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Budget Gaming Machine

deft.ones
  • 73 months ago

I'm hoping for a really nice gaming machine that won't break the bank. I used some guidance from the front page $700 build. I hope I can still price match the cpu from frys.com at staples. I also hope to crossfire 270's at some point because I love the idea.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $18.16 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H81M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $59.99 @ Mwave
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $67.47 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.43 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $179.99 @ Amazon
Case BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case $47.14 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $17.99 @ Newegg
Other Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz $99.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $625.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-18 01:50 EDT-0400

What do you guys think?

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[comment deleted by staff]
  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated the list with that Cooler Master TX3 you suggested, and I think it looks awesome. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

you will want at least 750w for crossfire 270, i think mine comes to like 546 when i add a 2nd 270

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya, 750w is recommended by the manufacturers for crossfire on those cards too. Less might work, but possibly with stability issues. I wouldn't go under 700 to be safe

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