62 months ago
My first time building a pc, I've only used laptops thus far. Appreciate some input on this build I made looking around here and reddit. My budget is around $700 if there are any changes you would suggest to make it better. The main uses would be for gaming along with streaming videos (Netflix, Youtube, Twitch, etc.).
I would like to play games like Dragon Age, Skyrim, Farcry, and League of Legends at good qualities. I'm not worried about League but would like to know what quality most games would run at with this build with good framerate. Also how would it fare running games that are released in a couple of years?
I have a Sidewinder X4 keyboard, Razer Naga Hex mouse, Asus monitor, and a Sony sound system that I will use for the build. In addition to that, I have a 256GB Samsung SSD in my laptop that I will be using as the main storage in this build with the HDD being used to store movies, music, misc. steam games, etc.
I opted to switch a couple parts that offered rebates to Amazon (for the shipping and to reduce the number of merchants used).
|CPU||AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor||$109.99 @ Amazon|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$73.98 @ Newegg|
|Memory||Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$60.35 @ SuperBiiz|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$79.99 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||PowerColor Radeon R9 280 3GB TurboDuo Video Card||$175.91 @ Newegg|
|Case||Thermaltake Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case||$43.55 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply||$29.99 @ Newegg|
|Optical Drive||Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer||$13.99 @ Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$86.43 @ SuperBiiz|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter||$12.99 @ Amazon|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$674.17|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-25 23:07 EST-0500|