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Build#2 cheap challenge(400-500)

ImDaBaron
  • 72 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/W4W9t6 http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ImDaBaron/saved/h3MwrH http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4TRVGX

Some examples of what I'm looking for.I wouldnt mind a mid sized case.if the price is right. I'm not married Intel or AMD so which ever processor is fine. Doesnt need to be a quad core either.Will be doing some gaming. No monitor needed.What do you guys think?

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

There you go. Should be able to run even Battlefield 4 on medium if you wanted to.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Any takers? I'd appreciate the advice on this one

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply! Only thing I'd like to do on that build is maybe roll back on the CPU(price) to allocate more money for a video card. Any suggestions as far as that goes?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

My suggestion is, don't get a graphics card. There's a reason for the APU. Integrated graphics on the APU is really good. Unless you want this which is an equally good solution, but it's a downgrade on the CPU.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah didnt look at how good the integrated graphics were on the APU. That's definitely in consideration.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep. Integrated graphics can do BF4 at medium settings.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think about MSI motherboards? They do seem to have quite a few bad reviews.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I chose the first motherboard with the A88X chipset lol But my friend has an MSI motherboard, he loves it I'm an Asus guy though

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $40.01 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Gelid Solutions CC-Siberian-01 51.9 CFM CPU Cooler $9.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $35.02 @ Micro Center
Memory Patriot Viper 3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $36.00 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Core Edition Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill FBM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $19.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $396.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 10:08 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Isnt AM3 going to be phased out soon? Plus that buy option is for in store pickup only.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $114.49 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $43.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $496.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 12:22 EDT-0400

The budget Intel processors will perform better than the budget AMD's at this price range and for a better price. Skip the APU and go with the budget i3 which gets better game performance than an overclocked 6300.

If you want to step down closer to 400 you can go from a i3 + 270x to a G3220 and a R9 270. This right here along with a really good deal on that RAM will get you a very solid machine for a solid price. The intel stock cooler is not loud at all and won't need to be switched to a custom.

I'm pretty surprised the solid performance you can get in the 4-500 range.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually, that's not true. i3's may have better Passmark performance for single core.. but it only has two cores. Hyperthreading cores are not as strong as the APU's.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply! What about the G3240? I think its only about 15 dollars more than the G3220 and is 100 MHz faster.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD A6-5400K 3.6GHz Dual-Core
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+

How about that combo? Probably some bottleneck issues with this correct?

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