Alright my best Teksyndicate fellows, I need to enlist help for a new PC build! I am going to be starting a job soon, and since I currently don't have to pay for any serious bills (other than car insurance) I am going to have some excess funds, and I would like to build a new PC. I am wondering what the best band for your buck system I could build would be to game at 1080p with high settings, I'm not crazy about putting all my filters on and such--they usually drive me crazy anyway. I would like to not spend a whole awful lot of money, but I would be willing to probably push my budget into the realm of possibly 600$, as I'll obviously have to save my money anyway; however, I would like to be able to keep it under that number by as much as possible without affecting the quality of my system. Feel free to throw in cheap case options, I'm not crazy on the sound my machine makes, I just want it to game well. I would also like to state that I am not partial to any company over another, so if AMD has a good option for the money, great, if Intel has a better option at the same price, wonderful, and the same goes for GPU's.
Base Total: $634.82
Mail-in Rebates: -$70.00
Does what you ask but does not include an OS
I do not keep up with intel hardware so if anyone else can put something better in place of the 8350 that would be great.
I dunno the build I am using ATM works pretty damn well if I do say so myself.
That build is missing half of the prices
A lot of stuff was second hand. I assume someone who knows google-fu could find everything though. I am confident.
Edit: Ok, these are prices added that are specific to the local businesses I got the missing prices from :|
You could find it all for cheaper.
Edit2: I got the Velociraptor drive for free. You could find one if you were scrapping machines at places. I use it as a scratch disk when video editing. It was in a dell Optiplex 980 so keep an eye out.
I thank you all for your input. However, I would really like to stay away from mail in stuff, Ill probably never get around to it honestly. I do like the option of an 8350 though, I've heard good stuff about that! I honestly will just maybe switch around that first build, maybe with some different components to really fit my budget. I really don't know about going with a 250x, I would really like to be able to play the Witcher 3 and I know that is a pretty demanding game, and I also do not need any monitors or anything. But, who knows, I just need to look into everything really, and again, I thank you for your help.
Go for a 750 ti if you can. it performs a decent amount better than the 250x and isnt too much more expensive
Here. Solid performance all around. I have had a lot of problems with the Witcher 3 and 8gb of ram, so I upgraded to 16 gb, that is why I included that. As for the SSD, that really makes everything much faster and mroe useable, so I like to squeeze it in where possible, though you can easily swap it out for a 1tb drive to save some cash and get some more storage space (especially if you don't already have a storage drive of any kind).
Now, I know that someone is going to give me shit about the cpu/gpu choice. But if you look at the numbers, their performance matches up really well and offers the best bang for your buck, allowing you to upgrade to a better cpu later on if you find the need. This is a more than capable build with all around performance, not just frame rates, in mind. 16gb and an SSD makes for a much more useable machine in my experience.
Id say maybe a smaller ssd for just the OS and 12 gb of ram instead of the full 16, Then you got about 80 bucks to throw at the gpu/cpu.
But holy shit that cpu is a beast
If i may come in the discussion:
CPU AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor $114.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard $83.89
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $49.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $189.99
Case Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99
So, you have good fast 6 core CPU with R9 380...
The only thing i believe will outperform it is way more expensive i5 and i7...
You have some extra cash left. My recommendation is to get SSD... 120/128 is enough if you don't put games on it. You can get something really nice and not that expensive, like A-Data SP550 for $49.89
Other option is a cpu cooler, like 212Evo for example.
8 gigs of ram is quite enough for gaming...
The only reason I have a 250X is because it's what I can afford and for what I use it for, well.... used it for, I get 180 FPS in league of legends and 60 FPS in other games I have. Lowest is 22 FPS at 1080 in DayZ but again, I can't really afford anything.
I got a 7770 so im on about the same level as you
Lol but you have GDDR5 :P
I just have DDR3