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So I have always used the same PC ever since I was in Middle School, and I want to build a new PC.

 

This is the build.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: AMD FX-4350 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.00 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($147.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB Dual-X Video Card ($168.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Micro Center)

Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $656.92

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-09 18:13 EDT-0400

 

Is this good or is my inexperience showing through this post?

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asmcint    279

If you're going to spend around $100 for your CPU I'd say go for an FX-6300. Just slightly more than that 4350 for a bit more power. I'd also say that 16GB is a bit overkill for your build in terms of RAM. As for the video card, the R9 270X is okay, but for about the same price you can get a GTX 950 which, despite having less VRAM, is overall a slightly better performer.

 

Otherwise everything looks good.

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Thanks, bro. I'm a bit new to this, and the pointers help!

 

Edit: The changes you suggested actually made it cost less, cool!

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($98.95 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($24.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($147.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($42.99 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card ($144.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ Micro Center)

Power Supply: Thermaltake Smart M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.89 @ OutletPC)

Total: $633.77

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-09 21:59 EDT-0400

Edited by TheBeePeeper

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Narka    614

If you're going to spend around $100 for your CPU I'd say go for an FX-6300. Just slightly more than that 4350 for a bit more power. I'd also say that 16GB is a bit overkill for your build in terms of RAM. As for the video card, the R9 270X is okay, but for about the same price you can get a GTX 950 which, despite having less VRAM, is overall a slightly better performer.

 

Otherwise everything looks good.

 

Although this is correct, I would also like to add that AM3+ is going *nowhere*, and you may be interested in getting a mobo with a socket that has upgrade options.

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asmcint    279

Although this is correct, I would also like to add that AM3+ is going *nowhere*, and you may be interested in getting a mobo with a socket that has upgrade options.

 

Good point. If you insist on going with AMD, wait a few months for AM4 sockets and Zen CPUs to arrive.

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blind7125    1924

Your allocation is hella weird, you're spending more on your storage than your cpu.

 

This. Buy the SSD later, and get a 2tb HDD for only slightly more. Put that extra $150 into the CPU and GPU. You can always buy the SSD later and clone your OS partition over.

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