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May 27, 2013 3:04:24 AM

Hello Experts,

Please suggest your opinion for the below configuration. Please also mention a good graphics card which is not more than $150.


CPU AMD FX 8320
MB GIGABYTE 990XA-UD3
RAM 4GB DDR3 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600
HDD 1TB SEAGATE
CABINET COOLER MASTER K380
SMPS COOLER MASTER 500W

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a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2013 3:07:20 AM

A GPU which isn't more than 50$?

You must be joking.

What's your budget?
a b 4 Gaming
a c 76 B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2013 3:29:42 AM

There's a sticky in the top of the Systems forum about asking for a new build. Fill out the form.

You'll likely want a cheaper CPU/MB and better GPU. PSU isn't great either.
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a b 4 Gaming
May 27, 2013 3:38:52 AM

plzz tell us ur total budget .
a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2013 4:28:50 AM

Debashis Chowdhury said:
Hello Experts,

Please suggest your opinion for the below configuration. Please also mention a good graphics card which is not more that $50.


CPU AMD FX 8320 - 10000+
MB GIGABYTE 990XA-UD3
RAM 4GB DDR3 CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600
HDD 1TB SEAGATE
CABINET COOLER MASTER K380
SMPS COOLER MASTER 500W


That's a heck of a lot of CPU, given that you're going for 4 GB of RAM and want a $50 GPU. For gaming machines, you generally want it the other way around: weaker CPU, powerful GPU. What's your total budget, and where and when do you plan to purchase?
May 27, 2013 5:03:16 AM

cpu is to powerful for ur build
get fx 6300 and a cheaper mobo with a better gpu like hd 7770 or gtx 650 ti at least
4gb of ram would be okay as it is the easiest thing to upgrade u just need to buy the same stick and add it
May 27, 2013 5:05:54 AM

Sorry, it was a mistake from my end (missed '1' in the price of GPU). I can spend upto $150. Please suggest about this configuration and a GPU. My total budget is $600.
a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2013 5:08:20 AM

Debashis Chowdhury said:
Sorry, it was a mistake from my end (missed '1' in the price of GPU). I can spend upto $150. Please suggest about this configuration and a GPU.


I still wouldn't advise spending to (relatively) little on a GPU, relative to CPU, and particularly not while scrimping on RAM. Again, having a total budget would be most ideal.

Edit: I should note, some would disagree with me about that CPU to GPU spending ratio. While it's generally agreed that GPU is more important for gaming, the exact ratio is often debated.
May 27, 2013 5:14:20 AM

Jack Revenant said:
Debashis Chowdhury said:
Sorry, it was a mistake from my end (missed '1' in the price of GPU). I can spend upto $150. Please suggest about this configuration and a GPU.


I still wouldn't advise spending to (relatively) little on a GPU, relative to CPU, and particularly not while scrimping on RAM. Again, having a total budget would be most ideal.



My total budget is upto $500 for the above configuration excluding GPU. And for GPU $100 to $150. If you can suggest a good configuration below to this budget, it will be really helpful.
a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2013 5:25:00 AM

I would recommend either of the following:

CPU-heavy build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($185.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $642.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 08:23 EDT-0400)

GPU-heavy build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $656.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 08:24 EDT-0400)

Both have good quality parts and should offer solid performance.

Edit: If you need to drop price, you could consider using the CPU of the second build (i3-3220) with the first build. You could also drop the GPU to a Radeon HD 7770, though I don't recommend that.

Edit 2: You may also wish to consider waiting for Intel's new processors, Haswell, which will be coming out on the 3rd.
a b 4 Gaming
a b B Homebuilt system
May 27, 2013 5:25:49 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core Processor ($119.17 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Video Card ($89.35 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case w/420W Power Supply ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $496.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-27 08:25 EDT-0400)
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