CPU | AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor | $97.46 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard | $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory | *G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card | Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card | $169.99 @ Newegg
Case | Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case | $40.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $29.99 @ NCIX US
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $559.90
| Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
| Total | $519.90
| *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria |
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-20 15:26 EDT-0400 |
Looks like a solid build to me.
Everything seems fine to me.
Only thing is, Im wondering why you choose a Blue drive.
Is it because it's cheaper or because of preference ?
There's not really much benefit to blacks over blues other than the warranty being longer, and sometimes that extra warranty isn't exactly worth the premium.
I think that's the only main difference anyway, haven't spotted much done recently comparing them.
Video idea? WD colour roundup? Maybe stick some other HDD "types" from seagate, HGST etc in there?
If you live near a Microcenter you could save over $40 mobo processor bundle, or you could upgrade to an 8320 and still save some. They also sometimes have open stock that will save you even more.
If I was doing it I would just drop the extra $10 and get the...
Not really needed but just $10 more... and this reasoning is how I do a build and eventually end up $200 over budget.
thanks for the responses everyone.
Looks fine although you may end up wanting a 990fx chipset in the end.