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First gaming PC please help

DarthPotatoes

61 months ago

I am wanting to build a gaming pc for my son and I since the new consoles are rather disappointing. Anyways, this will be my first custom rig and I am over my head. This build was recommended to me by a friend and I would just like some feedback from you guys. I will be playing games like skyrim, shadow of mordor and dragonage plus would like to try planetside. Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.87 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.95 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team Zeus Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $70.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill GALAXY-02-A ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $32.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $23.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $920.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-28 21:02 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey I just recently created an economy build for games at 1080p @ 60FPS+ and I'd love to share it with you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4TVRMp Should help you out! These builds are pretty similar however you are using intel, which is good as well. I believe that build will be good for you, but will not reach 60+fps on 1080p games.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Will this really perform better with that amount of savings? I don't know too much about AMD processors, but I definitely like the cheaper tag

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yrhxkL Not bad but you could do better. It had a better case and gpu. It has a slightly cheaper cpu thats significantly cheaper, you wont notice the difference unless its in a benchmark

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank. Will there be a significant improvement between the GPUs?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes a r9 290 is quite a bit more powerful than a r9 280

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you very much

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