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First Draft of My New PC

Metal-Ace

61 months ago

Hello, after my laptop's motherboard died I have been looking into building a PC to replace it. The purpose of this PC is for gaming and college. I am posting this to have someone critique this build and for any advice on changes to this build and/or recommendation. I am planing my budget to be about $700 and to buy the parts for my new PC sometime in February.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Metal-Ace/saved/H7zCmG

Thanks.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recomend 8 gigs of ram, but other than that it looks like a solid build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 6300 cheaper, just overclock it to 6350 speed
  • AMD stock cooler is awful, CM EVO is excellent
  • 4GB not enough for gaming, need 8GB
  • Can get a 280 for less than that 270x
  • 280 requires larger PSU

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 Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $78.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $680.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-30 01:32 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A cheap Intel chip will be equal in some games and considerably better in others - http://www.hardwarepal.com/best-cpu-gaming-9-processors-8-games-tested/

Also swapped out for a better PSU, 8gig ram and a cheap z series mobo so u have the option to get a k suffix CPU that you can overclock down the road. You could prolly save a few bucks with a slightly cheap 1tb drive if you wanna get the price down a little (-$15) - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $99.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $63.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X Video Card $168.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $698.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-30 01:38 EST-0500

Prices will prolly change on few components (ram and prolly GPU if the new cards drop) before you buy tho so you might have to adjust a little when the time comes.

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