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Could i do better for 500$?

omaloth

62 months ago

budget gaming

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZKZfkL

any issues or suggestions are welcomed

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.79 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $81.64 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $459.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 18:35 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

that 270 looks like itl run pretty hot. any experience with how long they last?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

270 still gives a good performance and they don't get as hot as 290X were known for.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

ok so my cpu cooler is good enough?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

There's the newer 212 EVO which will perform slightly better than the one you've chosen, but that one is usually enough for some overclocking

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Worth the extra money to get a GTX 760 imo. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $63.78 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $80.79 @ SuperBiiz
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card $164.99 @ NCIX US
Case Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $516.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 02:47 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks. im just worried about bottleneck with the gpu and cpu together

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Bottleneck is such an overused, overstated thing. You will rarely be CPU bound and if so, it won't be for the whole time you're gaming but only in certain instances. That GPU+CPU is a well balanced combo, especially if you get a bit of an overclocked on the Pentium. I wouldn't worry about it at all.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Imo instead of a 760 get a 280/280x, better performance similar price.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

As long as you can pair a 270/270x with your CPU, you'll be golden. GTX 760 and the R9 270's go hand-in-hand in performance, maybe the 760 gets the edge, but as far as bang-for-buck, a 270/x will be the winner because 760's are just too overpriced. 280's/280x's are a major step up from the 270 duo/760, so If you can manage, get one of those cards instead.

Suggestion: If you want performance over upgrade path, get an FX-6300. If you want budget/upgrade path over performance, get a Pentium. If you want upgrade path/performance over budget, get an i3.

I hope this helps!

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