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I know nothing about PC hardware and I'd like to know if this build is compatible and will work.

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August 17, 2013 11:52:23 PM

Here is the build I had in mind:

[CASE] NZXT Source 220: http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Technologies-SOURCE-CA-SO220...

[INTERNAL HARD DRIVE] Seagate Barracuda 500GB 720RPM: http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern...

[POWER SUPPLY] Corsair Builder Series 430w: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Builder-Series-Watt-CX430...

[RAM] CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 1600mhz: http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...

[MOTHERBOARD] This has a really long name T_T: http://www.amazon.com/MSI-LGA1155-MicroATX-Motherboard-...

[CPU] Intel i3-3220: http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i3-3220-Dual-Core-Processor...

[GPU] Sapphire Radeon 7750 1GB Low Profile: http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Profile-PCI-Express-Grap...

Does this build work? If not, could I have some suggestions to change it? (Stay in my relatively small budget please, am poor)

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August 17, 2013 11:56:37 PM

it would be compatible , but you can get better build...
what´s the budget exactly?
is it supposed to be a gaming pc?
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August 18, 2013 1:23:38 AM

dark_globe said:
it would be compatible , but you can get better build...
what´s the budget exactly?
is it supposed to be a gaming pc?


Light gaming pc. I don't need much. Also the budget is like, 400-500. I seriously don't want to do much.. lemme think of some of the things I'd do

TF2, Terraria, Binding of Isaac, Starwars Battlefront II, Awesomenauts, Torchlight II, World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Super Meat Boy

Considering what I'm going to be playing, this is already overkill. I think.

EDIT: You think I can get a better build than this for the same cost? Lay it on me yo.
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August 18, 2013 1:33:43 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $446.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 04:31 EDT-0400)

should serves your need
dark-globle is right, you deserve better for 400-500 price range
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August 18, 2013 4:22:24 PM

AMD Radeon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($25.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $446.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 04:31 EDT-0400)

should serves your need
dark-globle is right, you deserve better for 400-500 price range


That build is ridiculously cheap and way better than the one I threw together. I'm glad I came here. Thanks, dude. Can you recommend me a good heatsink?
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August 18, 2013 4:58:08 PM

You don't need an aftermarket cpu heatsink if you're not overclocking.

AMD Radeon has a nice build, but I wouldn't touch that psu. The non-modular Corsair CX series use low-quality Channel Well capacitors.

This would be my recommendation:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $497.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 19:54 EDT-0400)

-Virtually the same build as AMD Radeon's, except I switched out the motherboard, case, and psu.
-The XFX 750w psu is much higher quality than that low-quality cx crap. I know 750w is completely overkill for this build, but it's on an extremely good sale that makes it cheaper than the XFX 550w.
-The motherboard is better quality. The 970 chipset motherboards are the real FX boards that guarantees support for the FX out of the box. It also has USB 3.0 connectors.
-Since we're getting an ATX board, you need an ATX case. The Corsair 300R is on a great price right now. For $50, it's arguably the best case in its price range with great cable management and airflow. It also has USB 3.0 on the front.
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August 18, 2013 5:37:04 PM

realchaos said:
You don't need an aftermarket cpu heatsink if you're not overclocking.

AMD Radeon has a nice build, but I wouldn't touch that psu. The non-modular Corsair CX series use low-quality Channel Well capacitors.

This would be my recommendation:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $497.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 19:54 EDT-0400)

-Virtually the same build as AMD Radeon's, except I switched out the motherboard, case, and psu.
-The XFX 750w psu is much higher quality than that low-quality cx crap. I know 750w is completely overkill for this build, but it's on an extremely good sale that makes it cheaper than the XFX 550w.
-The motherboard is better quality. The 970 chipset motherboards are the real FX boards that guarantees support for the FX out of the box. It also has USB 3.0 connectors.
-Since we're getting an ATX board, you need an ATX case. The Corsair 300R is on a great price right now. For $50, it's arguably the best case in its price range with great cable management and airflow. It also has USB 3.0 on the front.


Hm. That power supply costs 100 dollars. And I dislike the fact that it costs an extra like, 70 bucks bucks (yeah I regret saying 400-500, should prolly say 450 lolz)

EDIT: With mr. AMD Radeons build, can I use this case instead? http://www.amazon.com/BitFenix-Mini-ITX-Without-Midnigh...
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August 18, 2013 5:41:01 PM

The psu is only $55 after promo code and after rebate.

I know it costs a bit more, but it's worth what you're getting. You're getting a much better quality motherboard, case, and psu. I can't emphasize enough on getting a good quality psu.

You can not use the Bitfenix Prodigy with that m-ATX board. The Prodigy is a mini-itx case, so you'll need a mini-itx board.
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August 19, 2013 4:02:59 PM

realchaos said:
You don't need an aftermarket cpu heatsink if you're not overclocking.

AMD Radeon has a nice build, but I wouldn't touch that psu. The non-modular Corsair CX series use low-quality Channel Well capacitors.

This would be my recommendation:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.91 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $497.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 19:54 EDT-0400)

-Virtually the same build as AMD Radeon's, except I switched out the motherboard, case, and psu.
-The XFX 750w psu is much higher quality than that low-quality cx crap. I know 750w is completely overkill for this build, but it's on an extremely good sale that makes it cheaper than the XFX 550w.
-The motherboard is better quality. The 970 chipset motherboards are the real FX boards that guarantees support for the FX out of the box. It also has USB 3.0 connectors.
-Since we're getting an ATX board, you need an ATX case. The Corsair 300R is on a great price right now. For $50, it's arguably the best case in its price range with great cable management and airflow. It also has USB 3.0 on the front.


Thanks, dude. I'll roll this.
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