Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building computer for girlfriend, how does it look?

Last response: in Systems
November 20, 2013 9:06:03 PM

Hey guys! Currently working on a build for my girl friend, I'm trying to build her something that will last and play games with graphics like FFXIV, Wild Star, and other mmo's in the future. Also something that will be easily upgradable when the consumer version of the Oculus Rift comes out where hopefully I'll only need to upgrade the video card.

How do these parts look? I'm trying to not spend anymore than this, possibly even less but still safe for the future come Oculus Rift time.

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $891.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-20 23:58 EST-0500)
November 20, 2013 9:29:54 PM

so i am also making a gaming computer, but for myself. i do have one question though how many fans does this tower have? since its a gaming computer she will be bringing some heat. so i would make sure that you have plenty of room, and fans in that thing. i will be using a full tower thats only $80. it has five fans and i can put up to 9 in it so im set for what ever heating problems decide to appear. now i have never played any of these games that you listed so i would like to know from your view are they graphic intensive. now again i have never played these games but i know for a fact you wont need that good of a video card. yes it wouldnt be bad to have but since ima be playing games like battlefield 3 i found a $175 video card that can handle it just fine on max settings 60 plus frames
so you could in reality bring down the videocard to the one below this and still get the same preformance.
Related resources

Best solution

November 21, 2013 6:11:18 PM

Personally, I would go with the H87 chipset motherboard because B85 are more business orientated.
A GTX 760 should be more than enough for your needs as well, no need to bump it up to an R9-280X.

This a great case with a Window: