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First build help. $1000 budget.

nocobo

62 months ago

Hello, this is my first build. I would like to ask for some advice on my selection. First, I would like to keep the price around $1000. This computer will be used as a school and gaming computer.

for convenience I made this: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/nocobo/saved/YXMypg

But this is exactly what I am getting currently:

Case: AZZA Solano 1000 Black Japanese SECC Steel/Metal mesh in front MicroATX/ATX/Full ATX Computer Case. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811517004

HDD: Refurbished: Seagate Barracuda XT ST32000641AS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178396

DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

GPU: Refurbished: PNY RVCGGTX7602XXB GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814133513

Power Supply: RAIDMAX RX-535AP 535W ATX 12V v2.3/EPS 12V SLI CrossFire 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Power Supply. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817152049

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-SLI LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128714

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369

OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416776

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Wireless: SUPPORT Win 8.1 - PARA-LINK White Mini 150M 150Mbps USB WiFi Wireless N LAN Network Adapter 802.11n /g/b WLAN EP-N8537W. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2BM1F17631

Mouse: GIGABYTE M6800 GM-M6800 Noble Black 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse. LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826146009

Monitor: Refurbished: SAMSUNG S22C300H Translucent Red Gradation 21.5" 5ms (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA50B21Y0981

I already have headphones and a keyboard.

I am already Over budget by $130, any recommendations would be welcome. Thank you.

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need an i7 for a gaming rig (OVERKILL). You would probably be ok with an i5. Laugh with this but take it seriously. This is a 1000 budget pc. Have you ever played nba jam? HE's HEATING UP... HE's on FIRE. Change the psu if you don't want that to happen to your rig. Raidmax is tier 5 psu. Get at least a tier 2.

https://community.newegg.com/eggxpert/computer_hardware/f/135081/t/45344.aspx

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes to both. And both improve your build considerably in terms of quality and balance.

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