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August 3, 2013 5:52:41 PM

I have been doing lots of research for my second budget gaming rig and I would like some input on it. Here is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nUeB

The first thing is in my searching I have read some posts when people get bottlenecks in their system. Will I have any bottlenecks?

The second thing is am I making any bad choices in my hardware picks? Now I know I may not have the BEST stuff, but I'm trying to keep it under $700.

That's it. If I missed anything please let me know.
August 3, 2013 6:05:46 PM

Jmsully said:
I have been doing lots of research for my second budget gaming rig and I would like some input on it. Here is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nUeB

The first thing is in my searching I have read some posts when people get bottlenecks in their system. Will I have any bottlenecks?

The second thing is am I making any bad choices in my hardware picks? Now I know I may not have the BEST stuff, but I'm trying to keep it under $700.

That's it. If I missed anything please let me know.




That PSU Price is too cheap.. Don't ever go on the cheap if you want a well working pc.
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August 3, 2013 6:11:43 PM

loc chuong said:
Jmsully said:
I have been doing lots of research for my second budget gaming rig and I would like some input on it. Here is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nUeB

The first thing is in my searching I have read some posts when people get bottlenecks in their system. Will I have any bottlenecks?

The second thing is am I making any bad choices in my hardware picks? Now I know I may not have the BEST stuff, but I'm trying to keep it under $700.

That's it. If I missed anything please let me know.




That PSU Price is too cheap.. Don't ever go on the cheap if you want a well working pc.


I posted about that same thing here and many of the experts said it would do just fine.
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August 3, 2013 6:14:47 PM

Jmsully said:
loc chuong said:
Jmsully said:
I have been doing lots of research for my second budget gaming rig and I would like some input on it. Here is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nUeB

The first thing is in my searching I have read some posts when people get bottlenecks in their system. Will I have any bottlenecks?

The second thing is am I making any bad choices in my hardware picks? Now I know I may not have the BEST stuff, but I'm trying to keep it under $700.

That's it. If I missed anything please let me know.




That PSU Price is too cheap.. Don't ever go on the cheap if you want a well working pc.


I posted about that same thing here and many of the experts said it would do just fine.




Okay then, cuz i myself didn't read every single spec of it so yea ;) 
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August 3, 2013 6:16:19 PM

Jmsully said:
I have been doing lots of research for my second budget gaming rig and I would like some input on it. Here is my build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nUeB

The first thing is in my searching I have read some posts when people get bottlenecks in their system. Will I have any bottlenecks?

The second thing is am I making any bad choices in my hardware picks? Now I know I may not have the BEST stuff, but I'm trying to keep it under $700.

That's it. If I missed anything please let me know.



All the parts seem to be compatible ^.^
EDIT: NOPE... i was wrong. The PSU and Mobo arent compatible. The PSU has a 8 pin CPU Power Connector BUT the Mobo only has a 4 Pin Power Connector Slot. Lemme try to find you one that works ^.^
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August 3, 2013 6:25:57 PM

Heres another system, the 7870 Ghz edition is a much better GPU than the 660 :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Pareema 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $651.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 21:25 EDT-0400)
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August 3, 2013 6:53:50 PM

I was just going to change the motherboard until I realzed my card need a minimum of 450w. So I changed my PSU too. Here is the new build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nVXF
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August 3, 2013 7:01:16 PM

Jmsully said:
I was just going to change the motherboard until I realzed my card need a minimum of 450w. So I changed my PSU too. Here is the new build. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nVXF




For the price thats a good pc
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August 4, 2013 12:49:16 AM

This setup is cheaper but can play at 1980 x 1080 maxed out most games. But it is amd based. The mobo is am3+ so you can upgrade the CPU when new one comes out. You don't need an ssd unless you can't wait loading time.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1o2mo
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August 4, 2013 6:52:47 AM

I guess I'm kinda a Intel/Nvidia fanboy. I would like to stick with my build. Thanks for all the great replies, but my only question is will I ever bottleneck with this build?
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August 4, 2013 10:12:47 AM

The gtx 760 is better then the 660 and you would have better performance overall...But your build wouldnt bottleneck.
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August 4, 2013 12:09:45 PM

Yeah, it looks like a nice card, but i dont have the money to put into it. Thanks for all the great replies!
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August 5, 2013 8:00:36 AM

Jmsully said:
I guess I'm kinda a Intel/Nvidia fanboy. I would like to stick with my build. Thanks for all the great replies, but my only question is will I ever bottleneck with this build?


With a 2nd, 3rd or 4th gen i5, you cant even bottleneck 2 780s in SLI by a lot, so you should be fine for quite a while.
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August 5, 2013 10:10:08 AM

If you plan on getting alot of games, you'll run out of space really fast.
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August 5, 2013 10:10:27 AM

If you plan on getting alot of games, you'll run out of space really fast.
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August 5, 2013 1:31:29 PM

I'm going to have a 2nd drive that I have at the house already. The SSD just came in and its killing me cause I have no PC to put it in right now.
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