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is this a good build for most games on high

dav.med135

61 months ago

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard

Memory: Team Zeus Yellow 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage: Western Digital RE3 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card

Case: Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

Monitor: LG 22M35D 60Hz 22.0" Monitor

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe the 860k will bottleneck the 290x. I would suggest a 280x. And a FX 6300 to go with it. Also, get a 1TB hdd. Maybe a better motherboard as well.

lol I'm just thinking that you could remove the 290x because it's not needed unless you're looking to have multiple monitors and such. Other people on here are better experts though and know a lot more about this stuff, so I'll just wait for them. Good luck!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Adding a link to make easier to understand budget and current build in question:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88M-HD+ Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Team Zeus Yellow 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $58.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital RE3 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $28.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $279.99 @ NCIX US
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec Neo Eco 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $53.98 @ Newegg
Monitor LG 22M35D 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $99.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $676.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 19:18 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Alt Intel build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus H87I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $91.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ Directron
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $244.99 @ Amazon
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Monitor LG 22M35D 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $99.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $751.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 19:14 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $44.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $239.99 @ NCIX US
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor LG 22M35D 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $99.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $705.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 19:30 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd replace the 6350 with a 8320 considering it's only a few dollars more normally. Either that or just stick with the FX 6300 and upgrade elsewhere. I don't know for sure how the 6350 performs, but a lot of people have told me it's barely better than the 6300 and you'll see almost no performance gain. Again, I could be wrong though lol.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Good point...definitely not much more and can switch couple things around.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $132.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $54.97 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $66.30 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.97 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $239.99 @ NCIX US
Case Xigmatek Recon ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Monitor LG 22M35D 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $99.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $733.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 17:03 EST-0500
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