Gaming and every day computer my first build ever with the help of a friend who does this all the time.
I like this build - and I like the fact that you've picked an i3 based on the games you play. Why get more than you need if it means compromising elsewhere on things that matter to you?
Clearly, looks matters the most here since you don't mind paying extra for stuff that sticks to the theme.
I think a lot of people find it hard to comprehend that others might have different preferences than them - and that some people are willing to pay large premiums for something that they themselves see no added value in.
Kudos to you for your choices, and for standing up for them! :-) +1 from here - and +1 on all your explanatory comments.
Not everything is about maximising FPS/$, although many people aim for that.
EDIT: You should probably state your intents in the description. That way there's no excuse to be confused about your priorities :-)
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A few notes on this build as far as price goes
The TV/Monitor I bought seperately so maybe I should not include that so that brings down the price as well as the headset, speakers, and the mouse and keyboard. Overall the price of the actual build is total $868 my original budget was $800 so for anyone wondering why the intel i3 instead of an intel i5 and a better pricer graphics card it wasn't in the original budget and I plan on updating them in the future but for the games I have this build and set up is perfect plus all the green black theme going along with it and my friend helping me. Also it should be noted that the case he customed to have a window on the side!
If you hadn't themed the build you could have picked up an i5 and gtx 770 system for that price. But this is okay you can upgrade again in couple years and keep everything but the CPU/GPU. Are you in NZ/AUS/EU though because the price of that RAM is crazy.
The price of the ram is crazy lol but the one I got has green LEDs on them not mentioned in the part listing. I live in PA USA
+1 for originality, even if it was at extra cost
i love that color scheme, looks great
A bunch of people are questioning the performance of this machine, but considering your needs it's more than fine. +1 for smexy looking build with a parts list that meets your wants and needs.
There is nothing wrong with your CPU choice. For all the naysayers, unless he's using two or more GPU's, his CPU isn't going to make much of a difference, especially in his games. Observe:
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How is the Moniter?
The one listed in here is not what I actually have I am using a LG 32" tv that I got for $300 at best buy and it works fine.
y an i3?
I went with the intel i3 because it was recommended by my friend who was helping me build it while staying in a price range during the time and based on the steam games I currently have.
What games may they be?
I don't play any super high end games currently. I have mostly been playing Portal 2, Diablo III, Orcs must die 2, Tourchlight II, Burnout Paradise and Trine 2. So yeah nothing super crazy at the moment.
Also what's with the monitor? 25ms response time...
The monitor in the parts list is not the tv im actually using i should change that.
You've got pretty good parts except the cpu and gpu... Why so low?
I went with the intel i3 because it was recommended by my friend who was helping me build it while staying in a price range during the time and based on the steam games I currently have. The graphics card I bought off my friend since he wasn't using it and it was a good deal based on what games I have and run at the moment. Also this is my first build and I can upgrade in the future maybe next year I might go with an intel i5 and update the graphics card.
I like this build other than the fact that you could have bought a Samsung SSD for another $30 that would have been black and doubled the size. Also, I think your friend should have charged you less for that video card. Either way, have fun with it, nice job.
I get it
i3 is a good start for future upgrades.
I think you could've done a lot better for the money. Also you could have gotten a 120 gb ssd for the same price as that one.
How well does the wireless network adapter work? I have a pretty good gaming build and it needs to be wireless.
With the same processor you could have gotten this for around half of what you spent.
Yes but I had a theme in mind Black/Green yes I could have went cheaper but I had the money and budget in mind while making it look good as well.
Why a really good Z87 board with a low end I3? You can't overclock the I3 so why?
Because that Z87 board is green, matching the theme of his build.
Why an i3 and such a weak graphics card?
I went with the intel i3 because it was recommended by my friend who was helping me build it while staying in a price range during the time and based on the steam games I currently have. The graphics card I bought off my friend since he wasn't using it and it was a good deal based on what games I have and run at the moment.
fail imo sorry to say lol u spent mroe on ur mobo then ur processor thats a horrible idea
Have you checked out the mobo in this? It matches the black green theme, it has a ton of things going for it as far as design and whats on it, it was perfect for this build. I can easily upgrade the processor in the near future no problem and the intel i3 is perfect with out going right to the i5 for the price at the time.
yea true i mean its just weird imo to go so nuts ona mobo u went for aesthetics tho so its fully understandable
Better mobo > better processor = more future upgrading.
He wanted something that fit the look of his build, and his build looks pretty sexy. He chose aesthetics over performance for the initial build,and considering his needs for his computer, that is way more than fine.
Yeah no sorry a -1 for me. Decent components first, then color scheme.
Not the other way around.
I understand your thought process but some people prefer style over substance! plus he already mentioned the games list he is playing and none of them require high end gaming performance, most of them are older games.
he paid extra for originality
I know what you mean and I agree but anything over 30fps is fine though :)
I prefer Intel over AMD, and my motherboard was made to use Intel. Overall Intel in my opinion as well as a few of my friends is better and I have more recently been playing more demanding performance games. The i3 at the time was also in my budget and I plan on updating to an i7 as well as updating my graphics card within this year.