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April 21, 2014 9:17:46 PM

Hello this is my build for my $550 computer, what do you guys think?

CPU
AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core

Motherboard
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2

Memory
PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage
Western Digital RE3 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM

Video Card
Asus Radeon HD 6450 1GB

Case
Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply
Corsair 430W ATX12V

Optical Drive
LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

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April 21, 2014 9:23:15 PM

You should change to AM3+ socket and mobo. That FM2 stuff is meant for integrated graphics rather than add on graphics cards. It'll work but not as well as AM3+
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April 21, 2014 9:27:50 PM

Do you have a guess of how much FPS I would get with this build possibly right now?

i7Baby said:
You should change to AM3+ socket and mobo. That FM2 stuff is meant for integrated graphics rather than add on graphics cards. It'll work but not as well as AM3+


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April 21, 2014 9:37:56 PM

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Hello this is my build for my $550 computer, what do you guys think?

CPU
AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core

Motherboard
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2

Memory
PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600

Storage
Western Digital RE3 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM

Video Card
Asus Radeon HD 6450 1GB

Case
Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower

Power Supply
Corsair 430W ATX12V

Optical Drive
LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)
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What is this? This is not the same build I made up for you. This is terrible. I selected a GTX750ti. The HD6450 is not a gaming card. It is a video playback card.
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April 21, 2014 9:39:35 PM

Here it is one more time

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

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($57.78 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $554.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 00:39 EDT-0400)
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April 21, 2014 9:43:13 PM

Is this better? I can't afford to go much higher.
CPU
AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard
MSI A55M-E33 Micro ATX FM2+
Memory
PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage
Western Digital RE3 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB
Case
Antec One ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply
Corsair 430W ATX12V
Optical Drive
LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

CTurbo said:
Here it is one more time

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

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($57.78 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $554.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 00:39 EDT-0400)


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April 21, 2014 9:44:40 PM

No it's not better. What is you absolute maximum budget?
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April 21, 2014 9:46:29 PM

$550 or 570 at the max

CTurbo said:
No it's not better. What is you absolute maximum budget?


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April 21, 2014 9:47:20 PM

What's the problem with the build above? Also I wanted 8GB ram.

CTurbo said:
No it's not better. What is you absolute maximum budget?


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April 21, 2014 9:51:06 PM

But 4GB is plenty for now. You can add more RAM at any time later. It's quick and easy. You shouldn't get a terrible motherboard just to be able to get 8GB of RAM. But if you insist, this is the best I can do with 8GB of RAM.

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

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($57.78 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($59.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $555.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 00:50 EDT-0400)
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April 21, 2014 9:53:48 PM

With the "bad motherboard" would it affect my gaming? Because thats what i mostly will use this computer for.

CTurbo said:
But 4GB is plenty for now. You can add more RAM at any time later. It's quick and easy. You shouldn't get a terrible motherboard just to be able to get 8GB of RAM. But if you insist, this is the best I can do with 8GB of RAM.

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

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($57.78 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($59.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $555.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 00:50 EDT-0400)


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April 21, 2014 9:58:02 PM

Is this build good?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3wcBc
CPU
AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core
Motherboard
MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2
Memory
PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage
Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB
Case
Antec One ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply
Corsair 430W ATX12V
Optical Drive
LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)

CTurbo said:
But 4GB is plenty for now. You can add more RAM at any time later. It's quick and easy. You shouldn't get a terrible motherboard just to be able to get 8GB of RAM. But if you insist, this is the best I can do with 8GB of RAM.

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

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($84.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($57.78 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Optima 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($59.50 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 500GB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($33.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $555.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-22 00:50 EDT-0400)


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April 21, 2014 10:06:22 PM

Yes bad motherboards affect everything. Performance, reliabilty, and longevity
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April 21, 2014 10:07:35 PM

I see, so is the build above good?
CTurbo said:
Yes bad motherboards affect everything. Performance, reliabilty, and longevity


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April 21, 2014 10:09:48 PM

Yes it is really good for the money
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April 21, 2014 10:12:02 PM

Thank you for all the help!

CTurbo said:
Yes it is really good for the money


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