Planning to build a new computer? Read Here first! #5
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03-20-2013, 03:25 PM
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CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
This is almost the exact build I've got now. With some moderate overclocking (my CPU's @ 4.2GHz, GPU @ 1GHz core/1350MHz memory), this is arguably the best performance per dollar build around right now. Don't know what your budget is, but if you've got an extra $60 to play with I'd suggest a Radeon 7870 XT.
Also I agree with sniper about the motherboard. If you plan on overclocking, you want a board with 8+2 phase power. Plus the fact that AM3+ will be around for at least another generation, possibly two, it'd be wise to spend more on a higher quality board now and just upgrade your CPU later rather than replace both sometime in the future.
This is the one I have. Solid board, the only downside is the second PCIe lane is x4, so SLI/Xfire is a bit gimped.
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