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Review my budget gaming build

Jesus_Smith_Nandez

61 months ago

Final draft for my budget gaming build, will be buying in the next week or so. I'd like someone to review it to confirm everything actually works and that I couldn't do better for my money before I drop 600$ on it. Thanks in advance!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard ASRock FM2A88X PRO3+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard $64.95 @ Vuugo
Memory Team Dark 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $209.99 @ NCIX
Case Thermaltake Versa H21 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.95 @ Vuugo
Power Supply CoolMax 600W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $57.00 @ Amazon Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $577.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 20:43 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Coolmax

stay far away unless you want it to blow

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

Brand falls under the 5th tier which is the "never use these ever" tier

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Would dropping to a 500W EVGA PSU (80+) be reasonable for this build? 600W PSU's run so high unless you buy a cheapo one.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This was Tom's Hardware best budget build. All I did was change the RAM (it was cheaper) and the case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $64.94 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $44.99 @ Directron
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $174.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $92.00 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $591.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 23:59 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Excluding the OS, mine is better for the price than that I feel, with a better CPU and GPU. Also, the price is different (much higher) here in Canada, with online stores importing from the US and causing the prices to raise, with this build running upwards of 700$.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $73.99 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $54.50 @ Vuugo
Memory Crucial Ballistix Tactical 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $99.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $199.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fractal Design Core 1500 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $47.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ Newegg Canada
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $17.75 @ Vuugo
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $108.34 @ TigerDirect Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $708.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-08 10:05 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Bump, still looking for advice!

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The exact opposite is true.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's why I got this one instead of an FX6300: The FX6300 is older architecture and the motherboards that support it are more expensive, though the FX6300 is good for overclocking I've heard.

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