63 months ago
I decided to finally build my own rig after playing games on toasters for the majority of my gaming life. I have a general idea of what I'd like to do, and I'm just needing some opinions before pulling the trigger. The GTX760 was purchased prior so I'll be building around this card.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor||$194.94 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$87.98 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$76.93 @ B&H|
|Storage||Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$109.97 @ SuperBiiz|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card||Purchased For $0.00|
|Case||Enermax ECA3253-PW ATX Mid Tower Case||$49.99 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$64.99 @ NCIX US|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$584.80|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-13 18:51 EST-0500|
Some insight into my choices:
CPU & Motherboard: A friend recommended I go for an i5 for gaming. I'm not planning on overclocking at all so I've been looking at H97 boards so I wouldn't have to worry about a BIOS update.
SSD: Went with this so I could load my OS and favorite games on it and run it off that for a while until I buy a HDD where I can store all of my music & picture files. I also made an alternate combination with both an SSD/HDD combo but not sure if that's worth doing that at my price range.
PSU / RAM: Thought it was at a decent price, but I'm not sure if it's a solid selection for what I have.
Case: The case was picked because I like the color but that's something I'm definitely willing to change out for another mid-tower case if needed. Preferably white, but I'm ok with black if it fits all the criteria.
Other things: I would like to have some sort of wireless adapter as well.
I'm looking to spend in the range of $600-700 USD for the rest of the parts. I'll be buying the parts in groups, so I hope to have the computer built by the end of the year. I appreciate any feedback on this. Thanks!