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$900 Gaming Rig! Advice and suggestions needed!

71Passengers
  • 72 months ago

Hello everyone! I'm building a modest gaming PC for around $900, with the monitor, keyboard, and wireless adapter included, and have come up with this. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/71Passengers/saved/wmm323

However, I need everyone's advice! Do you guys have recommendations or ideas for lowering the price down to around $900? Please, criticize my build all you want, that's what I'm looking for! Also, is the cooler and mobo good for some meddling with overclocking? I'm not gonna be doing anything serious. Thanks, and have a good one!

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello and welcome.

This is my recommendation for you to get the best bang for the buck, including a bigger monitor :)

And yes, you can do some overclocking with a 97 board.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $117.97 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.97 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $200.00 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Best Buy
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $10.82 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $903.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 06:48 EDT-0400

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