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First budget gaming build

by KKNutz33

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33 Comments

Details

CPU Clock Rate

4.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.0GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

1.2GHz

Description

New PC, this is my first Windows machine, Ive always been a Apple user, but they are just too damn expensive now to make them worthwhile anymore.

So I was looking into buying a pre-built rig and my buddy suggested building my own. i thought there was no way i could do that then found how easy it actually was. But being a DIY kinda guy i looked into it.

I'm using this for some light gaming, League, Starcraft, maybe get into Battlefield and GTA because I have the option now it will probably suck up alot more of my life now :) but other than that, Streaming video, netflix, internet ECT.

I went with the 8350, and not the 8320, the price was fairly comparable, and overclocking seems terrifying to me at this stage, maybe my next rig.

and i got a great price at micro center on the motherboard bundle with the CPU,

everything else I feel is fairly standard. without breaking the bank

I was gonna do this cheaper, then began reading of the beauty of SSD's and noticed in the new Apples, you can get and SSD, for like 350$ more that will make your OS lightening fast. so i thought for 120$ more, yea I should do that too.

I am open to tips and helpful hints please if you have suggestions let me know!!! just be nice, cuz this is my baby right now. however if anyone has a good idea of a wireless networking card, let me know PCI vs USB????

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chowsownsomepizza 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

+1. Excellent balanced build especially for a retired Apple sheep. You've made the right choice! Welcome to PcPartPicker :).

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 5 points 13 months ago

TY, tried to do my research this site is soo addictive, no joke.

chowsownsomepizza 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

Apparently yeah. It's like facebook for PC builders.

Norm101 3 Builds 3 points 13 months ago

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Akut 1 Build 3 points 13 months ago

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SomeBlueGuy 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

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LeviMaslauskas 1 point 13 months ago

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Jozmtr 1 point 12 months ago

It really is.

jonech 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

nice budget build!

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

thank you!

Retroman 1 point 13 months ago

Damn you got an awesome price for the mobo and a nice overall budget gaming build well done. maybe one thing I would add is a hyper 212 evo to put a little overclock :)

+1

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

yea lucky there is a micro center about 10 min from my house :) store is a mess but they have great deals!

kammem 1 point 13 months ago

you missed cpu cooler

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

not planning on overclocking at this time... just went with stock

Akut 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

a CPU cooler is still recommended . those 8350s run pretty hot under load, and makes the stock cooler whine like a school girl.

Even a CM 212 Evo will do the trick. It makes a difference.

xx116xx 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Very nice, similar to mine. Welcome to the Master Race :P

Akut 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

I saw the Rosewill case and panicked, but you didn't pick up a potato for your PSU (thank some entity here).

Pretty balanced rig, I woulda shaved a few dollars off the CPU for a little larger GPU.

+1

Yukinoinu 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Nice Build man, I went with the 8320 not the 8350 and we have the same PSU. But currently my computer is in pieces because I tried to reuse a PSU like a moron.

Xopod 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Very nice build, I looked into the 8350 and 8320 also, both are almost the same exact CPU. The extra 30-50$ for the 8350 I found was not worth it. But hey you got it in a combo and a great deal on your mobo with it so I understand. +1

LeviMaslauskas 1 point 13 months ago

PCI networking card for me, anyway.

nervozer4 4 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Hi, nice build. i have go the same board as you have, and as i was reading trough the MOBO manual i saw, that it was reccomended to put the ramsticks into the blue slots. Allows better overclocking and stuff... seemed kinda strange to me as i was reading it.

Good build. Good parts chosen.

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

thanks for the tip i will check it out! didnt think it mattered.

Retroman 2 points 13 months ago

Yeah I have the same board in my build also and I read that as well, it does seem a bit strange oh well :)

1ChanceGaming 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Awesome build for the price but one thing I couldn't help but notice your RAM was in the wrong slots. That is the same MOBO I used in my build and the manual states they should occupy these two slots first.

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 2 points 13 months ago

thank you, yea i didnt read the manual haha :) seems to run fine on these but states better performance in the slots you listed!

Duelix 1 point 13 months ago

Nice build! I would go with a pci/pcie wifi card, opposed to a USB one. They've got a bit more range.

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

thank you, good tip

EcoMCG 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

How as the case?>

KKNutz33 submitter 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

it has worked out really well