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Would Love Some Advice! Budget Gaming Rig

IceColdTabasco
  • 71 months ago

(Motherboard was not listed on PCPartPicker, so it is: ASRock H97 Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s Intel Motherboard

ANYTHING WRONG WITH THIS BUILD? ANYTHING THAT SHOULD BE ALTERED?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $20.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite 2GB (1 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $20.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $124.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $37.98 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $94.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $551.81

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What you have will work ok, but these days I really would recommend more RAM. What is your ideal and then absolute budget?

At this particular price point I tend to think that the FX 6300 is a bit better deal, but if you really prefer to stay with the i3, then that is probably the best you can do while staying ~$625.

This is the AMD build I would recommend. You can overclock the CPU a little if you want to and squeeze a little more power out. This is able to get you 1600MHz 8GB RAM and only costs like $15 more

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $69.99 @ Micro Center
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $129.50 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $37.98 @ OutletPC
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $641.37

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