Solved

First time Building PC [400-500$] i5 or 6300?

Hey guys so I'm looking forward to build a PC that's capable of running league of legends, Minecraft, and maybe some WoW. I don't play the "modern" games on PC. But if the build is good enough I'd be willing to later buy some steam games.

Current setup -
So at the moment I've been running a Asus K53E laptop. It has an i5 2.3ghz, I can't look at full specs atm, because I'm not on my laptop. I honestly think it's been doing me well, I'm able to play league of legends @60 fps on all very low settings.

Thoughts -
I have 2 things in mind at the moment. Buy a FX-6300 with a GPU or get a Intel i5 4570(not going to overclock) and use the integrated HD4600 with this I can save up to buy a better GPU later, because my laptop atm does fine for running the games I play with a HD3000.

Some questions -
So which is the better option? I will also need a MoBo for whichever chip you choose for me.
Should I even upgrade from my laptop?
How much better is the i5 4570 then the FX-6300?

Things I don't need -
Monitor, keyboard, mouse, I can use the optical drive from an older desktop, and I have a copy of Windows 7.

Thanks for the help in advance!
I would love to hear some good suggestions, because if I do happen to take the build. I'll be using it for the next upcoming years. So I would love to do it right!
18 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about time building 400 500 6300
  1. i'd go for the FX-6300, this and the GPU, will surpass the i5 in gaming, and in those games you won't need the extra cpu performance. For a motherboard, i would buy an ASUS M5A97 R2.0, asus are the most reliable, for a GPU, you could get. I'll do some more research and post a PC part picker build.
  2. Will it really surpass it? What if I wanted to multi-task while playing league. Like, Skype, YouTube, and maybe even streaming. Will the 6300 be enough to hold up?
  3. yes it should, it is 6 core, so it will be great for multitaking, the i5 may be better in minecraft, but in other games, the fx system is better.
  4. Could you recommend a build? I still don't know what other parts will be compatible.
  5. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F9dl
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F9dl/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F9dl/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($62.62 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $514.51
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 15:07 EST-0500)
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F9gn
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F9gn/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F9gn/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.97 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $496.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 15:09 EST-0500)
  7. Here is a preliminary build : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F9gK
    I'm not very experienced with lower end GPU's, but the 650ti looks good.
  8. As far as lower end gpus use my build's gpu can't beat it for the price:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($75.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $557.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 15:20 EST-0500)
  9. Smorizio, out of those 2 builds which of them is a better build. And how is an AMD FX-8320 compared to a 6300 or an i5 4570 to the i5 4440?
  10. I also noticed none of smorizio's builds had a GPU.
  11. The first one of his builds had igpu hd 4600, but the second amd ones need one to function.
  12. Here's my build suggestion for under $500

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.44 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Galaxy-01 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Total: $483.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 15:45 EST-0500)
  13. Is the 7850 better then the HD7790? Also, why not a 1600 memory. What's the difference between FX-6300 vs FX-8230
  14. William2014 said:
    Is the 7850 better then the HD7790? Also, why not a 1600 memory. What's the difference between FX-6300 vs FX-8230


    It is, and 8320 is faster then the 6300
  15. Can anyone vouch for which of the listed builds will be the best?
  16. slight change for DDR3-1600

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: GeIL EVO Leggara Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.44 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Galaxy-01 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $485.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 16:48 EST-0500)
  17. That looks pretty good screwy, I just want everything to be the best they can be. Is that the best possible build I can get. I wouldn't mind spending an extra 20-50$ for a longterm commitment.

    Also Razer how the 8320 "faster" then the 6300, because it has 2 more cores?
  18. William2014 said:
    That looks pretty good screwy, I just want everything to be the best they can be. Is that the best possible build I can get. I wouldn't mind spending an extra 20-50$ for a longterm commitment.

    Also Razer how the 8320 "faster" then the 6300, because it has 2 more cores?


    Long term commitment I would start with a core i3 then work up to an i5 or i7
Ask a new question

Read More

Intel i5 Build Systems