First time building gaming computer under 600$

What you guys think, or is there something better for gaming? I'm planning on hooking this up to a 70" tv and possibly using it for rendering videos and playing random games on high settings. I really don't know much about motherboards but if it helps you guys i really don't care for the other outputs other than HDMI honestly.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3RHW3
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  1. It really hasn't got enough grunt for serious video editing. Or playing games at high settings.

    Watch Dogs - http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=4546&game=Watch%20Dogs - just to give you a jolt. Not that we believe everything we read. But that's where games seem to be heading.

    TV's don't work real well - crap response times

    Google 'Tom's $600 build' and see if you see anything you like.
  2. This has a better everything

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $599.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 02:04 EDT-0400)


    or


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

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $604.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 02:07 EDT-0400)
  3. Looks like a good budget build. That mobo is fine btw. gigabyte makes excellent boards.

    Id get a cheaper case and hdd and get a better GPU though..
  4. i7Baby said:
    It really hasn't got enough grunt for serious video editing. Or playing games at high settings.

    Watch Dogs - http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=4546&game=Watch%20Dogs - just to give you a jolt. Not that we believe everything we read. But that's where games seem to be heading.

    TV's don't work real well - crap response times

    Google 'Tom's $600 build' and see if you see anything you like.

    I have an xbox one a lot of the big games I'll be playing it on that. I'm new to video editing and right now I have th first surface pro addition which specs are a lot lower than the build I made and I've been video editing on this one so I don't know if this build would make a difference.
    CTurbo said:
    This has a better everything

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

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB PCS+ Video Card ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $599.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 02:04 EDT-0400)


    or


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

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($57.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $604.14
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 02:07 EDT-0400)

    I really like your builds but why only 4gb ram memory on your first one?
    Anonymous said:
    Looks like a good budget build. That mobo is fine btw. gigabyte makes excellent boards.

    Id get a cheaper case and hdd and get a better GPU though..

    Do you know which GPU would be better?
  5. The 280 is better than the 270x
  6. CTurbo said:
    The 280 is better than the 270x


    I understand that part but why only 4gb and not 8gb like your second build?
  7. " I'm new to video editing and right now I have the first surface pro addition which specs are a lot lower than the build I made and I've been video editing on this one so I don't know if this build would make a difference."

    I do video editing on my pc - X79, 6 core i7, 16GB 2133 ram
  8. i7Baby said:
    " I'm new to video editing and right now I have the first surface pro addition which specs are a lot lower than the build I made and I've been video editing on this one so I don't know if this build would make a difference."

    I do video editing on my pc - X79, 6 core i7, 16GB 2133 ram


    Dude that's nuts, everything must run smooth for you.
  9. Mines a mid-level pc for video editing. Games are easy though.
  10. You can overclock the R9 270X to reach R9 280 level easily but you can also overclock R9 280 to around R9 280X level. I'd go with the R9 280 if you could afford it.

    Your CPU is letting you down a little and the PSU is budget level and not the best, but it should be fine. You should upgrade those two parts soon though, if you choose to buy them.
  11. Icaraeus said:
    You can overclock the R9 270X to reach R9 280 level easily but you can also overclock R9 280 to around R9 280X level. I'd go with the R9 280 if you could afford it.


    I don't know anything about overclocking.
  12. Even if you choose not to overclock, which is basically pushing your parts beyond stock speeds so that it runs faster, the R9 280 is better as it's faster and has 1 GB more VRAM. Currently basically all games use up to/less than 2GB VRAM, with the exception of Watch Dogs. Games will demand more and more as time goes on so if you want your GPU to last more than 2 years get the R9 280.
  13. Icaraeus said:
    You can overclock the R9 270X to reach R9 280 level easily but you can also overclock R9 280 to around R9 280X level. I'd go with the R9 280 if you could afford it.

    Your CPU is letting you down a little and the PSU is budget level and not the best, but it should be fine. You should upgrade those two parts soon though, if you choose to buy them.


    The reason I use this CPU over others is because it's benchmark is similar to intel core i5 processor only slight less less powerful but around 90 dollars cheaper. I just want to know as my first time building my own computer if this is worth it rather than just buying one already pre-built at walmart, like this one
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/CyberpowerPC-Black-Gamer-Ultra-GUA250-Desktop-PC-with-AMD-Quad-Core-FX-4300-Processor-8GB-Memory-1TB-Hard-Drive-and-Windows-7-Home-Premium-Monitor/17811825
  14. Corsair Builder PSU's aren't too good a quality. They're alright for very cheap PCs, but you could do better. Corsair HX/AX/TX, Seasonic and Antec PSUs are the best PSUs you can buy and will last a very long time. You can't just rely on benchmarks. Intel CPUs have 2x better per-core performance when comparing to AMD CPUs (where you should get an 8 core CPU if you choose AMD). As a result, Intel i5 CPUs generally wipe the floor with AMD quad-core CPUs.
  15. Ok, I think this might be it: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3RLAC
  16. Icaraeus said:
    Corsair Builder PSU's aren't too good a quality. They're alright for very cheap PCs, but you could do better. Corsair HX/AX/TX, Seasonic and Antec PSUs are the best PSUs you can buy and will last a very long time. You can't just rely on benchmarks. Intel CPUs have 2x better per-core performance when comparing to AMD CPUs (where you should get an 8 core CPU if you choose AMD). As a result, Intel i5 CPUs generally wipe the floor with AMD quad-core CPUs.


    I'm trying to stay under the 600 dollar range 499-599.. if I follow what you say I might end up with this:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3RLI0
  17. Guys if anyone has an answer, I'm trying to purchase as soon as possible, here is another build:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3RRRc
  18. Almost 100 dollars cheaper... I think I might end up with this... the SSD is so that I can boot up faster then the 1TB is for other stuff.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3RSYP
    Opinions, critics?...
  19. Sorry I like my two builds the best still. There is NO way I would get the A8, and the FX6300 is old and outdated now IMO.


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    I understand that part but why only 4gb and not 8gb like your second build?



    I sacrificed some RAM in order to fit in an i5. You could always add more RAM later when you got more money.


    That 32GB ssd is not going to be very helpful to you, and you can get better video cards for the same price as that 7770.
  20. I'm trying to get around 20-40 dollars cheaper than your build as good as it is. And why would SSD isn't much use?
  21. I will most likely go for this.. going to purchase soon unless anyone knows better for around similar price:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3RVeM
  22. That's probably as good as you'll get for $500. If you can afford it, get a 990FX chipset motherboard though.
  23. Quote:
    I'm trying to get around 20-40 dollars cheaper than your build as good as it is. And why would SSD isn't much use?



    Ah you should have said that. A 32GB ssd is too small for any use other than as a caching drive. You need 64GB at the very minimum for windows and really 120GB is recommended.

    Give me sec and I'll see about making it about $20 cheaper
  24. I recommend the i3 4130 or better over the FX6300 because it will perform better in most games and it offers a far better upgrade path. The Entire FX lineup is outdated now, and I can no longer recommend any of them.


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

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.33 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $583.67
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 21:56 EDT-0400)


    and if you need it even cheaper, even this would be a lot better than a FX6300 + HD7770

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g2LZFT
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g2LZFT/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/g2LZFT/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D2V Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.33 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $468.71
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 22:01 EDT-0400)
  25. If you want a compromise between editing and gaming:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.03 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Enermax ECA3253-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($32.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($33.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $553.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 22:16 EDT-0400)
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