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Newbie parts check, good for $1100-1200?

notthebees
  • 71 months ago

I don't need a blazing fast beast with everything top of the line, but I do like to do some gaming and I'd like a machine that's going to last me a few years. This is going to be my first build, so opinions appreciated!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.96 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $154.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $92.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk X210 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $125.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $139.99 @ Micro Center
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1170.85

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  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

More for the money. Better graphics. Win 8.1 for latest DirectX support. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.95 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $79.99 @ Newegg
Memory *Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ NCIX US
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card *Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply *EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1138.82
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
  • 71 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $144.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $127.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $339.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1155.84

This is an AMD build which will get you the best performance for that budget keeping your Case. Hope you like it.

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