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Is this a good gaming PC? (please help)

tydowntyty

44 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $68.99 @ NCIX US
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $4.63 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $29.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $22.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $22.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $39.10 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $13.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $565.64
Mail-in rebates -$90.00
Total $475.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-27 12:18 EST-0500

Edit 1

Here is the new part list

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $67.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus A68HM-K Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $40.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $20.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $20.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $167.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $572.68
Mail-in rebates -$90.00
Total $482.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 19:46 EST-0500

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

You do not need the extra thermal compound, your CPU cooler that it comes with comes with it pre-applied

get a 2X4 gig kit, it will be guaranteed that it will work, getting two separate kits is not guaranteed to work

The 380 is better

The CX series from Corsair is not good at all, get a different one

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree on the power supply. I like Seasonic gold psu's. Its totally worth it spending the extra money solid one. After all, its powering your entire system and its an important piece of hardware.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I stress not getting a good PSU and not the CX 430 because I got it and everyone seems to hate it to smithereens because of it being 'okay' I haven't quite used it to build yet (maybe a week or less :D so excited)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

ok on the cpu cooling setup but the set was cheaper per gig (Last I checked at least)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You get more performance from dual channel RAM. Single channel is okay, but dual channel is better

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Also (although unlikely) two different kits can be incompatible

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

$500

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you playing games that require a quad core? Also the GTX 960 does not benefit from 4gigs, get the 2 gb model if it is cheaper

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The FM2+ socket has a no upgrade path

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't care about upgrades as long as the computer will last long

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

quad cores are just so much faster and i'm never going back to a dual core after being with a C-60 laptop it was bad... Very... Very... Bad........ although it was funny because I got angery and threw it on the ground and it still works! :D Durable little guy but i'm off topic now.

EDIT 1: But any ideas on a quad core then?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I would do something more like this for $650

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $57.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $193.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $708.78
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $653.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-10 20:11 EST-0500

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