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June 22, 2013 2:33:26 PM

Title pretty much explains it i would like an intel processor if possible if not an AMD works
June 22, 2013 2:38:42 PM

What is this pc for? this thread should be moved to systems or components.
June 22, 2013 2:39:28 PM

What you're asking for is certainly possible, but we need to know a bit more first:
1: Where are you purchasing? (country and state/province, city ideal)
2: What is the intended usage (gaming, editing, etc)?
3: Do you wish to overclock?

Once we know those, we can get to work on designing your PC.
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June 22, 2013 2:43:48 PM

Jack Revenant said:
What you're asking for is certainly possible, but we need to know a bit more first:
1: Where are you purchasing? (country and state/province, city ideal)
2: What is the intended usage (gaming, editing, etc)?
3: Do you wish to overclock?

Once we know those, we can get to work on designing your PC.

+1 and if you need peripherals or not (mouse, keyboard, monitor etc.) included in the budget, not separately
June 22, 2013 2:44:40 PM

Jacks0n said:
Jack Revenant said:
What you're asking for is certainly possible, but we need to know a bit more first:
1: Where are you purchasing? (country and state/province, city ideal)
2: What is the intended usage (gaming, editing, etc)?
3: Do you wish to overclock?

Once we know those, we can get to work on designing your PC.

+1 and if you need peripherals or not (mouse, keyboard, monitor etc.)



Actually, he specified that he needed those in the thread title. I would have included that question otherwise.
June 22, 2013 2:45:27 PM

Edited it just before you criticised me.
June 22, 2013 2:48:10 PM

Jacks0n said:
Edited it just before you criticised me.


Criticized is a little harsh. I'd go with "corrected". However, the your (edited) question is definitely worth asking.
June 22, 2013 2:49:52 PM

also whether the budget is strict or not.
June 22, 2013 2:55:35 PM

Jacks0n said:
Jack Revenant said:
What you're asking for is certainly possible, but we need to know a bit more first:
1: Where are you purchasing? (country and state/province, city ideal)
2: What is the intended usage (gaming, editing, etc)?
3: Do you wish to overclock?

Once we know those, we can get to work on designing your PC.

+1 and if you need peripherals or not (mouse, keyboard, monitor etc.) included in the budget, not separately


I am purchasing in California....And i wish to use it for gaming and i am not clear on this whole overclocking thing....
June 22, 2013 2:57:16 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199S4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199S4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199S4/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Force 500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 550W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.78 @ Newegg)
Total: $844.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 17:30 EDT-0400)
June 22, 2013 3:00:11 PM

gwmmanchester14 said:
Jacks0n said:
Jack Revenant said:
What you're asking for is certainly possible, but we need to know a bit more first:
1: Where are you purchasing? (country and state/province, city ideal)
2: What is the intended usage (gaming, editing, etc)?
3: Do you wish to overclock?

Once we know those, we can get to work on designing your PC.

+1 and if you need peripherals or not (mouse, keyboard, monitor etc.) included in the budget, not separately


I am purchasing in California....And i wish to use it for gaming and i am not clear on this whole overclocking thing....


Would it be efficient for you to drive to Orange County for a $40-60 savings?

Overclocking is, in short form, a way of increasing your performance. It literally means increasing your clocks (thus "overclocking") and in some cases your voltages. Done correctly, it's essentially free performance gains. Done incorrectly, you can actually lose performance, or even damage parts.
June 22, 2013 3:21:23 PM

gwmmanchester14 said:


I am purchasing in California....And i wish to use it for gaming and i am not clear on this whole overclocking thing....


Overclocking is like getting a mostly free turbocharger for your car. And you personally have to install it.

