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second opinions for GFs build

RogueRenegade

61 months ago

Hey all, I put together a list for my girlfriend as she want to get into PC gaming ( and though she refuses to admit, but I know differently, because I'm getting a build). Her budget is 1500, and will be playing games like gmod etc ( also think of ARMA, dayZ and more BC that's what ill be playing and shell likely want to). I know it seems this shouldn't be something she should get as it looks like she's doing it for me, but she's serious about it BC all her brothers are huge techies as well as myself and her Xbox keeps getting red ring.. I do appreciate the help http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LnBtHx

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Power supply was expensive and too high. This can still allow SLI and deliver clean power. I added $30 CPU cooler so you can overclock, even minimally. If you can spend more money, might as well get the 980 right now instead of a 970 but that's your choice. SSD is crucial in today's world.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $84.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $345.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Orange ATX Mid Tower Case $69.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1201.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-30 19:50 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks great, if your budget is 1.5k I would get a ssd also, other than that it looks nearly perfect.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help all. Anyone have case ideas? Forgot to mention I put that one for place holder

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Anything cosair, fractual design, nzxt, you can't go wrong with them. I would just keep the case if you/she would like it.

  • 61 months ago
  • -1 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bzLLqs Change it to fit you

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