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November 9, 2013 6:24:28 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: $600~$800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (lol, bf4, sc2)

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: no

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: if possible, only amazon for parts

Location: Urbana, Illinoi

Parts Preferences: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

Additional Comments: I have already tried making a pc of my own, but I am not sure if the components will fit together. (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ZVEI) And if this build is pretty good, if possible, I would like to look for parts with same performance but lower price!!!

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November 9, 2013 6:36:08 PM

Since you have budget for it, I made a few upgrades:

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.90 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Devastator Keyboard & Mouse Wired Standard Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($31.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $791.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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November 9, 2013 6:36:58 PM

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 ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit) ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $771.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

EDIT: This is a build that I put together for someone else, that is why you have an OS on here, get rid of that and save $139.99. Also all the prices will be similar to Amazon, but you should check out Newegg too....

EDIT 2: With the money you save on the OS, you could get an FX-8320/8350 or upgrade to a 280/280X.

ALSO NOTE THAT A CPU COOLER IS UNNECESSARY UNLESS YOU ARE PLANNING A HEFTY OC ANYTIME SOON, SAVE THAT MONEY AND USE THAT FOR STEAM SALES.
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November 9, 2013 6:53:38 PM

Is the gtx 760 a gpu that is not very cost efficient? Because I would like to spend more of my budget for my gpu more than my computer case or cpu cooler (Yes, I am not going to over clock it). Also, if I buy a fx 6300 instead of an fx 8320, will it bottleneck the gtx 760 or r9 280x?

(Btw, I already have the storage and operating system!)
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November 9, 2013 7:00:22 PM

@joseph0510: in short, the GTX 760 has a better price/performance ratio than the GTX 280X, but the R9 280X is about 10% faster than the GTX 760. The R9 270X has a better price/performance ratio than the GTX 760, but it is about 10% slower.

In terms of performance: R9 280X > GTX 760 > R9 270X.
In terms of price/performance: R9 270X > GTX 760 > R9 280X.

Edit: no, the FX-6300 will not bottleneck the GTX 760 or the R9 280X.
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November 9, 2013 7:14:54 PM

Anonymous said:
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 ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($197.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit) ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $771.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

EDIT: This is a build that I put together for someone else, that is why you have an OS on here, get rid of that and save $139.99. Also all the prices will be similar to Amazon, but you should check out Newegg too....

EDIT 2: With the money you save on the OS, you could get an FX-8320/8350 or upgrade to a 280/280X.

ALSO NOTE THAT A CPU COOLER IS UNNECESSARY UNLESS YOU ARE PLANNING A HEFTY OC ANYTIME SOON, SAVE THAT MONEY AND USE THAT FOR STEAM SALES.


ksham said:
@joseph0510: in short, the GTX 760 has a better price/performance ratio than the GTX 280X, but the R9 280X is about 10% faster than the GTX 760. The R9 270X has a better price/performance ratio than the GTX 760, but it is about 10% slower.

In terms of performance: R9 280X > GTX 760 > R9 270X.
In terms of price/performance: R9 270X > GTX 760 > R9 280X.

Edit: no, the FX-6300 will not bottleneck the GTX 760 or the R9 280X.


Alright then, since fx 6300 is cheaper and won't bottleneck these awesome gpus, will this build work out(not sure if the case is bad, but I don't really want to spend much on it):

CPU: fx 6300
GPU: r9 280x
MOBO: AM3+ AMD 970 G43
Memory: 8gb Crucial Ballistix Sport
Power: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze
Case: NTXT M59 Mid Tower Case
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November 9, 2013 7:19:57 PM

See the build in my first post in this thread. I would upgrade the motherboard if you can afford it. It is much better. As for the case, it's 100% personal preference as long as it fits all your components and has sufficient cooling.
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