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beat my 1st build with a $500 (USD) budget

swanky_gamer

62 months ago

hi, this is my first gaming build, i'm waiting for some parts to arrive before i start putting it all together. in the meantime i wanted to know if i made a good/great buy and that's why i am challenging you guys to see if you can build a better PC than what i got at or below $500USD. if there's no major improvement then no need to post it. i just want the best price to performance ratio at this price point that will last me years before an upgrade is needed. i would like to see 2 builds per person, 1 with intel and the other with amd. ok? GO!

PC will mostly be used for gaming. optical drive optional

P.S i plan to overclock what i can, all prices are after MIR if applicable and on sale if applicable and i bought them all online using newegg amazon and one other ramdon site.

here's my list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VYTRHx

please rate it from 1-10 for price/performance ratio k? TY :)

feel free to ask any questions !

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good but I dont think im experienced enough to give an accurate rating.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

When did you get your parts i wish i could get your ram and hard drive now this is mine. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $88.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $54.98 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.40 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $125.00
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $473.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-05 20:43 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i bought mine not too long ago between nov 20 and dec 4 of this year.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

websites?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

cpu,cpu cooler: amazon. HD,PSU,optical drive,case,GPU,RAM: newegg. mobo: ascendtech.

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