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Need final input- First gaming build and on a $500 budget

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March 22, 2014 8:22:17 AM

This is what I have come up with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ejut
I need the keyboard and mouse as well as a wireless network card capable of at least 300mb/s.

I was wanting to get some input on this before I order all the parts. I am on a $500 budget with no OS or monitor and wanted to know if anyone knew of things I could switch around to get equal or better performance for less. Thank you for reading and responses are appreciated.

I have a PS4 that I plan on using for heavy games like battlefield, and I really only need this to run stuff like MX vs ATV, kerbal space program, and Trials. I also may do video editing down the line which is why I went with the FX 6300 instead of 4300.

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March 22, 2014 8:31:12 AM

Here's a wireless adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and here's a slightly modified 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 ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 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 HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($90.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.16 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $503.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 11:30 EDT-0400)

I changed the PSU and case. You may want better airflow over looks.
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March 22, 2014 8:32:55 AM

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 ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 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 R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Wireless Card ($10.00)
Total: $517.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 11:32 EDT-0400)
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March 22, 2014 8:36:04 AM

IRONBATMAN said:
Here's a wireless adapter
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and here's a slightly modified 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 ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 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 HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB Video Card ($90.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case ($40.16 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $503.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 11:30 EDT-0400)

I changed the PSU and case. You may want better airflow over looks.

Thankyou for responding. The reason I took that PSU was because it was $30 off on sale and it was semi modular, and the vast majority of its reviews on Newegg were good. I also took that case because it came with three fans and it was a decent price for a mid tower case. I know I could go with a micro ATX motherboard and a smaller case, but I opted out of that so there is more room to upgrade later.
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March 22, 2014 8:41:33 AM

AMD Radeon said:
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 ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 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 R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Wireless Card ($10.00)
Total: $517.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-22 11:32 EDT-0400)

Thankyou, I think I am going to go with yours, but I think I am going to stick with the raidmax one, the reviews on newegg were almost all good, it is semi modular, and it is on sale for cheaper. Are you sure that that case will have enough airflow with no front fan?


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March 22, 2014 8:48:39 AM

You may want a case that can accommodate 2 front fans for optimal airflow
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