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800$ budget build

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February 21, 2013 3:30:34 PM

This is my pc build for about 700-800$

CPU: AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor - 140$

GPU: ASUS HD7770-2GD5 Radeon HD 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - 160$

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W Modular Gaming 80Plus Bronze Power Supply - 100$

Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - 80$

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard - 140$

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) - 50$

Optical Drive: LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Internal 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Model IHAS324 - 25$

Case: ZALMAN Z9 Plus Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 60$

TOTAL: 755$

Notes: i know the PSU is a little much but i want it because it will make it easier to upgrade other parts in the future.

thats pretty much my computer, tell me what you guys think.

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February 21, 2013 3:47:39 PM

I see no problems with this build except for psu.
Because 750w is too much and you would need so much only if you add second videocard later. What you need is reliable brand psu from antec/corsair/xfx/silverstone. 550w should be enough. at least 80+ bronze quality
so, another psu will come cheaper and i'm strongly recommending to put more money into videocard (my guess is you're building gaming pc?) Radeon 7850 will be a noticeable improvemnt over 7770 for not so much money. If you still come up short, you can get cheaper motherboard of 970 chipset, because frankly, 140$ for mobo is too much. I see no benefit for usual user in getting mobo that costs more that ~ 120$
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February 21, 2013 3:50:59 PM

Alright thanks for the information!
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February 21, 2013 5:12:10 PM

You could get much better gaming performance for that amount of money. Assuming the build is just for gaming, this would be a lot better. (And cheaper)

Intel Core i3-3220
2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600Mhz 1.5v
ASRock B75 PRO3
Gigabyte HD 7850 2GB
500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
Corsair CX-500 500W
Zalman Z9 Plus
LG DVD Burner

Total - $649.92

Much better gaming performance for less cash. You only really need like 350-400W+ for that build so 500W is plenty.

EDIT: Here are some links to back that up

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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