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Gaming/Streaming/Editing First Build

cjenk

58 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cjenk/saved/FDWPxr

Need some opinions and advice on my parts.

I'll mostly use this for gaming at mid settings, streaming, editing, and college stuff(Typing).

I wen over my budget a bit so if anyone could help me out there with good performance but cheap parts.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

A 2 core processor with 4gb RAM is very limited for gaming, and going to seriously struggle streaming or editing. I would recommend a CPU with more cores with 8gb RAM, to fit this in budget will need to forget the SSD (only improves load time) and the expensive case. You don't need all those fans, one in the front as air intake and one in the back as exhaust is enough for most systems.

Would suggest something like this, have reduced cost also, if you are willing to pay a bit more put a better video card in it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $59.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $72.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card $89.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.48 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $588.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-24 09:31 EST-0500
  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I need a hdmi input on the motherboard and prefer it to be green. Is there any options for that while be compatible with that amd processor.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

The graphics card has HDMI, AMD FX motherboards don't have any monitor connections.

Green is a problem, as far as I am aware the only green motherboards are the older Gigabyte sniper series, they didn't make one for FX chips. Closest can do is use a plain black motherboard and then add green lighting.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

what would you suggest for a better video card

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

All down to what you are willing to pay for it, very roughly speaking gaming at 1080p a 260x would be low/medium settings, 265 medium, 270 medium/high, 270x high, 280 high/usually ultra.

If you can the 270 or above are much better gaming cards.

Radeon 265 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r7265acnj4 Radeon 270 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100365l Radeon 270x http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdfc Radeon 280 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9280atdfd

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for that information. just have one more question, Should I get a CPU cooler and if so which do you recommend?

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on what you're streaming. Streams put heavy strain on the CPU so you might want moar cores from the 8320/50. The r9 265 is "comparable" to the 750 ti so you'd probably be able to stream league and play many games at mid settings. If you can fit moar into your budget I'd suggest the 8320, maybe even dropping the coolers and then getting the 270X or 280 if you really want to.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

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