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First Build, Under $700

Sinian

62 months ago

Hey guys, I want to know you opinions on my current build, and it is barely within my budget. I want to use it for gaming and recording on average settings. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Sinian/saved/gswmP6 TiA -Sinian

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I would get to sticks of 4gb unless you plan on upgrading later since dual channel>single and if you can get a non reference graphics card it would run coole but it probably won't matter much.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know how you feel about AMD builds (some people have very strong opinions one way or the other) but here is an alternate build that I saw (mostly) on youtube.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $98.98 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X Video Card $200.66 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $624.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-07 11:19 EDT-0400

The case is just a budget one, but you can find others for about the same price.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh thanks, I have some friends who recommended the i5 over the FX. I have a few AMD builds, but this looks very promising. Thanks again!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want a decent case, with amazing reviews, absolutely perfect airflow and cable management system go with CoolerMaster's Scout 2 Advanced, it's about $60-$80 but it will last a lifetime.

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