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First time-thoughts-$400 target

WMechnig

62 months ago

I need opinions on this build if there is anything that I have done just outright wrong or if I have bottlenecked anything. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/WMechnig/saved/LcZqqs

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  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I would add a CPU cooler and overclock the CPU for better performance. That CPU was made for overclocking and really shines when you do.

This ram is two sticks of 4 GB and is just as good as the 1 stick of 8 gb you have and is $20 cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gab

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, thoughts on Graphics? Should I go bigger or smaller for the build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheaper and with a CPU cooler. Check out the case and see if you like it. I think it is a good case with three fans and room for two more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $57.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $14.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $93.98 @ SuperBiiz
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 $52.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $99.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $418.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-07 16:20 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, where did you cut the price?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

The $20 on the ram and $15 on the case.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you doing with this PC?

Gaming?

Word processing?

General Internet use?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Light Gaming and general use.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your max budget?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

$450, first time don't want to make a money pit and just waste it. But feel free to change anything on the build if it would be better.

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