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Any opinions on my First Build, Budget Gaming Computer ~$800

Renkath

62 months ago

Hey guys, here is the parts list for my first build, give me any suggestions to lower price and increase performance. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qJnFxr CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($88.99 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Micro Center) Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.89 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.65 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X 1GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg) Case: Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC) Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($104.98 @ NCIX US) Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($57.99 @ Best Buy) Total: $821.41 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 07:41 EST-0500

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You could stick in an ssd for pretty cheap to launch your OS from, other than that I'll let someone who knows more tell you if they're good specs or not.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not overclocking, get rid of the CPU Cooler and save some cash. Then go for the Patriot Viper 3 or G.Skill Ares RAM, over the Corsair Vengeance stuff you've got there. If you're not in love with the case, I'd suggest getting something cheaper, maybe the Rosewill Galaxy-03 or similar.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $88.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard $99.89 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.89 @ Directron
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Case Antec GX700 ATX Mid Tower Case $45.89 @ OutletPC
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $104.98 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard $57.99 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $779.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 08:08 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

More for less...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $114.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master RR-T4-18PK-R1 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $14.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $67.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.65 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Viper GX ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $104.98 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $790.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 09:26 EST-0500

And if you chose a less expensive case you could fit an SSD into your budget.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I think I'll use your build because it really takes advantage of discounts.

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