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My First PC Build Possibly? (Need Inputs On How Well This Build Is!)

AzureRave
  • 72 months ago

So Hopefully by the end of this year 2014!! Or Early Next year i want to build MY VERY FIRST Gaming/Casual Use PC!!!

Never Built a PC Before but, i have Basic to Minimum Knowledge of Computers.

I Need Any Inputs on how good this build is.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AzureRave/saved/gF848d

Im not a HardCore Player just Casual games like MapleStory, DayZ, Rust, Steam Games ETC....

ALL OPINIONS AND HELP NEEDED!! XD

Budget im looking for is under 1.4k

Thanks!! :)

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man! Great build! Im also trying to build a new pc, and its not final yet, but here is my build so far. Ive researched quite a bit. Maybe you can take some of my ideas and add it to your build if you'd like? Btw you should have at LEAST 650w of power.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fgP2bv

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input man!!! and ill make sure to change to 650W This is just a build i put together but it isn't finalize yet. and btw your build is nice too!! :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And Extencial is absolutely correct. The i5 series is made specifically for gaming. The i7 is basically an i5 but it is better for thing such as editing. If you just plan on gaming the i5 is a smarter (and cheaper) choice. In a game, the i7 will literally give you like a 1 fps increase :P totally not worth the extra $100.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Note Taken and List changed!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Get rid of the i7, get a i5-4690k, plenty enough for gaming.

use the extra money you save on that and get a better Graphics card.

Other then that it all looks pretty good.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply and input!!

Any good suggestions for a good Graphics Card?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

For around $400-$500 either the GTX 770, or Sapphire R9 290. i recommend you research both and see which one caters more towards your needs.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the GTX 770 is a better choice personally. The R9 290 (with my research anyways) is known to run very hot and extremely loud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRZQjIA667s

(Towards the end of the video it starts getting very loud.)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats the reference version. They run very hot and loud however the Sapphire r9 290 tri x( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ6WUTMX0nU near the end) runs rather quiet and no where near as hot.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Fan Noises and etc Dont really Bother me all too much but i went with the GTX 770 Since the R9 290 was wayy more expensive but thanks for your help man!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you plan on overclocking at all? If you dont, you shouldnt need water cooling (it does look really cool though lol).

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed up the build a bit.

(With 8 gigs of ram(fine for now))

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KkRfFT

(With 16 gigs of ram(better for the future or if you want to record or do stuff in the background while gaming))

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/GM2qBm

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Changed my list again. I usually don't play games on high (always on low/Mid) As for Recording i might want to do a bit of it, do you think 8gb of ram is fine?

  • 72 months ago
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Well it depends on the game. Most modern games on high use about 6-7 gigs of ram, which is why i recommend 16 for the future because games will get bigger and will need more ram, but it is perfect for now since you will be playing mostly on medium-low.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yea Forgot to mention but, any good Monitors/Keyboards you recommend? (As for Mouse i own a Razer Naga 2014)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Your current mouse is absolutely fine. As for a keyboard, do you want a mechanical or non mechanical?

Mechanical: http://www.razerzone.com/store/razer-blackwidow-ultimate

Non-Mechanical: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-64145-Apex-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B00DQ5RGOY

The keyboard im ordering: http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-Devastator-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B00DKXXAAQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404552152&sr=8-1&keywords=cm+storm+devastator

(Note: I have never tried any of these. One of my friends loves the Razer BlackWidow. The Steelseries Apex looked good and had great reviews. The CM Storm Devastator Bundle has good reviews and a great price so i thought i should try it.)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i was looking at the Razer Blackwidow for sometime now and i Prefer Mechanical keyboreds.

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  • 72 months ago
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He already changed his gpu and cpu lol. Really great reply though :D

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

WOOOW!! Thanks for the great reply, ill take note of your build you did for me.

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