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First time build - under $1000 for gaming/graphic design


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#1 wildtree

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 06:45 AM

Is this a good gaming/ graphic design build? I understand the sky is the limit when it comes to computers. I've looked around and gotten a lot of help from others.
For for the brands, the quality and the performance is this good? ( in layman terms please, I've only just started)
 
I don't play graphics heavy games although I do use the whole adobe design suite.
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
 
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($125.00 @ CPL Online) 
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard($125.00 @ CPL Online) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory($125.00 @ CPL Online) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive($65.00 @ CPL Online) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear) 
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case($99.00 @ CPL Online) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply($105.00 @ CPL Online) 
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online) 
Speakers: Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers ($24.00 @ CPL Online) 
Total: $941.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-03 20:03 EST+1000


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#2 DJBPace07

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 08:59 AM

You don't really need a 990FX based motherboard unless you are going to be doing some heavy overclocking or using multiple GPU's.  If you aren't doing either of these, a 970 based board would be more cost effective.  I would suggest an FX-8300 series of CPU's, given that you may be rendering.  If you have the money, you can use a small solid state drive (SSD) and put the operating system on that for speed, while leaving the traditional hard drive for everything else.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 10:58 AM

Agree with above.  As a minor point, you could if you wanted you could save some cash on the memory and the case.  For example this DDR3-1866 is AU$30 less and fast enough for most purposes.  2133mhz memory is not officially supported on those CPU's so the only way to use it to it's full potential would be through overclocking.  The case you've chosen looks great, but as it's a fairly budget constrained build you could go with something a bit cheaper like this to free up some cash (but Silverstone is a good make and it looks like it should have decent airflow, good cable routing etc. still).  I'd also suggest an aftermarket cooler, if nothing else because it creates less noise.

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor  ($169.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($95.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($61.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card  ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Silverstone PS10B ATX Mid Tower Case  ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer  ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Speakers: Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers  ($24.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $940.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-04 01:58 EST+1000


Edited by jonuk76, 03 October 2014 - 11:00 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:08 PM

Agree with above.  As a minor point, you could if you wanted you could save some cash on the memory and the case.  For example this DDR3-1866 is AU$30 less and fast enough for most purposes.  2133mhz memory is not officially supported on those CPU's so the only way to use it to it's full potential would be through overclocking.  The case you've chosen looks great, but as it's a fairly budget constrained build you could go with something a bit cheaper like this to free up some cash (but Silverstone is a good make and it looks like it should have decent airflow, good cable routing etc. still).  I'd also suggest an aftermarket cooler, if nothing else because it creates less noise.

 

Possible revisions -

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor  ($169.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($115.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($95.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($61.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card  ($139.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Silverstone PS10B ATX Mid Tower Case  ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer  ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Speakers: Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers  ($24.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $940.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-04 01:58 EST+1000

 

 

Not to butt in but I wanted to throw this out....

 

I don't think that ASUS M5A97 motherboard has front panel USB 3.0 support.

 

His case has a couple USB 3.0 connections... but I think that MB only supports USB 3.0 with the onboard connectors in back.

 

I could be wrong, but something to double check.... if it matters.



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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:54 PM

No, feel free to butt in :)  This particular board (the R2.0 version) does have 2 x USB 3 ports on the rear and headers for 2 x USB 3 ports on the front panel.

 

On reflection, the board is priced at within AU$10 of the original choice, so not much of a saving anyway.


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