Need build review Tags: Homebuilt Systems Last response: July 27, 2012 7:48 PM in Systems Share bwall244 July 27, 2012 3:50:47 PM Think I have it about narrowed down but I could use advice on tweaks before i click the button. Need to stay with this budget or less. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d8k0 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d8k0/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/d8k0/benchmarks/ CPU: AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ CompUSA) Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: MSI GeForce GT 520 2GB Video Card ($56.99 @ NCIX US) Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.50 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg) Total: $554.43 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-27 11:48 EDT-0400) More about : build review Shockattackr July 27, 2012 4:05:52 PM Why the 8 core? To be honest thats like using the i7 3770k for gaming m 0 l bwall244 July 27, 2012 4:10:13 PM Not going to be used for any gaming. Personally I would like the i5-2500k but don't want to bump the budget for this build that far. m 0 l Related resources Need suggestions / Review my build - Forum PC Build Review (2nd Computer, need thorough input) - Forum New Build ($1600) Need Review - Forum i need a review on a computer build - Forum Need advice and review for build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Shockattackr July 27, 2012 4:11:25 PM if its not gonna be used for gaming or anything downgrade the Processor to the FX-4100 save your self 50$ m 0 l bwall244 July 27, 2012 4:17:30 PM thanks for the heads up, outside of that how does everything else look? m 0 l Shockattackr July 27, 2012 4:21:05 PM looks nice, but if you are not on a budget i would say upgrade your psu to a 650watt, and change out your VGA card, from a 520 to maybe a 560ti m 0 l Ajwork July 27, 2012 7:48:07 PM Then what do you plan on doing with this Computer? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved£700/$1200 Build review needed! Forum SolvedMini-ITX Build in Need of a Review. Forum SolvedGaming Build: FINAL REVIEW! Really Need Help! Forum SolvedNeed Help with First Gaming Build. REVIEW PLEASE. Forum SolvedNeed a review on this DIY build. Forum SolvedReview My Gaming Build. Need Feedback. Forum SolvedAdvice Needed: Looking to buy a new build, please review my choices. Forum SolvedNeed Review of Possible Build Forum SolvedNew Gaming Build - In need of Review Forum SolvedPotential Build, Need Review Forum Build Review need feedback Forum SolvedNeed build review Forum SolvedBuild in need of review Forum SolvedNeed a few recommendations and review of my build please Forum SolvedBuild Ready to go, in need of review (Gaming, ~$1300) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !