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February 27, 2013 4:12:49 PM

So what do you guys think I'm really trying to budget and really don't care about load time so I didn't add a SSD. I just wanna play games near high resolution. Do you see any problems with this build. What would you guys recommend I change and why. I already have operating system.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GmBM

Thanks in advance
February 27, 2013 4:24:38 PM

I would definitely look into a better psu. I would recommend something by corsair, antec, or some of the better rosewill products. Also just so you know your mobo has usb 3.0 but your case does not have usb 3.0 headers.... lastly, For that budget i think you could get a bit better of a processor like a fx 6300. Other than that looks great!
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February 27, 2013 4:32:40 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-4300 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970DE3/U3S3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $596.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-27 13:30 EST-0500)

I swapped in a faster processor, a better motherboard, a case with front USB 3 fo the same price, a less expensive version of the same video card, a less expensive power supply with a better reputation than cooler master, a bigger hard drive, and slightly less expensive ram.

this should see you with ultra settings on most games
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February 27, 2013 4:40:21 PM

Thanks buddy. nice . I'm gonna keep this open for a couple of days alllowing others to look at it.

Appreciate all the response.
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February 27, 2013 7:41:57 PM

That ATX Roswill Line Case above have really bad reviews any other case around that price that has the 3.0 usb in front.
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February 28, 2013 2:35:32 PM

ok here's my update what do you think
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzVA
case is not listed so here's a link to the case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Do you think there is any issues w/ this build. I have operating system already.

I was thinking maybe I should get the AMD fx -6300 instead of the 6100 or is the 4300 better. Is it much of a difference
The power supply is only 430W is that enough. I like that brand better although I can get the 500W Corsair but it would be more expensive and I don't like dealing w/ rebates.

Any bottlenecks in this build thanks in advance!

Also I will be using this to play wow, diablo etc. Do I really need the Hypermaster CPU cooler since the processor is not going to be overclocked. Sometimes I game for 3 hours straight to give you an idea.
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February 28, 2013 4:07:48 PM

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February 28, 2013 6:13:39 PM

See1976 said:
ok here's my update what do you think
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GzVA
case is not listed so here's a link to the case
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Do you think there is any issues w/ this build. I have operating system already.

I was thinking maybe I should get the AMD fx -6300 instead of the 6100 or is the 4300 better. Is it much of a difference
The power supply is only 430W is that enough. I like that brand better although I can get the 500W Corsair but it would be more expensive and I don't like dealing w/ rebates.

Any bottlenecks in this build thanks in advance!

Also I will be using this to play wow, diablo etc. Do I really need the Hypermaster CPU cooler since the processor is not going to be overclocked. Sometimes I game for 3 hours straight to give you an idea.


Get the 4300 or 6300 over the 6100. the difference is pretty large.

The Antec Basiq 430W will not be sufficient to run a GTX 660. Get a 500-550W 80+ Bronze PSU from Corsair, Antec, XFX, PC Power & Cooling, or Sea Sonic. Right now the Corsair model is least expensive. the Cooler is there pretty much to faciltate overclocking, because all Fx chips are overclockable.

(this old strip comes to mind)
http://www.megatokyo.com/strip/15
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