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First time building my own machine

petrithymia
  • 72 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/petrithymia/saved/KJRzK8

Suggestions pls. I don't have an actual budget limit, but I'd like to spend as little as possible and still have a decent gaming machine for my needs.

I really have no idea what I'm doing; a few of my selections were based solely upon the star ratings.

EDIT: Okay, just for ***** and gigs, let's say that my limit is $1,500. I've also removed the wired ethernet adapter.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

A budget limit would help us to help (no pun intended)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

let's just say $1,500

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Here you go

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper N520 43.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $106.00 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $390.59 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $38.57 @ Amazon
Keyboard ROCCAT Ryos MK Wired Gaming Keyboard $79.99 @ NCIX US
Mouse ROCCAT Kone Pure Wired Laser Mouse $44.99 @ NCIX US
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $55.99 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1500.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 02:38 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the G430 headset. The headband feels kind of tight on my head, a bit uncomfortable. Not sure if that happens for everybody, but I have seen other people complain about it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually you're right, I forgot about the issue.
Screw the G430, try this or this instead.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

For sure you don't need a wired adapter at all, your MB already has onboard ethernet, if you have router nearby PC you wont need wireless either because you will probably use the cable then.

Also you don't really need a sound card for gaming purposes.

If you plan only to game you don't need 16gb of ram 8 will be more than enough.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I've removed the wired adapter due to the presence of the one build into the mobo, the wireless adapter is necessary though.

The sound card is just something I'd like for music; it's a pretty expendable part though.

Would it be cheaper to purchase another 8 GB later when it comes time that an upgrade is necessary, or would it be more cost-effective to buy all 16 now? I really have no idea.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The 8350 is just an overclocked 8320, you can do the overclock yourself and save around 40 ish bucks.

You really to date only need 8gb for a gaming build, no point in adding more.

Adjusted your build a bit to shave some money while still giving you an ssd and a better gpu. You don't really need an optical drive if it's only to install windows as you can do that with a usb drive. There's plenty of guides online that walk you through how to do it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $144.97 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $114.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $359.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (Green/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $17.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $38.57 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard $9.99 @ B&H
Headphones Creative Labs Creative Fatal1ty Headset $27.99 @ Mwave
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1251.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 02:31 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Uh.. Well, here's a little something I threw together.. It's about 200 dollars over your budget, but I started it before you said 1500, lol. So this should last you a long time and will run any game you throw at it. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fwNzFT

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