been messing around with my previous build to see how i can enhance performance and lessen the price on my wallet and this is what i came up with, i was wondering what you guys think about the system ive put together , i realize i should probaly get an ssd but can see spending the money , when im not going to be using any applications that could really use the extra speed but anyways heres my pcpartpicker list http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Fuzx
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Much, much better build.
cheaper than cooperman's, double ram
thanks alot guys i think for the most part i might go with voltans build for the most part have to get a different monitor 159 is a bit expensive for my budget atm
Eh, Raidmax power supplies aren't that good. The XFX 550w power supply in cooperman's build uses all japanese caps, and is of a much higher quality. You do not want to cheap out on a power supply, as a shitty power supply can deliver unstable power or fry components.
Also, just a heads up: the ASRock Extreme 4 uses a 4+1 power phase design, which pretty much eliminates any stable 8 core cpu upgradeability.
I still prefer cooperman's build.
actually its designed for 8 core cpu's
and the psu is 80+ bronze cert.
not to mention the 1 yr warranty
and the fact that the build only uses about 340 watts
Do you know how shitty a 1 year warranty is...? It indicates that the manufacturer will guarantee only one year of usage. Decent power supplies have a 3+ year warranty, and high quality PSUs can easily have 5-10 year warranties. 80+ certification is not the only thing you look at when picking a power supply as well.
motherboard doesn't support any strong 8 core piledriver CPUs