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ward.spacecase

37 months ago

Im new to building computers, and I want to build one around $650. Its mainly for games (like Overwatch) and programming. How's this build: [My 1st Build] (http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ward.spacecase/saved/fpht6h)

I know I want to use that case and power supply but how bout the rest? Is the 16GB RAM nessicary?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

This computer is lacking a motherboard and a more balanced storage solution. Intel is also a better option than AMD right now.

9 dollars overbudget, but the performance gains will be huge

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $190.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150M PRO-VDH Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $66.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $38.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $719.70
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $659.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 21:44 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would rather have the AMD, and the fully modular PSU. With my setup, why is there no compatible motherboards? And how is this hard drive better than an SSD? From what I've been told, I'd rather have an SSD.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't have a motherboard at all. AMD processors also will not work with DDR4 RAM. There really is absolutely no reason to go AMD right now, since it performs far worse in games than any Intel offering. What's the reasoning behind needing the fully modular PSU? In a low budget build you should be more focused on getting a better core system than modular vs non modular

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I have found, AMD doesn't perform "far worse" than Intel, and it costs less. My brother has one and that's what he recommended. And why won't AMD work with DDR4? I was also recommend to get an SSD vs a Hard Drive...why would you choose one over the other? I also thinking about getting an external Hard Drive later on.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $148.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $51.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $50.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB 6GT OC Video Card $249.00 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $38.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $46.97 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $695.19
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $650.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-19 22:23 EST-0500
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, is the current video card overkill for what I currently have?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to see where the information is that supports AMD outperforming Intel. Gaming benchmarks strongly favor individual core performance, which Intel strongly beats any of the old AMD CPU's in

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, is the jump from the i5-6500 to the i5-6600k worth the $30?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

i would recommend a larger storage storage supply, then again i dont use SSD but i have a friend and he got a 1tb HD and a 250gb ssd because he uses his SSD for games only. Also i would recommend a 1070 if you can spend the extra money because the ability of it is much greater but the 1060 is good for gaming still.

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