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#1 Crackpot360

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:01 AM

OK so im getting rid of my old core2duo system mainly because of issues with ram and graphics card ... now i want to build a new PC for moderate gaming and im on a budget of about 350-400$ so i was wondering what will be available in this price range . I have already gone ahead and chosen a few parts like motherboard and CPU and graphics but i want a second opinion on this so this is what i have chosen

 

1)Motherboard :AS ROCK 980DE3/U3S3

2)Processor:AMD FX 6300

3)GPU:Radeon 7770

 

 

So guys what do you think of these parts and can you advise if this can be able to run games like crysis 3 or watch dogs even at low or med at 720p , or if you could think of a better build within this range then i would also consider that ...

Please also suggest ram,hdd,psu etc with this build 

 

 

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:26 AM

Hi, with this sort of budget, it is very difficult to have a decent graphics card included since the other components like the RAM, HDD, PSU takes most of the budget up. Your best bet is to just to keep saving up for the moment as including the HD7770 in the budget will exceed it.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:39 AM

@killerx525

 

 

Firstly thanks for the reply , Secondly i am not really looking to put alot of purchase into ram or hdd , my biggest concern was the psu and the main components like the processor and graphics , and not so much on the ram or storage as i can upgrade later on


Edited by Crackpot360, 30 May 2014 - 05:40 AM.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 06:08 AM

Is there a online store you prefer to use like Newegg if you're based in the U.S?


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 30 May 2014 - 08:55 AM

Ok so i went to a PC hardware store and they gave me these specs in this sort of a price range

 

Intel Core i3 4130    =130 $

gigabyte motherboard GA-H81M-DS2 =62$

kingston ram 4GB =43$

asus dvd RW SATA =25$

INNO3D gt 1gb 630 =72$

cooler master casing ATX =67$

seagate hdd 500gb sata =60$

 

 

total coming to roundabout 440$

so he even ruled out the HD7770 as it was out of the price range

i think i can live without the optical drive , and can you recommend a cheaper case

 

 

 

And now i went to pcpartpicker and got this list which is coming round about 450$

 

 

CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($119.97
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($64.98
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory  ($43.74
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.95
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 1GB Vapor-X Video Card  ($105.38
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($36.14 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: CoolMax 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($34.99
Total: $449.15

 

and - some shipping costs so it should come to about 430 something

so what do u think


Edited by Crackpot360, 30 May 2014 - 09:53 AM.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 10:47 AM

Your first list above doesn't include a PSU (unless it's bundled with the CM Case, which it might be).  Truth is the budget is very tight for what most would class as a gaming PC without major compromises.

 

This relies on rebates and promotions to get near budget (especially the PSU and GPU) and has a few 'luxuries' like a 1tb disk (very little cost difference between 500gb and 1tb so it's generally a false economy), and has ample room and power to add to later if needed.  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xPj66h


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 04:28 PM

Coolmax PSU. ROFL. Good luck with that. Don't buy anything below a Corsair CX430. Even that would be a stupid buy because you'd be limiting the max wattage of future GPU upgrades. I suggest at least a Corsair CX600.

 

Also, an i3 is a stupid purchase for gaming. Much better with an FX6300 like you wanted initially. You'll need to spend a bit more on the motherboard than you would with the i3 but it'll be a higher performance system.

 

And you should have more than 4GB of RAM.

 

Also the HDD you chose is crapp. Go with at least a WD Caviar Blue. Green/red/black etc are inappropriate for your build for various reasons.

 

In short, you need more money. You should be getting at least an R9 270X GPU if you want a decent gaming experience. A GTX 760 would be even better. 

There's almost no point in building a gaming PC with less than $600-700 honestly. You should save more money up. 


Edited by Mistersprinkles, 30 May 2014 - 04:29 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2014 - 05:31 PM

What can you salvage from existing build? psu? optical drive? keyboard? monitor?

 

There are many of the parts that can stand a bit of the test of time- while many parts are 'time sensitive' due to progression of tech- many are not. So this month look for a real great deal on a case- psu- optical drive- hdd- RAM- ......... the processors and to a certain extent ram/mainboards are generational and if takes you 6 months to assemble the parts then I would leave them for last although a smoking hot deal is a smoking hot deal- so jump when you can-

The newest/fastest is ALWAYS expensive and the slower/less expensive stuff is yesteryears newest/fastest. Time marches on.

 

Anyway, Buy a part put it in the closet- next month buy another part......You can get some real deals this way. don't just shop newegg or amazon- go to manufacturers websites like thermaltake, corsair, or whatever company you like- they sometimes have smokin' deals on discontinued, overstock, or refurb products- this stuff is not often advertised you have to looking for it-



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:01 AM

ok so i have drawn out a new list that i think is ok, and as above mentioned this is not going to be equipped with mail in rebates as i am buying it in person and not online , so yea here's the new parts i have picked and i think is well within the range,

link for pcpartpicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BD7Kcf

 

also i should mention that since there is a shortage of amd processors in my area i am forced to buy an i3 which is the most i can do in my budget , my main concern is the psu since you guys think its the one i should throw money on more ,so idk about that but i would like to have a second opinion about the psu and if it is ok for this build or should i spend more money

 

Thank you guys for the quick replies



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 12:11 AM

Your new list is certainly a lot better and with a little bit of overclock to the graphics card, you could get some decent game performance at 720p resolution :)


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 06:35 AM

The PSU is fine for the parts you have there.  When I looked yesterday there was a 550w XFX PSU (Seasonic is the OEM) on special offer for $27 after discount and rebates, which I think is even better, but up to you.  The XFX PSU is reviewed here and the Corsair is well reviewed also.  Both the Corsair and XFX are something I'd be much happier with than a "Coolmax" or anything like that.  EDIT didn't notice the bit when you said no mail in rebates so apologies for that.

 

I'm not sure why the i3 would be a terrible choice.  It's per core performance clearly exceeds anything AMD offer, but it is a dual core CPU with hyperthreading, while for similar money you can get a hex core AMD FX6300 chip, which will probably outperform the i3 in highly multi-threaded games and applications.  However as said already I think, you need a decent (more expensive) motherboard with the FX6300.  Here's a few gaming benchmarks with the Core i3 if any help.


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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:16 AM

I think now i will definitely go for this build as it is also available here and it is below 400$ as well so i might as well go for the 550 W XFX if i am getting that.

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 07:33 AM

Good luck on building it Crack! :)


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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