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$700 Gaming PC, opinions/suggestions accepted

RocketRaccoon717

69 months ago

I built my Gaming PC, But I don't have a clue on how good it'll run on games.I don't have any specific games that I want to know but I just want to be able too look at the requirements for a game and be able to say " I know how much fps, resolution, and settings this game will run on with my PC build," you know what I mean? Also I have a set-up with and without a monitor because I have a family monitor with speakers but I don't really want to use those because their a bit old and I don't want to take parts for my family PC, but I probably will. Suggestions on better parts for the budget ($700 U.S) on both builds are accepted :) As always, Thanks, in advance.

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $79.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.75 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.24 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Microcenter
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $98.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor $124.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $13.49 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $751.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 22:24 EST-0500
Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $158.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard $79.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.75 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.24 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card $163.98 @ Newegg
Case Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Microcenter
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $98.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $13.49 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $729.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-04 22:25 EST-0500

Comments

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see a profound reason to jump up 2 cores for that kind of money on this budget, if gaming is your primary goal.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/699?vs=698

I tried hard to change your vid cards (no reason, just for cost/performance checking).. and I really couldn't find a compelling reason. However, your low vs high vidcard, there's a very small performance step for a near 50% price increase... something to think about.

Really I suppose my suggestion would be to go with the monitor build to avoid cannibalizing your "family" machine.. the list without one doesn't offer enough performance incentive to risk "family" hogging up your gaming time :)

Monitors, hard drives, and ram will definetly pop up on cyber monday deals. PSU's and cards may or may not pop up in popular flavors. with the right combo of deals you could probably build both lists for 1000.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd probably save $14 and go with windows 7 home as well. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with a fx-6300/ 7950 combo for the same price. (1 cent less actually! haha) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard $49.99 @ Microcenter
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $247.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $39.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $98.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $13.49 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $729.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-05 04:52 EST-0500

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