Hey everyone. I'm brand new to building a PC. Just started researching builds today after returning an expensive desktop that didn't fit my gaming needs. Just want a system that can play modern games comfortably for about 600$. This is what I've come up with so far. I would really appreciate ideas on where i could cut corners or beef up this build.
Went with a FX6300 since it performs better than an i3 but still chepaer than a i5 (performs inbetween an i3 and i5)
You can get a cheaper HDD for $5 less but lose 500GB of storage
You can also get 1333mhz ram that is not really that much slower for $5 cheaper
Getting a quality PSU is really important. I went with a gigabyte board for its better power delviery and USB3
The 7850 2GB is really important to game for 1080p high in modern games
EDIT: from the article The new Catalyst 12.11 beta drivers delivered major performance gains in many popular games such as Battlefield 3, Borderlands 2, Civilization V, Skyrim, Sleeping Dogs and StarCraft II. While most titles ran around 10% faster depending on their settings, Battlefield 3 was 20 to 30% faster.