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First build..buying soon...opinions/anything I'm overlooking?

ErocSinoa

62 months ago

this is my first build, wanting to pull the trigger, just wondering if there's anything I'm missing

any opinions or input would be good as well

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $109.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $159.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $13.65 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $601.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-02 11:29 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Overall solid IMHO

Will you be overclocking it? If not then drop the cooler.
Can you spend a little more? You could bump up to an R9 280 for $10 or if you don't mind buying a card built by Power Color... the same price.

Do you need wireless on a desktop? If not; drop the wifi adapter.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

never overclocked..so probably would say no..so drop the cooler, also do need the wifi unfortunately :(

thanks

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I was in the middle of typing out a very similar response. The Gigabyte R9 280 has a rebate right now so it's only $165 right now. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr928wf3oc3gd

The one thing I would change though, not counting the graphics card, would be to find a different motherboard. It's hard to be a fan of motherboards that aren't crossfire or sli compatible. Even if you don't see yourself using the feature in the future, it's good peace of mind to find a board with it now just in case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're building a system this cheap I really don't think Crossfire / SLI is in the near future. I mean I get what you're saying, it's smart forward thinking, but a $600 build isn't really in that class.

This strikes me as a no-nonsense performance budget build... not future enthusiast build starting small... maybe I'm way off but the OP can decide; you've presented a valid point worth considering.

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