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First Time Building A PC

LocalSquid

62 months ago

This is my first time building a pc. I put this part list together without knowing what is good and what is not. I plan on playing battlefield 4 and other cpu intensive games,

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/LocalSquid/saved/dtyQzy

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget is 1200$. Can go a little over

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you going to overclock it?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not planning to overclock.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So... drop the K series, the liquid cooler, that motherboard is fine. Use the money and try to get a R9 290 or 280X (if possible 970).

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with something like this instead. I can explain the reasons behind all the changes if you like.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were to cut the SSD should I upgrade the processor to an intel i7?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, upgrading the GPU is the most important what you need right now, the 4690 can handle 980 without any problem.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Bogdan9652/saved/Y6qWGX If you don't get the ssd from my build you should be able to fit in your budget, you can also get cheaper case or 8 GB of ram instead of 16

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Z series, mobo, WD Blue, better GPU (GTX970/R9 290/R9 280X), mid tower, less OP PSU (At most Gold, Silver is fine). Act accordingly with the Z series motherboard to buy that adapter.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you put export your part list into markup and paste it in? It would be very helpful.

Also, here's my suggestion :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $64.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $100.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $134.95 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $169.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $169.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1291.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-22 15:56 EST-0500
I changed the GTX 660 to a Radeon R9 280 running 2-Way SLI

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