Done right: "Hey...more power! For free!"
Done wrong: "Aw crap...now I need a new engine and transmission"
June 22, 2013 3:25:18 PM

Jacks0n said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199S4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199S4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/199S4/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V200 Series 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($274.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master Force 500 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 550W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.78 @ Newegg)
Total: $844.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 17:30 EDT-0400)


Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jacks0n said:
Jack Revenant said:
What you're asking for is certainly possible, but we need to know a bit more first:
1: Where are you purchasing? (country and state/province, city ideal)
2: What is the intended usage (gaming, editing, etc)?
3: Do you wish to overclock?

Once we know those, we can get to work on designing your PC.

+1 and if you need peripherals or not (mouse, keyboard, monitor etc.) included in the budget, not separately


I am purchasing in California....And i wish to use it for gaming and i am not clear on this whole overclocking thing....


Would it be efficient for you to drive to Orange County for a $40-60 savings?

Overclocking is, in short form, a way of increasing your performance. It literally means increasing your clocks (thus "overclocking") and in some cases your voltages. Done correctly, it's essentially free performance gains. Done incorrectly, you can actually lose performance, or even damage parts.


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor
June 22, 2013 3:27:50 PM

gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.
June 22, 2013 3:29:24 PM

Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work

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June 22, 2013 3:39:33 PM
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gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.
June 22, 2013 3:55:34 PM

Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?
June 22, 2013 3:59:26 PM

gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?


I would tend to say yes. Absolutely so if you overclock.
June 22, 2013 4:03:41 PM

Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?


I would tend to say yes. Absolutely so if you overclock.


How would i overclock?
June 22, 2013 4:05:32 PM

gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?


I would tend to say yes. Absolutely so if you overclock.


How would i overclock?


There are numerous online guides, including some on this very site if I'm not mistaken. The only physical change that would be required would be a CPU cooler.
June 22, 2013 4:09:05 PM

Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?


I would tend to say yes. Absolutely so if you overclock.


How would i overclock?


There are numerous online guides, including some on this very site if I'm not mistaken. The only physical change that would be required would be a CPU cooler.


how much extra would that be
June 22, 2013 4:12:59 PM

gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?


I would tend to say yes. Absolutely so if you overclock.


How would i overclock?


There are numerous online guides, including some on this very site if I'm not mistaken. The only physical change that would be required would be a CPU cooler.


how much extra would that be


$29.99 for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, which is one of the more efficient choices (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

I should note that I would recommend FX 6300 over i3 even without overclocking. Overclocking just adds that extra mile.
June 22, 2013 8:10:01 PM

Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?


I would tend to say yes. Absolutely so if you overclock.


How would i overclock?


There are numerous online guides, including some on this very site if I'm not mistaken. The only physical change that would be required would be a CPU cooler.


how much extra would that be


$29.99 for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, which is one of the more efficient choices (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

I should note that I would recommend FX 6300 over i3 even without overclocking. Overclocking just adds that extra mile.


Dont i need the cooler anyways
June 22, 2013 8:21:26 PM

gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:
Jack Revenant said:
gwmmanchester14 said:


I meant like 800$ in total including keyboard mouse windows and a monitor


Once again, we can work around that. So, would getting to Orange County be viable? If so, you could get a combo from a store called Microcenter which would allow you to fit some better components into your build.


yes that would work



Excellent. How does this look to you?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (Purchased For $44.99)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $781.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-22 18:38 EDT-0400)

I left a little aside for mouse and keyboard (those are very much a personal preference part). I can cut a bit more if you need more for peripherals.


is the cpu better than an i3?


I would tend to say yes. Absolutely so if you overclock.


How would i overclock?


There are numerous online guides, including some on this very site if I'm not mistaken. The only physical change that would be required would be a CPU cooler.


how much extra would that be


$29.99 for a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo, which is one of the more efficient choices (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).

I should note that I would recommend FX 6300 over i3 even without overclocking. Overclocking just adds that extra mile.


Dont i need the cooler anyways


No. It has a stock cooler, but not one that you could comfortably overclock on. The stock cooler is fine for the CPU at stock clocks.
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