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February 13, 2014 10:45:45 AM

hello i am selling my ps4 today and i want to build a gaming pc my total budget is 750 dollars including an os so far i am going to build a fx 4300 with a r7 260x 8gb ram 1tb hard drive asus m5a97 is this a good build or should i keep the ps4 or is there a better build. i have 550 dollars on amazon and 200 dollars cash help me!

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February 13, 2014 11:15:23 AM

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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($74.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($66.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $744.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

FX 6300 and R9 270x
2 parts from newegg, 1 part from microcenter total about 190 bucks, the rest from amazon, get a decent CPU cooler later to give your CPU a modest overclock, that'll pump up performance a bit.

I'm not sure whether or not you should just keep the PS4 instead though, they will both perform about the same, the consoles are known to run games at medium/high settings rather than full, and the computer build above will maybe do a bit better. And if something goes wrong you have to contact a different manufacturer for each part and that could get frustrating.

Also keep in mind that with a gaming PC you can use it as a regular PC for work and productivity anyway, while with a console you'll have to get a PC for work.

I personally prefer PC gaming though
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