Hello there =),
So it is time for me to make a Gaming Computer, as I'm not convinced by the "next-gen" consoles , and because PC gaming is pretty awsome.
I wanted a good gaming pc that could last a long time and play all games at high to Ultra settings ; with the Bitfenix Prodigy design (I love that case). Since I'm in France (sorry if my english isn't perfect), I'm gonna make a list of what I've selected so far. My budget is around 750€ :
-PSU: Corsair Alimentation PC CXM Series CX500M (59,79€)
-Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX Socket AM3+ (52,31€)
-CPU: AMD FX6300 6 cores Black Edition 3,5 GHz Socket AM3+ (99,66€)
-Case: BitFenix Prodigy M (103€)
-RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600MHZ (69€99)
-GPU: MSI GeForce GTX760 2gb TF (223€)
-Memory: WD Caviar Blue 1to (~64€) or Seagate SSHD 1To (79€90)
+ Monitor: ASUS VX238H (164,90€)
What do you guys think? =) . It's for gaming at 1080p and at playble framerates.
That should work. But check around on graphic card. although the 760 is a great card, now with the new AMD cards out I might be possible to pick up a AMD Radeon 7970 for about the same price. More bang for the buck.
On Amazon (in france) the 7970 is around 300€ making only the pc cost 757€ but since I have to buy a monitor, i'm kind of "stuck" ^^
the 760 will definently do fine. Just recommending you should look around at other outlets than amazon. Here in Sweden I can get a 7970 for about the same price as a 760.
If a 7970 isn't in your price range, you should see if you can afford a 7950, which is the best card price to performance wise atm, and will beat the 760.
What about this one ? Sapphire HD7950 With Boost 3Gb
I'm not too familiar with Sapphire cards, but that looks very good and after reading up on it a little I'd definitely recommend it. And if it is 199€(thats what I found anyways) then that would probably be the best card for your system, and I'd probably use the saved money to get the-doesn't matter
-Ignore this-Asus M5a97 R2.0(Sorry, amazon is the only site I know of available to you), as many Gigabyte Am3+ Mobo's have gotten bad reviews and are said to have a few problems with them(not too sure about that particular model though, will get back to you).-Ignore-
Edit:Just realised I did a stupid with the motherboard, I'll see if I can find a better mATX Mobo, but that Gigabyte board is looking better now...
So I just whatched and read some reviews : they just perform the same, It's just branding and little thing.
I prefer Nvidia things like Geforce Experience , PhysX , GPU boost, etc etc. AMD seems more limited...
I might be wrong as well. ^^
With AMD's mantle Api coming out soon. AMD cards will get a performance boost, but nVidia cards are still very good, so you'd be good using either.
I'm not too sure tbh, I'd say go for it, but you'll probably want someone else's input on this.
Are you set on a mATX system because getting a 970 chipset would be much better for the FX6300.
Yes I prefer mATX because the bifenix prodigy looks awesome =)
Btw i changed my mind and took an ASUS GTX760 DIRECTCUII since in france it's a little cheaper (and the less heat the better)
Also I was searching a little more and I found this Mobo : ASUS M5A78L (pcie 3.0 works with pcie 2.0 x16 right?)
It has a lot of asus cool stuff. :)