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thewill
  • 72 months ago

this is what i have... i want to do some streaming with this like minecraft/ age of empires 2 HD and be able to overclock this

and also if needed add another Video Card | Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card | $170.71 @ Amazon

but i have no idea what im doing.. i created this in 4hours after look after a lot other people's builds.. i only want to buy stuff from amazon cuz i got prime/ reward visa

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $153.55 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.79 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $170.71 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $22.10 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $745.10

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor $139.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.79 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $89.97 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $170.71 @ Amazon
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $22.10 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $783.52

Here is a slightly better build (Parts Explained)

I changed your processor to a 6-core (its also slightly faster) and you save more money that way. No game currently utilizes more the 4 cores, not even i7's hyperthread, so 6-cores will never be fully used while gaming. Plus it gives you more headroom for other applications that can utilize these extra cores.

I changed your memory to a faster memory clock speed (especially if you plan on messing with an overclock), plus 1888 Memory does better inside games.

Storage, actually the Seagate Barricuda has a better performance rating then a WD Blue for gaming (WD Blue's are meant for every day use). Plus it gives you a little better bang for your buck at 1 TB for $50.

Power Supply, I updated it to a 750 Watt fully modular power supply, this will give you enough headroom to crossfire down the road (if you choose to), as well as give your system a cleaner build, being as its fully modular. Updated I just realized with this power supply you will actually get a cleaner draw of electricity into your computer, since it has a gold rating, instead of a bronze, for that price its a steal.

Any other questions just ask :)

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do much better than an r9 270 for that budget. Should cost under $800 on Amazon with Prime:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $187.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $83.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $259.99 @ Newegg
Case Gigabyte GZ-PD Plus ATX Mid Tower Case $33.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.98 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $781.90

Graphics card: Much more powerful than the one you have.

CPU: It won't bottleneck your GPU for at least two ~2.5 year GPU upgrade cycles. It will be more than enough for streaming Minecraft.

I know you said you want to "be able to overclock this" but you shouldn't if it means cutting back on your GPU.

Motherboard: It has all solid capacitors and is made by a reputable company.

Power supply: SeaSonic is a great company and 650 W is more than enough. If you think you'll ever upgrade your GPU with the 2017 version of, say, the r9 290x, you might want a 750 W.

Case: A placeholder, the one you had put it over $800.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

true...I like the idea, however AsRock motherboard (even tho they are ASUS), personally I've never liked...however nothing against the build, depends on if he wants to think into the future or have more power up front. Yours is the more powerful up front, and mine is into the future thinking....I like this hahaha, two ways of thinking. Really neat. However you forgot the ram & CPU Cooler :p

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for catching the RAM. Though I intentionally didn't pick a CPU cooler because Intel CPU stock coolers are fine. :)

MSI, Gigabyte, ASUS (btw ASUS sold ASRock a few years ago), etc. make similar motherboards for the same price. As long as it has "all solid capacitors" and not only a single "solid CPU capacitor" then it should be fine if it's made by a name brand. Any of them substitute for the one I put in there.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I do agree with that statement completely.

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