62 months ago
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor||$88.99 @ NCIX US|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$39.98 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$111.96 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory||$69.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$51.85 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X Video Card||$171.98 @ SuperBiiz|
|Case||Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case||$48.99 @ Directron|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$48.99 @ NCIX US|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98 @ OutletPC|
|Monitor||BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor||$134.99 @ NCIX US|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$857.70|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-10 22:17 EST-0500|
My parents have asked me about building a PC for my stepbrother for shortly after Christmas. I'm unsure how much the exact total of the budget is going to be right now (somewhere from 900-1100, including monitor and OS). He mainly plays LoL, but he has expressed interest in Dragon Age: Inquisition (so a quad-core CPU is a must) and Shadows of Mordor. Right now, I'm mainly curious as to what's the best CPU cooler in the under $50 range looking for a moderate overclock. I know the Hyper 212 Evo is good, I'm just curious if there is anything significantly better if you spend up to $10-15 more (such as the one I have listed). Any help getting the best bang for the buck would be appreciated.
BTW, I'd get the CPU & Motherboard at Microcenter in one of their bundle deals, so that helps relieves the budget a little for other things.