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First Gaming PC build, Opinions/Recommendations Please.

Panzerfaustin
  • 71 months ago

I have not started building yet, and I would like to have some opinions and corrections/recommendations for my build before I order the parts. This is my first time so forgive me if I made a hilarious mistake, Thank you! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gmLzhM

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend an FX 8320 ;)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Cut a few corners to get you a better GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling ACFZI30 74.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Mwave
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $78.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $309.99 @ NCIX US
Case Aerocool Xpredator X1 Black Edition ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $19.94 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor $144.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN3200 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $21.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1285.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 08:09 EDT-0400
  • You might not consider overclocking, but it's there for you when you have the opportunity to try.
  • Overspending on the motherboard. Unless you like the aesthetics of it, there are cheaper alternatives available.
  • The PSU may be good, but there are cheaper alternatives that are still reliable. Here I've selected a 750W 80+ Gold Certified PSU from EVGA.
  • With all these saved, you can stretch towards a GTX 770.

All this saved if your budget allows for it.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm definitely going to consider looking around for a better suited motherboard and PSU. I'm not going to actually order my parts for a while just so I can make sure I've got the best I can out of my price. Thanks for your recommendations!

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I may consider overclocking in the future, although I probably won't, its nice to have the option. Thanks for pointing that out!

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