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$600 AMD Gaming PC Idea

OccamAsylum

45 months ago

I saw that the blower style Asus GTX 960 4gb was on sale and that got the snowball rolling in my head again and I created this part list almost purely off of current Newegg sales. Tell me what you think.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4350 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $79.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.49 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 970A-G/3.1 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $71.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $179.99
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $613.42
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $583.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-13 18:38 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Realistically I could spend $20 more and opt for the 6300 if the performance gains are significant enough and still be at the $600 mark.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Come on bubs. bump

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to go for the 6300 get an i3. If you want to save some money and get almost the same performance as the 6300, buy a Pentinum G3258.

Intel processors run cooler, more efficiently, and perform much better in single threaded tasks. Most games these days are single threaded as is, so Intel is worth the price.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with you, since I primarily use Intel in my builds. For the price though, this system is pretty solid. Regardless of its age.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

So I somehow went from this to this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $121.50 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $87.10 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $179.99
Case Fractal Design Node 202 HTPC Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $88.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $704.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-13 21:43 EDT-0400

And decided "Hey! I should build myself a PC for my TV because why not??" I make bad decisions.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Seeing the price you have on that 960, that's a good build. If it was $200 for the 960, I would tell you to get a 950 and overclock it.

Other than that, your PC looks very good!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

For whatever reason I'm only willing to spend sub $200 or above $600 for a video card (dual 970s in my main rig). I'm either going for a budget build or I'm going all out. So for this price I felt it would be an opportunity missed!

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