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May 4, 2014 8:52:28 PM

I'm hoping to stay around the $600 price range for my custom gaming pc. Please look over my parts and tell me what you think. Please feel free to tell me what I should change. I'm trying to order all parts from either Amazon or Newegg and I'm going with a black/blue look. Here's the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4zpH

CPU- AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core
CPU Cooler- Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing
Motherboard- MSI A88XM-E45 Micro ATX FM2+
Memory- G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Storage- Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card- Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE
Case- Sentey GS-6010 Plus ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply- EVGA 500W ATX12V / EPS12V

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May 4, 2014 9:04:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.
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May 4, 2014 9:39:26 PM

RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?
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a c 227 4 Gaming
May 4, 2014 9:47:50 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?


It's $20 less than the GPU you posted, and right now it's the best 270 for the price. Double dissipation is simply XFX's name for its cooling system.
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May 4, 2014 9:51:24 PM

RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?


It's $20 less than the GPU you posted, and right now it's the best 270 for the price. Double dissipation is simply XFX's name for its cooling system.


The Video Card in mine comes with 2 free games so I'm going to get that one. Have you built a pc with these parts before?
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May 4, 2014 9:53:28 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?


It's $20 less than the GPU you posted, and right now it's the best 270 for the price. Double dissipation is simply XFX's name for its cooling system.


The Video Card in mine comes with 2 free games so I'm going to get that one. Have you built a pc with these parts before?


The XFX also comes with the 2 free games and costs less. I would get it in a heart beat.

I personally haven't built the exact rig I posted, but the parts in it are all solid and reliable.
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May 4, 2014 10:01:39 PM

RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?


It's $20 less than the GPU you posted, and right now it's the best 270 for the price. Double dissipation is simply XFX's name for its cooling system.


The Video Card in mine comes with 2 free games so I'm going to get that one. Have you built a pc with these parts before?


The XFX also comes with the 2 free games and costs less. I would get it in a heart beat.

I personally haven't built the exact rig I posted, but the parts in it are all solid and reliable.


Well, the XFX is $199 ($20 more) on NewEgg, which is the site giving the free games...
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May 4, 2014 10:03:47 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?


It's $20 less than the GPU you posted, and right now it's the best 270 for the price. Double dissipation is simply XFX's name for its cooling system.


The Video Card in mine comes with 2 free games so I'm going to get that one. Have you built a pc with these parts before?


The XFX also comes with the 2 free games and costs less. I would get it in a heart beat.

I personally haven't built the exact rig I posted, but the parts in it are all solid and reliable.


Well, the XFX is $199 ($20 more) on NewEgg, which is the site giving the free games...


NCIX
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May 4, 2014 10:06:37 PM

RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?


It's $20 less than the GPU you posted, and right now it's the best 270 for the price. Double dissipation is simply XFX's name for its cooling system.


The Video Card in mine comes with 2 free games so I'm going to get that one. Have you built a pc with these parts before?


The XFX also comes with the 2 free games and costs less. I would get it in a heart beat.

I personally haven't built the exact rig I posted, but the parts in it are all solid and reliable.


Well, the XFX is $199 ($20 more) on NewEgg, which is the site giving the free games...


NCIX


I feel stupid... I didn't see that. Thank you sooo much! You've helped a ton!
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May 4, 2014 10:07:24 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


What is Double Dissipation? Is it worth the extra $20?


It's $20 less than the GPU you posted, and right now it's the best 270 for the price. Double dissipation is simply XFX's name for its cooling system.


The Video Card in mine comes with 2 free games so I'm going to get that one. Have you built a pc with these parts before?


The XFX also comes with the 2 free games and costs less. I would get it in a heart beat.

I personally haven't built the exact rig I posted, but the parts in it are all solid and reliable.


Well, the XFX is $199 ($20 more) on NewEgg, which is the site giving the free games...


NCIX


I feel stupid... I didn't see that. Thank you sooo much! You've helped a ton!


No problem :) 
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May 5, 2014 4:01:53 PM

RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?
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May 5, 2014 4:16:25 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?


