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#1 TheBeePeeper

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 05:16 PM

So I have always used the same PC ever since I was in Middle School, and I want to build a new PC.

This is the build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-4350 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($147.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba  1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB Dual-X Video Card  ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case  ($22.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $656.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-09 18:13 EDT-0400

Is this good or is my inexperience showing through this post?

#2 asmcint

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 06:40 PM

If you're going to spend around $100 for your CPU I'd say go for an FX-6300. Just slightly more than that 4350 for a bit more power. I'd also say that 16GB is a bit overkill for your build in terms of RAM. As for the video card, the R9 270X is okay, but for about the same price you can get a GTX 950 which, despite having less VRAM, is overall a slightly better performer.

Otherwise everything looks good.

#3 TheBeePeeper

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 08:28 PM

Thanks, bro. I'm a bit new to this, and the pointers help!

Edit: The changes you suggested actually made it cost less, cool!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  ($98.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($147.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba  1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($42.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case  ($22.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $633.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-09 21:59 EDT-0400

Edited by TheBeePeeper, 09 May 2016 - 08:58 PM.


#4 BeeJesus

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Posted 09 May 2016 - 09:58 PM

View Postasmcint, on 09 May 2016 - 06:40 PM, said:

If you're going to spend around $100 for your CPU I'd say go for an FX-6300. Just slightly more than that 4350 for a bit more power. I'd also say that 16GB is a bit overkill for your build in terms of RAM. As for the video card, the R9 270X is okay, but for about the same price you can get a GTX 950 which, despite having less VRAM, is overall a slightly better performer.

Otherwise everything looks good.

Although this is correct, I would also like to add that AM3+ is going *nowhere*, and you may be interested in getting a mobo with a socket that has upgrade options.

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#5 asmcint

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 07:10 AM

View PostBeeJesus, on 09 May 2016 - 09:58 PM, said:

Although this is correct, I would also like to add that AM3+ is going *nowhere*, and you may be interested in getting a mobo with a socket that has upgrade options.

Good point. If you insist on going with AMD, wait a few months for AM4 sockets and Zen CPUs to arrive.

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 05:39 PM

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Posted 10 May 2016 - 06:15 PM

Your allocation is hella weird, you're spending more on your storage than your cpu.
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Posted 10 May 2016 - 06:46 PM

View PostRkRx-Pro, on 10 May 2016 - 06:15 PM, said:

Your allocation is hella weird, you're spending more on your storage than your cpu.

This. Buy the SSD later, and get a 2tb HDD for only slightly more. Put that extra $150 into the CPU and GPU. You can always buy the SSD later and clone your OS partition over.
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