50 months ago
Any advice would be appreciated.
It's not bad but I would change the graphics card, the R9 270x is not that good and for £185 you should be able to buy a GTX 960 which would be a lot better, I have actually seen the GTX 960 on Amazon for £150
the 270x is fine. the 960 is better, but not by THAT much. I wouldnt pay 50 percent more for one on such a low budget...
and the ssd is wasting cash... its not big enough to be much use, and its not usefull enough to justify not using that money towards other parts.
Would that be compatible with the cpu and other hardware?
My advice on this subject would be to scrap the SSD as the SSD is a waste of cash!!! Also I would recommend the 960 from personal experience over the 270X. Hope this helps :D P.S. All these parts should be compatible, PCPP will tell you if they're not.
I am aware of this now, must've added on something else before I finished the list. Sorry guys!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Why the i3? I guess I'm just a AMD fanboy :D
Given that the Haswell i3 is comparable in gaming performance to any FX chip.. and the skylake one is better I would say it's a good call. It also has an upgrade path to skylake i5 and i7 which are unrivaled for gaming performance right now. FX has no upgrade path.
Also the power consumption of this i3 build is tiny given its performance. Every little helps.
Thanks mate, I like the look of this.
Well your list price is currently £530 so I mad use of it and put a extra £30 on it sadly however this would be my personal preference for that budget. I did some research on the motherboard and it sounds like you may need to do a BIOS update however I didn't spend that long checking.
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