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Are there any improvements that I can make to this gaming pc build?

icebender7
  • 71 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JxZTpg

Anything that I should invest more money in? Anything that's a better alternative to what I already have for the same price? I need opinions! Thanks!

P.S I already have a 750 GB HDD with me, so I only added a 120 GB SSD on the parts list for storage.

EDIT: Updated build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3QTkWZ

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I would recommend just switching motherboard so you can change to an FX-6300, Athlon has some temperature sensory problems which give you pretty odd temps. I would know because I just recently built it. But definitely keep the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd spend more on the cpu. At least an fx6300.

Save a few bucks and get gskill ares ram... Its also low profile, so you won't have an issue fitting it with that big air cooler.

Right sized power supply, but I'd recommend Evga, rosewill, antec, xfx, or seasonic... Corsair is great, but the cx line from them is kinda a dud

That monitor is far more than your graphics card can really utilize. You won't get frame rates high enough to hit 144hz refresh rates. I'd save a hundred bucks on that and put it towards a better video card.

You don't need a sound card. Save your money on that. The motherboards have great sound already.

You can get rid of the ssd to spend that money towards a better cpu. The cpu is far more important.

If you cut the sound card, drop a hundred bucks off the monitor, and drop the ssd, you can afford a Intel i5 system and a better graphics card.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the recommendations! I didn't realize a lot of this, especially about the monitor. I think i'll keep the ssd though, maybe get one with a lower capacity.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd just skip it for now and buy that size one later on when you have more cash.

AAs for the monitor, something like that is best paired with a high end system running at least a 290 or 780 gpu, and a i5 or better cpu. If your system can't get 144fps on max settings in most games, it's just pointless having a monitor that can't be fully utilized

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

So i've come down to 2 options for the PSU. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive550

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone550m

They both have the same wattage but one is more expensive and has Gold certified efficiency. Should I invest more money into the expensive one?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The price difference is pretty small, and the capstone also allows more amps over the 12v rail (video cards use that), so I'd get that one. It will cost a bit less on your electric bill over time also, which more than offsets the price difference

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kJ2st6

The Pentium G3258 is better than that Athlon and the FX 6300 at stock, and it overclocks like a beast too getting to i5 perfomance. Honestly don't let the Pentium name fool you this is honestly the best budget processor around.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's only dual core though, so while it performs well in single and dual threaded apps, it's really not ideal for multi tasking. Also, it has major issues in alot of games that cause flickering on screen as many reviewers pointed out. It's definitely not a gaming chip. It's a great budget system chip for office and family computers though.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I updated the build. Anything I can improve now?

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