Switching from Console to PC

K fine ill do the 380.

If you have a 60 hz monitor an I3 6100 if significantly cheaper may be better or a 4690K.
If your near a Microcenter check out their CPU/MB combos and some vid cards come with a free game, sometimes even games that don't suck.
If you hit the on button B4 you take a leak you won't need an SSD.

It won't hurt to sign up for email offers from the major retailers while lookin around. Sometimes they pay off

He could do an AM3 build and might get better results.



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I second this.
FX 8350s going for about $160. Most people say to get another cooler for it, but I used mine with a stock cooler for over a year with no problems. I only recently bought hyper 212 evo for the sake of reducing noise.

I would suggest that you try to get a 250GB SSD. The 250's are about $60-70. One hundred and twenty gigabytes is going to fill up fast. I used to have a 120GB SSD and I constantly had to manage the limited space and be careful about what I installed where.

For a monitor I just bought a nice TV last week. RCA LED32G45RQ 32" 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV $160. It is better than I expected once I adjust the color.

120GB is under $40... 240GB is under 60$.

I use 64GB SSD for OS only. For OS there is no need for 250GB...
If you are installing games on it - yes, even 240-256 will be small... But for Windows and basic software 120 is more than enough.

I bought a 2nd hand HD7970 (for a Mac), It's a good card for the money. 1050/1375/3Gb

3Gb is quite low but 2Gb really is pushing the boundary of usefulness, But then going to a 4Gb 380 would also be pointless since the GPU wouldn't know what to do with the ram

get a HD7970 (with 2 DVI ports and dual bios switch) and when you want to upgrade flash it with Apple EFI bios and sell it

If you can wait a month, I would definitely suggest a 480.

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Be careful sticking an 8 core FX part into an el cheapo 4+1 mobo with no vrm cooling though.

Maybe the FX 8XXXe parts. But personally I'd get a locked i5 and a H110 board for a similar price.

A 6100 is a better deal than a locked i5

the 8320 isn't as demanding.

Personally I'd avoid dual-cores unless necessary, even if they have hyperthreading. Fitting a locked i5 seems doable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H110M Pro-VD Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($30.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 950 2GB Video Card ($126.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($42.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $593.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-07 19:24 EDT-0400

OP has a 250GB HDD which can complement the 120GB SSD. Also, remember that these builds don't have wifi and will need a wifi card if you need such connectivity.

As for the FX-8320, I used to recommend it a lot back in 2014 and 2015. However, it's just so old now that I have trouble recommending it over the newer Intel stuff. I've had much more luck with stronger single cores in the majority of games.

Yeah don't get this, actually I prefer if you use the older generations instead. And I know this changes the RAM sticks but you're better off for it, if your budget isn't strong. And I'm not sure anyone asked this, but what will you use thus build for? The cpu+mobo and gpu would be dependent on that.

I will say though a 4 gb 370 is super worth it. When I build from upgrades I'll probably keep my 370 in there.

R9 380 for 139$...

Yeah, a 2 gig

Yeah... 380 2gig outperforms 370 no matter what, 950 no matter what and 960 2 or 4 gigs...

Not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but you can pick up Windows 10 for about $27 on Kinguin.

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Looks like a solid build except for the graphica card. Maybe an r9-390 or gtx 1070 if you have the budget for it?