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First Build, feedback is appreciated

asaybolt
  • 72 months ago

I'm doing my first PC build, just want to make sure everything is compatible with one another and that it looks good. If there are any better parts that you can swap out for a similar price, please let me know. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/asaybolt/saved/rmXnTW

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

i plan on gaming with it as well as using it for college.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm assuming that you're not going to OC your CPU so here's the setup that i recommend for the price

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $71.88 @ NCIX US
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.07 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $43.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $127.46 @ TigerDirect
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $37.33 @ B&H
Keyboard Rosewill RK-8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard $19.98 @ OutletPC
Mouse Rosewill Helix RM-20 Wired Optical Mouse $16.33 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1338.95

CPU: This Xeon is basically an i7 without the iGPU, which means no QuickSync for streaming

GPU: R9 290 is straight out faster than the 770

RAM: 8GB is generally enough these days, you also have room to upgrade in the future

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