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Budget gaming PC. First Build. (Under 600)

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November 24, 2013 2:25:16 PM

So basically this is my first build, and I'm trying to go as cheap as possible seeing as i have no experience, i'd appreciate it if you guys could check out and see if there are any complications in the build or anything i've picked out that wouldn't be compatible. or even if theres just something better i can get that would have a better benchmark

CPU: AMD FX-6300
MoBo: Asus M5A78L-M ATX
Memory: Kingston Hperx Blu (2x4gb) DDR3 1333
Storage: WD Caviar Blue 500gb 3.5" 7200RPM
GPU: HIS Radeon HD 7850 2GB
CASE: NZXT Source 210 ATX Mid Tower Case
PSU: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Broze

So far this is costing me a total of $522.88 if anyone else who is good with doing cheap builds could give me some tips that would be great!

Thanks
November 24, 2013 5:16:38 PM

Looks good to me. I would suggest getting 1600mhz RAM, but 1333 is fine if you OC it. Also, I don't know where you're buying your parts from but 1tb of storage is usually only $10 more. If you are still under budget I suggest trying to find a radeon 7870 or a r9 270x. Without these upgrades you're still good to go. A CPU cooler should be considered if you ever feel like OCing, but you can buy that later to stay in budget

EDIT: Forgot to mention your motherboard is MicroATX. I hope you know what you are missing out on vs. an ATX board. If you don't need the features, then this is fine. Though, I'm not sure how well it handles OCing
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November 24, 2013 7:44:02 PM

AceOfDiamonds said:
Looks good to me. I would suggest getting 1600mhz RAM, but 1333 is fine if you OC it. Also, I don't know where you're buying your parts from but 1tb of storage is usually only $10 more. If you are still under budget I suggest trying to find a radeon 7870 or a r9 270x. Without these upgrades you're still good to go. A CPU cooler should be considered if you ever feel like OCing, but you can buy that later to stay in budget

EDIT: Forgot to mention your motherboard is MicroATX. I hope you know what you are missing out on vs. an ATX board. If you don't need the features, then this is fine. Though, I'm not sure how well it handles OCing


Thanks, I'll look into the prices of an ATX board rather than micro atx, and the 1tb storage. As long as I stay under 600. I'm on pcpartspicker right now
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