Gaming PC Builds – November 2013
Choose your budget –
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ( $600 ): November 2013
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ( $1000 ): November 2013
- Gaming PC Build of the Month ( $1500 ): November 2013
Thanks for stopping in for another great PC Builds of the Month article. This month is a very exciting month in the graphics cards market as AMD has released a good chunk of their new line of R7 and R9 graphics cards. This has influenced every build this month in one way or another with the inclusion of two of these new cards being represented in the $600 and $1000 builds and the influence of a major price drop in the $1500 builds card.
Also, November is always an exciting month in the PC hardware world as the consumer market gets greedy over Black Friday sales. If you happen to be purchasing a build this month it may be worth shopping around that day as PC hardware tends to go on sale all over the place.
Monthly Gaming PC Build ( $601 ): November 2013
(Game at Smoothly with Medium – High settings at 1920X1080 resolutions)
Gaming PC Build Recipe:All hardware is linked to Amazon.com – You Can also try Amazon.ca (CANADA) • Amazon.co.uk (UK) Newegg.com (US) • Newegg.ca (CANADA) Scorptec.com.au(AUS) pccasegear.com (AUS) to shop for these parts.
|Estimated Price:||$ 601|
||AMD FX-6300 FX-Series Six-Core Processor Edition, Black AM3 FD6300WMHKBOX
|Motherboard||MSI Computer Corp. Socket AM3+ AMD 970 DDR3 SATA3 and USB 3.0 A&GbE ATX Motherboard 970A-G43 Price: $66.99|
||MSI AMD Radeon R9 270X Gaming 2GB GDDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card Price: $209.99 (AMD’s New graphics card line)|
|RAM||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB Kit (4GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V UDIMM 240-Pin Memory BLS2CP4G3D1609DS1S00
Price: $59.99 (finally RAM subsides in price!)
|Hard Drive||Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive – WD5000AAKX
|Power Supply||Antec VP-450 450 Watt Energy Star Certified Power Supply
|Computer Case||NZXT Technologies Source 210 Computer Case (Black)
||Samsung Optical Drive SH-224DB/BEBE
Overview: $600 Gaming PC Build
This is the best $600 gaming pc build yet. Last month we saw a major bump in graphics power moving to the Radeon 780 graphics card. The reason I was able to fit this card into the smallest budgeted build is that the prices for a allot of the Radeon cards started to go down. Why you may ask – well AMD was getting ready to release its complete new line of graphics cards. So this month we have the very new Radeon R9 270x graphics card snugged nicely into this budget $600 gaming pc build.
One can expect to get some pretty damn good performance out of the smallest budget build I do here at Newb Computer Build. Since Battlefield 4 has been the iminent game lately, I’ll use a Battlefield 3 benchmark as an example and state that you can easily get 50FPS on ultra quality at 1920×1080 resolutions with this MSI Radeon R9 270X graphics card (as seen in this guro3d.com article). Keep in mind that their test setup was using an i7 processor, however you should expect relative gaming performance.
Other then the major graphics card change here most of this build stays the same as last month and comes in at a total of $601.