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Is this good for a budget build?

Dayy1

62 months ago

Any improvements I could make? I did research on PC building and flexed my budget about $100 more. How's this build? Is it good for the price? Anything I should upgrade/make better?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $114.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $33.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.42 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $539.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 17:32 EST-0500

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $114.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $55.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card $139.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.98 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.42 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $552.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 18:27 EST-0500

I do understand that it's more expensive. But for the performance gain, it may be worth looking at

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I was planning on getting 8gbs of ram, I must not have saved it like that.

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