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Build An AMD FX 6300 Budget Gaming Rig

The specs:

  • CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor  $129.99 
  • Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX  AM3+ Motherboard  $106.98
  • Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  $49.98
  • Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  $89.99 
  • Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  $104.99
  • Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card  $219.99
  • Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case  $59.99
  • Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply  $79.99
Total: $841.90
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posted 1 year 2 months ago

This is like the exact build Logan recommended for me when I asked him for advice :O

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Great budget build! I may adapt this for my home server :)

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Dank u basd Lgan.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

should i keep my asus m5a78lx-m lx plus motherboard if i replace  my phenom ii x4 965 for an fx 6300?

posted 1 year 2 months ago

nope its pretty much on par with what you already have for gaming.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

guess ill save it for either 3rd or 4th gen of the next fx processor.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Very similar to my system, even the same graphics card

although i used a 550W psu as 650 is unnessecary unless you plan to add another GPU

My CPU is overclocked to 4.6ghz/2400HT http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2690475

and my GPU is at 1175core/1250mem

 

posted 1 year 2 months ago

That CPU Temp reading is relatively low  =O

posted 1 year 2 months ago

yes, the AMD sensors arent too accurate at low temps

under load its around 50-52c

the motherboard temp sensor is about right for room temp

posted 1 year 1 month ago

"My CPU is overclocked to 4.6ghz/2400HT"

What is HT?

Also, I have the same overclock, It runs great! - http://valid.canardpc.com/2703152

posted 1 year 2 months ago

I did some benchmarks with DVD-RWs and the white one is indeed faster. 40% speed increase on average.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

I just built a computer very similar to this for a friend and i wanted to say that the seagate HDD you have had pretty bad reviews, where as the Toshiba HDD with the same specs had very good reviews. its the same price too.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/toshiba-internal-hard-drive-ph3200u1i72

Its only got reviews on Newegg but they are all 5 stars, excluding the first guy who reviewed the wrong product...

posted 1 year 2 months ago

they are probably talking about the 7200.11 and .12 drives not the 7200.14 drives which dont have those problems and have a better warranty

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Is the ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX not very good? The way he said lets leave it at that. Makes me think its not very good.

 

posted 1 year 2 months ago

I unsubscribed just so Logan would come rub his butt on my cat.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

its a good 970 motherboard, and a great value and decent overclocker

its just not really spectacular at anything, certainly better than most other 970 boards though

posted 1 year 2 months ago

If I unsubscribe will you still come to my house and rub your butt on my cat? Am I allowed to film said activities if they occur? Because frankly, I'd like to see that.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

If anyones curious through PcPartPicker the price of this build is $893.69 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DlTg

posted 1 year 2 months ago

WHERE DA INTRO BE!!!!? HULK SMASH! Nice system BTW.EDIT: OH, there it is. *uninstalls firefox* 

posted 1 year 2 months ago

I just bought the FX-6300 and the XFX 7870 last week! I put them on the Asus M5A99FX Pro though.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Why is the Mushkin Redline soooo expensive?

You could get a different RAM with same speed and memory (or capacity 8gb) for half the price.

Someone please answer thanks

 

posted 1 year 1 month ago

maybe the built quality (it's quality nice) I think :/ 

posted 1 year 2 months ago

I recommend the 7870LE its around the same price but its a 79XX Card 

posted 1 year 2 months ago

$841, how is this a budget rig?

posted 1 year 2 months ago

if you have a budget of $841... you get the point

posted 1 year 2 months ago

you can build one for significantly less, for this same build you could get it to $720 by using a different motherboard, PSU, RAM, and case

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Tide goes in, tide goes out never a miscommunica- WELL DO IT LIVE MOTHER#$@!!

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Can the 2TB Seagates still be found for $89? I'd like to get a couple for a raid setup but it looks like the prices went up.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

$841.90 "budget" build? Standards have went way up lol

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Some people have a budget of $850, just like some have a budget of $1000, $1500, $400, etc. Budget is a broad term, and really just means your maximum spending limit.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

FINNALLY SOMEONE WHO GETS IT!

GIVE THIS MAN A COOKIE!

posted 1 year 1 month ago

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Hey guys, I'm building my own computer for the first time and was wondering what you all think about these parts:

CPU: Intel i5-3570k

Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA1155

Graphics Card: Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7850 1GB DDR5

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 (2x4GB)

Hard Drive: Toshiba 1TB 7,200 RPM 6.0GB/s

PSU: Corsair Builder Series CX600 600w

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

Let me know what you think!

Total: $667.93

 

 
posted 1 year 1 month ago

an SSD might be good .. 

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Looks pretty sweet.

Although from gaming perspective, i would invest less in cpu (maybe i5-3470 or FX 8320/8350) and more in graphics card (HD7950).

posted 1 year 1 week ago

If you haven't already built your PC, I would strongly recommend getting at least a 7870 with 2 GB DDR5, nost modern games will put the increased memory to good use.

 

posted 1 year 2 months ago

either go to a different CPU and get a better GPU or pay more for a 7870 LE

 

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Why does this build need a 650 watt power supply? Won't a 550 watt one be enough already?

posted 1 year 2 months ago

Well I wanted to have a good future upgrade path so instead of having to buy a whole new power supply I would just play it safe and get a high wattage. What is your take on it?

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Totally depends on your future upgrade. Next generation components are usually more energy efficient than the last.

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Good quality 550W PSU would be definitely enough. When it comes to OCing, bit more headroom wouldn´t hurt.

posted 1 year 2 months ago

@Logan i need an 800 dollar canadian gaming rig 

 

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Australian Price is roughly $950 :(

posted 1 year 1 month ago

This shall be the specs for my next gaming PC build, when I get the money to build it.

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Will the 970 extreme 4 work with the 6300 out of box

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Yes.

posted 1 year 1 month ago

Woah. This is exactly the build I'm making. Its like he read my mind. 

posted 1 year 3 weeks ago

If you had about $200 more at your disposal would you change over to an Intel chip? If yes, what chip and motherboard would you recommend ? If not, what part of the system would you change/upgrade if you had some extra cash?

posted 1 year 3 days ago

pretty close to what im about to build, gotta say this site and logan have convinced me to go diy with this computer. i got an fx6300, an msi 970 mobo, 8gb 1600mhz ram, a 7770 2gb, a 500w 80+ psu, and an amd case, with wireless card, all for about 800 after delivery and taxes (cad prices to). hopefully this thing will pump out at least med graphics for the new games coming out 

posted 10 months 3 weeks ago

If I were to make this build should I use a 6350?