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My first gaming rig. I bought all of our parts at Micro Center then found them on PcPartPicker. So far, I haven't found a game that this won't run at max graphics 60 FPS. The monitor is a 720p tv we used to have in the basement (I'm getting a better one tomorrow). I bought it all at MicroCenter for about $1600, but that didn't include mail in rebates and stuff, and I was willing to pay a little more so I could build sooner.

EDIT: 3+ Years Later: Still runs good. GPU is still very reliable. Added a 120GB 2nd SSD for schoolwork. The monitor went from the 720p TV to a 1080p 60hz Monitor ($100) to a 144hz 1080p 27" monitor ($280).

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Video Card

Runs angry birds 11/10

Comments

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

you really really really really really need to upgrade your monitor. all that specs and you have such a crappy monitor.

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha ya, tomorrow's my bday and I think I'm getting a decent monitor

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

I would honestly gone with this part list i made just now.

Better GPU, Case, Cooler. Just getting more for your money.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/h8pLVn

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

That's a solid build man. +1 for you lol

+1 for OP as well of course.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Dont think you need that nice of a cpu... kinda overkill. I wouldve put that extra money into a hard drive for bulk storage

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

My dad offered to pay for it, I was planning on an i5

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

An i7 is better than an i5 for various reasons:

1: Hyperthreading vs no hyperthreading except for dual core i5.

2: 2 MB more shared cache than an i5 in almost all cases (excluding the Intel High End CPUs).

3: Higher stock frequencies.

4: Option to temporarily disable hyperthreading (not a permanent effect, only as long as you choose).

i5 is popular because it doesn't come with hyperthreading, which is good for gaming, but personally I like having the security of more logical cores. kool build. Also, what is the resolution of that TV monitor?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I got a new monitor,(some asus 1080p thing), but that tv was 720p.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I see.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I am not a fan of Gigabyte stuff, especially motherboards. Call me supersticious if you like, but I've had 5 fail on me. All less than 2 year old. This was a while ago but still.

I have a suggestion, not to de-value reusing that old tv (good recycling!), but for my gaming rig (it's a little over $3000AU) I use a 1440 DisplayPort capable projector in a darkroom. This is just what I do, but it is brilliant when playing games like War Thunder and Fallout 4. Immersion OP. I also have a full surround sound system so that's probably helping too. (not trying to brag, just giving ideas)

And I agree with BlueMoo28 here, the caps on that SSD could have better spent. I use a 512GB Sandisk SSD ad my boot drive and 2x 500GB Seagate HDD in RAID1 for storage. Much more efficient.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

the old tv is just a monitor for now, i should be getting one tomorrow that's a lot better. I've really never seen anyone use a projecter for a PC, that sounds kinda cool actually. The ssd was my dads choice, and he says we can upgrade later to a Toshiba hard drive. All my friends who have pcs are all surviving on 240ssd s and they said just go for a 240, so in my opinion the ssd is already good

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the pricing accurate if you got everything from micro center? I would update that if you kept the receipt.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

The pricing is a bit low, it was about $1600 at micro center, but i was willing to pay the extra so I could build sooner. We are keeping the receipt bc one of the ram sticks might be defective

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

If you have a few minutes I recommend updating that info on here! :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok il, do that

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