Budget gaming build (FX4300/ Radeon 7870)

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=N82E16813157262

GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 $250
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983

PSU: RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W $65
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152042

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287

CPU: AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz $129
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287

SSD: $100
www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

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

thankyou
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  1. Looks fine. I would try to get a fx63000. Also, do not get a raidmax psu. Stick with brands like antec, xfx, seasonic, corsair.
  2. 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.
  3. i reckon just get the fx 4300 because games only use 2/4 cores and im getting the fx 4300 cpu also
  4. 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=N82E16813157262

    GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 $250
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102983

    PSU: RAIDMAX Blackstone series RX-700AC 700W $65
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152042

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287

    CPU: AMD FX-4300 Vishera 3.8GHz $129
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113287

    SSD: $100
    www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236

    (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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