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First time build. please help

dpatterson1994

63 months ago

Hi all, So ive been told by the brother of a friend that my prospective build is all great except for the graphics card. Could anybody give me suggestions for a better graphics card? as I have no idea what im looking at. It needs to be at max $720 after rebates, as that is my budget. Thanks for your help! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8DF6yc

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The 270 is a decent card. Not a ultra 1080p card but still a decent performer for the price. Most people would recommend something around a 280 or 760 for a $700ish build.

As for your build...um, it's budget and priorities are all wrong. You have a expensive overclockable mobo and a locked CPU. If you serious about OC'ing then think about this build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.94 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Directron
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 285 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card $174.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $697.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-18 13:56 EST-0500

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