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My first build, is it good?

ammon173
  • 72 months ago

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.99

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99

Motherboard: Asus P8B75-M/CSM Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $67.99

Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92

Video Card : Asus GeForce GT 630 2GB Video Card $59.99

Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99

Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor $129.99

Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $16.99

Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $14.99

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Is it for gaming PC or just casual PC? What's your budget?

I would say this setup is usally a good starting point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $143.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $229.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $708.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-14 20:39 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It's for a gaming pc. $1000 is the highest I would go, but I would rather less than that. Oh, and would you suggest removing one of the drive bays if I went with this build? It says that the video card is too long for the case

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

No, PCpartpicker sometimes does that, it should fit just fine. IMO this build i'm recommending has a very strong price / performance ratio. If you play older titles like SCII, minecraft and other games like that, go with i5 4690K and get probably asRock Z97 extreme 3 or 4 for motherboard

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Would this be able to play some of the newer titles like Battlefield 4? Thanks for all your help!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

yes, newer titles usually perform really well on AMD CPUs and battlefield games will also support mantle that gives better frames

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