Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

First build under 500.

Tags:
  • Build
  • Systems
  • Product
Last response: in Systems
Share
October 22, 2012 4:27:57 PM

Ok, i was recommended the build below earlier in the month and have decided to roll with it. I have bought the case so far and will continue purchasing everything else over the next month. Any further critque or advice before i continue purchasing would be awesome. The system will be used for casual gaming (LOTRO, DIABLO3, Witcher2, SKYRIM), movies, browsing, and a little bit of multitasking etc. Thanks for all the help guys.




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

CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ NCIX US)

Motherboard: ASRock 970 PRO3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $488.49

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Note: Cost is $538 before rebates.

More about : build 500

October 22, 2012 4:47:03 PM

Can you try to get an SSD too? It will really really help your gaming performance, especially in games that read the HDD alot (mmorpg for example).

Also you need a cooler for your CPU.
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 6:17:31 PM

If you don't plan to overclock, the stock cooler is fine. It keeps my 965BE at 45 degrees at 3.6 ghz under load.
m
0
l
Related resources
October 22, 2012 6:51:23 PM

Any recommendations for a cheap SSD that i can look into?
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 7:13:11 PM

That will serve you extremely well. Can I suggest a XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler have a look. 19..99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

as good as a cooler master hyper 212 but 10 dollars cheaper.. just make sure you have a full sized case and that will be all the cooling that chip could ever require to get to 4ghz providing it is a good chip and the motherboard can hanle it (it can)
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 7:50:07 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($74.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $481.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 7:59:44 PM

ScrewySqrl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A75M-DGS Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 6670 1GB Video Card ($74.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $481.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)



The 7850 will blow the a10 5800k/6670 xfire out of the water... Bad... Realy bad...


Anyways, stick with your build, OP, but you need at least a 500w psu for your 7850.
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 8:05:38 PM

bawchicawawa said:
The 7850 will blow the a10 5800k/6670 xfire out of the water... Bad... Realy bad...


Anyways, stick with your build, OP, but you need at least a 500w psu for your 7850.



+1 Corssfire Trinity...SMH

The CX 430 has some issues & is kind of weak on the 12V rail, bump up to a solid 450 or 500 Watt PSU and your build is good to go.
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 8:18:27 PM

Your build is solid as is, you don't need to swap a single part.

There is no practical way to fit an ssd into the build without taking a *serious* game performance hit (unless you live near a microcenter)

The CX 430 won't even break a sweat on your system. It has a *strong* 12v rail, esp for a 430w PSU. 32A 12v = 384w. You don't need any more PSU at all for your card.

The 7850 uses 100 watts at absolute maximum. 125w for 965, and ~50w more for northbridge, etc. You still have 100w headroom on the rail.

enjoy!
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 8:47:13 PM

quilciri is right, the 7850 uses 101W at peak 100% usage. Also the first version of the CX430's did have issues but the OP is getting the V2 (oversight on my part) which is a definite contender especially at that price. I got schooled.
m
0
l
October 22, 2012 9:37:26 PM

Thanks guys for all of the help! Very much appreciated.
m
0
l
October 23, 2012 12:38:37 AM

(wrong thread)
m
0
l
!