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First build, any opinions or suggestions would be great

Totboxten
  • 71 months ago

Total: $917.12

CPU Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core $183.96

Motherboard MSI B85M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 $74.98

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $84.99

Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $79.28

Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X $172.98

Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower $45.98

Power Supply Corsair 500W ATX12V $44.99

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

Monitor Acer G236HLBbd 23.0" $109.99

Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle w/Optical Mouse $29.99$2 $5 $7 $10 $12

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your price limit and what is this computer going to be for?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you going to be using it for?

good build, you won't be able to overclock or record/stream games that well.

I'm not totally keen on the lower budget parts but its looks pretty solid to me.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Just want to be able to play games smoothly, and don't plan on streaming or overclocking. I don't want to spend more than $1000.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Your good to go then!

Good luck!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of fps do you think it will get? (I play anything from minecraft to battlefield)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm more of a Geforce guy, but you should probably get 40-80fps in Battlefield depending on your settings. Minecraft is a CPU intensive game but you should be fine with the i5.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was considering a Geforce card, would that be better?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Generally speaking, pretty good build for the price. However, pcpartpicker's wattage estimate is not as accurate as it should be and may be off by 100-200w margine. I would suggest upgrading your power supply to a 550w PSU. The price for that particular PSU is great for the specifications. Congrats on your first build layout.

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