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Competitive Gaming Computer, First Time Build

cap1tal1sm
  • 72 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cap1tal1sm/saved/Cv97YJ

Goals: Decent amount of upgradability, while remaining cost efficient (hence the radeon). Play mostly league of legends and some FPS, but want really good graphics anyway.

Don't need bells and whistles, would rather get higher quality hardware. Also not sure on cooling, I don't really want to overclock unless it's really easy to do. Probably just one fan for the case would work.

EDIT: Also someone who knows more than me (IE everyone) please let me know if the parts will have room in the case, as I have no real-world understanding of what would fit or not fit.

EDIT 2: Updated because I don't need two network cards. I still really like the gaming motherboard, but I'm a bit worried about that Haswell BIOS upgrade...just cause I have no idea what that entails.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Unless you plan on doing video editing/rendering or any of the such, you really won't need 16Gbs. 8Gbs of RAM is enough for gaming.

For $139, you could probably get a ATX board with similar performance.Also with MSI's gaming mobo line, they come with a E2200 Killer Networking PLatform so i don't think you'll need another networking card. Also, this wireless card should be enough and allow you to save money:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-card-rnxn250pce

Other then that, everything looks good.

*Edit: Here's the mobo website: http://us.msi.com/product/mb/Z87M_GAMING.html#overview

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You the man, thanks a ton. I'm also a little worried about space in the case, as I have no clue if something will be a few cm too large to fit in a socket or something stupid like that xD

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Hmm socket should never be a problem as long as you have the correct one. The only things that could be a problem is CPU Cooler height and GPU length but PCP isn't picking up any problems so i wouldn't worry about it.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

If this is going to be a serious competitive (you earn money) gaming system, consider one of these monitors: http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/monitor/#l=1&H=120,240&r=192001080&qq=1&W=1500,2500&T=1

All high refresh rate, low response time monitors. I normally recommend higher image quality 60Hz IPS panels, but for 120Hz/144Hz TN panels I make two exceptions: professional gaming and multi-monitor workstations.

For pro gaming you want a 1080p monitor no larger than 24". This is the resolution+screen size combo that allows you to see as clearly as possible without having to move your head or eyes across the screen too much. Especially useful for top-down MOBA and RTS games. 144Hz reduces or potentially eliminates screen tearing, which can be distracting, and 1ms response time gives you nearly zero latency.

On the rest of the parts: you won't need 16GB RAM unless you're doing graphical work like Reznock said, but I'll also throw in streaming. Otherwise 8GB is fine. On the other hand, if you are streaming I would avoid using wireless internet, and so I'd avoid the wifi card. In either case you will not need the ethernet card as you can use the Intel gigabit ethernet integrated on the motherboard.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mayne that's really great analysis. I wouldn't say it's professional but I'm low-diamond in LoL and I've been playing on a crappy laptop the whole time xD

So while price isn't that much of an issue, I feel like those 4-5 monitors are too expensive for me, because as you said this isn't actually professional. What's your opinion on this monitor? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2455hm I think it has a lower refresh rate but is equal to the other ones, and it's $100 bucks cheaper.

If you really think the marginal benefit is worth the money then I'll consider but if not I would rather save $100 for minimal loss. Yeah idk 16g will last me so long and I might stream so I figure why not.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

If you aren't making money off of your monitor through gaming I'd stick to 60Hz, 5ms IPS monitors. Great image quality is more important imo if this is an entertainment monitor instead of a work monitor. And those do cost less as well.

I would avoid any 1080p60Hz monitor that is not an IPS panel. The 60Hz 5ms ones are all budget monitors or overpriced, and the ones with <5ms response time are definitely all overpriced because the manufacturer uses response time as a marketing tool.

For that price point I recommend this monitor: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vn248hp

You may be able to find it elsewhere for cheaper and/or with free shipping.

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