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Need help is this build good enough for what i want to do ,500-700 budget range

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June 30, 2014 3:51:18 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Olympics/saved/mpjJ7P

What i mainly want to do is , be able to play cod/bf/watchdogs/gta

and be able to stream league of legends/starcraft2

I personally dont care to much about graphics more just gameplay and fps , smoothness.

Think this builds around 500 , was wondering if i need to go more? or is it fine as is? I have a case and cd so i took those out was thinking of upgrading somewhere? If so then where.

CPU

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor
$119.97 -$5.00 $114.97 OutletPC Buy
$5.00 mail-in rebate
Motherboard

Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
$54.99 -$10.00 $44.99 Micro Center Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Memory

Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
$75.99 FREE $75.99 Amazon Buy
Storage

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$59.98 -$5.00 $54.98 OutletPC Buy
$5.00 mail-in rebate
Video Card

Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card
$209.99 -$10.00 FREE $199.99 Newegg Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply

EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply
$39.99 -$10.00 $29.99 NCIX US Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
June 30, 2014 3:54:22 PM

Looks good to me
June 30, 2014 3:59:08 PM

Is your case ATX or mATX sized? If it is ATX then I would recommend getting the Gigabyte GA97-UD3P motherboard and a CPU cooler. The G97-UD3P is a better mobo for the fx series than pretty much any other 970 mobo and the fx series stock cooler is loud and lousy so an aftermarket cooler would help keep things cool and allow for some overclocking if you want.
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June 30, 2014 4:00:06 PM

nice! thank you for the quick response, im running a walmart special that was a gift years ago when i came home from iraq :D  figured it was time for a upgrade.
June 30, 2014 4:03:36 PM

numanator said:
Is your case ATX or mATX sized? If it is ATX then I would recommend getting the Gigabyte GA97-UD3P motherboard and a CPU cooler. The G97-UD3P is a better mobo for the fx series than pretty much any other 970 mobo and the fx series stock cooler is loud and lousy so an aftermarket cooler would help keep things cool and allow for some overclocking if you want.


Not exactly sure on the sizing to be honest, it was a gift , its massive case lol. can fit a small newborn baby in it. Do i need to have a specific case to match up the motherboard?

My knowledge is limited on building pcs , watched a bunch of youtube videos on how to put everything together lol.
June 30, 2014 4:14:21 PM

Most cases are ATX sized (standard) while microATX is a smaller case. Judging from your description you shouldn't have any problems fitting an ATX sized motherboard into your case.

This is basically the change I would recommend:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $540.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

With this cpu cooler being optional but recommended if you plan to overclock in the future;

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
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