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Requesting some help with my first build

Pacrim

61 months ago

Pcpartpicker

Requesting some help with my first build, my laptop video driver died and I am doing my research by tablet. Any recommendations would be appreciated

Also note that I currently own the 250GB Samsung SSD on the list, as well as 2 Seagate Barricuda 750 GB. My plan is for the SSD to be for the OS and 750 GB HD's to be set up as a Raid array (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148298&nm_mc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel&cm_mmc=TEMC-RMA-Approvel-_-Content-_-text-_-N82E16822148298)

I would like to keep budget under $1000.00

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget?

edit: only thing I would change, pretty much regardless of budget, is getting rid of the sound card and getting a good z97 motherboard

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ya might as well get a z97 to future proof it. I would recommend the MSI gaming 7 motherboard instead. It's basically just the z97 version of the one you have and it is a really great MOBO as I have it and I was actually amazed at the quality of it and the MSI gaming BIOS is so great I would stick with them. It only costs about $10 more too.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed motherboard to Z97 and dumped sound card. May change case if I can figure out better option than just looks

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

well if don't care about looks and you got room for a full tower case you can get the Phanteks Enthoo Pro. Probably the best full tower case for under $200. I don't know if you're going for a color theme or something but if you just want a nice big case that has plenty of room to work with and great air flow/cooling then I would highly recommend it. Other than that the build looks pretty good.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you didn't really specify what you're using it for...Here you go!

I kept some of your choices and changed stuff to stay within budget

I went over budget by $1.46 because of the paste :p

EDIT I still had my Canadian tax applied so I thought I was over budget. Depending on your tax rate, this build that I tweaked only costs over $900.

Link for the build

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

pcpartpicker

Modified the build, changed componants, what do you think now. Build is for gaming, and home office. Will be installing 7 Pro, and up grading to 10 later. I am not sure about the Amd gpu though. Was leaning to get nvidia but Toms reviews made me rethink.

Thank you for your help.

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