new build for friend advice needed

morbidwolf108

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hey all i wonder if you can help me; i'm a friend of mine has been out of the pc rat race for a while and i've recently upgraded my computer and donating my old parts so he can use them to build a his own computer on a budget. The only things i'm not providing is PSU,GPU and HDD (and required software). his brother has doanted a PSU but i'm unsure how well it would work with the build he wants to go for, so i ask could any of you please give CC and/or advice for his build?

planned build:

+already owned/donated+
FX-8350 black edition
16gb of DDR3 ram (4x4 4GB corsair CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9B)
MB MSI 970 gaming
PSU corsair CX600 <-unsure

-not yet owned-
2 TB 7.2k rpm sata hard driver
gtx 1070
blue ray drive (opional)


*disclaimer i do know that FX series no longer has support but my friends not bothered short term due to limited budget and just wants to game again


 
Forget the 1070, the 8350 will struggle even with a 1060... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q7lIYRK5T0ABLvAkgbM_2jJGvbhlep27mR-eRcCy4FA/edit#gid=0
The max you can go with is 1050ti. I will mention two difference price points. Choose according to budget. The difference is longevity...

Option 1...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.29 @ OutletPC)
Total: $238.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 15:40 EST-0500



Option 2...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card ($189.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: LG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($46.29 @ OutletPC)
Total: $376.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 15:44 EST-0500





 
Forget the 1070, the 8350 will struggle even with a 1060... https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q7lIYRK5T0ABLvAkgbM_2jJGvbhlep27mR-eRcCy4FA/edit#gid=0
The max you can go with is 1050ti. I will mention two difference price points. Choose according to budget. The difference is longevity...

Option 1...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($41.89 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB Mini Video Card ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.29 @ OutletPC)
Total: $238.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 15:40 EST-0500



Option 2...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Storage: Western Digital - Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB SC GAMING Video Card ($189.99 @ B&H)
Optical Drive: LG - WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($46.29 @ OutletPC)
Total: $376.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-26 15:44 EST-0500





 

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