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First Build - Budget Gaming - Opinions Needed

trixter109
  • 71 months ago

This is my first time building a PC and i am a gamer so I want to build a budget gaming machine that can run games on high to ultra settings with decent FPS. I plan on overclocking the G3258 as I read that it can reach speeds up to 4.7 GHz. Feel free to give me constructive criticism as this will be my first build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $692.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 17:07 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

AGH, that CPU is terrible. Get this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54440

I suggest changing the OS to windows 7 64-bit.

Everything else will do just fine.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Windows 8.1 is actually better for gaming than windows 7.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you OC it I think it's actually a pretty good CPU for budget builds.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/awperkins12/saved/GfbCmG

how bout this one? you could take out the BluRay

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

I think that might be a little over his budget xD

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

well that's a bummer, cuz it could handle just about anything for years...not a bad price for the performance

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can stretch the budget i would suggest the 280x and possibly an i5.

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