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For a $750 budget build, which one is better for gaming? Or do they both suck?

Jonny2016
  • 72 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $75.91 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $209.99 @ Newegg
Case Apevia X-SNIPER2-RD ATX Mid Tower Case $58.59 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $46.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $756.43

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ TigerDirect
CPU Cooler Cooler Master DK9-7G52A-0L-GP 27.1 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $12.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.78 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $71.88 @ NCIX US
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 250 2GB Core Edition Video Card $72.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Apevia X-SNIPER2-RD ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $49.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $46.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $692.47

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

1st one by far! although you can probably find a better priced psu for 650W.

As for ssd, get one in future if you want but i dont recommend Kingston SSDNow, go with the Samsung 840 Evo

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

K, thanks for the feedback. I am new at this. Is the 1st one overclockable?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

yes it is and with that cooler id expect to get some 4Ghz or maybe more if lucky

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet. Now i need to start saving. Thank you very much.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed with the SSD, heard bad things about the SSDNow, 840 Evo is a much better option.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Im getting 840 Evo in my next build :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

So am i :D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $284.00 @ PLE Computers
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $198.00 @ CPL Online
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $102.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $165.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $499.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $158.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.00 @ CPL Online
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 62.7 CFM 120mm Fan $19.00 @ CPL Online
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $20.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1820.00
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

K. I will keep that in mind. So far, I am going to build the 1st one.

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