Description

Gaming and every day computer my first build ever with the help of a friend who does this all the time.

Log in to rate comments or to post a comment.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 8 points

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 :-)

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

I like this comment +1

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

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!

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

+1 for originality, even if it was at extra cost

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

i love that color scheme, looks great

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

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:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6934/choosing-a-gaming-cpu-single-multigpu-at-1440p

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6985/choosing-a-gaming-cpu-at-1440p-adding-in-haswell-

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7189/choosing-a-gaming-cpu-september-2013

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Please do not use link shorteners on the site. Your links have been removed.

  • 67 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the Moniter?

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

y an i3?

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What games may they be?

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Also what's with the monitor? 25ms response time...

  • 73 months ago
  • 4 points

The monitor in the parts list is not the tv im actually using i should change that.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

You've got pretty good parts except the cpu and gpu... Why so low?

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I get it

i3 is a good start for future upgrades.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does the wireless network adapter work? I have a pretty good gaming build and it needs to be wireless.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

With the same processor you could have gotten this for around half of what you spent. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PixelMonkey/saved/3YC9

  • 73 months ago
  • 3 points

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.

  • 73 months ago
  • 0 points

Why a really good Z87 board with a low end I3? You can't overclock the I3 so why?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Because that Z87 board is green, matching the theme of his build.

  • 73 months ago
  • -2 points

Why an i3 and such a weak graphics card?

  • 73 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

[comment deleted]
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

[comment deleted]
[comment deleted by staff]