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Is this a good pc build for $600

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June 15, 2014 11:13:57 PM

Hiya I'm asking you guys if this build is the best for 600$ including the OS http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bgQLwP

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June 15, 2014 11:23:46 PM

Looks good, really like the case you have
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June 15, 2014 11:25:04 PM

Your build will explode with that Raidmax. FX-6300 is too slow unless you overclock it, and you just can't aford a good overclocking mobo and PSU on your budget.

This build is faster (yes the dual core i3 is faster than the FX-6300), more balanced, and extremely power efficient:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.40 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Belkin F9L1001 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-2012RB 1.5W 2ch Speakers ($11.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $597.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 02:22 EDT-0400

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June 15, 2014 11:29:00 PM

^ I like it, but that PSU will not give a good upgrade path. The i3 would be better for gaming, but for everyday use, I would prefer the FX-6300 for multi-tasking. Other than that, the LGA1150 is definitely a better upgrade path.

I also don't fancy the Xion XON-560 case.
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June 15, 2014 11:32:50 PM

Wow that is an interesting build. Not quite what I'd recommend. If you want to stick with the 6 core FX 6300 I would recommend upgrading the Mobo. Here is what I'd consider with the FX 6300:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Belkin F9L1001 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($9.00 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-2012RB 1.5W 2ch Speakers ($11.73 @ Amazon)
Total: $599.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 02:25 EDT-0400

* Mobo is much better, IMHO.
* RAM is good and runs at stock voltage of 1.5v @ 1600 mHz and CAS 9 timings!
* 1 TB HD for all of your needs (4x your selection for only about $20 more)
* Good Micro ATX case and a bit cheaper/smaller than the BitFenix case.
* Appropriately sized PSU (could upgrade to 500w for ~$10-15 more).

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June 15, 2014 11:34:38 PM

CX gonna melt down otherwise good build ^^
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June 15, 2014 11:36:48 PM

damric said:
CX gonna melt down otherwise good build ^^


Only if your going to go nuts on the OC on the FX 6300. I have several on pretty demanding systems and no issues at all. The CX 500 would be worth the upgrade, but just trying to fit it all in the budget :) 
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June 15, 2014 11:39:07 PM

^ I think i'll use that but keep the case I can just find a game and sell it on the street
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June 15, 2014 11:41:18 PM

You would have to go nuts on the FX-6300 to match Haswell Celeron performance.
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June 15, 2014 11:44:11 PM

damric said:
You would have to go nuts on the FX-6300 to match Haswell Celeron performance.


Multi-tasking is probably going to favor the FX 6300. The Haswells are pretty good though, so it all depends on your choice. I'm very interested in the new unlocked Pentium that is coming out though :) 
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June 15, 2014 11:49:42 PM

That Unlocked Pentium put the nail in the coffin of my Athlon 760K @5GHz...
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June 15, 2014 11:58:24 PM

damric said:
That Unlocked Pentium put the nail in the coffin of my Athlon 760K @5GHz...


I think it's Intels push to kill the budget AMD chips, IMHO. The only issue is finding a decent Mobo to OC it with that doesn't go north of $100. That would be the killer budget setup, IMHO (unlocked Pentium w/$60-80 OC'ing Mobo).
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June 16, 2014 12:18:12 AM

Thanks for the feedback coming from xbox 360 I needed some guidance and you guys did thanks so much and belive it or not I got all this from selling my games
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June 16, 2014 12:32:52 AM

TwistedGlory said:
Thanks for the feedback coming from xbox 360 I needed some guidance and you guys did thanks so much and belive it or not I got all this from selling my games


NICE! Welcome to the PC side of things. I'm pretty sure you will love the flexibility of the PC. Watch out for the Steam sales, because when you see games going for <$1 to $20 you will have to fight the urge NOT to buy :)  As a side note, you can still use controllers on PC's with Windows, like the Xbox 360 ones, so you can still have/use those controllers on games that support controllers.
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