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First build, need help please

Troublemaker
  • 57 months ago

My budget is around $650 and would use it for gaming(cs go,minecraft) and more demanding games like battlefield i already bought the case and the RAM (phantom 240, 8 gb hyperx Fury)thanks for helping out

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $175.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $199.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $682.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 21:38 EDT-0400

A little over. Didn't know if you needed an os

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I guessed on which RAM you already have. This build will work:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $96.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $109.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $189.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W 80+ Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $635.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 21:49 EDT-0400

Note: My prices never include Mail-In-Rebates unless specifically requested.

  • CPU: While not as desirable as an Intel chip, this is a 6 core CPU that is very over-clockable. The overclocking helps it to compete against similarly priced Intel units as none of them can be overclocked (Though single threaded performance already goes to Intel, so they don't need it). The stock cooling is really sub par, so choosing a chip like this does cause me to recommend aftermarket cooling. Since overclocking is recommended anyway this is not really that detrimental (as you cannot increase clock speed too much with stock cooking anyway).
  • Cooler: This unit is pretty cheap. In fact, I recommend at least a Hyper 212 Evo for overclocking purposes. You have room in your budget for it if you want. This will work. It will even allow you to increase the clocks a LITTLE. Probably not enough to see real performance gains though.
  • MOBO: Motherboards now are smart enough to do the overclocking for you. Isn't that cool, you click a button, it does that hard/time consuming work. You come back later and it is done. :-) This also has plenty of other good features. Vishera and the chipset are a little dated, but this will get you through in your budget.
  • RAM: Yours. Pretty good stuff, so good pick.
  • SSD: Not included. I like to recommend it with every build, but something important would have to go to make room for it.
  • HDD: This a cheap but good performing 1TB unit made by my favorite manufacturer....Western digital.
  • GPU: Make sure you fit this in place before the hard drive as PCPP claims there may be some fitment issues in that case. Most likely the affected drive cages are removable to make space for high performance graphics cards like this one. The 4GB R9 380's are just a little more money, so if your monitor is higher than 1080p resolution, then consider it instead. If you are at 1080P, the selected Nvidia part will work great!
  • Case: Good case from a good case manufacturer.
  • PSU: This is a fairly dated design, but it is solid and even Semi-modular. Any amount of modularity will make the install/cable management.
  • Optical: Not included, not a big deal at all as the easiest way to install windows 10 is via flash drive.
  • OS: Windows 10 due to ease of install.
  • Monitor: Not included
  • Keyboard: Not included
  • Mouse: Not included

Enjoy top end gaming on most AAA titles and overkill on Minecraft :-P
Happy building!!

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