61 months ago
My max, top-of-the-line budget is $600. It's currently down to about $535 or $550 if I add a CPU cooler (probably will add it just to be safe, not planning on overclocking). I'm trying to leave some money in this build just in case I need to buy anything else soon or maybe get a new mouse/keyboard.
*CPU- I prefer the 6-core FX 6300 simply for it being 6 cores and having some flexibility with what I can do on it. (I'd like to get into some small 3D design or something of that nature, and I figured it's great for gaming according to a lot of people I've talked to, and it's cheap). Is the 860k a better option?
*Motherboard- This is the one thing I'm not good at choosing. I just have no idea about the benefits of each one. The max I'm looking to spend on one is $70, and that's only if the budget allows it.
*Memory- 1866 RAM is preferable for me. Mostly because it's almost always about the same price as 1600 RAM, so I figured, why not? I know it will probably drop in price when the sales hit.
*Storage- Tempted to throw in 2TB for about $20-$30 more, but I know I won't need it so 1TB is plenty.
*GPU - Every review on this card I've seen people have said it can run games at max graphics, or at least high-ultra, even the newest games. (I'm mostly interested in playing Skyrim/Fallout maxed out with a lot of mods). I really want a 280x and I know that during the sales it might drop under $200 which is what I'm hoping. If it hits $170 ish again that would be awesome.
*Case - Looked kinda cool and seems to have no compatibility issues. (I'd like some help/advice for choosing one though. I want the best bang for my buck and my budget on it is $50.
*Power Supply - I wanted to go with something at least +80 Bronze and 200 watts over the needed amount. Also heard that Fractal is good quality.
Please let me know what you think and what I can change and/or add to get the best bang for my buck!
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor||$96.99 @ NCIX US|
|Motherboard||ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$52.95 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory||$68.00 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$51.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Video Card||HIS Radeon R9 270X 2GB IceQ X² Video Card||$154.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Aerocool Strike-X One ATX Mid Tower Case||$47.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Power Supply||Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||$44.99 @ Directron|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$18.75 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$536.65|
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