€650 Build

Hi guys, my friend wants to build a PC for college. He is doing a course that includes a lot of CAD. I've made up this build for him but I'd like to check with you guys to see if all these parts are definitely compatible. It's not my money so I really want to make sure this works out for him. Don't want him to have a tainted experience for his first time. 

Here is the parts list:

CPU: AMD FX8-8350

Mobo: Asus M5A97 EVO AM3+

RAM: 4GB Corsair Vengeance

Storage: 60GB Kingston SSDNow

               1TB WD Blue

Graphics: GTX 750Ti

PSU: Corsair 600w CX 80+ Bronze

Case: Corsair Carbide 200r

Thanks in advance!

That's a bit low on RAM.  Also, that SSD is quite low quality- very slow read and write speeds.

I used germany's PcPartPicker to help with prices, but a build like this should be better performing.


Thanks for the reply, I was thinking of dropping down to an 8320 and getting 8gb of ram with the money saved. I noticed though that you didn't include a psu. That would put that build well out of his budget. His budget was initially between €500 and €600 but he can stretch to €650. Do you think that is a good idea? He could overclock the 8320 to 8350 sort of speeds in the future. And  then I'll ask him about the SSD.

http://geizhals.de/eu/?cat=WL-463484 This should be better.

For the HDD, get a used one. For some time the SSD will be fine alone.

whoops, I did forget the PSU...


I had to drop the SSD to get it into the budget.  If he really wants one, you could possibly downgrade the GPU to an R9 270 and pick one up.

Thanks or the advice, I'll tell him and ask him what he thinks.

+1 nice build ... should game well