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Please rate/help with my custom build Budget Gaming PC- Budget of 600

I am trying to build a gaming PC that can stream on twitch.tv with tolerable FPS, and maintain 60 fps in World of Warcraft. Other games I play are random steam games, hearthstone, League of Legends, emulators for Nintendo.


My set up

GPU- r9 270x Radeon Newegg- 179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202050

CPU-
://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286&cm_re=fx_cpu-_-19-113-286-_-Product 119

OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284&cm_re=fx_processors-_-19-113-284-_-Product 169.99

Motherboard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128696&cm_re=MINI_ITX_MOTHERBOARD-_-13-128-696-_-Product 34.99

RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0RN-0001-00006 79.99

OR

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600mHz-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1407675194&sr=1-8&keywords=ddr3+ram 86.53


Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147123&cm_re=rosewill_case-_-11-147-123-_-Product 25
OR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153&cm_re=gaming_case-_-11-147-153-_-Product 45 after rebate

Cpu cooler-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 34.99

hardrive- 59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339&cm_re=1tb_harddrive-_-22-236-339-_-Product

power supply unit- http://www.amazon.com/Sentey%C2%AE-Bxp600-ps-Bearing-Efficiency-Protection/dp/B00JGUR84Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407677740&sr=8-2&keywords=550+watt+psu 25

thermal paste- 10

optical drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= 20.00


Please tell me if choosing the more expensive CPU is worth it that I have listed above, as well as the Case. Especially for streaming. Also, is my motherboard good enough? Is a CPU cooler required with this set up?

Really need your help before I finalize my decisions. Thanks.
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  1. Korey72590 said:
    I am trying to build a gaming PC that can stream on twitch.tv with tolerable FPS, and maintain 60 fps in World of Warcraft. Other games I play are random steam games, hearthstone, League of Legends, emulators for Nintendo.


    My set up

    GPU- r9 270x Radeon Newegg- 179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202050

    CPU-
    ://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113286&cm_re=fx_cpu-_-19-113-286-_-Product 119

    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284&cm_re=fx_processors-_-19-113-284-_-Product 169.99

    Motherboard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128696&cm_re=MINI_ITX_MOTHERBOARD-_-13-128-696-_-Product 34.99

    RAM- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=0RN-0001-00006 79.99

    OR

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600mHz-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B/dp/B004QBUL1C/ref=sr_1_8?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1407675194&sr=1-8&keywords=ddr3+ram 86.53


    Case- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147123&cm_re=rosewill_case-_-11-147-123-_-Product 25
    OR

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153&cm_re=gaming_case-_-11-147-153-_-Product 45 after rebate

    Cpu cooler-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 34.99

    hardrive- 59.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339&cm_re=1tb_harddrive-_-22-236-339-_-Product

    power supply unit- http://www.amazon.com/Sentey%C2%AE-Bxp600-ps-Bearing-Efficiency-Protection/dp/B00JGUR84Q/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1407677740&sr=8-2&keywords=550+watt+psu 25

    thermal paste- 10

    optical drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= 20.00


    Please tell me if choosing the more expensive CPU is worth it that I have listed above, as well as the Case. Especially for streaming. Also, is my motherboard good enough? Is a CPU cooler required with this set up?

    Really need your help before I finalize my decisions. Thanks.


    y u no pc part picker!!!!
  2. use PCpartpicker to pick out the best available deals on parts as well as check incompatibilities. your motherboard & CPU are incompatible. you are looking for an AM3+ motherboard if you wanna go with any of those FX CPUs.

    NO reason to go with an FX-8350 when you can get a 8320 for much, MUCH less. DO NOT skimp on the quality of the PSU lest you want to burn that whole $600+ away in the event it might blow up.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($164.80 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $609.44
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 00:01 EDT-0400

    if you got a USB thumb drive, use that to install your OS. plenty of guides out there & it worked for me. that should save you some on the optical drive if you're not going to use it a lot.. consider an FX-6300 as well if you wanna save a bit more. other options to saving money is to skip the the hyper 212 EVO & use the stock cooler, noisy as they apparently are, for the time being.

    performance-wise, should give you acceptable frame rate in games, with some compromises. no guarantees on emulators though; all comes down to compatibility, & they do benefit from a strong CPU like an i5.
  3. Hazle said:
    use PCpartpicker to pick out the best available deals on parts as well as check incompatibilities. your motherboard & CPU are incompatible. you are looking for an AM3+ motherboard if you wanna go with any of those FX CPUs.

