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First Build, need suggestions!

Dangercdv

62 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Dangercdv/saved/DJv2FT

I am trying to keep the build below $800 unless it would really benefit me to go over. This computer will be mostly for gaming and everyday use of the internet. I know I will be playing The Crew, GTA5, and I will be looking into others.

I want to know If I could reuse my optical drive, and possibly the sound card from my current HP p6624y. Is this a good build? Thank you for the help!

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points
  • Games won't use 8 cores, the 6 core FX chip is going to perform the same.
  • Added a decent CPU cooler, the included AMD one is awful.
  • Added better motherboard and faster memory
  • Better SSD, 128GB SSD is big enough to hold OS and applications, games on the HDD
  • 280X GPU, quite a bit more powerful than the 270X
  • Raidmax do not specify what size CPU cooler fits in their case suggesting it won't fit, added one with a similar look
  • Added a decent PSU, 650W would do the job but this 750W is on offer

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
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 Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $104.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $78.98 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $65.95 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $204.99 @ NCIX US
Case Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.98 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $752.32
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 20:35 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

what about now?

Honestly the CPU cooler is not a big deal, I will upgrade later if there is a problem but don;t worry about that.

I will use the 1TB hard drive from my current desktop for storage. (I also have more here I can use)

I improved the Video Card as well as the CPU and its still under my budget.

The power supply I like because its blue, and I see no reason to upgrade.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a pretty good build! I would change to a i5-i7 processor, but thats just me. Also using a 8 core CPU you may want to have a CPU Cooler.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the i5 is fine honestly, I really don't even game that much, I am just looking to have something while I am at home and not off at military college. It was a good idea for a christmas gift and I don't want to go over an $800 budget. I might look into getting a CPU cooler later when I see what fits.

I will also be looking to use parts from the desktop I am using now and putting them into this next one.

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