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April 22, 2014 5:27:51 PM

Ive decided that i want to make myself a gaming rig. Ive had very little experience with making my own computer and i've only gotten into this area a few months ago.

Ive researched and found a set up on a budget and i just need others to see through and tell me if im missing something or if something seems wrong with the set up. Any comments will be helpful.

CPU: AMD FX-Series FX-6300 3.5Ghz Socket AM3+ Box - costing at $120.00 NZD

GPU: Radeon HD4850 - costing at $74.00 NZD Radeon R7-250 (or R7-250X) 1gb Gddr5 $120.00

RAM: Kingston HyperX DDR3 PC12800/1600MHz CL9 XMP 2x4GB costing at $80.00NZD

Hard drive:Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 16MB 500GB Costing at $70.00 NZD WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM $60

Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 costing at $85.00NZD

Power supply:Corsair CX500M 500W costing at $59.00 NZD

Case:Silverstone RL01B $55.89

Total Cost: $579.00 NZD

I would not like to go above $650.00 NZD

Not sure what case to get for it. Also im planning on playing MMORPGs, and games such as AC, Elder scrolls games, and perhaps at one point in the future, i will use this computer for game designing etc.
Thanks.
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EDIT: I've changed a few things and also found better deals on a few of the things as well as found a case. Can you guys give any more advice on it? Is the power supply alright for it? And would I be able to OC the CPU well with that motherboard?
Thanks.

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April 22, 2014 5:40:08 PM

Newegg has a great video on how to piece together a computer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

Worth the watch if youre just starting out. Also, that GPU, while decently competent (its about as fast as a Radeon HD7750) is old and does not support DirectX 11. Unless you already have it, I would go for something newer.
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April 22, 2014 5:40:55 PM

That Radeon HD4850 is a very old, very outdated gpu.
You're much better off with something a Radeon R7 250 for $80-90 USD
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April 22, 2014 7:46:10 PM

Deemo13 said:
Newegg has a great video on how to piece together a computer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls

Worth the watch if youre just starting out. Also, that GPU, while decently competent (its about as fast as a Radeon HD7750) is old and does not support DirectX 11. Unless you already have it, I would go for something newer.


Alright thanks heaps! Il look for a newer gpu,. Is there anything else I could improve on? Or something ive missed out?
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April 22, 2014 8:12:43 PM

Looks good to me. Make sure your processor comes with a fan in the box. Sometimes when it says "box" in the name it means its just the chip. If there is a picture of the package on the website there is usually a fan then.

It most likely comes with a fan; usually Intel only does that no-box thing.
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April 24, 2014 1:19:55 AM

You'd need to get a cpu cooler to OC it.
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April 24, 2014 1:22:48 AM

Ahah! A fellow New Zealander. You have found some decent buys, I could suggest using trade me to find a cheap gpu, there are 7770's for ~120 and i saw a 7850 for $160.
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