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First gaming build - Would love some feedback and opinions.

Hello everyone.

I'm a rookie looking to build my first PC, I'm aiming for a budget gaming build. I like to play MMORPGS, and shooting games(as I'm using a crappy laptop am not playing any atm but would like to know of some new ones..),although I know they would probably demand adequate graphics performance. I've carefully picked my parts out and before finalizing them, would like to be certain if it would be the best bang for buck. Not aiming to run a game like Crysis on max settings comfortably but to be able to play most modern games in mid-high settings(I've never played Crysis but I heard it could even bring high-end rigs to their knees).

I would really appreciate it if you guys could give me your input on how this build would pan out or.. could possibly suggest any changes that could be made for better performance and compatibility..etc, by altering one part or by just paying a bit more.Opinions on the case would be great as well, I've learned of cable management and would like to ensure this case would be convenient for that. If not let me know if you know of better :)

Well here it is:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($100.98 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($61.66 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($85.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 1GB Video Card ($134.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Apevia X-SNIPER2-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.50 @ Vuugo)
Total: $643.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 01:37 EST-0500)

I'd really appreciate your feedback and opinions - we all started here! :)
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  1. Your build is okay but,
    Change your processor into an A8 6600K since that it's better than the X4.
    and the Video Card also, change it into an MSI GeForce GTX 650ti Boost (if you want to have a better performance). ;)
  2. hey thanks for the input. how significant is the A8 6600K than the X4? what do you think of the FX 6300 instead.. would the performance be noticeably different? Ill keep that video card in mind :) for some reason I kind of like Radeon better.. i dont know hehe
  3. oh and also.. I read somewhere that, the A8 6600K wouldnt be ideal if the video card your pairing it up with isnt crossfire capable (because it has an integrated graphics card) what do u think
  4. well the fx 6300 is better though :)
  5. a8 6600 is a waste of money if you already have a decicated gpu on your system

    Stay with this build, or buy an Intel i3 4130 or FX 6300 with a compatible motherboard...
  6. U Might Really Want To Consider This, If U Want A Solid Future Proof Gaming PC

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JxqI
  7. Best answer
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.50 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($86.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.93 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 2GB Video Card ($158.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.27 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $700.46
    How about this here?
  8. Its Decent Enough To Play Anything U Throw At It At Decent FPS .. But Wont Last Long (Maybe 3 Years And Its Already Outdated)

    Unless Ur In A Hurry (Or An AMD Fan) I Strongly Save A Little More For A System That Goes On And On And On For Years To Come, Playing What Ever U Throw At It, With Little To No Hassle

    Also I Suggest U Go For Western Digital Caviar Black .. I Have That HDD And Its Great
  9. Thank you so much for the feedback guys really appreciate it :)

    I figured the A8 6600 wouldnt really be a suitable processor, unless I was going for what I've learned an APU build. But this would generally lack the power and graphics capability, not to mention compatibility as well..

    Not at all a fan of anything, the AMD processor just proved to be a lot less costlier than Intel's, with ample processing power. I was initially aiming for a budget gaming build (the best combination of parts for adequate performance for around 700$, well..I still need to buy the OS and Monitor but I reckon I can get that here locally for slightly cheaper...) The AMD processors, on the surface, from what I've learned, are already configured for more power (I don't know how to Overclock..but I guess I could learn? This is my very first attempt at building my own PC, and I'm still overwhelmed, so I'm taking it one step at a time) At the same time I do want a PC that would be an ideal smooth fit for the future. Although, I wouldn't mind upgrading after 3 years, by that time I reckon I would've still need to upgrade anyway with the rate technology's going, with new components most likely.

    Keep em coming! Oh and if you guys could recommend some really fun games to play (If your a gamer) Feel free to suggest some :) I like playing MMORPGS, with nice itemization, gameplay, graphics, cool-looking characters. And good shooting games. I used to play Diablo 2, Counter-strike 1.6, Cabal online, Conquer online, to give you an idea... This is irrelevant but we are talking about building gaming pcs :)
  10. Yoann Teodosieff said:
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.50 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($86.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.93 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 2GB Video Card ($158.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.27 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $700.46
    How about this here?


    Great input! I really like this set-up. I might, or am probably even gonna go with this :)
    It's exactly how I would've picked it out If i were to go with a better CPU, and the GPU is also better.
    I wouldn't mind paying just a bit more for this set-up. Thanks!
  11. spectral said:
    Yoann Teodosieff said:
    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.50 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($86.99 @ Canada Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.93 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7790 2GB Video Card ($158.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.27 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ Amazon Canada)
    Total: $700.46
    How about this here?


    Great input! I really like this set-up. I might, or am probably even gonna go with this :)
    It's exactly how I would've picked it out If i were to go with a better CPU, and the GPU is also better.
    I wouldn't mind paying just a bit more for this set-up. Thanks!



    Always glad to help! Also you dont need to overclock the processor, because there will not be any bottleneck between that processor and the GPU. You will be able to play Battlefield 4 Medium-High with around 30+ fps :)
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