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$750 USD First Build. Looking for advice.

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September 25, 2013 8:05:41 PM

Hello. I'm about to build my first gaming PC so I'm looking for some opinions to be sure the parts I picked are a good match. Any advice is helpful.

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid October.

Budget Range: $750 USD ~ 9750 Mexican Pesos.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Surfing (Mostly YouTube videos @ 1080p), Image editing.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, but I've already decided for one and it is not included within the Budget.

Parts to Upgrade: Case, Motherboard, CPU, RAM, Graphics Card, HDD and Power Supply.

Do you need to buy OS: No.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Since I live in México any parts have to be selected from this website Digitalife

Location: México.

Parts Preferences: I'd prefer both my CPU and GPU to be AMD, however if Intel/Nvidia are a better option I'll take them.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: No.

Monitor Resolution:1920x1080.

Additional Comments: I'm planing on playing a lot of games, mostly new ones such as Crysis 3, Metro: Last Light and possibly some ARMA III.

I'm upgrading because I'm not interested in buying neither the PS4 or XB1 so PC is the logical option.


Case: Coolermaster N200 - $57 (737 MXN)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 AM3+ - $65 (846 MXN)
CPU: AMD FX-6300 - $131 (1694 MXN)
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 7850 2GB - $253 (3283 MXN)
RAM: 2 x Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB - $89 (1149 MXN)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue SATA3 1TB HDD - $66 (859 MXN)
PSU: Corsair 500CX 500W Non-Modular Power Supply $83 (1073 MXN)

Total: 744 USD.

If the build is already good I'd still apreciate any confirmation.

Thanks in advance! :D 

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September 25, 2013 8:15:48 PM

The PSU is not the best. Get an xfx 550w unit. The CX line from corsair is made with inferior capacitors.
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September 25, 2013 8:30:24 PM

No that is even worse. Coolermaster makes TERRIBLE PSUs.
September 25, 2013 11:01:04 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($268.30 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $772.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-26 02:00 EDT-0400)

a little over but i think you will like it.

PS: AMD's new GPUs are right around the corner if you want to wait.