so I can get another GPU for him later if he needs an upgrade. Really I just want some input on the build for him, and maybe some ideas for later upgrades. Many thanks for any input and help!

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Get an i5 4460 and a 50 dollar h97 board instead. The 4460 outperforms the entire fx series. Also the power supply is bad. I'd recommend an xfx or seasonic unit instead.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hBfkhM Thoughts on this update?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm having second thoughts with it being 544 dollars, anyone have any ideas for lowering the price a bit?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I might just use the stock cooler with the CPU, sound isn't much of an issue, and I'm not overclocking the CPU, as it's a locked processor

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $72.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $17.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M EXTREME4+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $58.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.02 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $164.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $37.08 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $35.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $553.82
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $488.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-15 22:29 EST-0500
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  • 52 months ago
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I'd prefer at least a quad core CPU

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Also I would prefer to stay closer to the 500 range than 60 dollars above...

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vnmWWZ

Edit: Forgot SLI support.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qVdg8d

Uff da. Over budget.

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