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How does this look as a budget PC build?

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February 4, 2014 8:35:46 AM

CPU - AMD Athlon II x4 760k
GPU - AMD Radeon R9 270 MSI Gaming Edition 2gb
Power Supply - Corsair 430w
Motherboard - MSI A78M-E35
HDD - 1tb Seagate
Memory - 4gb (I already have a 4gb stick of ram)
Case - Zalman Z3 Plus

Total: £390

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February 4, 2014 8:47:08 AM

Do yourself a favor and get an fx-6300 instead of the 760k (will need a different board then as well).

The FM2 platform just does not have a decent CPU in its lineup as it is geared around budget graphics. There are many threads on this board of people who went the APU/FM2 route and then regreted it because now they need to buy an entirly new cpu/mobo to get a cpu that will perofrm better.
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February 4, 2014 8:49:51 AM

boosted1g said:
Do yourself a favor and get an fx-6300 instead of the 760k (will need a different board then as well).

The FM2 platform just does not have a decent CPU in its lineup as it is geared around budget graphics. There are many threads on this board of people who went the APU/FM2 route and then regreted it because now they need to buy an entirly new cpu/mobo to get a cpu that will perofrm better.


Can't do that, my budget is £400 and doing that would pass the budget by a stretch. The Athlon is fine for me and I've had it in a previous computer which ran the games I want nicely.
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