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Building gaming rig but wanna see if any of the parts are upgradable

Bugget gaming rig

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kitsunekyui

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Case: Bitfenix Comrade Mid-Tower ATX Black Case

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3P Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ DDR3/ 2-Way CrossFireX/

Cpu: AMD FX-6300 Black Edition 6-Core Socket AM3+ CPU Processor:

Ram: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit

Harddrive: Seagate ST1000DM003 1TB Barracuda

Gpu: Sapphire AMD Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Overclocked

 

Dvd: Lite-On 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive Optical Drive IHAS124-1

PSU: EVGA 500W

 

So i was just wondering from these components is there anything i could improve or change to get better

gaming performance, I have an extra $150 dollars left over

so i would really appreciate your help,

Thanks.


Edited by kitsunekyui, 05 October 2014 - 12:53 AM.

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:welcome:     Kitsunekyui

 

You could improve on the video card for a little bit more cash with the GTX 760 being my suggestion, benchmarks here

 

You do not have an OS such as Windows 7 or 8/8.1 64-bit, do you already have this.

 

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yes i have an Os or ive already factored it into my budget and what remained was $150

 

Umm i really like the sapphire series could i upgrade to Sapphire Radeon Toxic R9 270X with Boost, 2GB

Would that work its like $10 dollars more ? Would it bottleneck maybe ? or ?

Sorry im new to pcs

 
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Hello Kitsunekyui

 

OS details acknowledged, are you going for Windows 7 or 8/8.1.

 

Honest answer is that the final decision is yours I`m afraid, you asked a question and I merely provided an impartial answer  :)

 

The R9 270X toxic version of the card is a good card and as long as your Ram is 1600MHz or above you should not suffer any bottleneck.

 

 

FWIW the GTX 760 that I had in mind here has a 3 year warranty as opposed  to the 2 year warranty that the Sapphire Radeon Toxic R9 270X with Boost 2GB has.


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I'm going with windows 8.1 

will i have to get a bigger case cause when i looked at the

size it was 308mm and the case was 185mm x 428.55mm x 470.5mm,

also will i have to upgrade my power supply ?


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Good choice of OS as it will not need to be upgraded for longer than Windows 7 will.

 

I would have mentioned both the case and the PSU once you had settled on your choice of video card, the PSU would be fine as long as it is the bronze rated version here, the choice of case is not a good one as it has a lot of plastic which holds in heat, it only has the one cooling fan and users report that it is cheaply made (that is reflected in it`s price) you would be much better off going with the Antec Three Hundred Two which has two large cooling fans, removable washable dust filters and is mainly constructed of steel, it will also accommodate video cards up to 318mm.

 

In which country will you be purchasing parts, we may be able to get your final list of parts for less cash.


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im in australia

will installation still be about the same ?


Edited by kitsunekyui, 05 October 2014 - 03:19 AM.

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iammykyl who is looking in is ideal to locate your parts in Aus, prices will vary but that is why we shop around  :)


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Thanks alot


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Gday Folks.

 

A few more to look at, in this price range, the Antec GX700 is my choice.

http://www.newegg.co...129-191:$$$$$$$

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Just seen you last post, will give prices when you plumb for one.


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Plumb for one ?


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Sorry, meaning deciding on on a case.

A number of your selected parts appear not to be readable available here.

Your selected MB, GA-970A-UD3P, North Bridge: AMD 970, (rev 1.0) was the first in that series, not a good reputation, we have dealt with many problem for that board on G2G, getting hard to find as well, cheapest I could find, > http://www.ebay.com....P-/261588536403 (suggested an alternative)

You will get better performance iwth faster RAM on that build, and slightly cheaper, > http://www.cplonline...66c9d-8gab.html

the Sapphire card not listed on CPP, but can find here, > http://www.mwave.com...eo-card-ab52054

same for your PSU, 

Selected parts, we can edit, > http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/XhRByc


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Not having the US UPS delivery here, we tend to get robbed with those charges.   Try using Static ice, use the advanced search and limit it to the state you live in, (bottom of the page)

http://www.staticice...u/advanced.html


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that list looks pretty good for the price, will it be able to run something like battlefield 4 on high-ultra on 1080 ?


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battlefield 4 is fairly new, so Pro reviews are"nt about.   I can find only one specific review for the card, > http://www.legitrevi...review_129819/3 and performs realy well acrros all games.

All the brands will be very close together.   Here is a MSI 2GB review, > http://www.guru3d.co...g_review,2.html

Check any build > http://www.game-deba...temRequirements


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