- 72 months ago
Hi, I was hoping that some people in the realm of computers could help me with my (hoping) new PC. This will mainly be used for gaming and some light video and picture editing; but I do plan on going to college and this will be the PC that comes with me, hopefully with upgrades. I mostly play CS:GO and Gmod, neither are all to demanding, but I do want to get Watch Dogs.
CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor- I do plan on overclocking it once I have saved enough for an all-in-one water cooler (Corsair).
Mobo: MSI A88XM GAMING Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard- looks great, has room for expansion, and for overclocking and gaming
RAM: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory- Fairly inexpensive and I have heard good reviews, looks nice too.
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card- expensive and small, I am planning on upgrading eventually
HD: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive- I don't really have enough in my budget to do a larger SSD, so I figure I can at least get the OS on it and maybe one or two of my favorite games. I already have the 1 TB HDD in my old PC and will be using it.
Case: Corsair Air 240- not listed- I want to get the Corsair Air 240 said to be around $90usd (little brother to Air 540) but it is not out yet.
PSU: As you can probably see, I do not have a PSU listed, I plan on using the PSU from my old computer (Dell Precision 490) it is labeled as a 750 watt max. PSU from Dell and has been been good to me. I do plan on upgrading it but for right now I figured it is a good way to be able to cut down on the price. The mobo does take a 8 pin power connector of which my PSU does not have, but I found a 2 molex to 8 pin, hoping this will work. This is my main concern about the build.
OS: Windows 8.1 Student Version- I saw this on the Microsoft Store (link below) and it looks very appealing to me, but I have seen some comments that state that it is not to download on a "clean" build. So, before I buy it I just want to make sure I am able to install it my "clean" computer. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Windows-8.1-Pro-for-Students/productID.288769600
I'm just trying to get the most for my money. Suggestions are gladly accepted!
Thank you very much in advance!