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Compatibility and opinions on my $650 gaming build

Carsian
  • 71 months ago

Hi! I'm trying for a "from scratch" gaming build within my budget of $650. If anyone has any changes they'd like to make then please let me know. I do not know how to check the comparability my parts. Can someone explain that to me? "Unable to verify the Azza CSAZ-206 ATX Mid Tower Case and has sufficient space to fit the PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card."

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $112.00
Motherboard ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card $84.99 @ Newegg
Case Azza CSAZ-206 ATX Mid Tower Case $27.04 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $17.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers $14.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $563.92

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $86.48 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 270 2GB TurboDuo Video Card $139.20 @ Newegg
Case Azza CSAZ-206 ATX Mid Tower Case $27.04 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $17.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers $14.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $762.57
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, that's unfortunately out of my budget. While I would like to have at least a 4, I can't figure out a way to hit my price without sacrificing too much on my other components.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

That's seriously tough to get a gaming rig at that budget with all the peripherals and OS. Here's my crack at it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.73 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $64.68 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $119.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $17.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers $14.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $663.78
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

good choices, but he should go with a 265 or 270 instead of a 750Ti imho

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If he has the extra $20-30 I'd agree and say get the 270, but even this list went slightly over his budget.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

So does everyone think that compatibility notice won't be a problem? thanks for the help in suggesting parts!

Well, I took the OS out of the total, if that makes a difference. Is AMD a good first time buy? I heard Intel was the best value.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

To check a compatibility issue like that, I would go to the case manufacturer's website and see if it supports graphics cards as long as your card. There should be a measurement, usually in millimeters.

However, to try and game on this kind of a budget, you pretty much have to go with AMD (or overclock the new pentiums). So we all suggested alternate builds.

As for the windows thing, they're probably exactly the same, so just go with the cheaper one.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooooh. That makes sense. Does the addition of $90 help at all?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You could basically upgrade either the cpu or the graphics card for $90. The graphics card is where you really need it, so you could get this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.73 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $64.68 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $17.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech LS11 3W 2ch Speakers $14.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $658.80
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well for that budget this will be the best you could do: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sQYTpg

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