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Hi Guys, First build here

mdclear
  • 72 months ago

Would like to know if I'm heading in the right direction with my Build. It will be mainly for gaming, but also study and watching movies through a 42in LCD. I know i haven't added case fans, just figured i'll get them on impulse when buy the rest of the gear Budget is set a 2k http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/WTLK23

Thanks for your help in advance

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

At this point why not spend the extra hundred ad get I7?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

-you won't need more then 8 GB of RAM for gaming

-the integrated sound card would suffice

-are you going to overclock ? If you aren't, you can get a 4670 and a cheaper board, instead.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Dam5968, have have read that the jump from i5 to i7 isn't necessary for gaming? Your Thoughts?

Lovroman, Thanks for your comments. I did think that about the sound card but wasn't sure. I do want the options of overclocking but need to research some more first. Any idea on the time frame before 8gb wont be enough for gaming?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it's not necessary for gaming.

You can get a cheaper board, throw in a 212 EVO, 8GB of RAM and push the GPU up all the way up to the 290X.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $269.00 @ Mwave Australia
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $39.00 @ Mwave Australia
Motherboard Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.00 @ CPL Online
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $549.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case $155.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.00 @ Mwave Australia
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $23.00 @ PLE Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $115.00 @ CPL Online
Monitor Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor $185.00 @ CPL Online
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $44.99 @ Mwave Australia
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $44.00 @ CPL Online
Speakers Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers $27.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1937.98

Or if you don't need the perfomrance that the 290X brings, get a cheaper GPU(like the 770/280X-you will still be able to run almost all games maxed out on the FHD res) and buy someone something nice. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DkpJmG better off with that.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Also advice on 2gb GPU over 3gb is it necessary? Big jump in price

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

So i have the list down to this:

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/mdclear/saved/zjF48d

Keeping in mind i would like to keep the 16gb Ram for game streaming purposes and i want to stay with geforce gpu (so R9 290x is out)is there a better GPU i could swap out and still stay under 2k

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

More changes, i'm pretty happy with this now http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/mdclear/saved/zjF48d Question will this maintain 60fps

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