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First time builder, budget gaming PC

Kham
  • 71 months ago

I have a MacBook Pro that I will still be using, but I wanted to build a gaming PC because I've had an itch to play WildStar. Budget is between $600-$700 and I'd be using it strictly for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor $124.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H81.Amp-UP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $73.68 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $87.31 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $17.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $650.92

Feedback is very much appreciated, thank you.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a a higher wat fan. it least a 600W

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I can get http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m for cheaper, actually. It's not as efficient, but is there a reason I should care?

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

The psu you originally selected is more than enough power.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

And the rest of the build looks all right?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I think so, I don't see any bad choices.

Although you could go with AMD and get a better gpu. Depends on what you want. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $84.73 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-HD3 Micro ATX FM2+ Motherboard $55.18 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $339.90
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll look to upgrade my GPU later on. I want to go with Intel.

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