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December 21, 2013 4:10:31 PM

First time PC builder. I have a $600 budget, more or less. Here's what I scrambled together. Please post any builds or recommendations. Thanks in advance.

Parts:

Case: Rosewill Line-M Case
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: 500W Corsair CX500
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 2GB Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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December 21, 2013 6:16:57 PM

fz 6300 build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $557.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 21:16 EST-0500)
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December 21, 2013 9:09:09 PM

AMD Radeon said:
fz 6300 build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $557.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 21:16 EST-0500)


Thanks for your input, I'll consider it.
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December 22, 2013 2:08:59 PM

What do you think about this build I slapped together?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($204.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $546.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-22 17:08 EST-0500)
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December 23, 2013 8:10:32 PM

AMD Radeon said:
fz 6300 build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $557.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 21:16 EST-0500)


Just wondering, is a MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard compatible with a Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case?
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December 23, 2013 8:19:57 PM

@Epicfacecr No you would have to use a Micro-Atx board for that case to work

If you wanted to use that case then tweaked build would work for you:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($184.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $576.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-23 23:26 EST-0500)
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December 24, 2013 10:25:47 AM

I think you may want to rethink the motherboard. Most of the AMD microATX boards do not get good reviews. I have been working on a very similar system with my son. Here is what we came up with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $599.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 13:22 EST-0500)

I like the Gigabyte board because it has 8+2 power phasing, good if you want to overclock. When I checked this morning, all of these parts are actually in stock, which is a challenge this time of year.
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December 25, 2013 6:13:15 PM

phcarson said:
I think you may want to rethink the motherboard. Most of the AMD microATX boards do not get good reviews. I have been working on a very similar system with my son. Here is what we came up with:

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.04 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $599.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 13:22 EST-0500)

I like the Gigabyte board because it has 8+2 power phasing, good if you want to overclock. When I checked this morning, all of these parts are actually in stock, which is a challenge this time of year.


What about this build?

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ppCD) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ppCD/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ppCD/benchmarks/)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $602.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-26 01:36 EST-0500)
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