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Hi,

I was wondering if this pc build is good.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RdtN9W

I'm trying to keep it under $650 and I want to play games but I'm not a hardcore gamer. Like I'll play GTA V, CSGO, Watch Dogs 2 and games like that. I will also use Autodesk programs and stuff like that. I really don't want to change the motherboard and the case because they look good together. If there is anything I should change, please tell me.

And if there are alternatives for the motherboard and the case please tell me.

Thanks.
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  1. Change your CPU to G4560 and change your GPU to RX 470 or RX 480.
  2. Is the G4560 good for 3D animation and rendering?
  3. The G4560 isn't good for 3D animation and rendering, but neither is the 7100. The G4560 is just a tad bit slower than the 7100.
    Here's the new build with 6500 and RX480. You can't get 7th, because they're a bit more expensive and H110 motherboards don't work with 7th gen without a BIOS update. Also swapped the PSU, I wasn't sure if that one was good.
    You were paying too much for a case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($67.48 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($199.99 @ Jet)
    Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $627.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-18 21:58 EST-0500
  4. Yeah but don't you think the rx480 is an overkill for me? Because I'm not a big gamer.
  5. RX 480 is not overkill for 1080p. If you play AAA and competitive titles, than you're a big gamer.
  6. It fits in the budget and you need it, it can max out 1080p games.
  7. Ok can you help me make a build under $700?
  8. If you go away from Intel, and will consider AMD, check this build under $600: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bJdJqk
  9. Is the AMD good enough for 3D animation and autodesk applications
  10. The FX-6300 is one of the better options you can get for that budget, and still be able to perform well in other areas like gaming. It's great for a budget build to do what you want it to do.
  11. DO NOT BUY AMD. That CPU might get outperformed by a G4560 in games.
    If you want AMD, wait for a few days, Ryzen is rumoured to announce 28th February and go on sale 2nd March.
    Here's your $700 build. Only thing changed is an SSD.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H110M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($67.48 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Blue 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 4GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($199.99 @ Jet)
    Case: BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ B&H)
    Total: $707.41
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-19 09:15 EST-0500
  12. Oh I think I'm just gonna go with this build.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/zBBxkT
  13. CPU is almost the same.
    Better motherboard. Not that it helps performance.
    Same RAM.
    No SSD.
    Same HDD.
    Worse GPU.
    More expensive case. Better, yes, but it doesn't help performance.
    Worse PSU.
  14. The PSU is worse?
  15. Oh so I should just go with the Seasonic then
  16. Yeah.
    Your build will perform worse, because of an unnecessary case and motherboard.
  17. How the only thing worse is the gpu
  18. You also don't have an SSD, which is very important for working.
  19. Yeah I'm gonna get one like in a month or two cause I don't have the extra cash.

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/gVN2Z8

    I changed the psu to this
  20. Yeah, that's great.
  21. I might change the color of the case to black and it's $10 cheaper
  22. Since you are paying that much for a case, you better like it.
  23. It looks pretty good and the cable management looks easier to do on this case. What cases do you think is better then that case
  24. I'm not an expert on cases, but I know that one's pretty good. Right now, I can only think of the Phanteks Enthoo as a competitor, I don't know much about cases.
  25. Oh well I ordeeed the parts
  26. It's like the most popular choice in that price range, so no worries.
  27. Yeah I'm just worrried about the psu
  28. Why are you worried about the PSU? JonnyGuru rated it 9+.
    I'll give you some other options in close price range:
    Seasonic G550
    EVGA GQ 650W
    EVGA G2 550W
    EVGA G3 550W
  29. Yeah but I already ordered it now. I think I ordered the wrong one.
  30. Well, even the one in your fist build, the Supernova NEX is that bad, 8.5 on jonnyguru.
  31. No it's not EVGA it's Seasonic but it's a different version and the same wattage
  32. If it's Seasonic, don't worry, all of their models are good.
  33. Oh okay good. I might have to build my pc on carpet so any tips
  34. I built mine on the carpet and nothing happened, but it's not recommended.
    It's a safety precaution just like wearing an anti-static strap.
    If a screw falls under the motherboard, don't leave it there, it could electrocute the motherboard. The screw connects with the case, case is electrified(static electricity), transfers it to the motherboard.
    Don't forget to screw in the GPU, just leaving it in the slot could overtime destroy the slot, because of the GPU pulling it downwards.
    Don't forget the I/O shield, put it before the motherboard, so you don't have to do it all over again.
    The fan of the CPU's cooler should only be connected to CPU_FAN, all the other ports can be used for case fans.
  35. What if you don't have a anti static strap
  36. You buy one or risk it like I did.
  37. Ok and my case doesn't have a optical drive space and if I have to update the drivers how would I do that
  38. You would open Google Chrome and search for the drivers on the manufacturer's website.
  39. Oh okay thanks for your help man. My parts are coming in tomorrow and I can't wait till I build my pc. One quick question: I'm building a pc without a graphics card right now just to be safe in case I mess something up. I'm probably gonna build my pc in the kitchen or my uncles house but if turns out good and I bring my pc to my house (carpet), and I decide to install a gpu, can I install a gpu on carpet? Like while standing on carpet because I have a glass desk?
  40. It's the same, anything you touch can get electrocuted(static electricity). Can't you put it on your desk?
  41. The pc? Yeah I was going to put it on my desk at first but I would be standing on carpet tho
  42. I'm not sure if that would be a risk.
  43. Alright man I built my pc and it's working rn. I'm just scared on how I installed the motherboard in my case. It feels weird
  44. Best answer
    Well, since it's working it's probably just paranoia, maybe check again and good luck.
  45. Thanks for your help
  46. You're welcome.
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