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Revised first build, any thoughts?

navo

63 months ago

I posted my part list here a few days ago and after reading everyone's suggestions ended up changing almost everything ^ ;;

So here's my revised part list. I'll be using this computer for gaming, primarily single player stuff. Also for writing and drawing, but I don't have much of an issue there with my current set up so I'm not concerned with that. My goal is to have a computer that will run new games for at least a couple of years, with minimized settings if need be, and that I'll be able to upgrade once or twice before just going for a new computer. I'd like to keep it under $800, and because I've been using laptops for a while now I also need to get monitor/keyboard/etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $109.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GT 730 2GB Video Card $69.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G227HQLbi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm Fan $3.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm Fan $3.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm Fan $3.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.95 @ Amazon
Headphones Genius Lychas HS G550 Headset $35.74 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers $8.49 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $783.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 06:04 EST-0500

A bit about my preferences: I'd like to stay with Intel for this build, and have at least 8GB ram. For the video card I just want the best performance for the price, if there's a better Radeon someone knows of I'll be fine switching. I prefer wired peripherals, and I want an IPS monitor. I'm not too concerned about the computer's volume from fans and such as I'll be wearing headphones most of the time while using it.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor $69.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock H97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $84.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card $129.99 @ NCIX US
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $35.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $24.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G227HQLbi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm Fan $3.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm Fan $3.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Kingwin CF-012LB 40.0 CFM 120mm Fan $3.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.95 @ Amazon
Headphones Genius Lychas HS G550 Headset $35.74 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers $8.49 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $771.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 06:46 EST-0500

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