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  • 71 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD A8-6600K 3.9GHz Quad-Core Processor $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $64.99 @ Micro Center
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital WD Blue 750GB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.12 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $139.99 @ Micro Center
Case Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply FSP Group 450W 80+ Silver Certified ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $129.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $730.04

I'm hoping this a decent build for my first ever build. Please help me edit this build if you can. This is hopefully for gaming only.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You should change the Hard drive with a western digital caviar blue 1TB drive @7200RPM because its the same price but has more space and is faster. Also, are you aware that the CPU you chose is an APU?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I never knew that. I'll be replacing it with another one. Thanks for the help!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $118.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $69.98 @ OutletPC
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card $139.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $129.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $739.89
  • It helps if you specified your budget.
  • An APU + GPU never go together, especially if its an nVidia GPU, as you cannot run dual graphics. So instead, I swapped for an FX-6300, which has a very good price/performance ratio.
  • You can get a 1TB HDD for cheaper.
  • For the same price, you can get an R9 270, which will outperform the 750 Ti. Although if you're worried about huge electricity bills, you can stick with the 750 Ti.
  • Changed the PSU since it's cheaper but more reliable. For $30, you could get a CX430W, but I went with 500W just to be safer.
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I did compare the 750ti vs the 270, and it does outperform it. As for the APU+GPU, thanks for that also. Now I know what to do.

  • 71 months ago
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