61 months ago
Hey all, complete noob here. I'm by no means a hardcore gamer, I've spent my life playing mostly sports games that would run on mid-tier laptops, and only over the last 2-3 years have I started to dabble in RPGs(Diablo 3, mostly). That being said, I will be building my first desktop and would like to build a capable one. I don't NEED to be able to max out every game at 1080, but if I can build a system that can for the right price, I'll do it. The only game to currently consider at this point in time is Far Cry 4- I will be getting it in a couple of weeks and would love to be able to play it at max settings. Other than that, this system is going to be light years ahead of anything I've ever had before. Here's what I've put together:
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$239.99 @ Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$28.75 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$139.79 @ Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$64.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$104.99 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$49.88 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card||$329.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case||$79.99 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$49.99 @ NCIX US|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$18.75 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1064.11|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-01 10:49 EST-0500|
Just a few questions going forward: 1) Do I need a wireless adapter? The room I'm set up in isn't wired, but would running an ethernet cable into the room be more optimal? 2) Any money-saving changes to the above list? In terms of budget, sub-$1200 is optimal, sub-$1000 would be even better(without sacrificing too much performance- not that I'd notice the difference anyway) 3) In terms of installing the OS and games- both on the SSD, or does it not matter?
Thanks in advance!