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About to buy, Gaming budget build.

Xplodingtrees
  • 70 months ago

I am about to buy and was wondering if this PC would be able to hold its own ground in gaming. I am not planning on heavy overclocking as this will be my first Desktop. I am planning on adding another GPU via Crossfire later, but as of right now I can't afford it.

I was also wondering if I would have the ability to record with this machine.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

List: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TYvrRB

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Bump

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I would recommend diverting more money to the GPU, it should be sufficient to obtain decent graphics, but for almost 1k you might want to spend more on your GPU.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

So how is this? I'm keeping the CPU as it is $15 cheaper at microcenter via in store pickup. I also changed the motherboard to a z97 chip. I did sacrifice the keyboard, but I can get that later.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $184.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Best Buy
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7612PIn 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $23.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1034.38
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 15:04 EDT-0400
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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Was actually planning on adding the 212 EVO, but I have to wait a bit for that. Thanks though :) (And again, the k processor is actually cheaper.... blame microcenter for not stocking non-k CPU's)

I also just realized I can now afford the Corsair CX750M so I can duel crossfire.

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  • 70 months ago
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So that means I should get the cooler as fast as I can then. Also, can you suggest any budget 750 watt power supplies because the one I am thinking about has a history of defectiveness.

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