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FuturePCGamer
  • 75 months ago

Not sure if I should spend $100 on a mobo or $200+ I want crossfire but not sure how much to spend. Help would be appreciated.

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  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't point out any specifics (don't know the rest of your specs), but I can give you some pointers. The reason to spend more on a motherboard is for reliability. If you can find one with the features you like for $100, that's great, but you would be better off spending an extra $50 for reliability from a good brand. Good brands to look for are Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes if you could post the rest of your build. I could make a suggestion.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The AMD Phenom is discontinued. I recommend you go for the FX-6300 instead. Give me 5 minutes. I'll make some changes to your build.

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Here it is. I made some other changes including a more reliable motherboard and DVD instead of blu-ray. You didn't had a PSU and I also added a CPU cooler.

PCPartPicker part list

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $79.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card $319.99 @ Amazon
Case Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $13.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Thermaltake MO-BLK002DT Wired Laser Mouse $40.98 @ SuperBiiz
Headphones Razer Kraken 7.1 Channel Headset $89.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1193.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-04 13:54 EDT-0400
  • 74 months ago
  • 1 point

You added a CPU cooler but the processor already comes with one, is the cooler master better to use than the provided CPU cooler with the CPU?

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