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I Don't Know Which Build To Get

awesomo3333
  • 72 months ago

I have made two builds, I am not sure which I should get though. well here they are hahaha

This is the first build I made, I like everything on it but the price is high (I know it can be much higher but I'm only 14 and I cant find a very good way to make money) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.73 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4 ATX FM2+ Motherboard $106.80 @ Mwave
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $179.00 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $157.58 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $8.88 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $881.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 02:00 EDT-0400

Here is the second build, I think it looks like it will work pretty much just as good, I was just trying to find a way to get the same as the build above but at a cheaper price. Does it look like it will work as good? I actually really like the case on this one so I might get this case either way, but other than that will it be as good as the build above? Or should I save up the extra hundred dollars and get the build above? well before I ask to many questions heres the build hahahaha PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $39.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Core Edition Video Card $116.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $57.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.11 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Belkin F9L1001 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $9.00 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $713.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 02:07 EDT-0400

I will be using it to play minecraft mostly and then after minecraft it would be planet side 2. I will end up running a small server on it for me and 2-5 friends because none of my friends can figure out how to do it and they dont understand what I tell them when I try to explain it to them hahahahaha

Thanks for all your help :)

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

i would go for the first build but use 1600 instead.dont see why you need ram frequency that high.

makes next to no difference in gaming.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thank you for your help.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Get an OS off of eBay lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Omgosh that is a great idea, how did I not think of it, thank you so much lol

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

And maybe a monitor, those are the two things that I always get off of eBay just because they don't really affect the performance of your rig, but they drop the price down substantially. And in the second build, you NEVER want to go cheap on a CPU

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks for the advice hahahahaha if I get more case fans would you suggest ebay to? or would I want to get those from a retailer? Or should I even need more fans? Oh and should I check ebay for the case?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Normally you don't want to get cases used, because they could be damaged. I don't personally think you need more fans.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks for all your help. Do you think this build will be obsolete any time soon?

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