My wife wants the price to be lower

Hello All,


I have been posting some prospective builds. And i have gotten some great builds *cough* *cough* tech noob *cough* *cough* now i kindly ask for some more assistance. This is the lowest build i have come up with so far:

AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor

MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card

Rosewill FB-03 ATX Mid Tower Case

Topower 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply

This is around $530 which would be a sweet spot for me. If anyone has any suggestions please advise how i can improve this build without adding much price. &500-550 price range. Thank you in advance to anyone who assists!

Some tech noob that is.

What is the computer going to be used for?

After discount codes and MIR, it is actually less than $500. You should definitely consider changing the power supply, though.

Here is a 760K build:

The CPU is actually a great option for gaming. It won't bottleneck the 7850 one bit. I have personally seen a setup like this run games like BF4 without any problems.

i am going to be gaming mostly.


I'm backing berserker on this one. Great picks

I'm thinking of getting a better motherboard if you're going to overclock and also a good heatsink for the CPU if you're going to play CPU heavy games since the stock cooler is "ok" for normal use.

I would suggest a motherboard with at least some cooling.  The minimum I would go with would be the G-46 version of your mobo.

However, if you do ever want to upgrade to an 8-core CPU, I would suggest getting a motherboard with a 990fx chipset, but that'll take you out of your budget by a nice fifty dollars or so.

I also went with a power supply that's plenty for your build, but from a better brand.  I have no idea what brand Topower is, and neither where the PSU design came from.