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New To PC Building, would love some advice on my build so far!

JukeJack

63 months ago

I'm looking to play games like BF4, dayz, and armaIII at high fps, would this build give me that? Also, are there any changes I should make to drop the price any?

Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/JukeJack/saved/738xFT

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points
  • Games won't use 8 CPU cores, the cheaper FX-6300 is going to perform the same.
  • The AMD stock cooler is awful, an after market CPU cooler is recommended.
  • Gigabyte motherboard on offer currently
  • 1866 memory is better with FX chips
  • A Radeon 280 will perform better than a 660.
  • To save costs further, I would consider a cheaper keyboard

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $99.93 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Directron
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card $141.00 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $117.00 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $124.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $945.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 18:54 EST-0500
  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

A less expensive mobo, RAM, and PSU. As well as changing the 660 for something like a 270 which can be had for less and outperforms it.

So something like this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $124.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $85.79 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Directron
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $129.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $117.00 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $124.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $925.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 18:56 EST-0500

You can also save some doe by not going with a $125 keyboard, but that's me.

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