61 months ago
I'm trying to get the best bang for my buck so to speak. I've been tossing parts in and out of this build and I'm trying to buy something that will last my 3 years or so and be able to play the newest games (of course future-proofing is difficult and I doubt I'll be getting ultra graphics for all future games, but I know I will for most unless graphics reach a new level of intensity soon).
I'm looking to purchase quality parts so therefore I've eliminated items which have bad reviews and issues. I had to reach out for a more costly motherboard after finding out the $40-$60 ones just weren't worth it because they have too many issues. I also realized that a 280x just isn't entirely possible in this build and I would only be missing out on a few FPS. I would like to get a 280x if the prices drop some more or if any deals come up. I know there's 1 for $230 right now and that's the cheapest one (without sacrificing quality).
I would basically like to know if there's anything I can improve upon, any incompatibilities, possible issues, etc. Any and all criticisms are welcome!
|CPU||AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor||$96.99 @ NCIX US|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$21.98 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$87.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$64.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$49.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card||$174.99 @ NCIX US|
|Case||Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case||$34.99 @ Newegg|
|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||$587.66|
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