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March 26, 2014 4:41:09 AM

Is this build good? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gHC6
Reply pls. Any comments or suggestions will be entertained.

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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 4:44:36 AM

so your budget is below $1000 right? if it is then yes great build you got there
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March 26, 2014 5:07:42 AM

dandn0ten said:
so your budget is below $1000 right? if it is then yes great build you got there


Thank you so much! One more thing, should I get the r9 270x instead of the 270 one?
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a c 200 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 5:14:17 AM

No, its not a good build.

1. BIGGEST CONCERN : Really bad power supply that I would not trust.
2. Bad choice in SSD, stick to reliable newer designs like Crucial M500 or Samsung 840 EVO.
3. Added cheaper AND faster RAM..
4. Motherboard isn't great for that price. Added a better one.
5. I would avoid XFX cards these days, they tend to be a lucky packet. But thats pure preference.
6. Chose a better chassis at same price.

So my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($190.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: SteelSeries 61023 Headset ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Creative Labs A220 9W 2.1ch Speakers ($31.38 @ Mwave)
Total: $1025.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 08:13 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 5:14:58 AM

r9 270x is better
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March 26, 2014 5:18:00 AM

Novuake said:
No, its not a good build.

1. BIGGEST CONCERN : Really bad power supply that I would not trust.
2. Bad choice in SSD, stick to reliable newer designs like Crucial M500 or Samsung 840 EVO.
3. Added cheaper AND faster RAM..
4. Motherboard isn't great for that price. Added a better one.
5. I would avoid XFX cards these days, they tend to be a lucky packet. But thats pure preference.
6. Chose a better chassis at same price.

So my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($190.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: SteelSeries 61023 Headset ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Creative Labs A220 9W 2.1ch Speakers ($31.38 @ Mwave)
Total: $1025.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 08:13 EDT-0400)


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March 26, 2014 5:24:41 AM

Novuake said:
No, its not a good build.

1. BIGGEST CONCERN : Really bad power supply that I would not trust.
2. Bad choice in SSD, stick to reliable newer designs like Crucial M500 or Samsung 840 EVO.
3. Added cheaper AND faster RAM..
4. Motherboard isn't great for that price. Added a better one.
5. I would avoid XFX cards these days, they tend to be a lucky packet. But thats pure preference.
6. Chose a better chassis at same price.

So my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gIcU/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($190.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK520 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: SteelSeries 61023 Headset ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Creative Labs A220 9W 2.1ch Speakers ($31.38 @ Mwave)
Total: $1025.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 08:13 EDT-0400)


Hmmm... thank you for recommending of some of the components. But my budget is strictly $1000 or less
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a c 200 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 5:35:53 AM

Then drop the CPU cooler.

At the very least you need to get a better power supply than that CoolMax.

Power supplies can make or break a system. If a PSU blows and its an el chipo, you are likely to lose your complete system.
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March 26, 2014 5:38:07 AM

Novuake said:
Then drop the CPU cooler.

At the very least you need to get a better power supply than that CoolMax.

Power supplies can make or break a system. If a PSU blows and its an el chipo, you are likely to lose your complete system.


Lol. Thank you. I guess the quality of the psu's doesn't depend on the 80+ ratings
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a c 200 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 5:49:12 AM

Unfortunately not, no. :) 

You LITERALLY get what you pay for. And that XFX is the cheapest you should be looking at.
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