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First PC Build - Mid-Level Gaming. Any Comments or Suggestions Very Appreciated

captainoe40
  • 70 months ago

Looking to build my first gaming PC. Went with a Intel Core i5 since I will be using the computer almost strictly for gaming. Not sure if I will try overclocking but wanted to leave the option on the table, thus the K model CPU and Z model mobo. Was trying to keep the build between $1100-$1400 without spending a lot on upgrades if there was a part that fit into my budget at a good price for its performance level. Went a little heavy on the mobo (due to good reviews) and the power supply to take into account any future upgrades. Very open to suggestions / improvements and any comments you may have.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/captainoe40/saved/CphFf7

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  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

I just wrote this most on a different thread, so you may see this somewhere else on the site if you're clicking around:

That's a really solid looking build, nice work! The only thing I can really recommend is that if you're not going to be using this rig for really intense/high-level calculations in a professional capacity, I'd just go with an AMD build, Intel makes a marvelous product, but when it comes to gaming I find AMD to be a good choice especially considering the RIDICULOUS price-to-performance ratio you get with AMD.

For the 200$ you're spending on that CPU you can get an 8-Core 4.4Ghz (factory setting) AMD CPU, but be warned! The chip im talking about devours power and is hotter than Halle Berry in "Cat Woman"

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor $159.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $159.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $76.50 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $319.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer $22.49 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition (2-Pack) 63.5 CFM 120mm Fans $29.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Rosewill RFA-120-WL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $5.20 @ Newegg
Case Fan Rosewill RFA-120-WL 74.5 CFM 120mm Fan $5.20 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1270.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-13 14:23 EDT-0400
  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Ha! Appreciate the suggestions. Thanks for your time.

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