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Budget gaming build (FX4300/ Radeon 7870)

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November 27, 2012 4:10:47 PM

Hi,

How would you rate this build for a pure gaming PC with budget around $600?
any suggestions or recommendations are welcome.

things to consider.. i don't care for 2 GPU's, nor OC'ing at least not for now..i'm a noob
i already have a case and a HDD

Mobo: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3 AMD 970 $100
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681315726...

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 $250
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681410298...

PSU: RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W $65
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681715204...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911328...

CPU: AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz $129
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911328...

SSD: $100
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682022623...

(considering to leave SSD out cause i dont mind the loading times in games)

thankyou
a b B Homebuilt system
a c 302 4 Gaming
November 27, 2012 4:14:40 PM

Looks fine. I would try to get a fx63000. Also, do not get a raidmax psu. Stick with brands like antec, xfx, seasonic, corsair.
November 27, 2012 5:00:29 PM

tiny voices said:
Looks fine. I would try to get a fx63000. Also, do not get a raidmax psu. Stick with brands like antec, xfx, seasonic, corsair.


thanks for the info. i will look for another PSU from one of those brands.

May i ask why you would get an fx6300?. I read that gaming does not usually make use of the extra cores on a cpu.

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December 26, 2012 6:24:39 PM

i reckon just get the fx 4300 because games only use 2/4 cores and im getting the fx 4300 cpu also
December 26, 2012 6:49:38 PM

Takroe said:
Hi,

How would you rate this build for a pure gaming PC with budget around $600?
any suggestions or recommendations are welcome.

things to consider.. i don't care for 2 GPU's, nor OC'ing at least not for now..i'm a noob
i already have a case and a HDD

Mobo: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 AM3 AMD 970 $100
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681315726...

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 $250
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681410298...

PSU: RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W $65
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681715204...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911328...

CPU: AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz $129
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911328...

SSD: $100
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682022623...

(considering to leave SSD out cause i dont mind the loading times in games)

thankyou


I'd suggest getting something like this instead of the AMD build since you are not interested in overclocking..

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ugU0
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ugU0/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ugU0/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($231.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $576.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-26 15:48 EST-0500)
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