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First Gaming PC Feeback Wanted!

puchacho
  • 72 months ago

This is my first time building a gaming PC and want feedback on the build. I would like to not go over the price im at now and also would like to stay with Intel CPU. Thanks you feedback is greatly appreciated.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VrB2bv

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

First, why are you getting a 4690K if you arent going to overclock?

Second, switch that 750ti with a R7 265

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

what would you recommend for a cpu then? sorry im new to building pc's.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd recommend a 4690.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious.. for building on a budget, why do you insist on an Intel cpu?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ive heard that it is better for gaming and thats what i mainly plan to use it for. could you recommend something better perhaps like amd cpu with a compatible motherboard.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not an expert at this. I took a 6 year hiatus from building and went console (don't judge me...) but PCPP is making it easy to readjust. From my understanding, less than $800 should be an AMD build. A certain degree of that depends on your comfort level with over clocking. Below is an overclock 'friendly' amd build, similar to the one I plan to use shortly.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8120 3.1GHz 8-Core Processor $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $228.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case $34.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Lite-On IHAS324-07 DVD/CD Writer $24.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $700.82

I hated to change the case, because the Spec 01 is what I plan to use as well, but my budget is 780, not 700. below is the build I plan on using.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $169.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $228.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On IHAS324-07 DVD/CD Writer $24.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan $8.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $749.80
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have heard it is better for gaming intended purposes.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I have heard it is better 'speed per core' and a stronger cpu generally. I've just also heard anything less than 800 should be amd not intel because money could be used elsewhere, gpu for example.

Edit: I don't mean to step on your toes by any means. It was just my view on things.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

youre right about that. id stick with intel ..

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $209.99 @ NCIX US
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $717.84
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

how big of a power supply do i need could i get a 500w instead of 600w

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The build I put together now has an estimated wattage of 373 watts. Even if you overclock the GPU you're not even going to pass over 460 watts.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

if i replaced my power supply with the one you have would that work. Also would the the cpu and gpu in my build work together. thanks for the fast reply and great feedback.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The cpu and gpu you had originally would work together fine, and the power supply that i listed would work for yours as well. The build i put together for you gives you considerably better gaming performance as a result of a much more powerful gpu though.

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