I am building a custom budget gaming PC but I need some guidance, I've posted on reddit but I didn't get much help. (Typical reddit.) so can you guys give me some suggestions for my build, I am very worried about CPU bottlenecking.
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CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor ($114.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H81M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 640GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($179.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($47.99 @ NCIX US)
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Check out these builds as alternatives to going Intel.
Bonus is that with an AMD APU you can Crossfire with an AMD graphics card later on. If you are going for super cheap budget build I think these are good options.
I'm not getting an APU....
here is a AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ---8GB 1866 ram -- R9270 GPU ... guaranteed to game much better than the dual core i3 -- 750Ti for $40 more with OS included
Ugh these don't look good at all...
Give this a shot. An R9 280 will totally kick the GTX 750 ti's ass.
Sensei ... I would argue this is better for about the same cost
Much better Mobo for OC --- 4 core CPU --- faster , lower latency 1866Mhz ram --- R9 280 GPU --- better looking case??? --- Gold cert semi mod Corsair PSU --- CM push pull CPU cooler --- and no bios update required
It's $578.16 before mail in rebate. OP has to decide if he/she has the money up front and can wait for mail in rebates.
Corsair CSM 450w only gives about 50w headroom when system is at full load. With the CSM units being budget 80+ Gold units, I would prefer a higher wattage power supply, especially if you want to overclock.
DDR3-1866 with CL10 compared to DDR3-1600 with CL9. To be honest, there's no difference, really.
Yes Sensei ... you know that I have that weakness of not recognizing mail in rebates ... but as far as Oc'ing goes ... you will not be getting stable OC on that archaic Asrock mobo and an i3 CPU ... as far as the memory I must have posted the wrong link ... have a look now
EDIT as far as power consumption .. it is close ... but within SOP it is well under 20% ... especially for a Gold Cert. PSU
My build wasn't meant to be OC'd lol.
Thank you Sensei ... (deep bow)