gaming desktop pc build $500-600 2014
Looking to build a gaming desktop, 500-600 dollars. Looking to play games such as elder scrolls online, titan fall, dark souls 2, diablo 3 and heroes of the storm. First build so I need everything but peripherals. Been looking at gtx 750ti and amd fx 6300 but Im new so any suggestions help. Hope to see lots of builds, thanks!
If you can go up to $650, I would do this (OS pushed the price over):
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 14:19 EDT-0400)
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core $114.97
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ $64.99
Memory PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $63.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $56.98
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB $149.90
Case Sentey CS1-1398 PLUS ATX Mid Tower $19.00
Power Supply Corsair 500W ATX12V $34.99
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $15.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $94.99
Indy Boy said:I would recommend a gtx 750 ti ftw I can play crysis 3 on high settings with 40 to 50 fps. And a fx amd 4300 would be sufficient. Personally I would spend the most on the graphics card and then the motherboard so you have more upgrade options later
You think I would be ok with just the 4300? its not going to throttle the graphics card?
the 4300 is almost identical to the 6300, but with 2 less cores and less cache. they perform the same on single threaded applications, and very similar in most areas, except when a program or game can use more than 4 cores, then the 6300 takes the lead. but, the 6300 is only like $10 more.
I would definitely go for the 6300 if it is only 10$ more. But before I had my 8320 which I got on sale for 100$ at microcenter I used a phenom x4 840 which is a quad core with the gtx 750 ti ftw and I get the same fps. But a quad core is enough to game with but I would pay a little extra for the 6300 just so you upgrade later. And I run my system which has a fx 8320 a gtx 750 ti ftw asus m5a97 r2.0 and I gb of ram and a 120gb ssd on a corsair cx 430 Watt power supply.
case: Corsair Carbide series 200r
Power Supply: EVGA 500w
Motherboard: asus M5a97 r2.0
CPU: amd fx 6300
ram: 4 gb crucial
hdd: 1tb wetern digital blue
GPU: EVGA geforce gt 630 1 gb gddr5
disc drive: asus rw
os: windows 8.1 64 bit
all these comes from amazon and in my cart adds up to 625.22. I know the gpu is a weak point but i personally would want a good motherboard becuase if you buy a knew motherboard later you would have to reactivate windows. and also a better motherboard now will let you down the road put in a better CPU and overclock it better. You can get into dual graphics cards. But the graphics card can run modern games you probably have to play on meduim to low settings on 720p but you dont want to get a cheap motherboard. this is just my opinion but and also dont get to caught up in benchmarks either.