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March 13, 2014 6:48:00 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/39sL7

Please let me know if there is anyway I can save some money, or possibly get an OS. Thank you for your time.

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a c 324 4 Gaming
March 13, 2014 6:53:17 PM

very good build

it is alternative revision of your build
better PSU, 430 is barely enough for gtx 760. go for a good 550W psu
Radeon 270X, the price goes down, will make a complete AMD build


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 21:51 EDT-0400)
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March 13, 2014 6:58:16 PM

AMD Radeon said:
very good build

it is alternative revision of your build
better PSU, 430 is barely enough for gtx 760. go for a good 550W psu
Radeon 270X, the price goes down, will make a complete AMD build


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Biostar TA970 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 21:51 EDT-0400)


How do you think the 270x compares to the GTX 760 in performance? Is there any board you would recommend over the biostar?
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a c 324 4 Gaming
March 13, 2014 7:02:09 PM

^ 270X is slightly below GTX 760
but with mantle technology that will be optimized with future gaming
the price gap $40, you can cut from that

the appropriate board for FX 6 cores is ASUS M5A97 (not LE version). but it is costly
anyway, unless you heard something bad about this biostar mobo, stick with it
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March 13, 2014 7:09:16 PM

AMD Radeon said:
^ 270X is slightly below GTX 760
but with mantle technology that will be optimized with future gaming
the price gap $40, you can cut from that

the appropriate board for FX 6 cores is ASUS M5A97 (not LE version). but it is costly
anyway, unless you heard something bad about this biostar mobo, stick with it


Sorry about all the Questions but would you recommend windows 7 or windows 8/8.1 for this build. I haven't build a pc since 2007 when Vista was my option.
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