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#1 Romy

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 01:28 PM

Allo.

 

I'm currently looking to build a PC for ~350 bucks and I wanted to know if anyone here could give their opinion of the two builds I'm considering?

 

First is this one

 

 
CPU: AMD A6-7400K 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($59.99 @ NCIX US) 
Motherboard: Asus A88XM-E Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard  ($53.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $297.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-17 17:27 EDT-0400

 

 

   

 

Second one is this

 

 
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($40.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card  ($94.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply  ($29.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $347.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-17 17:26 EDT-0400

 

Any advice/criticism is welcome!
(Oh! I have no idea which OS to run,)



#2 Drakonid

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 01:30 PM

Second one.

#3 Romy

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 05:51 PM

Second one.

Por qué?



#4 Maha

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 09:02 PM

I'd definitely say the 2nd to answer your question. But now I have my own questions. What will you be using the PC for and is the $300-350 amount the most you want to spend?



#5 Romy

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 07:42 AM

I'd definitely say the 2nd to answer your question. But now I have my own questions. What will you be using the PC for and is the $300-350 amount the most you want to spend?

I'd mostly be using it for gaming.

(Hopefully for GTA IV/V)

 

Chose 350 because I can't allocate much more than that for gaming (That's my gaming budget for a year)



#6 Solarix

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 04:00 AM

With either build I would start with a cheaper hard drive and spend more money on the video card or processor. Memory is generally very cheap, and I know that these days 500GB fills up fast but getting an additional drive when you've got more money is easy, just make sure the motherboard can support it.

 

And hey, even if you decide to start with 1TB, you should always consider adding an SSD later. 



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 12:02 PM

I'm going to recommend you spend an extra $25 to get a quad core that will run circles around your dual core. This should still keep you under budget. 

 

 

AMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad-Core 4.2GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD4350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor - $84.99

 

Am3+ socket mobo

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $49.99 After $10 MIR

 

The biggest takeaway from this is as far as HDD goes, there is no beating SSD for speed, especially on a gaming build. Unfortunately for $50 you can only get around 120-128GB, most of which will be eaten by the os and games so you'll be forced to move to a HDD soon after. Speed is more or less a luxury though. Stick to what you got if you absolutely cannot spend more.

 

OS is easy. Windows 7/8.1 via Microsoft Toolkit 2.5.3

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#8 Romy

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 02:10 PM

I'm going to recommend you spend an extra $25 to get a quad core that will run circles around your dual core. This should still keep you under budget. 

 

 

AMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad-Core 4.2GHz Socket AM3+ 125W FD4350FRHKBOX Desktop Processor - $84.99

 

Am3+ socket mobo

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-USB3 (rev. 6.0) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $49.99 After $10 MIR

 

The biggest takeaway from this is as far as HDD goes, there is no beating SSD for speed, especially on a gaming build. Unfortunately for $50 you can only get around 120-128GB, most of which will be eaten by the os and games so you'll be forced to move to a HDD soon after. Speed is more or less a luxury though. Stick to what you got if you absolutely cannot spend more.

 

OS is easy. Windows 7/8.1 via Microsoft Toolkit 2.5.3

>_>

This build is glorious.

 

I do have to put this project on the backburner for now but in about 2 months or so, I'll be asking you guys for help again :p
(Hopefully with a larger budget.)



#9 Solarix

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 03:49 PM

This build is glorious.

 

I do have to put this project on the backburner for now but in about 2 months or so, I'll be asking you guys for help again :p
(Hopefully with a larger budget.)

Oh, quick question, I noticed you didn't say anything about the monitor/keyboard/other peripherals, have you already purchased those? 



#10 Romy

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 05:59 PM

Oh, quick question, I noticed you didn't say anything about the monitor/keyboard/other peripherals, have you already purchased those? 

I already have them. :3





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