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First PC build, hope for some tips!

IanThePineapple

38 months ago

NOTES!!!! This build is on a tight budget, <$580. I will be replacing the GPU with a GTX 1050 when it comes out, just keeping that one there as a placeholder to get a close estamate for overall price.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird selections. Why not a i3 6100? A western digital blue hard drive is the same price and more trustworthy.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

More expensive, (i3), dual core, .3 GHz less. As for the hard drive, a lot of people said the WD Blue died within a month or so. (~15% on NewEgg reviews, out of 1736 reviews, while the Toshiba has ~12% failure. I'll look for another drive, being neither of those.)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I3 has better single core performance than the x4. Also has an upgrade path rather than a dead socket. GHz isn't the best way to determine the performance of a CPU.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend the AMD FX 6300 and a better GPU and drop the RAM to 2 x 4GB. 16GB is overkill for this type of build. I'll see if I can come up with a list.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

No thanks, I want this to be as mad as possible, yet still within budget.

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