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Default Custom Build I'm Looking to Make - 09-01-2014, 04:22 PM

I'm in need of a new computer, and don't really need a laptop, so I decided I'd try my hand at building one. I'm looking to make something that can handle medium-high level gaming without being ridiculous. I'm also looking to keep the price at around $1000. If anyone has any input on the parts I've selected, I'd love to hear it. I don't know TOO much, but I know the basics. I also have a few questions, that I hope someone might be able to answer.
  • Should I invest in a SSD as well as a HDD? There's a sale currently that looks good.
  • On the site I used, a possible compatibility error comes up, that says "Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.". It seems that this is false, as the FX-6300's I'm using weren't around when the motherboard game out, but I'm not sure. Wondering if anyone knows anything about this.

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Default 09-01-2014, 04:32 PM

I assume the GPU is going to need a better PSU. My R7 260x that I purchased had a minimal requirement of a 500W PSU. I doubt the next generation uses less power than it.

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Default 09-01-2014, 10:38 PM

You could get a SSD just for the OS and start-up would be much quicker. Personally I think SSD's are overpriced and over rated x:
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Default 09-02-2014, 03:05 AM

The build looks pretty much fine to me.

However there are a couple of things bugging me here;

1. You don't really NEED a 240gb SSD a 120gb one will do you fine. You only need to put your OS and some of your games on there that take a longer time to load up usually, i.e Battlefield takes fucking ages, i'd put that on a ssd,etc.

2. WTF man you're paying $130 for Windows, rofl. You can get that for free through torrenting and exploring for a code, that's kinda difficult. However, you can also get it for like $20-40? Through some other way I can't remember...


I did a quick re-evaluation of the build for myself on PC PartPicker and made more efficient decisions and invested the money into better parts.

Also, would definitely go for a wired mouse rather than a wireless for gaming. Wired gives you faster reaction time from when you click and move to when it moves on your computer.

Upgraded PSU to a larger one for a still decent price (also better quality). This means when/if you upgrade your parts you will not have to buy a whole new PSU = Saved money.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($161.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Cooler Master RS 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Gateway KX2153 Abd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ TigerDirect)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $962.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-02 06:03 EDT-0400

So, it's @ ~$960 so you essentially have $40 till you hit your $1000 mark that you can get windows with

Yeah if you're interested in any kind of different build with a bit of a larger price range i'd be happy to help also!

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Default 09-02-2014, 07:22 AM

What you planning on doing? Cos 1.24TB of storage is pretty low in out day and age.
Personally think that SSD's aren't worth the price. If you got a good motherboard and processor there's little need for one.

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Default 09-02-2014, 11:04 AM

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idk shit bout computers but nikka i got this mouse and its slick af, + if u got big hands its perfect u can also change colour of led so it can be kewl

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Default 10-08-2014, 09:56 PM

Personally, I would stay as far away from amd processors as you can. Intel is literally twice as good for the same price. Get an i5 4670k and you'll be much happier. Of course then you will have to change the motherboard, which is up to you.
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