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First Build, Budget of about $1,300; trying to keep money spent as low as possible.

ihninja1

37 months ago

I have been in the world of PC gaming for a few years, and now I think it is time I build my own rig. As of now, I am using an ASUS X555LA, with a Core i5 to run some simpler games, such as Spintires, FS15, FS17, and other games such as those. I have recently acquired a few new games on Steam, including GTA V, Dying Light, and Battlefield 1, and I am looking to build my own rig that is capable of running these at 1080p, medium to high settings, and getting anything over 50fps.

I have put together a build (linked below), and am looking for feedback on how I can get the most out of my budget, how I can improve, and useful tips for first-time builders, such as myself. Thank you in advance for your time! -Isaac

AMD $1,500 Build http://pcpartpicker.com/list/x2DdFd

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Zero reason to go AMD, they have bad bang for your buck and really aren't competive anymore. The V300 is a crap SSD. That PSU is questionable and most likely isn't good and is overpriced. Too much for that case. 16GB of RAM isn't a must That CPU cooler isn't of good value anymore. You don't need a fan controller and the fans are meh and really aren't needed.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.95 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 60Hz Monitor $259.99 @ B&H
Keyboard G.Skill RIPJAWS KM780R Wired Gaming Keyboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1517.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-30 21:06 EDT-0400

It has a insanely better CPU. It has a much better SSD. It has a much better case, GPU, and PSU. It also has a 1440P monitor and a mechanical keyboard.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the reply. I will take these suggestions into account.

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