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February 22, 2013 5:37:01 AM

I was going to buy this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... but ended up deciding to build my own PC for the same price of 600$.

Here's my 600$ build http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ , Few things to note , I did not include the ram or Storage device since I already own a brand new caviar black HDD that I purchased a month ago but never used and the mobo comes with a free 8gig corsair ram deal if you purchase from newegg which saved me 50$. Also, I didn't need to purchase an OS either. all together that saved me 250$.

Also, I have no idea about computers, I was just building around the i5 2500k since a lot of people recommended it over the fx-4100, As for the motherboard it came with free ram, Otherwise purchasing the ram separately would have put me over my 600$ budget. Overall this build looks decent to me and it sure as hell beats the specs I have right now.

I'm happy with the build however one thing I noticed is that there's always that more experienced computer builder who can do better for the price, So my question is , Is my build solid or could it have been better for the price range of 600$?. Oh and the total on newegg was 598$. Forgot to mention this but I have an optical drive already as well.

Edit: My friend mentioned having two 4gig ram sticks would better than having one single 8gig ram stick.. Is this true or not?

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February 22, 2013 5:57:15 AM

Your PC Parts list is broken. Gives me a link to build a new one from ground up
February 22, 2013 6:03:58 AM

Rockdpm said:
Your PC Parts list is broken. Gives me a link to build a new one from ground up

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/F8WP

Build is -

i5 2500k intel processor - 220$

HD 7770 GHZ edition - 115$

Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard - 120$

500w corsair psu bronze certified - 60$

apex PCV-588 Mid tower case - 40$.

Total - 598$
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February 22, 2013 6:08:17 AM

true, two sticks is kinda better.
i'm guessing this is gaming pc?
February 22, 2013 6:16:20 AM

Yeah. I just want a decent rig. My current computer specs are trash.

Amd athlon 64 x2 @ 2.3ghz

HD 6450 1G DDR3 GPU

DDR2 RAM with 3gigs in use.

and some crappy mobo.

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February 22, 2013 6:41:56 AM
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Get this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock N68C-GS FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $449.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 03:41 EST-0500)

I got you a better buld than an i5-2500k with a 7770... -___-

The motherboard is cheap but motherboard doesn't affect performance.
February 22, 2013 8:12:07 AM

cutebeans said:
Get this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock N68C-GS FX Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $449.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-22 03:41 EST-0500)

I got you a better buld than an i5-2500k with a 7770... -___-

The motherboard is cheap but motherboard doesn't affect performance.
Dang, I already purchased my build :pfff:  . On the bright side I can probably upgrade the GPU within a few months , I think it'll be worth the wait since I read a lot of post saying amd is inferior to intel when it comes to gaming. If I hadn't purchased already I would have definitely used your build! Anyways, thanks for the build I'll be using it soon when I build my little brother a budget computer :D .
February 22, 2013 8:12:50 AM

Best answer selected by Glutting.
February 22, 2013 2:36:59 PM

Glutting said:
Dang, I already purchased my build :pfff:  . On the bright side I can probably upgrade the GPU within a few months , I think it'll be worth the wait since I read a lot of post saying amd is inferior to intel when it comes to gaming. If I hadn't purchased already I would have definitely used your build! Anyways, thanks for the build I'll be using it soon when I build my little brother a budget computer :D .

your build is way better. I5 2500K is way better in gaming than a 6300. I had the 6100 back in the day and went back to Phenom I disliked it so much. Just upgrade your graphics card and you will be fine
February 22, 2013 6:01:39 PM

Yeah. Plus, The gpu is much easier to upgrade and install, Where as the cpu not so much :non:  ( at least for me). Overall I do like his/her budget build :) .
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