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Opinion on Budget build.

Archgaull
  • 73 months ago

Can I get opinions on this build?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Archgaull/saved/4O42

The game I'm definitely trying to run with no framerate stutter on medium/high is Minecraft, and maybe some older games. I know I probably won't get great performance on that budget, but does anyone have any suggestions/replacements/opinions that wouldn't send the price skyrocketing?

For extra info, I'd be installing Windows 7 Premium as the OS, and using a WIFI adapter for internet.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You're sacrificing too much performance for luxury ( Gold PSU) and useless performance boost (RAM) for a budget build.

Why not something like this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $18.15 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.43 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $154.99 @ NCIX US
Case Thermaltake Urban 21 BOM ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $537.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 08:37 EDT-0400
  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

@NanoTechno, what would be the max game that setup can run? Just out of curiosity.

Also, could I substitute the case you select for the one I picked? I actually rather like it, especially since it keeps the system cool so efficiently, which is a necessity for my room which is constantly hot as hell.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Please refer to the reply button next time.

With that aside the setup I recommend can do Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - High Quality + FXAA at 40-45 FPS. Also you can change the case to your liking, but with a price.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, good to know. And my apologies, I am new to this particular forum and unused to the format.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, this build would absolutely destroy Minecraft and any old game you care to throw at it. In fact, it would most most newer titles at close to maximum settings with playable framerates in 1080p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $134.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler $15.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $50.03 @ Micro Center
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Constellation ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $229.99 @ Newegg
Case Raidmax Atlas ATX-295WB ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Raidmax 530W Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $596.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-27 10:02 EDT-0400

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