Need advice on parts list and general advice and help. First time gaming build

Hello.

I've been putting together parts for about 3-4 months now. Trying to put together the best gaming pc I could with my budget.

Here's the Parts

And I was wondering what you guys thought of it. What would you change for better performance/less cost?

Just general criticism of it.

I'm trying to build a pc that will last me a couple of years. One that can max out/near max most games with a good framerate.

Also, is an ssd good? The one I chose is rather small I figured I'd put my operating system and a couple of games I play very often on it. But I'm always looking to save a few bucks so if an ssd really worth it? How much faster are they compared to a normal hdd? And if I chose not to get an ssd would the single hdd I chose be good to have everything on? OS,games,applications (even tho it will mostly be a game rig).

Also about the upcoming haswell and 770. How much better are they compared to what I have chosen? And what will be their price point when they're released? Would it be better to get my list or get a 770 and haswell instead?


All help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.
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  1. O Possum said:
    Hello.

    I've been putting together parts for about 3-4 months now. Trying to put together the best gaming pc I could with my budget.

    Here's the Parts

    And I was wondering what you guys thought of it. What would you change for better performance/less cost?

    Just general criticism of it.

    I'm trying to build a pc that will last me a couple of years. One that can max out/near max most games with a good framerate.

    Also, is an ssd good? The one I chose is rather small I figured I'd put my operating system and a couple of games I play very often on it. But I'm always looking to save a few bucks so if an ssd really worth it? How much faster are they compared to a normal hdd? And if I chose not to get an ssd would the single hdd I chose be good to have everything on? OS,games,applications (even tho it will mostly be a game rig).

    Also about the upcoming haswell and 770. How much better are they compared to what I have chosen? And what will be their price point when they're released? Would it be better to get my list or get a 770 and haswell instead?


    All help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    i would wait for info about the 770's pricing if i were you. but if that turns out to be too expensive then your current choice of parts is spot on. From what i've heard about Haswell it wont be much of a performance increase, but the iGPU and power usage will be improved.
  2. Hi O Possum!

    I'd say your build would have similar performances to the Outstanding Tier. Hover your mouse on the Tier Name to get a game performance chart.

    SSD's, imho, are a great addition to any build. It won't raise the FPS of your games, but it will fantastically decrease load times. The first thing you'll notice right after installing the SSD will be the incredibly fast boot up time.
  3. the only thing i might do is change out the seasonic psu for a corsair cx600 simply becuse it is a bit less and also very good but other than that it is spot on
  4. legokill101 said:
    the only thing i might do is change out the seasonic psu for a corsair cx600 simply becuse it is a bit less and also very good but other than that it is spot on


    No, don't. Stick with the Seasonic - it may be a bit more but spending less on a PSU is never a good thing.
  5. squirrelboy said:
    O Possum said:
    Hello.

    I've been putting together parts for about 3-4 months now. Trying to put together the best gaming pc I could with my budget.

    Here's the Parts

    And I was wondering what you guys thought of it. What would you change for better performance/less cost?

    Just general criticism of it.

    I'm trying to build a pc that will last me a couple of years. One that can max out/near max most games with a good framerate.

    Also, is an ssd good? The one I chose is rather small I figured I'd put my operating system and a couple of games I play very often on it. But I'm always looking to save a few bucks so if an ssd really worth it? How much faster are they compared to a normal hdd? And if I chose not to get an ssd would the single hdd I chose be good to have everything on? OS,games,applications (even tho it will mostly be a game rig).

    Also about the upcoming haswell and 770. How much better are they compared to what I have chosen? And what will be their price point when they're released? Would it be better to get my list or get a 770 and haswell instead?


    All help is appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    i would wait for info about the 770's pricing if i were you. but if that turns out to be too expensive then your current choice of parts is spot on. From what i've heard about Haswell it wont be much of a performance increase, but the iGPU and power usage will be improved.


    I read some article that the 770 will be about $400. I figured we'd have some more information on it seeing as how it's coming out tomorrow.
  6. i recommend you to change the sapphire hd 7970 with asus hd 7950. i know its lower than hd 7970 but you can do a little overclock and its like the sapphire, and the cooler its very powerful and silent at its maximum speed.
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