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First attempt at building a gaming pc

Kilger
  • 71 months ago

A friend helped me put this build together and says that it's good so I'm just wondering what some of you guys think. Mainly wanting to play wow on ultra but like the idea of playing other games at high or ultra settings.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6J8923

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Since it was recomended to you by a friend, do you plan to Overclock? Do you need OS, since you didn't include one while adding peripherals?

And while at it for a gaming rig you do not get a cpu more expensive than GPU.

Here's what you could possibly build in the same price range if you don't have plans to OC, it should play most games on ultra

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ Mwave
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg
Case Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $21.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.95 @ B&H
Keyboard Razer Battlefield 4 BlackWidow Ultimate Wired Gaming Keyboard $132.75 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1180.60

So basicly much stronger GPU, I've took a different case because you can get nice ones cheaper ( I prefer simple looking cases like
this one here for example)

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