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AMD 6300 build with budget of about 500-600

AFoDMoThug

61 months ago

Ok here's what i was looking at for a build with what i have in hand me downs and a Dell Poweredge 1600sc case i will be using. The purchased items are what i have already from fam hand me downs.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AFoDMoThug/saved/stnwrH

I plan on using the case after i do some modding with a dremal tool. I play right now Wasteland 2, Skyrim with some heavy mods(abit of Lag here and there), Minecraft (VonDoomcraft Pack).

Also looking into setting up other boot option for a linux too, Anyone have recommdations for what i listed above if any?

The help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks AFoD

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you would get better results with a better single GPU than the two you have in crossfire for similar money. FX-8320 not much more and better CPU. The SSD you have is very expensive for tiny benefit. I upped it to a decent 128GB one and a secondary HDD. You can just not use an SSD though, but for $50 it is a good deal. Leave off the CPU cooler for now; the stock one will be fine without overclocking. Can always add later if OC, or just get a Hyper EVO 212 and can OC a little bit, just not extremes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $132.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB DUAL-X Video Card $169.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $56.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $27.14 @ Mwave
Case Fan Corsair Air Series Purple 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $661.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 17:59 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Skyrim is CPU bound, it runs considerably better on an I5
  • Changed the motherboard to a Z97 chipset for the Intel chip, to support your faster memory and give greater upgrade flexibility later
  • A 32GB SSD is a waste of space, can get a 128GB one for $50
  • One 270 beats crossfire 250's

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $176.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $90.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card $129.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $56.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fan Corsair Air Series Purple 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $639.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 18:02 EST-0500

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