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Is This A Good a gaming PC Build?

Hi, so I've been having troubles with playing ffxiv lately, and I've decided its time to get a new computer. I've decided it would be cheaper to build one myself too, and I've tried to get as close as possible to the recommended specs on the box. Is this build ok, and I have a fairly old pc, could I use some parts from that to cut down the price, like the PC case or anything. I would like it to be better at gaming though, so I'm getting a new graphics card etc. here's the build : http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mAwn
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  1. i would go amd for a budget gaming build the amd fx-6300 cpu is a little better for around the same price and get a better motherboard that one isent too great and almost all motherboards come with built in sound so i dont know what you need a sound card for. and split up the ram you want 2x2gb if your only going to use 4gb. And unless you plan to overclock you dont need the aftermarket cooler. other than that looks good
  2. You will need to buy a power supply as well i recommend the Corsair tx550.
  3. Why do you need sound cards. A motherboard usually comes with sound built in.
    Also do you really need a dvd drive, and what about an operating system or will you reuse yours from the previous build.
    The stock cooler is fine unless you plan to overclock.
    With that extra money get a 128 gb ssd. You also need a 1tb hdd to store everything besides the operating system.
  4. It does not look bad

    For the price I would(as others have mentioned).

    A. drop the sound cards(most onboard can do 2 streams now anyway). You are clearly on a budget.

    2. Get a cheaper DVD/CD. LG and Samsung have cheap, but functional drives.

    11. Get 2 sticks of memory for dual channel.

    IV. Bigger SSD if you can afford it or a SSD + HDD setup
  5. Best answer
    There are some flaws:
    1: 64GB of storage just isn't enough. Take the SSD and get an HDD.
    2: You don't need sound cards, I don't even know why do you have 2.
    3: Get 8GB of RAM, it will last you much longer.
    4: Get a better CPU cooler. Between the one you selected and the stock one there's not much difference.
    5: That optical drive is expensive! I've selected a cheaper one.
    6: I would pick an R9 270 over a GTX 660, since it's more powerful but also cheaper.
    7: I've added a much more powerful and overclockable CPU, and a matching motherboard to go along.
    8: And you will need a power supply

    And here's the link to all them changes: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mCbH
  6. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£35.39 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£53.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (£173.98 @ Dabs)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case (£28.92 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£20.00 @ Maplin Electronics)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer (£16.50 @ Amazon UK)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£8.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan (£8.99 @ Ebuyer)
    Total: £502.72
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 23:40 BST+0100)
  7. Francisco has it right. You might wait to get the cpu cooler until you plan to overclock. Maybe a different board if sound is a problem.
  8. Francisco Costa said:
    There are some flaws:
    1: 64GB of storage just isn't enough. Take the SSD and get an HDD.
    2: You don't need sound cards, I don't even know why do you have 2.
    3: Get 8GB of RAM, it will last you much longer.
    4: Get a better CPU cooler. Between the one you selected and the stock one there's not much difference.
    5: That optical drive is expensive! I've selected a cheaper one.
    6: I would pick an R9 270 over a GTX 660, since it's more powerful but also cheaper.
    7: I've added a much more powerful and overclockable CPU, and a matching motherboard to go along.
    8: And you will need a power supply


    And here's the link to all them changes: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mCbH

    Is over clocking worth it? I'm new to this stuff
  9. Harry Rushworth said:
    Francisco Costa said:
    There are some flaws:
    1: 64GB of storage just isn't enough. Take the SSD and get an HDD.
    2: You don't need sound cards, I don't even know why do you have 2.
    3: Get 8GB of RAM, it will last you much longer.
    4: Get a better CPU cooler. Between the one you selected and the stock one there's not much difference.
    5: That optical drive is expensive! I've selected a cheaper one.
    6: I would pick an R9 270 over a GTX 660, since it's more powerful but also cheaper.
    7: I've added a much more powerful and overclockable CPU, and a matching motherboard to go along.
    8: And you will need a power supply


    And here's the link to all them changes: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mCbH

    Is over clocking worth it? I'm new to this stuff



    Yes, really worth it. When your system gets old and starts to struggle with the most recent games, you will find overclocking a really useful tool.
  10. Harry Rushworth said:

    Is over clocking worth it? I'm new to this stuff



    Francisco Costa said:

    Yes, really worth it. When your system gets old and starts to struggle with the most recent games, you will find overclocking a really useful tool.

    ^This,i do think the same,but you must really know you're going to do that.

    If you were going to overclock any way should the next gpu be a nice one,
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr927oc2gd

    About that r9 270,

    This r9 270 is imo just a lower clocked version of the r9 270X.
    There are two differences between the r9 270 and the r9 270x,
    1) the first uses normally only one pcie power connector.
    2) the first one has lower clocks.
    the rest is the same.

    This r9 270 i chose uses two power connectors and has just lower clocks.If you don't mind a bit of overclocking could you probably get it to run at r9 270X levels,but overclocking isn't an exact thing so i can only guess.The extra power should be helpfull imo.
    a thread about it,
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1449757/gigabyte-r9-270-overclocking-ability

    I made a build without overclocking for under £500,
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3mVGN
    with that same gpu,so "without overclocking" is maybe said to much.:p
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