Poorfag here, rate my first pc build:
Keep in mind that the budget is really low. So any advice?
Drop the cd rom, drop windows 8.1 and get yourself a 7 iso from digitalriver, drop AMD completely and get a 750 ti and an i3. Downgrade to 4GB of ram. Get a WD blue instead. Black is overpriced for not much gain. Get a seasonic or corsair PSU.
If you buy amd you will regret it. I know I do.
>get an i3
And then what motherboard?
Is an i3 on par with the fx8320?
>drop the CD drive
Really? For what it's worth might as well get it, I could need it
>get a 750ti
Isn't it a downgrade?
Shit nigga, you're literally telling him to get a SUB GAMING tier gpu instead of a flagship.
Just how insame are you fanboys are?
Stick to your 290 but as for
Keep 8gb ram
AMD os okay, GPUS are great as for CPU 8320 got OLD already, but it must be the best thing for 100$ on market now that inter raised the price to 300$
It's a good build, don't listen to most of these fuckheads they don't know what they're talking about. They just recommend shit that they have to make them feel better about their purchase.
I would recommend getting cheaper RAM and PSU since 650w is too much for that build, unless you plan to upgrade and gaming grade RAM is placebo. Check the benchmarks if u don't believe. 750 ti is weaker don't downgrade.
Very reasonable budget build. Only thing you might want to check out is how much price difference you'd get when instead of using an FX CPU you'd go with an A8 or A10 APU. The APU could then be used in crossfire with your GPU and you'd get a little more performance out of your rig.
Crossfire works fine but Mantle is acting strange in some games as of now.
It's true, older FX CPUs can still outperform modern APUs, but honestly you won't notice that unless you're doing CPU intense things like calculating Pi all day. I'm currently using an A8-7600 in my build and can play muh gaymes perfectly fine on highest settings. Bottlenecking is a /g/ meme.
OP here, made some changes: got rid of windows 8.1, changed PSU, CPU (I have money for a fx8350), HDD and RAM.
I forgot to say what my budget is btw: I can spend up to about 750$
>Is an i3 on par with the fx8320?
For the vast, vast majority of games it is because of the i3's superior per-core performance.
For some tasks (and a tiny number of games) the fx 8320 kicks the shit out of the i3 though.
>Isn't that too much?
Sure, but you get headroom. You can run two 970's on 750w.
>How does it compare to the FX-8350?
That would be a stupid comparison to make as they're 70$ apart in cost right now.
The 8350 should match or slightly exceed the 4690K at heavily multithreaded tasks but the latter will destroy it at everything else.
i use the ram for my research, computational chemistry stuff
The 850 is for addition of a second gpu if i ever feel like it, pretty insignificant price difference on newegg currently
Related to this thread in that it is a quandary necessitated by budget: I am currently using a sexy new ultrabook, but want to try to salvage my dying gaming laptop and maybe turn it into an all in one desktop.
It was working fine, but my housemate spilt whiskey on it, now it overheats. I assume a short has been created somewhere. Where do you reckon I should look?
I am in the rather privileged position of having recieved two of those(not as new as these) second hand from a radiologist friend. I am training to be either an oncologist or radiologist so use them for looking at medical imaging, but they show games up beautifully in direct sunlight.
I didn't realise how niche and badass they were when I was gifted them.
>they show games beautifully in direct sunlight