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I'm building a gaming PC, is this a good mid range build?

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November 5, 2013 1:17:39 PM



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I was wondering if this is a good build, is there anything I should change about it?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XuzI
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XuzI/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XuzI/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.20 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($247.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1074.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 21:13 EST-0500)
November 5, 2013 2:20:41 PM

Okay get 8 gigs of ram instead in 2 4 gigabyte sticks (16 is overkill) and spend that money on a r9 280x. Also here is a much better power supply: http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&s...

For that build you might want to get an fx 8320 which is quite good. I personally run a fx 8320 with a gigabyte r9 280x and it is a beast. The hyper 212 evo is a beast if you plan on over clocking that cpu which your mono is capable of. The SSD should be the first thing to go if you go over your budget. Also I suggest windows 8.1 instead of 7 and just download some software to make it look like 7. Most new games are optimized to run on windows 8. Otherwise good build and don't forget to select a right answer :) .
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November 5, 2013 3:41:09 PM

this will give you better performance per dollar. just another option. psu has seasonic components so its higher quality than what you had

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XYgV
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XYgV/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1XYgV/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.20 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.34 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($290.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Guardian 921 RB ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1032.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-05 18:40 EST-0500)
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November 5, 2013 3:42:34 PM

TheIronDUke said:
Okay get 8 gigs of ram instead in 2 4 gigabyte sticks (16 is overkill) and spend that money on a r9 280x. Also here is a much better power supply: http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&s...

For that build you might want to get an fx 8320 which is quite good. I personally run a fx 8320 with a gigabyte r9 280x and it is a beast. The hyper 212 evo is a beast if you plan on over clocking that cpu which your mono is capable of. The SSD should be the first thing to go if you go over your budget. Also I suggest windows 8.1 instead of 7 and just download some software to make it look like 7. Most new games are optimized to run on windows 8. Otherwise good build and don't forget to select a right answer :) .


This... Why would you try and get 16GB of RAM? I doubt it will make any or little difference in performance.


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November 5, 2013 3:53:31 PM

if you actual read that comment I SAID 16 GIGS IS OVERKILL AND 8 GIGS IS PLENTY. Read before commenting.
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November 5, 2013 4:45:41 PM

I also use programs like AutoCAD, and do editing and rendering.
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November 5, 2013 5:02:53 PM

then 16gb is good for you
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