Here's what I would go with if you want a blue scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Amazon)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 19:12 EDT-0400)

The case you picked out isn't the best quality and same goes for the mobo.

The update message you had meant you would need to update the bios to make it compatible with the CPU. Basically that means as long as the cpu is supported on the website page, you would need to download the latest bios to a usb, plug it in, and update it from the mobo menu. In anycase I still wouldn't get that motherboard.

Also that PSU may use cheap parts to compromise for the price, so if the PSU fails the whole system can be risked. It's best to invest in a decent PSU.
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May 5, 2014 4:24:00 PM

RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?


Here's what I would go with if you want a blue scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Amazon)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 19:12 EDT-0400)

The case you picked out isn't the best quality and same goes for the mobo.

The update message you had meant you would need to update the bios to make it compatible with the CPU. Basically that means as long as the cpu is supported on the website page, you would need to download the latest bios to a usb, plug it in, and update it from the mobo menu. In anycase I still wouldn't get that motherboard.

Also that PSU may use cheap parts to compromise for the price, so if the PSU fails the whole system can be risked. It's best to invest in a decent PSU.


How would you set up the fans in that case since it has no front intake?
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May 5, 2014 4:28:36 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?


Here's what I would go with if you want a blue scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Amazon)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 19:12 EDT-0400)

The case you picked out isn't the best quality and same goes for the mobo.

The update message you had meant you would need to update the bios to make it compatible with the CPU. Basically that means as long as the cpu is supported on the website page, you would need to download the latest bios to a usb, plug it in, and update it from the mobo menu. In anycase I still wouldn't get that motherboard.

Also that PSU may use cheap parts to compromise for the price, so if the PSU fails the whole system can be risked. It's best to invest in a decent PSU.


How would you set up the fans in that case since it has no front intake?


It does, here's a quote from newegg" Bottom Mounted PSU - Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation

Wire Management Support - 20mm space for a neat and easy build

Aluminum Textured Panel - Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel

Dual 120mm Front Intake - Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow

Maximum Cooling Potential - Eliminate heat by installing up to seven 120mm fans

Also fits 2 x 120/140mm fan"

Those are some of its features. The dual fans are hidden behind the front panel.

This guy has an awesome build with the same case:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/NGc
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May 5, 2014 4:34:53 PM

RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?


Here's what I would go with if you want a blue scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Amazon)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 19:12 EDT-0400)

The case you picked out isn't the best quality and same goes for the mobo.

The update message you had meant you would need to update the bios to make it compatible with the CPU. Basically that means as long as the cpu is supported on the website page, you would need to download the latest bios to a usb, plug it in, and update it from the mobo menu. In anycase I still wouldn't get that motherboard.

Also that PSU may use cheap parts to compromise for the price, so if the PSU fails the whole system can be risked. It's best to invest in a decent PSU.


How would you set up the fans in that case since it has no front intake?


It does, here's a quote from newegg" Bottom Mounted PSU - Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation

Wire Management Support - 20mm space for a neat and easy build

Aluminum Textured Panel - Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel

Dual 120mm Front Intake - Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow

Maximum Cooling Potential - Eliminate heat by installing up to seven 120mm fans

Also fits 2 x 120/140mm fan"

Those are some of its features. The dual fans are hidden behind the front panel.

This guy has an awesome build with the same case:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/NGc


Oh ok. Is this pc going to be able to handle alot? I don't play many high intensity games, but now that I'm moving off of my laptop I probably will. Do you think this will handle BattleField 4 on medium/high settings 1080p?
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May 5, 2014 4:38:13 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?


Here's what I would go with if you want a blue scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Amazon)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 19:12 EDT-0400)

The case you picked out isn't the best quality and same goes for the mobo.

The update message you had meant you would need to update the bios to make it compatible with the CPU. Basically that means as long as the cpu is supported on the website page, you would need to download the latest bios to a usb, plug it in, and update it from the mobo menu. In anycase I still wouldn't get that motherboard.

Also that PSU may use cheap parts to compromise for the price, so if the PSU fails the whole system can be risked. It's best to invest in a decent PSU.


How would you set up the fans in that case since it has no front intake?


