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Thought Experiment: Cheap Gaming Build

Psyckosama
  • 70 months ago

Right now I'm playing a little thought experiment to design a cheap and functional gaming setup built on a relatively tight budget that offers good performance and has mild potential for overclocking.

I'd like to know the general opinion of the following build. Note, the splitter cable is needed as the case has two fans and the Mobo only has one Case Fan connector.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.73 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $16.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A55M-S1 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $34.69 @ Newegg
Memory Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $28.76 @ Mwave
Power Supply Rosewill 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Other StarTech TX3SPLITTER 6" TX3 Fan Power Splitter Cable F-M $2.73
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $589.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-14 08:52 EDT-0400

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