so maybe for the base build
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looks good.i suggest a pentium then moving to an i5 since both the i3 and pentium are dual cores. granted one has hyperthreading and the other one doesnt but itd make more sence in the future upgrading from a pentium to an i5 then an i3 to an i5. I wouldnt recommend the fx 6300. its getting old and just not very good and theres no upgrade path for it.
id go with this, that way you can upgrade to a better cpu when you need to
good build, definetley cant get much cheaper
Only changed mobo and video card. Does the same thing for cheaper. I do some video editing and never go above 7 so unless your doing some huge files and high resolution stuff 8gb is alright for the average user.
nope, currently all games will play better with the pentium then do 6300
drop the cpu cooler not needed. ill post an edited version for what your doing soon
for gaming choice 1 is better. but that cpu is only going to get older and you wont have an uograde path. If i were building mine i would go with a pentium instead of an i5 and the r9 290. Then id upgrade when needed because when it comes to gaming, the pentium can outgame that 8350. Then again the pentium will bottleneck the r9 290 but its worth the tradeoff for the upgrade path in my opinion
I wouldnt recommend the FX 6300 anymore. Its relatively old and will continue to get older since the fx line is now dead. If its strictly for gaming, i would go with the classic gaming build..new and upgradable
may i ask what your intention is with this build? stricly gaming?
Why is it being bought on pccasegear? If you want if for gaming get the pentium with the msi pc mate and a 212 evo since a pentium will outperform a 6300 in gaming.and with that money saved get a better GPU.
i suggested the build for the possibility of an upgrade later down the road. i would recommend an i5 or something but hes on a budget
this is good but personally i wouldnt go with the fx 6300. Yea its a bit more powerful but its on a dead socket and you have zero upgrade paths
With this build you can add a high end i7 later down the road and an ssd but this build will max out 1080p on most games
it will but i dont know about major. The pentium has been tested with a titan and an i5, and the pentium is never drastically behind and thats a titan
what, the 290? no problems but youll be maxing out all your games haha.
Or you could go the more fps way and daz loader. Look it up. It saves you 90 bucks
haha yea i just noticed that too. Looks like a good case for the money. Must be new, never heard of it before
its really not as bad as people make it seem. I have it in my budget build and its totally fine unless you have a tiny case. Look at my budget build. I used it in there
From here it looks good, not much more that can be done about it. I would recommend jumping up to the r9 270x though for a couple more bucks because that 750ti appears overpriced. On ebay you can get a 7970(equivalentof r9 280) for around 150 bucks
still gonna go with your build haha?
CPU overclocked can surpass that i3 in Gaming Performance, plus comes with a z97 mobo chipset that has more features and can overclock along with a cpu cooler to overclock. The xfx PSU is manufactured by seasonic and is overall really good. For the OS, just use daz loader on windows 7. And the 290 is a beast at this price point, definitely destroys the 750ti in every way.
Looks good but it can be better. Specifically if you dont need a super high end cpu replace the i3 with a pentium and overclock. 750 ti is okay, wont max all games out at 1080p though. Mind if i suggest a build?
this build is recommended.I built a similiar system and it plays everything no problem.
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Heres a new twist on your build. Its a small compact build. OVerclocking to me isnt worth it at all. Just more heat,more price, with negligible performance boost if your not pushing your equipment to the max. If your not digging the small form factor then just get the cpu and mobo and get a better video card like the 770 which is a nice increase from the 760.
Same build as above. I changed the ram,case,and power supply for better brands and i think i made the price come out cheaper. XFX psu is a variant of the seasonic model while corsair uses a less capable design on there cx serires. Case is much better overall,and the ram is the trusted corsair vengeance. Oh and the video card is pretty much the same as 270x. Only thing i would recommend now is maybe a better motherboard because the one we picked out has no vrm heatsink so you wont be overclocking and the board will probally run hot
my good sir. This can run BF4 at ultra. Im pretty sure it can run starcraft 2 at high settings although starcraft 2 is a bit more cpu bound. ill get back to you soon though
in bf4 he averages 40 in story maxed out and 40 on medium online
because at the time it was cheaper. get which ever is cheaper
i hvae the athlon in one ofmy builds and its great.
Its good, taking the low cpu high gpu route you can get this
It will all work fine. You can get a 7790 for cheaper and its a better video card.
no i have not. I played bf4 online today and it matched by 8350/7970 rig in performance. Im not sure how but it did. At 1080p medium settings online i average around 40fps. Campaign goes at Ultra at like 40 Frames as well. Great preformance for the combo
Thank. Yep i just played battlefield 4 online and now im thinking something is wrong with my main 8350/7970 rig as it struggles online BF4 and this build seems to match it within 5 fps. Orgin account is lil_p00ki
Haha. and sadly no, hes playing bf4 with meh
Thanks. Cant stand untidy cables haha
Its a sweet combo. Totally worth the price. Thanks
it is in the top slot
oh so this is an upgrade. In that case just overide the prices and tell us what you upgraded on it. Some more pictures would definetley be cool as well.
Haha just takes patience my bro. Good thing is you got the r4 to help you out
yea i remember the midi was really quiet. i had 7 fans in it and it sounds like my r4 which has 5 fans in it. I was actually bummed out about that when i heard the r4 turn on but i cant complain, its quiet haha
its a good build. you could have saved money in some places to put towards a better graphics card if your purpose is gaming. You can also get a better power supply for that price.
Of course. Yea i got the r4 now and that thing is heavy as balls man. I had to carry it down 3 floors to my car when moving out of my dorm. I tripped going down but somehow recovered after stumbling down 3 steps haha. Oh if you do use it your gonna love it. Its quiet as well. It sound pretty similar in noise to the r4 for me but i dont know. And my cpu runs like 3 to 4 degrees cooler in it as well.
Thanks. I actually have all AMD componets in my builds. For the price they just offer more in my opinion. In this range i was looking at the 4 core athlon or the dual core pentium who cant run ram faster then 1333 so the choice was pretty easy. And it works great.
thanks. the cables actually came zip tied from the bottom so i just routed them through the back haha.
Thanks, your builds are amazing haha. The cables actaully came zip tied like that so that was convenient haha. Yep it should be enough for him, im gonna hand him down my 7970 when i upgrade my PC so hopefully it lasts. My goodness thats an amazing case. Its beautiful and a replica of the r4 from the insides with a bit more airflow going through it. I loved it but the r4 was on sale for like 70 bucks so i bought it haha.
Thats a fractal design r4. What do you mean cable managment was a pain? Route the cables through the holes and zip tie. But Good build
its that motherboard. even the newer boards seem to throttle the cpu because the power delivery on the ud3 just isnt adequate and it gets too hot as well. i was going to buy it but read the owners thread complaining about that board
for silence the fractal design define r4 is a tested and great case. I have one and it is literally silent even in a quiet room at night and i have a high end video card that produces a good amount of noise. When it comes to noise the biggest culprits are the cpu cooler, the video card, and the psu fan.It seems like you have most of the bases covered. Any mid tower is more than enough for whatever your going to put in it by the way.