- 72 months ago
Hi all, I'm planning my first build with my son who likes to game. He wants to be able to play Minecraft, Shadowgun Deadzone, James Bond 007, Black Ops (and 2), Portal (and 2), Titanfall, Ghost Recon, and Wolfenstein. I put this list together after reading through several other builds and looking at peoples comments. I want to keep it a budget build ($500-$700) that should work fairly well for him. He picked the case but I pretty much picked everything else.
I was initially looking at the AMD FX-6300 but Micro Center has a bundle for the MB and the FX-8320 for $179. My son thinks I should stick with the FX-6300 and upgrade the GPU to the GTX750. It would only cost about $20 more.
What do you think? Since I'm new to this I'd appreciate any feedback anyone can give.
|CPU||AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor||$143.98 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$36.00|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$84.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$52.92 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card||$179.99 @ NCIX US|
|Case||NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case||$59.98 @ OutletPC|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$39.99 @ Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$84.99 @ NCIX US|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$682.84|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 09:33 EDT-0400|