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$600 gaming/editing pc

how is this for a $600 gaming/editing pc?
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $109.99
Motherboard MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ $69.24
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $56.99
Storage Sandisk 64GB 2.5" SSD $64.98
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $59.98
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB $154.99
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 $24.99
Case Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower $44.99
Power Supply Corsair 500W ATX12V $34.99
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $14.94
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.73
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" $99.99
Total: $825.80
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  1. Small change but the 7870 Ghz edition is MUCH better in terms of gaming performance than the 650Ti BOOST:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($166.10 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $831.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-30 12:18 EDT-0400)
  2. I've noticed neither build is 600 dollars.
  3. spentshells said:
    I've noticed neither build is 600 dollars.


    Ive assumed he meant $600 not including the OS and monitor.
  4. Aside from the previous questions of what's included in the budget, there are two changes I'd definitely make.
    I can't link the public Googledocs spreadsheet at work, but the spreadsheet lists lots of manufacturers' AMD boards and their suitability for overclocking. The MSI -G43 has weak VRMs known to pop under load, and would not be suitable, especially since the FX chips really need to be overclocked to access their potential. I'd choose a board from Asus, ASRock, or Gigabyte instead, preferably one with heatsinks on its VRMs.
    Second, all of the Corsair CX line are made by CWT, but the non-modular ones include some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. If you choose a Corsair CX, make sure you get a modular one. Alternatively, XFX sells excellent, Seasonic-built PSUs that won't cost you an arm and a leg. I believe there's a deal on the 550W version.
  5. He really doesn't like the cx series but he seems to know something
    I have no issues but msi is not really that great for achieving high overclocks and I'd say it's likely pretty good advice to look at something else.
  6. The options I suggest may be a little more expensive. I'd suggest temporarily giving up the SSD to make the money available. A 64GB SSD will come up small rather quickly I'd think. Partition your drive into a 111GB C: and the rest for D:. Then, when you can afford a 120GB SSD, get that and clone C: onto it (120GB formats to 111GB). You'll then have an image backup of your boot drive if future recovery is needed.
  7. how can you tell if there are heat sinks on the vrm?
    Onus said:
    Aside from the previous questions of what's included in the budget, there are two changes I'd definitely make.
    I can't link the public Googledocs spreadsheet at work, but the spreadsheet lists lots of manufacturers' AMD boards and their suitability for overclocking. The MSI -G43 has weak VRMs known to pop under load, and would not be suitable, especially since the FX chips really need to be overclocked to access their potential. I'd choose a board from Asus, ASRock, or Gigabyte instead, preferably one with heatsinks on its VRMs.
    Second, all of the Corsair CX line are made by CWT, but the non-modular ones include some inferior Samxon capacitors that don't like heat and are known for early failure. If you choose a Corsair CX, make sure you get a modular one. Alternatively, XFX sells excellent, Seasonic-built PSUs that won't cost you an arm and a leg. I believe there's a deal on the 550W version.
  8. Just look at pics of the board on Newegg or other shopping site.
  9. What do they look like this is my first build?
    Onus said:
    Just look at pics of the board on Newegg or other shopping site.
  10. ps3hacker12 said:
    Small change but the 7870 Ghz edition is MUCH better in terms of gaming performance than the 650Ti BOOST:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($166.10 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $831.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-30 12:18 EDT-0400)


    Would this be a good setup to run gaming/adobe cs6?
  11. tiburon03 said:
    ps3hacker12 said:
    Small change but the 7870 Ghz edition is MUCH better in terms of gaming performance than the 650Ti BOOST:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($166.10 @ Newegg)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Outlet PC)
    Case: Rosewill REDBONE U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $831.92
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-30 12:18 EDT-0400)


    Would this be a good setup to run gaming/adobe cs6?


    Yes, but i reccommend creating your own thread for your build, better advice can be given if you have your own thread :)
  12. Best answer
    Yes, it does. The heatsinks are those metal fins in the area between the CPU socket and the back of the board. Compare it to the cheap MSI board, which does not have VRMs.
    Oh, I'm at home now. Spreadsheet link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&gid=0
  13. ok thank you
    Onus said:
    Yes, it does. The heatsinks are those metal fins in the area between the CPU socket and the back of the board. Compare it to the cheap MSI board, which does not have VRMs.
    Oh, I'm at home now. Spreadsheet link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AgN1D79Joo7tdE9xMUFlMEVWeFhuckJEVF9aMmtpUFE&gid=0
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