49 months ago
So this is my try at making something that destroys in comparison to consoles :)
Yes, it is $415 so that's a bit more than what a console costs, but I think it isn't a problem since a PC can do so much more than something mainly designed for gaming alone. I've done a lot of research to find the absolute best parts for this and here it is!
|CPU||AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor||$70.99 @ NCIX US|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard||$59.40 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$35.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$27.00 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card||$108.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Case||Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case||$35.10 @ SuperBiiz|
|Power Supply||EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||$38.70 @ SuperBiiz|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$16.98 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-25 13:31 EDT-0400|
CPU: Because I've read that is basically the A10-7800K without integrated graphics.
Motherboard: I looked for a tier list and the A88X is supposedly 'Top-of-The-Line' for FM2+ CPU's.
Memory/RAM: Though I could have gotten a single stick that is 4GB, I went with 2x2GB for Dual-channel so hopefully it'll perform a bit better. But of course if it doesn't really matter, I will go back to the Mushkin 1x4GB stick that was $27 I believe.
Storage: Because pretty much the best I can do without going over the budget. (Which was previously a max of $400-405)
Video Card/Graphics Card: I think it's the best I could fit into this and I'm happy with it :)
Case: Though I could have gotten a cheaper case, it was too small and only had 2 Drive bays which were only intended for HDD's I believe because I couldn't even select an optical drive. I really like the Cougar case too :)
PSU: Chosen according to PSU tier list and should have plenty of power even if I upgrade later.
Optical Drive: Has highest ratings and will do what you need most the time. I will probably only use it to install Windows and maybe burn a few CD's later~