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What do you think of my 600$ budget build? It is for gaming/editing

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November 26, 2013 10:44:55 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29sa6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29sa6/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/29sa6/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.96 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake CL-P0401 86.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($145.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone SST-RL01B-W-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $587.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 01:23 EST-0500)
November 26, 2013 11:02:23 PM

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November 26, 2013 11:30:14 PM

Don't go for an i3, the FX-6300 is a much better choice. Also, don't go for socket LGA 1155 as it will soon have no upgrade options.

Here: 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 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($62.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $580.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-27 02:28 EST-0500)

Better cpu cooler.
2x4gb for dual channel memory.
Much stronger gpu.
Better quality case.
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November 26, 2013 11:40:28 PM

A 7870 card would be better. The new amd cards aren't any better from reviews and benchmarks I've seen.
Also, just get 2x4gb of ram, as 8gb sticks are usually more expensive and not necessary.
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