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Tyger0309

61 months ago

Hi! If you're taking the time to look through my parts, I really appreciate it! I just want to build a mid-sized tower with good potential to expand and provide support for relatively high performance. PS I'm starting to learn heavy data analysis and visualization tools so I guess that means I might be upgrading in the future. My budget is about $550 for now.

Cheers!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Tyger0309/saved/H9hG3C

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheap intel build will give you more options for more powerful cpu upgrades down the road.

Sounds like you're talking about a non-gaming build so I would go for something like this -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4350 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $142.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Dark 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
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
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $533.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-31 15:28 EST-0500

Used a cheap z series mobo so if you go for a cpu upgrade to an overclockable chip you won't need to dump the mobo at the same time before you can oc.

If it's definitely not a gaming build I would drop down on the psu, 550w for a 138w draw is very excessive, seasonics awesome 360w g series is more wattage appropriate

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're willing to sacrifice a bit on the case and PSU now, and scrap the SSD for a later upgrade, you'd have better performance now as well as more upgradability later.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Apotop 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.98 @ Newegg
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 NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case $65.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $562.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-31 15:05 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like that card just went off rebate so you'll have to use a non-x 270, but that isn't too big of a deal.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nQDsP6

Should do you fine and has some upgradibility. Suggest not using a 3 core for your needs. Your case if far to costly for your budget. Thermal Compound is already included in the Cpu Cooler.Note: You're gonna need a OS which will cost you another 100$ from official vendors. You can get one for free if your school provides you one.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback, all! Right, I would be leaning towards a non-gaming build. Sorry for not clarifying that. Anyway, here's what I'm looking at now. I haven't used PNY in the past and the Team Dark dimm was out of stock so i switched it out.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Dh3Gt6

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4350 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $142.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $554.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-31 16:10 EST-0500

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