- 71 months ago
I am currently nearing the end of my part-picking phase, and will be ordering parts in the coming week or two. My main use will be for gaming, as well as school work. My working budget is between $ 500-550.
How does my build look? I tried to pick the most bang-for-the-buck parts I could find, and skimped on the memory so I can buy another 4 gb down the line. I figured I'd go with Intel just because, but a lot of online guides seem to rely heavily on AMD; is AMD better for low budgets? (Would I be better off being cheaper and getting an Athlon 760k, R7 265 build?)
I'm brand new to this, so any and all help is appreciated!
|CPU||Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor||$137.99 @ Amazon|
|Motherboard||MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$49.56 @ Amazon|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$41.06 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$54.99 @ NCIX US|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card||$179.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case||$39.99 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||$39.99 @ Amazon|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$543.57|