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Gaming Computer ($800 Budget)

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June 23, 2013 6:21:56 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19yYl

Tell me what you think
June 23, 2013 6:45:37 PM

IKOZAE said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19yYl

Tell me what you think


- You picked an odd hard drive - a notebook hard drive when a faster hard drive that's designed for a desktop can be had for $30 less.

- There's no advantage to having a Corsair CX600 of the non-modular variety over the less expensive (and with better capacitors) XFX 550W.

- The FX4100 is the weakest of the disappointing Bulldozers and you can easily get to superior FX6300 on your budget.

- You have room to get a 660 Ti or an HD7950, superior cards to the non-TI 660, and still stay within your budget.

- Did you intend to not include an optical drive? People are starting to drop them from builds, so I didn't give you one in case that was intentional.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $785.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-23 21:45 EDT-0400)

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June 23, 2013 6:57:05 PM

DSzymborski said:
IKOZAE said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19yYl

Tell me what you think


- You picked an odd hard drive - a notebook hard drive when a faster hard drive that's designed for a desktop can be had for $30 less.

- There's no advantage to having a Corsair CX600 of the non-modular variety over the less expensive (and with better capacitors) XFX 550W.

- The FX4100 is the weakest of the disappointing Bulldozers and you can easily get to superior FX6300 on your budget.

- You have room to get a 660 Ti or an HD7950, superior cards to the non-TI 660, and still stay within your budget.

- Did you intend to not include an optical drive? People are starting to drop them from builds, so I didn't give you one in case that was intentional.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Blackbone ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $785.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-23 21:45 EDT-0400)



Great build, I'd recommend you to follow this build, one suggestion though, get a better looking case :p 

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June 23, 2013 7:07:51 PM

Didn't even realize that was a notebook HDD, I didn't look at the specs of the one on pcpartpicker. It should have been a 1TB WD blue drive, 7200rpm ect...

As far as the other things, thanks I will look into it and post and updated version.
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June 23, 2013 7:23:30 PM

IKOZAE said:
Alright here is the updated version.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/19zkm

Could you explain more about why that PSU was bad?


It's not bad -- it's definitely far better than the really horrific ones we deal with, sold under names such as Diablotek, Logisys, and others -- but it's just that the XFX one is a better one, made by Seasonic and using Japanese capacitors. If you want a Corsair, you either want a higher-end one (which you don't need) or pay a little more for one of the modular variants (CX500M, CX600M) which are semi-modular and use better quality capacitors than the non-modular ones.
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June 23, 2013 7:26:02 PM

I see you went back to the previous GPU. Any particular reason? You have the budget for a better card, after all.
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June 23, 2013 7:48:10 PM

I went with the same card because I don't think I will be in budget if I upgrade at all.
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June 23, 2013 7:51:28 PM

Yea I upgraded to the 660ti I would be over budget by like $50. If I could somehow find some cheaper parts, I can fit it in.
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