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July 15, 2013 10:24:50 PM

Alright, I've been looking into building my own gaming PC for quite some time, and now I have the money to begin purchasing the components for it. I have roughly $900 to use, but I can use up to about a hundred more if need be.

Here's a wish list that I've set up on PCpartpicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TaiFox/saved/1YbC

I am a little unsure if all the parts in the above list are compatible or not, and any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Approximate Purchase Date: September of 2013

Budget Range: 900-1000 USD

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Homework, Multimedia

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Speakers, Mouse

Preferred Website for Parts: Newegg or other reliable website

Country: United States

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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a c 275 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 11:45:25 PM

Are you overclocking?
Are you seriously buying that cpu cooler?
Are you restricted to using Newegg only? Or is it possible to buy from other retail sites?
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July 16, 2013 12:00:47 AM

realchaos said:
Are you overclocking?
Are you seriously buying that cpu cooler?
Are you restricted to using Newegg only? Or is it possible to buy from other retail sites?


No, I wasn't planing on overclocking.
I was unsure about it, and more so now. I'm not experienced with building PCs, but I'm doing as much research as I can.
And no, I'm not restricted to just Newegg.
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a c 275 4 Gaming
July 16, 2013 12:54:01 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $984.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 03:51 EDT-0400)

-New Haswell processor.
-H87 chipset over the Z87 chipset because you're not overclockign.
-Cheaper RAM and HDD.
-Much stronger gpu.
-Way better case. The Define R4 has sound-dampening foam all over the inside to reduce noise vibration and making the case extremely silent.
-Semi-modular psu, enough watts to run this thing. Usually, the Corsair CX psus are low-quality but the semi-modular versions use japanese capicators so its high qualtiy.
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July 16, 2013 10:31:50 AM

realchaos said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $984.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-16 03:51 EDT-0400)

-New Haswell processor.
-H87 chipset over the Z87 chipset because you're not overclockign.
-Cheaper RAM and HDD.
-Much stronger gpu.
-Way better case. The Define R4 has sound-dampening foam all over the inside to reduce noise vibration and making the case extremely silent.
-Semi-modular psu, enough watts to run this thing. Usually, the Corsair CX psus are low-quality but the semi-modular versions use japanese capicators so its high qualtiy.



These parts look quite a bit better than the ones that I had picked out. Thanks, this looks like a really good build.
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