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Hello! Help with $700 build

Wildcat22
  • 70 months ago

Hello everyone,

First off this website is awesome and I have been using it the last few weeks and it's been very helpful. This is my first time building a pc and I have zero prior knowledge on this. My goal is to stay around a $700 budget. My current build was right at $700 a few weeks ago but the prices keep trending upward!

This PC would be used mainly for gaming and some microsoft office/web surfing use. I may be using SolidWorks as well but I'm confident I can run that no problem with this.

I chose most of these parts based on perceived quality and decent prices. Most of these parts were chosen so this PC could be easily upgraded in a few years( i.e. power supply, case).

My current build is below: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Wildcat22/saved/NR2bt6

Please give me suggestions or recommendations on improving my build.

Specifically:

Is a sapphire R9 270X a better choice than an Asus/EVGA gtx 660?

I don't know much about motherboards so do I have a good one?

Thanks!

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Why you don't want to overclcok? yes the r9 270x is better and i think cheaper. or a little more expensive. you can't sli on that motherboard. not bad

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't really thought about overclocking since this is my first build. Is is worth it?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah its like 133 percent better

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does the FX8320 compare to an intel i5?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

its okay. for the intel 5 can like i think its called turbo boost or higher. http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4590-vs-AMD-FX-8320 that proves that 8320 loss in every category.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I prefer asus motherboards, but that's just my preference.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I have heard that asus, gigabyte, and some MSI boards are the best to go with.

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