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This will be my first PC build, any thoughts?

darkursur

38 months ago

This will be my first pc build and I'm aiming for performance without going overboard on spending. I'd appreciate feedback on individual parts or general ideas I might improve the build with. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $149.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $84.78 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $84.00 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $61.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.90 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB GAMING X Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case $46.74 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $822.38
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $792.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-26 18:31 EDT-0400

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

AMDs generally a bad choice atm imo, they have a new range of cpus launching late this/early next year and it's already known that they will not be compatible with the current mobos, so you're basically buying into something that's already obsolete.

16gig is a little overkill, 8gig is fine for a pure gaming build, you only really need more for photo/video editing and game streaming/recording.

SP550 apparently suffers from early slow down, crucial mx300 is my go to ssd atm.

I think the 1060 offers a little more performance than the 480 -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $61.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $43.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.90 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $247.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool DUKASE WHV2 ATX Mid Tower Case $46.74 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $797.31
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $767.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-26 19:51 EDT-0400

Case only comes with one fan for exhaust so you prolly wanna get another 2 120mm spinners for the front to get good airflow.

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