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August 15, 2013 11:53:05 AM

This is my first ever attempt at building a gaming PC. Anything I can upgrade or save money on would be greatly appreciated

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sj2d

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August 15, 2013 11:54:32 AM

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August 15, 2013 11:55:33 AM

pcbuildernoob said:
This is my first ever attempt at building a gaming PC. Anything I can upgrade or save money on would be greatly appreciated

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Use the permanent link of the list on the left side of the list page.
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a c 389 4 Gaming
August 15, 2013 12:07:58 PM

Here we go.

You never combine an APU with a good GPU. Get an fx-6300 CPU and an am3+ motherboard.
That PSu isn't the best. Get a 500w unit from Antec, XFX, Corsair, Seasonic
For $140 you can do WAY better than an hd7770. You should be able to get a 650ti BOOST or an hd 7850.
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August 15, 2013 12:09:55 PM

Your help is much appreciated my good sir
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a c 389 4 Gaming
August 15, 2013 12:11:35 PM

boosted1g said:
Need two sticks of memory. Your motherboard will be bottlenecked to half of its bandwidth with only one memory chip.

Roswill stallion series is not that great of a psu, and 400w seems a little weak for a 7770.

Do you plan on running crossfire with the AMD APU, otherwise a fx series processor and your graphics card would be a better option.


You are incorrect. A single RAM stick will only run about 2%-6% slower than dual channel RAM . Its not a problem.

At this budget, there is no point to crossfire or get an APU.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2013 12:27:23 PM

pcbuildernoob said:
I edited it this is what I have now. Help is greatly appreciated btw guys

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1sjKt


I would go for this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.08 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($154.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans ($26.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($7.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse ($6.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $876.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-15 15:24 EDT-0400)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.08 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($154.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft Keyboard 200 Wired Standard Keyboard ($7.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Microsoft Optical Mouse 200 for Business Wired Optical Mouse ($6.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $869.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-15 15:27 EDT-0400)
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August 15, 2013 12:35:10 PM

Going for the first suggested build, thanks to everyone for the advice and help
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August 15, 2013 12:36:36 PM

pcbuildernoob said:
Going for the first suggested build, thanks to everyone for the advice and help


The build $876 I linked? Don't forget to select best answer :p 
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August 15, 2013 12:38:04 PM

Yeah your $876 build, and I already did :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
August 15, 2013 12:40:34 PM

pcbuildernoob said:
Yeah your $876 build, and I already did :) 


Best of luck, could you possibly keep us updated with pics when the build is completed? :p 

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August 15, 2013 12:43:18 PM

The Q6660 Inside said:
pcbuildernoob said:
Yeah your $876 build, and I already did :) 


Best of luck, could you possibly keep us updated with pics when the build is completed? :p 


Sure thing, now I just have to wait for pay day and watch all my money disappear haha worth it
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