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$1200 Gaming PC. First Build.

Phoenix92
  • 71 months ago

Hey guys, just making my first venture into assembling my own PC. I did a lot of a research, and I think I got a pretty good list of parts for the price. I'll mostly be using it for gaming. Any parts seem sub-standard? Will they all work together? All comments are appreciated.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

This a good build. I would change just a couple things. I would get 2x4 8gb ram kit 1600 c9. Dual channel will perform better. I would also buy a PNY XLR8 or Crucial Mx100(or M500) SSD. The SSDNow series has been know to have issues, I would stay away.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $143.49 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $86.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $279.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm Fan $6.85 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1208.23

Ok this is a more bang for your buck.

You really dont need an i7 unless you are rendering. Got you a better SSD, dual channel RAM is more efficient and a much better GPU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks guys. All your suggestions looks solid. After spending some time researching parts, I think I'm going to go with Dariel's build except I was thinking about this RAM instead. It's a little cheaper and 2x4 like TJ was suggesting.

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