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First time building, just need a last check over before I buy the parts!

Bob777888
  • 72 months ago

So this is my first build and I'm pretty happy with the part list that I've came up with (with help from other redditors).

I plan on using it for gaming (dota 2, dark souls, civ, etc.) and possibly some programming later on.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $189.00 @ Mwave Australia
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $109.00 @ PCCaseGear
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $99.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $209.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case $75.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $115.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $962.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-05 22:58 EST+1000

What do you think? What will it be able to run?

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My only suggestion is to buy an i5-4xxx with a $70 USD motherboard that has solid capacitors and is made by a reputable company, like ASUS or MSI among others. It won't bottleneck a GPU upgrade in a few years but this processor may.

Before anyone says to "not buy an Antec power supply," SeaSonic happens to manufacture the one he chose, though I'd go for a 600W SeaSonic-manufactured one just to be safe since all PSU's lose output over time.

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