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Would a Budget build with a FX-6300 and Radeon R9 270x produce good enough quality for modern games

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May 11, 2014 10:23:34 AM

Recently I have decided that I want to start a pc build. I have been a console gamer for a while and the pc world looks enticing. I have been researching for the past couple of days and I have come up with some specs that seems good to me. My budget is around $600 dollars without the monitor keyboard and mouse. Also I want to play all of the newer games such as BF4, Crisis, Day Z, and lower res games such as Minecraft. Right now this is what I have for my build. I'm open to any suggestions and changes to what I already have. Also I might be able to afford a little more on my budget, I'm not sure yet.

Cpu - AMD FX-6300
Graphic card - Radeon R9 270x
Ram - G.Skill 8gb (2x4) DDR3
Storage - Western Digital Caviar 500gb
Motherboard - not sure yet
Case - one that's not too expensive around $40
Power supply - not sure yet
May 11, 2014 10:28:45 AM

a 500 watt good quality power supply is adequate.

and yes, that build will play modern titles at high ultra settings at 1080p

and also the 1tb caviar black is geared for things like gaming.
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May 11, 2014 10:35:22 AM

Motherboard- Asus M5A97 R2.0, good quality and can OC a bit as well.

Case- Corsair 200R Heard they're good quality and reliable.

Power supply- XFX 550W That should be plenty for you.
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May 11, 2014 10:40:06 AM

yes you will get great results at 1080p

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X Video Card ($195.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $727.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 13:39 EDT-0400)
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May 11, 2014 11:44:24 AM

nikoli707 said:
yes you will get great results at 1080p

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($88.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X Video Card ($195.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $727.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-11 13:39 EDT-0400)


This is pretty much exactly what I was looking for. I didn't realize that 1tb of storage is a couple bucks more than 500gb. I wasn't factoring in an operating system in my cost so without that it's right around my price range, and according to the other responses, this build should be adequate for the gaming I want to do. Thanks everyone!
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