It does, here's a quote from newegg" Bottom Mounted PSU - Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation

Wire Management Support - 20mm space for a neat and easy build

Aluminum Textured Panel - Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel

Dual 120mm Front Intake - Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow

Maximum Cooling Potential - Eliminate heat by installing up to seven 120mm fans

Also fits 2 x 120/140mm fan"

Those are some of its features. The dual fans are hidden behind the front panel.

This guy has an awesome build with the same case:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/NGc


Oh ok. Is this pc going to be able to handle alot? I don't play many high intensity games, but now that I'm moving off of my laptop I probably will. Do you think this will handle BattleField 4 on medium/high settings 1080p?


Yes it will. Here's a gameplay video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTTswT2Ovtc
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May 5, 2014 4:50:45 PM

RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?


Here's what I would go with if you want a blue scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Amazon)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 19:12 EDT-0400)

The case you picked out isn't the best quality and same goes for the mobo.

The update message you had meant you would need to update the bios to make it compatible with the CPU. Basically that means as long as the cpu is supported on the website page, you would need to download the latest bios to a usb, plug it in, and update it from the mobo menu. In anycase I still wouldn't get that motherboard.

Also that PSU may use cheap parts to compromise for the price, so if the PSU fails the whole system can be risked. It's best to invest in a decent PSU.


How would you set up the fans in that case since it has no front intake?


It does, here's a quote from newegg" Bottom Mounted PSU - Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation

Wire Management Support - 20mm space for a neat and easy build

Aluminum Textured Panel - Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel

Dual 120mm Front Intake - Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow

Maximum Cooling Potential - Eliminate heat by installing up to seven 120mm fans

Also fits 2 x 120/140mm fan"

Those are some of its features. The dual fans are hidden behind the front panel.

This guy has an awesome build with the same case:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/NGc


Oh ok. Is this pc going to be able to handle alot? I don't play many high intensity games, but now that I'm moving off of my laptop I probably will. Do you think this will handle BattleField 4 on medium/high settings 1080p?


Yes it will. Here's a gameplay video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTTswT2Ovtc


Ok one more question... Is it more important to have or intake or exhaust for cooling? How would you set up those fans in that case?
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May 5, 2014 6:02:40 PM

jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
jake135 said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $591.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 00:03 EDT-0400)

Uses different sites, but now you've got a build with an upgrade path.


How is this? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jake13535/saved/4xJR I really like the MSI motherboards, except, this issue pops up for this build: *Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.* Is this ok? And can I use this 500w psu?


Here's what I would go with if you want a blue scheme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Amazon)
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 ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($2.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $584.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-05 19:12 EDT-0400)

The case you picked out isn't the best quality and same goes for the mobo.

The update message you had meant you would need to update the bios to make it compatible with the CPU. Basically that means as long as the cpu is supported on the website page, you would need to download the latest bios to a usb, plug it in, and update it from the mobo menu. In anycase I still wouldn't get that motherboard.

Also that PSU may use cheap parts to compromise for the price, so if the PSU fails the whole system can be risked. It's best to invest in a decent PSU.


How would you set up the fans in that case since it has no front intake?


It does, here's a quote from newegg" Bottom Mounted PSU - Positioned for the most effective PSU ventilation

Wire Management Support - 20mm space for a neat and easy build

Aluminum Textured Panel - Accents the chassis for a clean, modern look and feel

Dual 120mm Front Intake - Takes advantage of front facing HDD bays for excellent airflow

Maximum Cooling Potential - Eliminate heat by installing up to seven 120mm fans

Also fits 2 x 120/140mm fan"

Those are some of its features. The dual fans are hidden behind the front panel.

This guy has an awesome build with the same case:

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/NGc


Oh ok. Is this pc going to be able to handle alot? I don't play many high intensity games, but now that I'm moving off of my laptop I probably will. Do you think this will handle BattleField 4 on medium/high settings 1080p?


Yes it will. Here's a gameplay video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTTswT2Ovtc


Ok one more question... Is it more important to have or intake or exhaust for cooling? How would you set up those fans in that case?


I'd set it up with one or two fans in the front panel of the case and one fan at the rear.
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