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metuf1

63 months ago

Want to Build a starter gaming system. Will be upgrading as funds become available. Will this work. and is it easily upgraded. Need to stay in this price range for now. Suggestions appreciated. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qKLCgs Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qKLCgs/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.92 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.Sniper A88X ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($66.64 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.49 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($120.98 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Fractal Design Core 2500 ATX Full Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: FSP Group 600W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($58.79 @ Directron) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.43 @ SuperBiiz) Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.95 @ Amazon) Total: $643.15 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-25 17:14 EST-0500

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't get an APU with a separate graphics card, get an Athlon 860K instead.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

agreed.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with the Fx line of CPU's. Better performance then the Athlons. And right now a FX 6300 is $85 on Amazon. Match that with a 270 or 280 and you got you a good gaming machine.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you don't plan on OCing you can drop the CPU cooler and get an R9 270X.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You have roughly around the same budget that I am working with. This is what I'm trying to put together.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Apevia X-CRUISER3-BL ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $68.99
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $53.87 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.43 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Apevia CF12SL-SBL 50.3 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $8.99
Case Fan Apevia CF12SL-SBL 50.3 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $8.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $876.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-26 14:10 EST-0500

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