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Bitfenix Prodigy Budget Gaming Build-

jackowfish
  • 82 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor $119.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H77N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1155 Motherboard $99.24 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card $174.99 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Other Molex Adapter $4.18
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $660.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-12 12:35 EDT-0400

Will this be a good computer for gaming? I don't need to run things at high but it would be good :) I also Wanted to know if there is anything I should switch??? Particularly my graphics card- is there anything thats near that price that outperforms the 660?? Thanks for the help!

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  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this build is great, but I would really recommend a 7850. It does perform better than the 660 in gaming and it's about the same price. Here is a link to a benchmark to show you: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=660

Also, you could get more performance if you didn't go with the BitFenix Prodigy. If you went with a NZXT Source 210 or any ATX case within the same price range of the BitFenix Prodigy or less, you could get a FX-6300 and a ASRock Extreme 4 which is more power and about the same price. I just want you to know so unless you really want the BitFenix Prodigy, then you can change it to get more performance. Hope I helped!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!! Ive definetly been thinking about switching the case but I love the look of the bitfenix prodigy,nBut after what you just said I might switch. Again, thanks!

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you like me to show how the build would be if you switched cases?

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, if you could that'd be awesome :) could you also switch the graphics card??

  • 82 months ago
  • 2 points

Here ya go: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WLWG

You don't have to go with that case exactly, but I'm just showing you what it'd look like if you went with a different case. This would perform much better. Overclockable CPU, Ghz edition GPU, and the motherboard has 5 Sata 6GB/s ports which means you'll have no problem if you want a SSD.

  • 82 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much! I will definitely consider that, But why the AMD processor?? Is it better than the i3?

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