Description

Hello, welcome to my build. Before I had this I was gaming off a very bad Pentium-based Acer laptop. Well, unsurprisingly it could not handle games that I wanted to play (CS:GO, BF3, TF2) particularly well. So, I had a bit of a browse on Reddit, and asked a few know-it-all users about which parts I should choose for my build. Sorry if you see a lot of 6300-R9 270X builds on here, they are very good.

CPU- The AMD FX-6300 is both cheap and a great processor. It has slightly better performance than an i3, according to the articles I read, and is similar to an i5. I mainly picked this because of the price.

MOTHERBOARD- The Asus M5A78L-M is good for what I wanted. However, next time if I were to do this again, I would have to go for a cheaper motherboard, such as a Gigabyte one. But, that said, I probably wouldn't get USB 3 ports on a cheaper motherboard, which I use a lot.

MEMORY- Does the job. Probably should have gone for a cheaper one, now that I think of it.

STORAGE- I use the 1TB to store games and music, and is half-full as of now. Great price for the amount of storage space.

SSD- This SSD is very good, as I put Windows 8 on it and it loads in about 5-8 seconds. This may not be impressive to some of you, but my old laptop took 10 minutes to boot up. Good improvement. However, this, I have been told is a very slow SSD, but I'm not complaining.

VIDEO CARD- This graphics card is amazing in games, I did a couple of FPS checks just for this:

CS:GO- 200 FPS + TF2- 220+ FPS BF3- 80 FPS SNIPER ELITE 2- 90 FPS This graphics card is also very quiet when under load (at least when wearing headphones).

CASE- This is a very nice looking case in my opinion. However, I have found nicer looking ones for a lot cheaper. Should have done some more research!

POWER SUPPLY- Nice power supply, comes with plenty of power cables and cable ties. Would recommend.

So, here is my build, I hope you have learned from it (I certainly have).

Comments

  • 59 months ago
  • 7 points

Just built a similar system for my girlfriend. She is loving it! She is also coming from a laptop and has never used a good desktop PC and she was blown away with the frame rates she was getting in Skyrim and was really happy.

The 6300 and 270X is a great combo and wont disappoint! :D

Maybe down the road consider buying a CPU Cooler like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo (just a suggestion) because it would help the temps of the CPU as well as keep the CPU lifespan up!

Love the build! Happy gaming!

-Sawyer

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

You won't find RAM or a motherboard much cheaper than that haha

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Kingston sells like 1x8 8gb for 69.99

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahah, im also on a very bad Pentium DELL, but it handles games like LOL and minecraft, in low settings at 30 fps but yea, it runs at least. Im going to make a new computer to play BF3 to play with my friend :D

It will be a A4 5300 Cooler Master Evo 212 Artic Cooling Silver 5 3,5 gr GA-F2A88XM-DS2 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 1x4GB CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9

The other parts im still thinking on it :D

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

What is your budget?Ask on the forums for help.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I would not use the A4 5300 or any other APU for that matter, it will not handle BF3 very well at all. If you would like I could help you build something better?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

As what they said whats your budget i have a config at almost every price point

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

260X 2GB VRAM - $110 or GTX 750 Ti 2GB VRAM - $120

Athlon X4 760K - $85

Great budget combo, no bottlenecking. Can handle BF3 on Ultra, 1080p 40-50fps.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I am also playing on a very bad Intel based laptop (HD 4000 Graphics) which can only play CS:GO, TF2, Loadout, Minecraft, etc. At low settings! I don't have enough money for a pc right now either. Guess I'm stuck with a noon setup

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Laptop graphic cards are unupgradable unless they are seperate with the CPU, which Intel loves to be cheap and put a build in 4000 in that i7.

Auctally, how come it cant run games on high, a build like that must come with a i5 or an i7...

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

its a lenovo ideapad z500 look it up. there is no way to add a seperate gpu (i5)

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM (2.10GHz 1600MHz 6MB) Its intergrated, the GPU is built in with the procceser, you cant replace the CPU, if thats what your wondering.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

no thats the newer version. ill link mine. and i wasnt looking if i could add a gpu, i was saying i was stuck with this until i get a gaming pc

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-Touch-Screen-Laptop-Windows/dp/B00DSPPJVY

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Also, I believe your lying, you can run CS:GO on low settings and TF2 on low aswell? No, just no. Comparing your Intel 4000 to a GEFORCE 210 which runs CS:GO on low at like 15-20 frames... And your Intel 4000 should run TF2 at Max Settings...since a geforce 210 can run it at lowest setting at 30 frames per second. Also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG94v0LYt6E

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

i can, i have the settings at medium but basically when i play on low i run about 50 frames average medium is about 40 frames but with everything off and some major dips

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

With the exception of the PSU This is a nice and well balanced build, love the case. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What's wrong with the PSU?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsairs CX, VS, And RM Line of PSUs have bad capacitors that short out relatively quick under heavy load.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never had problem with CX PSUs.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

How's the GPU?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

its actually a great gpu and can play bf4 ultra 50fps.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Which do you think some what "bottle necks" your pc? The cpu or gpu?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

the cpu always.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same mobo, same cpu, and gtx 460 but was planning on getting the same gpu. I don't really like the mobo :( but everything else is nice.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just thinking of buying that motherboard. does it have a internal USB 3.0 header for your case's front USB 3.0 ports? how is FX-6300 in terms of gaming?

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

No it does not have a header for USB 3.0. I made a mistake when I picked the parts xD

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't see it very well, but it looks as if your PSU is stealing air from your GPU, flip it for better temps

  • 59 months ago
  • 0 points

Good build for the price, though i would've done some stuff differently. I would've gotten another PSU. From a higher quality brand like XFX - Since you can get that for 60 bucks aswell, and they use much higher quality components, like japanese caps and stuff like that. Pretty much other than that. It's a good build +1