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Pcony

61 months ago

Can you guys leave any suggestions below. Feedback is always appreciated! :)

My budget is $500-$600 USD. I want a GPU where I can get at least 30+FPS on 3DMark Sky Diver (or whatever it's called). Keep the color scheme of Black/Green. Also, I'm not going to overclock, so liquid CPU coolers are useless.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $69.99 @ Mwave
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler $44.98 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 1.75g Thermal Paste $2.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL Green Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $67.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R7 250 4GB Video Card $91.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.98 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $16.95 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $19.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $4.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $4.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $4.99 @ Newegg
Other NZXT Sleeved LED Lighting Kit (Green) $14.98
I'm going to replace the front RED LED fan with one of these above. Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $569.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-27 16:09 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Drop the Corsair H55 and put a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo in its place. You do not need water cooling yet.

Get two 4 GB sticks. It will perform better than a single stick.

Drop the Western Digital RE3 and put a Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD. Here is a link to one that is $52. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003

Try to get prices down so you can get a better GPU.

You are spending too much on a case for this budget. Try to find one for around $50 that you like.

I would find a better PSU. EVGA and Corsair would be fine to look at as would Cooler Master.

If you can, I would set up wired Internet in your house, especially if you plan on gaming online. Wired is faster than Wireless.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't run the ethernet cable from my dad's room. I'll have to stick with the wireless stuff until I get permission from my dad to run an ethernet cable.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

why would you spend 100 dollars on case for a budget gaming build? try this http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tP7RMp

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that's out of my budget range. Try going lower than $625

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Just take out the ssd. Its not needed for a budget build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

u can also cheap out on the psu and get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600 and if thats still a little pricey u can get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10600kr

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Drop that power supply like it's hot. NEVER skimp on the power supply.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree with Johnny. You are spending more money on your case than you are your CPU and GPU. I would get a much cheaper case and drop the liquid cooler. I personally would consider dropping the SSD as well. Spend that money on a better CPU (the 8320 is only about 40 dollars more) and GPU (R9 270X is about 50 dollars more).

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed some things up, I hope you guys have any comments or feedback on this. I'm going to order this soon, unless you guys have suggestions.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Suggestions would be very helpful here!

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I think Vapor916's build would be better than what you have, even after your changes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.69 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.97 @ OutletPC
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $144.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 2500 ATX Full Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $16.95 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $19.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $605.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-27 00:11 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Speaking as a complete (pardon me) new guy, on what do you base that assertion? I'm pretty unfamiliar with these sorts of things. Are there any parts in particular you like better?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

See my reply to Pcony below.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the difference between his and mine? I can't tell, sorry.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Faster CPU, faster RAM, WAY faster video card, SSD for the OS and game installs, better case (and it doesn't have any bright red LED fans in it that you would need to change out). What he did was up your specs and performance by what I estimate is a minimum of 30% by spending another 15% of your budget. Even if you just sub in that R9 270X for the R7 250 in your config, you'd be way better off.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a semi-modular or a fully-modular PSU imo.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you've opted for a Gigabyte 270x. I'm having a little trouble finding its clock speed, but I'm assuming it's pretty comparable to other 270x models?

To put it more accurately, what made you choose this one over a different brand or a different Gigabyte model?

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