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Please help me come up with a list for my first build

Ardoasms
  • 56 months ago

My budget is $800-900 but I am willing to go a little over if there is a good reason to (like a tangible performance increase). I am based in the US. I don't want to mess with used parts so new only please. I will mainly be using it for gaming but it would be nice if it was also capable of running some 3d modeling software. I am not overly worried about brands on stuff but some of my requirements are that it needs to be able to connect to WiFi (preferably not via USB stick). I would like to start with a ssd alone and get a hdd later. It would also need to be relatively compact and portable. I will mainly be using it for world of tanks and world of warships (which are optimized for 1 core) but I would also like to be able to run battlefront 3. All at 1080p 60fps. Preferred monitor connections are hdmi and display port. I would need a monitor (1080p 60hz is also I really need ) not huge because I'm on limited space. Windows 10 is my preferred os and I need a wired keyboard (not necessarily a mouse since I have a wireless one already). It doesn't need to be color coded. The only thing I have that could be used with it is a mouse atm but that is replacable

Thanks in advance for any help:

-Ardoasms

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor $282.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $50.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $39.60 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $14.31 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $16.11 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $24.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $985.73
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $915.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-27 23:31 EDT-0400
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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't see a WiFi card on there and from looking at specs on mb WiFi isn't built in, should I just find something to add? Or am I missing something.

Thanks:

-Ardoasms

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks for putting together some suggestions. I know this is probably a really odd question but aren't standard atx cases relatively large? Any common objects that could be used for size comparison so I can visualise it in my head?

Thanks again:

-Ardoasms

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were to swap the 16 gig of ram for 8 gig would it still be able to do what I want, or is the 16 gig required for the modeling software to play nice?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I will look into that now, figured there may have been a special reason for it

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Any suggestions beyond adding a hdd eventually for future upgrades to the system? Don't need a list with them, just wondering what I should keep in mind

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw that your last suggestion list jumped up to around $950 so I made a few minor changes http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ardoasms/saved/2s4WGX

Would that still be a solid build if I cut the 3d modeling section? Or would something else give better overall performance per dollar while remaining in budget?

Thanks:

-ardoasms

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