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Hi, my friend ask me for a build with his limited budget of 600$ [Canadian site] (lets say it is strechable, but I would like to stay as close to his target since there is always going to be better part for a bit more)
At the moment the plays Wow as his most demanding game, but he has almost finished his college degree in 3D animation and he might do some work at home.
At first, I thinked about the Fx 8320 for a good budget gaming/rendering computer. (No overclocking at the moment)
His resolution is going to be 1080p + 1 screen on side...
He wants a SSD. (willing to extend the budget of 40$ to get one)
I've also done my homework, and as a conclusion, a r9 270x is a beast in the best bang for the buck section thumb.gif

Here is the build:
CPU[159.99] Fx 8320 (price match on memory express) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285
GPU[199.99] Powercolor R9 270x http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=16950BD1678&vpn=AXR9270X2GBD5-PPDHE&manufacture=Others
SSD[92.99] Kingston V300 120gb http://products.ncix.com/detail/kingston-ssdnow-v300-120gb-2-5in-sata3-lsi-sandforce-solid-state-disk-flash-drive-ssd-69-78078-1221.htm
RAM[69.99] G.Skill ares 2x4gb 1600mhz http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544
DVD[15.99] Dvd writer http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135305
CASE[44.99] Thermaltake V4 (price matched on ncix for shipping) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133179
CASE FAN[2 x 5.99] Rosewill fan http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835200049

2 part I'm unsure about
Motherboard
MOBO[89.99- 10MIR] GIGABYTE GA-970A-DS3P http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128602
MOBO[94.99] ASUS M5A97 R2.0 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873

Powersupply (I've learned some lesson from you Shilka thumb.gif )
PSU[69.99] Rosewill CAPSTONE-450 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182066
PSU[69.99] Rosewill HIVE-650 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182132
epic 450w or pretty decent 650w ?

Oh by the way, when I'm building a pc, I totally forget how to count and try to squeeze the best part for a price range, but always overkill budget. I think for his best.
Total 761$

Thank you
adgame
Edited by adgame - 1/6/14 at 5:42pm
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post #2 of 13

This build's power consumption will be pretty low, low enough that a good 400-450W PSU would be more than enough. So, the 450W CAPSTONE is a fine choice. The 650W HIVE ok, but it's really just a decent 550W to 560W PSU due to the lower +12V output capacity of 552W.

 

That's all I think I can contribute.

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post #3 of 13
Thread Starter 
Alright so the capstone is going to have a place in the build for sure.
What about the motherboard?
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post #4 of 13
It still amazes me that people want a good budget gaming machine but will waste x amount of % on a SSD over a much better gaming card rolleyes.gif

It seems from what I having read in most budget gaming builds asked here on OCN the same reasoning is repeated time time again.

I know the OP posted here is actually going to use his computer for work as well, then an SSD may be to his benefit.

But I myself can wait seconds in my life. Give me the best graphic card I can have in any budget - period!
post #5 of 13

Well, everyone's different.

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Well if I put him a HDD instead of a SSD it will saves him 30$, and for 30$ more you can't really have anything better considering a r9 270x for 200$ is a pretty solid deal.
Anyway he wants to beat everyone while loading in LoL, it's like a mental thing to appreciate his purchase wink.gif
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by adgame View Post

Well if I put him a HDD instead of a SSD it will saves him 30$, and for 30$ more you can't really have anything better considering a r9 270x for 200$ is a pretty solid deal.
Anyway he wants to beat everyone while loading in LoL, it's like a mental thing to appreciate his purchase wink.gif

well i agree with you about the ssd saving 30$,,,,however he will need a storage drive later on,,,120gbs doesnt go far,,,as far as the motherboard goes i would get the ASUS m5a97 R2
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post #8 of 13
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well i agree with you about the ssd saving 30$,,,,however he will need a storage drive later on,,,120gbs doesnt go far,,,as far as the motherboard goes i would get the ASUS m5a97 R2
Look like I haven't said everything...
He is still in school, so he is carrying 2 2tb external HDD, so as far as storage (not fast but still storage) he have some...
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post #9 of 13
i'vve just tried building one and thats about what i get also take a look at the bitfenix outlaw its 39.99 and its a sweet case.

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=63255&promoid=1374

Also check the used market on kijiji unless he absolutely needs new i've got my friend a really nice system off it in montreal
Edited by Drakenxile - 1/7/14 at 8:29am
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Haven't mentioned anything about an OS. OEM (must be bought with parts) windows 8.1 is over $100 unless you already have that figured out.
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