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Is this a good mid-range budget PC?

Hi this is my first build so I don't know much about pcs
I was wondering what you guys thought of this build
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/P_Wheeler/saved/3ZmJ
Suggestions are welcome!
Thanks
Oh and I live in Australia so parts are 130% more expensive
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  1. Looks good to me,i would have done a few things different,but that about a matter of opinion.

    That would look like this,

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($145.00 @ CPL Online)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.00 @ CPL Online)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($105.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($225.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case: Cooler Master K280 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.00 @ PCCaseGear)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ Mwave Australia)
    Case Fan: BitFenix BFF-SPRO-12025KK-RP 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($8.00 @ CPL Online)
    Total: $812.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-09 00:45 EST+1100)

    The biggest differences are the psu,motherboard and case.I did put an extra fan in for the case (should probably be used as an exhaust by looking at it,that's if i'm not misstaken).
    I think that the psu is the better one,motherboard is probably as good and case is a matter of opinion/taste.

    In the end it costs the same.You could go for the silverstone psu with my build and have a cheaper build though.
  2. i did somes changes but more expensives
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/36e9Y
  3. The FX-6300 combined with an R9 270 seems like the best budget build lately and with good reason. What's missing there is an aftermarket cooler, without one the stock CPU cooler will make a ridiculous amount of noise. I suggest you add a 212 Evo aftermarket cooler.
  4. I would prefer to buy all of the components from pccasegear so that they arrive at the same time, etc. Could you guys make a build that uses the cpu, gpu, case, hard drive and dvd drive I had in the first build but with a new motherboard and psu? I like the ram i had as it is dual channel and DDR3-1833. I will probably not go for an aftermarket fan at the moment as I want to get it running first. For an extra case fan (the antec one only has two) I will probably use an enermax tb for looks.
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  6. P Wheeler said:
    Could you guys make a build that uses the cpu, gpu, case, hard drive and dvd drive I had in the first build but with a new motherboard and psu? I like the ram i had as it is dual channel and DDR3-1833 .


    My build is,just change the case back.The ram has those specs too.
  7. Ive gone with the original psu and gSkill Sniper ram and a different motherboard
    Its in the part link i updated it
  8. If you're not going to overclock is that motherboard fine i think,but if you want to overclock take a motherboard with cooling on the vrm's like for instance my choice.
  9. you choosen a really bad motherboard... problem with audio , not for overclocking , minimum features , bad pcb quality..
    etc......
    its up to you?
  10. Have u guys got a better solution under $100?
  11. Best answer
    ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.00 @ CPL Online)

    check what VIC 40 show you!
    the only things with this mobo is not sli compatible ... i mean you can not put nvidia gpu in sli mode
    but you can crossfire with amd gpu , and its what you choosen above so r9-270 you will be ok
  12. I found the motherboard you said at pccasegear for $105
    ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2 Motherboard
    I don't mind paying $6 more as it will be easier to use one merchant, shipping cheaper and have it all arrive together.
    Can I connect at a later time a pci express sound card and a wifi card with the moherboard?
    Thx
  13. P Wheeler said:

    Can I connect at a later time a pci express sound card and a wifi card with the moherboard?
    Thx

    Yes you can.
  14. Thanks guys you are great. $833 at PCCaseGear. I might add other things in the future, even another 270 for crossfire. You have been a big help!
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