62 months ago
Hi All! I'm new to the forum, the site and to pc building in general. Had a decent chat with some friends to pick out a parts list for a decent build. Background: I'm not really sure what I'm doing. I've got a budget of 800-1000 for a decent first gaming desktop. Thoughts, comments are much appreciated. I went with just an SSD as I plan to only put the OS and a few games on it. I have an external for additional storage. I'm also highly unsure about the video card--I think my choice is solid. I believe I want to stick to the Intel CPU and nVIDIA GPU, from what I've heard.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($329.99 @ Amazon) Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Total: $939.92