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Looking for an $800~ gaming build - How's this look?

Electronic

61 months ago

Hi, my name is Cooper and I'm just your average 16 year old looking to get into the world of Youtube and Twitch. Essentially, I'm looking for a computer that can stream League of Legends, GMod, and Minecraft, but I might get in to more demanding games such as ArcheAge, WoW, and maybe BF4. I'm just looking for opinions where I could cut the price or where I should spend a bit more.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Electronic/saved/nBCgXL

Total: $810.46 CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $89.99 CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing Combo or $21.98 Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ $50.98 Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Combo or $79.99 Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $51.85 Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB DirectCU II $189.99 Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower $44.99 Power Supply Corsair 430W ATX12V $49.99 Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 Monitor BenQ GW2255 21.5" $104.99 Case Fan Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm $14.99 Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm $14.99

The keyboard (Blackwidow tournament edition), mouse (Razer taipan), and headphones (Razer Krakens) all were Christmas/Birthday presents. I'm also most likely going to purchase a Blue Snowball mic and your everyday facecam. So - How does it look? Any responses are appreciated thanks.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You are wrong in that SSDs do not make things run cooler, quieter, or change how long it lasts. If anything HDDs last longer. And if he's only using it for OS and Applications, 80GB would be fine.

The power that it says it will take is actually quite higher than what it'll actually run at, as that's what the companies have to do to not be a liability.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay so I'll add on an 80 gb ssd for my os and that'd be fine?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. If you find a good deal on a brand name 120 or 128GB drive that wouldwork just as well.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I am sorry to correct you. Because you are incorrect as well. Along with being faster SSDs are also quieter and cooler. This is due to the lack of moving parts in their construction. This may not make a massive difference in a desktop but in a laptop it most certainly does. HDDs should still recive ample airflow to increase their longevity. We are at aa point where SSDs are becoming just as reliable and long lasting as HDDs. SSDs dp have a limited number of cycles that tthey can handle but that number is so large most people never hit it.

  • 61 months ago
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Thanks!

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