This is my first build and I want to know what I could do to make it less expensive or even better.
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($133.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 520W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
My price range is around $650 but the graphics card and the case will be paid for. I really don't care what the case looks like. I will play games like minecraft and BF4(when it comes out so somthing that can play BF3). I might record minecraft but with any build like this that is fairly easy.
Good build to me, but of course i do have a couple of comments...
First, idk, i'm not a big fan of the PSU choice. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad at all, i just think there's better if you're willing to spend a little more. but that's always the case i suppose. plenty of power though, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. however, if you want to crossfire with that build, you'll want a bit more.
What resolution are you gaming at? that makes a big difference in what i would suggest for your GPU.