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Novice builder with a new build! Budget $1800

avu106
  • 72 months ago

I want to use this computer for gaming and graphic design down, maybe some low end 3D animation. But I'd really like help. I'm new to the computer building thing so any input would be great! http://pcpartpicker.com/user/avu106/saved/zPm323

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade the graphics card

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you really need that sound card?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $100.00 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $183.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $229.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
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 $34.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1807.88
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops,didn't mean to have 2 hard drives...

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Sound card is insane when your mobo provides you with integrated sound that you probably couldn't tell the difference. I'm sure it provides 192kHz bitrate or close to it.

(EDIT:)if you're only gaming you only need at most i5 and 8gb of 1600MHz or 1866MHz ram

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