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 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. Related resources Need a few recommendations and review of my build please - Forum Build Ready to go, in need of review (Gaming, ~$1300) - Forum Need build review - Forum New Build , Need You Guys to Help Me Review !! - Forum Need review of $2700 custom build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Shockattackr July 27, 2012 4:11:25 PM if its not gonna be used for gaming or anything downgrade the Processor to the FX-4100 save your self 50$ bwall244 July 27, 2012 4:17:30 PM thanks for the heads up, outside of that how does everything else look? 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 Ajwork July 27, 2012 7:48:07 PM Then what do you plan on doing with this Computer? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumNEED BUILD REVIEW ForumAMD/INTEL Build : Need Review ForumNeed help please review my build and change if necessary ForumPlease review my build . Do I need anything else? ForumReview my first build ?I need advice ForumFirst Build Review /Advice [$1500] Need Monitor ForumReview my build before I buy the parts tonight please? ForumFirst build , need review (Budget Gaming) ForumNeed review of computer build (revised) Forum[SOLVED] First Build ! Need Review ($1000 All-Purpose PC) ForumReview $1200 build please ForumHow do i know that all my computer components will fit together? Forum$1600 Gaming Build, Need review, Purchasing today/tomorrow ForumNEED BUILD REVIEW ForumFirst Build Review/Advice [$1500] Need Monitor More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !