gaming build thoughts, final parts list
I am putting together a budget gaming pc. After About a week of constant research and asking questions on various forums this is the list of parts I have come up with. I will be ordering the parts tomorrow, and I just want to triple check that I will have no compatibility issues or anything (this is my first build). Also does anyone know roughly how well this should perform in skyrim FPS wise? Also I dont plan on overclocking right away, but when I can afford an aftermarket cooler I may mess with it.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($135.08 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Ditched the overkill motherboard and changed some things around and got you a considerably more powerful GPU.
spend a little more for the 7870xt. its worth it
TheBigTroll said:spend a little more for the 7870xt. its worth it
I would like to, however I would definitely have to go with the different motherboard to afford it. I do have a couple concerns though: I wouldn't really be able to overclock the CPU with the asrock mother board, would I? Also the reviews on newegg for that particular motherboard aren't too amazing - alot of people seem to be getting DOA's or having other problems with it. Is it not as bad as they are making it out to be?
TheBigTroll said:every board has DOAs. its part of computer building. the odds are that you arent going to get one but if you do, its kinda normal.
no it wont bottleneck
I appreciate your feedback, I definitely have something to think about now.
Does anyone else have any thoughts on this build?