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Trying to build a good gaming PC for under 2k

Slicer403
  • 70 months ago

Im trying to build a good gaming system that can run any game on high settings. This is what I came up with so far.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mZQTpg

What do you guys think?

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you put the part list link on? It's much easier to look at.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Solid build. I'd like to apologize before hand for how long this is going to be.

8GB of ram is more than enough for gaming, I know 16gb is better, but believe me, you won't really notice any performance difference in gaming with anything past 8gb.

The HD 7950 is a great card, but you can get the r9 280X for around the same price AND Better performance. I think the 280X is about 30$ More.

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/visiontek-video-card-900652

Now if you're looking to DESTROY games, I'd get this, the Radeon R9 290X, the current King of GPU's

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929xoc4gd - 490$

But I recommend the 280X or even the 280 for your price range (still has better performance than the 7950).

Now, I'm Noticing you only have a 256GB SSD for your storage, what I recommend is getting a low Capacity SSD ot Install your OS and afew select proggys/Games on and getting a high capacity HDD for everything else, It makes a huge difference in speed.

I've never seen that CPU cooler before either, but It looks fairly basic, It honestly resembles the Stock CPU cooler that comes with the APU you already have in your part list but I do a good bit of over-clocking, So I need a bigger cooler, But I can't really recommend that CPU Cooler, especially when you already have one in your list. Now considering how much you were going to spend on the CPU cooler, if you do decide to get an aftermarket cooler, I recommend this one:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrb10212pg1 - Hyper212 + 30$

The Corsair Hyper Series are amazing, I'm not sure how, but I think they have all of their coolers enchanted by Wizards who teleport the heat to another dimension.

Similar to the cpu cooler, I've never really seen that MOBO before, so i cant recommend it or say anything negative about it, but I do recommend a different Motherboard, I'll put a good MOBO in the list below.

Lastly, thats a pretty good CPU, but it's also an APU, meaning that chip has Radeon HD Graphics integrated into it, so if you're already getting a nice GPU, you're better off not paying for that integrated graphics feature you wouldn't be using. This is a big price difference, but I ALWAYS suggest these bad boys.

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox - 6Cores @ 3.5 GHZ 110$

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6350frhkbox - 6Cores @ 3.9 GHZ 130$

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox - 8 Cores @ 3.5 GHZ 150$

and my Favorite

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox - 8 Cores @ 4.0 GHZ 175$

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is my official build recommendation. Sure it's 10$ more, but it's WAY more powerful.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $142.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $83.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $284.99 @ Newegg
Case Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $259.99 @ NCIX US
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $59.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan BitFenix BFF-LPRO-14025R-RP 86.7 CFM 140mm Fan $16.00 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech M505 Wireless Laser Mouse $18.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1596.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-02 10:58 EDT-0400

I'm not really a fan of soundcards, but left one in there if you're set on it, if you're not, I'd drop that sound card and get the 8 Core @ 4.0GHZ CPU I was talking about earlier, but you may need a stronger cooler, those things run kinda hot!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I looked at it all and it seems good, my only questions are will all this fit in the selected case and whats your recommended cooler?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think so, but I'm not certain, honestly, I just always just a full tower case, so I never really consider space as a variable, but I do believe it will all fit. No as far as cooler's go, I recommend the Corsair H100i, I've always been a Corsair Hydro Series enthusiast because they cool so well, but I'm fairly certain that cooler wouldn't fit in your current case. (It's a closed loop liquid cooler)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miBQTLNqbmw - Corsair H100i

I'm not to good at giving case recommendations because I generally only prefer cases between that are 120-180$, but If I were to give a recommendation, I recommend these:

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced: $140 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Antek Twelve Hundred: $160 (I put this one in since you liked the 900) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100

Cooler Master Storm Stryker: $155

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119260

Cooler MAster Storm Trooper: $150 (I think this is the coolest CM case)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119297

And my Personal Favorite - Thermaltake Level 10 GT (Black/RED): $200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133188&cm_re=thermaltake_level_10-_-11-133-188-_-Product

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