Good Gaming PC setup?

Dante1234

Reputable
Nov 29, 2014
54
0
4,630
0
So I want a gaming pc that would run games like g-mod and day-z at great graphics and I also want to record this footage in the background and I don't want the software that record that footage to lag my game. would this be a good setup for this for $400

CPU: AMD FX-6300
MOBO: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 250 GB
CASE: Rosewill Dual Fans
PSU: Antec VP-450

or would it be worth it to switch to a $500 computer

CPU: AMD FX-6300
MOBO: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
GPU: ASUS Radeon R9 270
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB
HDD: Western Digital Blue 1 TB
CASE: Rosewill Dual Fans
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W

Or would it be really worth it to switch to a $600 computer

CPU: AMD FX-6300
MOBO: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+
GPU: Sapphire Radeon R9 280
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB
HDD: Western Digital Blue 1 TB
CASE: Corsair Carbide SPEC-01
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W

Which one would be the best for me, and any changes?
 

wolfbm09

Honorable
Mar 16, 2013
108
0
10,710
15
Get rid of the gaming ram first off since the price for the benefits don't really correlate, stock ram will be fine. I would get at least a 1 tb HDD and an 120 tb SSD both are fairly cheap (especially if your trying to keep in costs). Both graphics cards are fine but if you can it would be worth it to fork out the money for the 280. The processor is ok but yet again if you can afford the FX 8350 you would be good a while. I think for all you want to do the 270 graphics card will be fine but I personally hate buying something only to find out months down the road it needs upgraded already.
 

RookieOfTheYear

Admirable
Feb 18, 2014
1,749
0
6,460
273
I would suggest this build for $600.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($84.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $599.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-05 21:07 EST-0500

You get the 8 core 8320 CPU and the 280. Wolfbm09 has some good suggestions. If you can swing another $60, I would highly recommend adding the 120GB SSD. And then the next addition I would add would be a hyper 212 Evo CPU cooler for $30. You can then overclock your 8320 to about 4.2GHz or so. I think it is worth spending the $600 to get the nicer performance.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS