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Building Gaming Pc - Looking for Opinions (Newbie)

LuciferIAm
  • 70 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/LuciferIAm/saved/bK7G3C

Here's what I've compiled so far. I'd welcome any opinions (and preferrably a slight explanation why). I'm quite computer adept however being poor for quite some time has left me with no interest in hardware until now :P.

The biggest reason I want a gaming PC is to be able to heavily mod some of my favorite games (Elder Scrolls series, GTA series, Civ, etc). Course though I'd love being able to run the newest games at the highest settings for a while at least.

While I started out aiming for 2k$ price or so after doing research it kind of seems needless in many respects to go above 1k or even closer to 800.

I also welcome monitor, keyboard and mouse reccomendations. Currently I'm pondering; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009422&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID= or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824254112&leaderboard=1. AS well as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129030&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

I may bite the bullet so to speak on a few of these today as their deals end (specifically the case which is a 30$ rebate due today!).

Thanks.

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill make you a parts list one sec.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks pretty good to me. I might consider a better power supply. The Corsair CX series isn't bad, but its Corsairs bottom product line. I would Recommend a Rosewill Capstone 750. It's 80+ Gold, reviewed well and about $69.99. If you don't mind spending a little more. I would get an EVGA Supernova 750 G2 at around $99-ish.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard from others its not even worth getting 750 with whats in this list. I was thinking http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139028&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL080714&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL080714-_-EMC-080714-Latest-_-PowerSupplies-_-17139028-L0D as i can get it for only 35$.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally I wouldn't put a CX series PSU in a build at this price range, unless it was not going to be overclocked. It's not that they are bad, I would just recommend getting a better more reliable unit, especially when overclocking and having a high power draw gpu in the mix that you may want to overclock aswell. 600 watts would work fine, but the 750 would allow more headroom for overclocks, which is going to draw more power. The PSU is not the place to go cheap in a PC, especially one with overclockable parts. A cheap psu could potentially fry the whole system.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I get what you mean, makes sense. Though for only 35$ there's not much room for regret as down the line I can decide to overclock and get the supernova which I do see is extremely well received. 2bh I'm not fully confident in my GPU choice atm.

2bh I also have no idea about the process of overclocking. I'm a super heavy computer user but since I prefer to game on consoles (mostly because I don't care for fiddling with settings and encountering errors + more reliable MP ) I had been putting off building a new Pc for quite some time. Also I changed the memory, its a fantastic deal + more powerful + fantastic reviews.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I think that is a fantastic gpu choice if it can be afforded. Overclocking isn't that difficult, you just want to do your research before trying it, and be thorough with your stability testing and monitoring. If you're pretty sure you won't overclock you could go with a h97 board and a non k processor and save the money for other components. As far as the PSU goes, like I said thats not a bad power supply. It's just built to be a budget psu not a high quality one. If I'm not mistaken I believe Channel Well manufactures The CX series for Corsair and they are a good manufacturer, it should be fine. I just wanted to make sure you know there are better choices out there.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my build that i like.

Its a little more money but i think its worth it! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LW7wmG

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Also is your os on a flash drive?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a W7 key that i'd install on the SSD.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Right but is it on a cd or flash drive?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

flash drive

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok then your good!

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