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$600 Canadian Budget Gaming PC Build good for modern gaming?

TheGhostMan

61 months ago

Even though I am not interested on playing most modern games or next-gen games in general, I do want to try out some games like Crysis 3, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2010, etc on good settings at either 720p or 1080p. Is this Canadian build good enough for gaming?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $159.95 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $18.91 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99 @ NCIX
Memory Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.33 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Club 3D Radeon R9 270 2GB '14Series Video Card $154.99 @ NCIX
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $34.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $597.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 09:06 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

For gaming get a better gpu and just go with a fx 6300

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I second this, GPU will make more of a difference than CPU for gaming.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay then. But what better GPU should I get for this build that's fits within my $600 budget? By the way, I live in Canada so the prices are more expensive.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

if you switch to the 6300 then you could get a 270x or 280

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

How's this build? :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $116.95 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $18.91 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99 @ NCIX
Memory Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.33 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.75 @ Vuugo
Video Card Club 3D Radeon R9 280 3GB royalKing Video Card $189.99 @ NCIX
Case Cougar Spike MicroATX Mini Tower Case $34.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $594.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 18:26 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. :3

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Cooler Master Hyper TX3: Don't expect long lifespan with a sleeve bearing fans.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe I could switch the CM Hyper TX3 with the Gelid Solutions CC-Siberian-01 51.9 CFM CPU Cooler. I do plan on doing some light overclocking with the AMD FX-8320.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

or you can just purchase another fan for your Cooler Master. Would not use fans smaller than 92mm in this day and age.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay then. Thanks.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. Currently, the Zalman F2 FDB and Arctic F9 with fluid dynamic bearings is listed on sale.

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