i was about build pc about 700$ (Core I5) but for some reasons and problems my budget now is 420$ (for case component only) , i will list my needs:
1- gaming pc (can run anything as possible as it can)
2-i am in college and need running heavy programs like (OrCAD , MatLab , VisualStudio ....etc) so i need something work with me fine with this program cuz i missed many courses due to my currently slow ( very much) pc.
3-best quality and live as much as it can
4-work in heavy duty (24 hours cuz i am share with my bro's) ...(optional)
5-can be used for do overclocking in the future (optional)
and for components i will try more specific:
1- cpu intel (preferred) and if go for AMD need provide me suitable Mobo
2-for Rams i will go to DDR3 KS hyper (1600 MHZ)
3- for mobo i used ASUS but due to have bad reputations so i will go to Gigabyte (i can go for Gigabyte or Asus Only if other list it) ....(i suggest H61)
4-i need a powerful VGA card (i preferred Nevidia , if ATI best may u tell me reasons)
5- for HDD i will go for WD 1TB (suggest me a good model)
6- for case it depend how much left (may i will use cheap one or get a suitable one to provide a good power and make system stability)
For heavy programs, an i3 wont keep up.. So i chose a fx-6300. This is basically your best bet for a $420 budget. Since you are in college, you should be able to pick up windows for cheap/free. Use the 6300 integrated gpu and later down the road you can purchase a 7870 and you will have a fine gaming rig!
but ..... i dont know ... i want feel safety with bought this processor ....i used Intel and works great ....and i just want u Convince me about this processor (Technically) , and if i used AMD processor , so i must bought ATI GPU ( i prefere goes to Nevidia)
and is seagate better than WD ???
and if i do over clocking from this mobo , it doesnt come with OC control program that in BIOS