Hello everyone, well this is my first post and i hope anyone could help me to start building my first PC, right now i just have a old Core2Duo Dell laptop and i think it's time to make an upgrade.
Right now i decided to stay on a budget for this PC because my economic situation is not good at all so i will spend some time saving for this build but in the meantime i will be looking what parts to choose have a better idea what could be the total cost , i would be staying in the 600-630ish usd range right now.
Budget: 600 - 630ish usd
Where do you live: US
Is there a retailer you prefer? No
Do you already have peripherals? Yes, keyboard and monitor.
What will you be using your computer for? Gaming occasionally (because school), school work, programming and everyday use.
Do you overclock or want to get into overclicking? Right now i'm not interested, maybe later or a little oc only.
Water cooling? No
The games i would like to play would be mainly H1Z1, but i would like to play the Fallout series, Battlefield 3 or 4, CS:GO and the like. FPS, well i'm not strictly for 60fps but more that can be playable on a good frame rate, maximum resolution i would go it's 1080p (monitor that i have right now will something like 720p so having the possibility to play at 1080p would be good).
Well now the parts:
(please, i know Intel have better IPC and stronger cores and going for a locked i5 or i3 would be good but because of my budget i would go for AMD now, this is my first build and also i would like to upgrade to an i5 more later).
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($98.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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I didn't listed the HDD because i already have one and for the case i'm going to buy it from a friend it's a Corsair 300R, the only thing that i'm undecided it's the gpu i dont know if to go for the GTX 960 4gb or the R9 280 3gb. If i choose the R9 280 the PSU would be enough?
Any advice is welcome, thanks!