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looking for opinions on this setup.

nineninjas
  • 71 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/nineninjas/saved/4NPgXL

Just looking for opinions on this build. Any obvious bottlenecks or hardware issues? Yes, this is my first build. I'm aiming for a a mid range gaming rig with longevity. I'm not married to these choices and I'm willing to amend them. Very excited to complete a build and gain some real experience.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Mid-range? I'd lighten the RAM to 2x4GB DDR3-1600 of a different brand. That money could go toward a better GPU. I'd also recommend a similar cutback on the SSD (something in the neighborhood of 120GB), assuming you're going for the OS on the SSD and games on the mechanical. Maybe a bit of a step back on the processor? Good luck on your build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks groove. I've read good things about this msi gpu. Any suggestions on a better one?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You'd save around $100 on RAM and another chunk on the SSD. My current card that I'm a big fan of is Gigabyte's GTX 760. You might even be able to get a GTX 770. If you like MSI's designs for their cards, I'm fairly certain they make their own versions of those cards.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

For budget builds, you only need 64gb-128gb of SSD space. 240gb is insane if you're going for under $1000. Also if you're just a gamer 16gb will never be used. get 8gb of ddr3 1600 or 1866 for $75-80. Also, you do those things and get a cheaper case, you could get a better gpu to go with your i5. just my thoughts

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