62 months ago
Been working on this build over the last few weeks. It is a gaming computer, but I also plan on using it for school. This is what I have come up with: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
|CPU||AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor||$139.99 @ Amazon|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$119.99 @ Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory||$57.98 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$49.99 @ Newegg|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card||$200.98 @ SuperBiiz|
|Case||Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case||$49.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$53.99 @ Newegg|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$18.88 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$691.79|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-30 22:34 EST-0500|
An explanation why I chose these parts (I am new to PC building and learned most of my facts from the internet and friends. If I am wrong on anything please call me out on it, I am always wanting to learn more):
CPU + Mobo: Went with the AMD 8350 instead of Intel i5 4650K to save more money for the GPU. $60 saved on a CPU should go farther with a better GPU from what I have read.
Memory: Best deal I could find for the speed.
Storage: I have been using a gaming laptop for the last few years, and I only used up 600GB that entire time. 1TB should be more than enough, and this is the best deal I could find for the quality. I plan on getting an SSD down the road.
GPU: R9 270X 4GB is a very powerful card for the price, but if there are any better deals for the price please let me know. I do not plan on overclocking for the time being.
Case: Has plenty of room for upgrading, 2 front USB 3.0 ports, looks could be better but for the price I think this is a bargain.
PSU: Has enough Watts for my setup and is cheap.
Optical Drive: Does not play blurays (got a ps4), but does everything else.