    NO reason to go with an FX-8350 when you can get a 8320 for much, MUCH less. DO NOT skimp on the quality of the PSU lest you want to burn that whole $600+ away in the event it might blow up.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($164.80 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $609.44
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 00:01 EDT-0400

    if you got a USB thumb drive, use that to install your OS. plenty of guides out there & it worked for me. that should save you some on the optical drive if you're not going to use it a lot.. consider an FX-6300 as well if you wanna save a bit more. other options to saving money is to skip the the hyper 212 EVO & use the stock cooler, noisy as they apparently are, for the time being.

    performance-wise, should give you acceptable frame rate in games, with some compromises. no guarantees on emulators though; all comes down to compatibility, & they do benefit from a strong CPU like an i5.


    Is the performance of the FX 8320 alot diff than fx 8350? I heard streaming needs a decent CPU.

    Ya, so I can exclude both the cooler and optical drive for now. I just download all of my games.

    That case you chose, is there a specific reason? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153&cm_re=gaming_case-_-11-147-153-_-Product is the same price, and has better reviews. Can I buy this one instead and still be okay?

    Also will this computer/motherboard beable to handle 16gb ddr3 ram?
  4. The fx 8350 is basically a factory overclocked 8320. You really don't want to skimp that much on a case. Rise will is a mediocre brand corsair is overpriced. I would go for the cooler master n200 or n400 depending if you want to go microatx or mid tower. And yes the motherboard supports 16gb of ram if you buy 8 GB sticks.
  5. That's a micro atx board, won't let you crossfire btw
  6. legend001523 said:
    That's a micro atx board, won't let you crossfire btw


    How is this a Micro atx? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Is the one I linked above mediocre compared to a Cool Master n400?
  7. Korey72590 said:
    legend001523 said:
    That's a micro atx board, won't let you crossfire btw


    How is this a Micro atx? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    Is the one I linked above mediocre compared to a Cool Master n400?


    cause it says it's a micro atx board I have no experience with either case sorry. I can help you find a good mid tower case for 100 dollars doe
  8. the 8350 is just an 8320 with an additional 0.5ghz clock speed, something you can add yourself without having to spend an extra $40-50. the FX CPU's aren't difficult to overclock well above 4.2ghz (with the right motherboard & CPU cooler, if you're considering).

    if you are skipping the optical drive, make sure you look into some guides to install windows via an 8GB (if i recall) USB thumb drive. i'd consider keeping the CPU cooler if you could, AMD's stock cooler being apparently loud i hear.

    no real good reason for the case, except for being slightly cheaper than the Rosewill you linked & more to my personal, objective taste. change it if you feel like it.

    last i checked, streaming is more CPU intensive than memory intensive, so unless you're also doing rendering work of some kind, i'd stick with 2x4GB for gaming+streaming.

    Quote:
    That's a micro atx board, won't let you crossfire btw


    considering his first choice was an mITX board + his limited budget, i doubt he's looking to CF.
  9. Best answer
    Hazle said:
    the 8350 is just an 8320 with an additional 0.5ghz clock speed, something you can add yourself without having to spend an extra $40-50. the FX CPU's aren't difficult to overclock well above 4.2ghz (with the right motherboard & CPU cooler, if you're considering).

    if you are skipping the optical drive, make sure you look into some guides to install windows via an 8GB (if i recall) USB thumb drive. i'd consider keeping the CPU cooler if you could, AMD's stock cooler being apparently loud i hear.

    no real good reason for the case, except for being slightly cheaper than the Rosewill you linked & more to my personal, objective taste. change it if you feel like it.

    last i checked, streaming is more CPU intensive than memory intensive, so unless you're also doing rendering work of some kind, i'd stick with 2x4GB for gaming+streaming.

    Quote:
    That's a micro atx board, won't let you crossfire btw


    considering his first choice was an mITX board + his limited budget, i doubt he's looking to CF.


    Some people choose a matx board not knowing what the board is as they see that it's cheaper and don't look at the board size, just cause he's on a restricted budget now doesn't mean he will be in the future
  10. Both cases are alright but if you want to use the same case later on, the cooler master would be the choice as the rosewill IMO is kindaa temporary case
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