System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, storage, school, watching movies, surfing the internet
Are you buying a monitor: No
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Location: San Diego, CA, United States
Parts Preferences: amd
SLI or Crossfire: No
Additional Comments: I have a budget of $500, but maybe I can stretch it to $600. I want to use this to play games and store a lot of stuff that I have on my netbook, so a 1tb hard drive is a must. I'm an engineering student and I use software such as Solid Works and CATIA and want it to run it properly. And yeah, also movies.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have an asus 1215t and since I bought it two years ago I kinda moved away from pc gaming because... well, I can't play anything on this computer. I'm having some money coming my way so I want to invest it in a good computer... mostly because of The Elder Scrolls Online. I already have a monitor and OS, I just need the tower.
Thanks a lot for your time. It's my first time posting here... so I hope I did it right.
I suggest against using any CX-430 in such a system as these. Their bad caps are worrisome for a system with both a 7850 and an FX-6300. Going a little cheaper in the case would be adequate (such as done to a Challenger or a Redbone) to get a more reliable PSU such as an Antec VP-450, an Antec BP-430.
I just wish Corsair would be less confusing about the model numbers (what, they can't change it to CX431 and 432? it was bad enough juggling 430 V1 and 430 V2, especially since they seem to like hiding the model version number).
Wow this looks amazing!
I think I will go mad with this setup. My screen resolution es 1366x768, but I think I'm buying a LED TV to watch movies and as monitor. But it will be on the next couple of months.
Thanks a lot for your time. I'm really happy with this setup... I'm going to go for the first one.