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first gaming rig build €700-€800 need advice

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December 18, 2013 5:24:23 AM

hey guys, I would like to build my first gaming pc. my budget is somewhere around $800. It's mainly to play battlefield 3 and GTAV. Now I play on my laptop with 10 FPS and it is horrible.
this is what i've got so far. i haven't bought any of it yet, it might be a terrible combination, but i have almost no experience in building computers or anything.

intel core I5-3470: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53470
ASRock H77M: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h77m
Corsair CMV16GX3M2A1333C9: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmv16gx3...
Samsung MZ-7PC128N/AM: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-d...
HIS Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h787q2g2...
Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-500rbk
Corsair Gaming 700W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cm...
Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer: http://fr.pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-s...




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a b 4 Gaming
December 18, 2013 5:42:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (€94.80 @ Amazon France)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler (€46.90 @ Amazon France)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€99.65 @ Amazon France)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€70.89 @ Amazon France)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€74.66 @ Amazon France)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (€276.44 @ Amazon France)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (€62.85 @ Amazon France)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€65.85 @ Amazon France)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (€22.76 @ Amazon France)
Total: €814.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 14:41 CET+0100)

I would go with AMD so you can get a better GPU. You will have better performance in games, and you could swap the HDD for an SSD, but you will want a storage drive at some point.
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December 18, 2013 7:51:55 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (€94.80 @ Amazon France)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler (€46.90 @ Amazon France)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€99.65 @ Amazon France)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€70.89 @ Amazon France)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€74.66 @ Amazon France)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (€276.44 @ Amazon France)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (€62.85 @ Amazon France)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€65.85 @ Amazon France)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (€22.76 @ Amazon France)
Total: €814.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-18 14:41 CET+0100)

I would go with AMD so you can get a better GPU. You will have better performance in games, and you could swap the HDD for an SSD, but you will want a storage drive at some point.



well this changes practically everything I had but if that's going to work, I'm more than okay with it!
one thing though: I do want to expand quite a bit in the long term. Is this going to be able to support that?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 18, 2013 8:00:44 AM

I mainly just looked for components with the same quality and performance, but for lower prices. I did not see the Corsair 500R available, so if you can get it, it's a great choice. I think you will end up with a with much better gaming experience. If you do not plan on overclocking, you can drop the CPU cooler and use the stock AMD one for now. You can add more RAM, or upgrade the CPU, or add a new GPU later. The core is solid, and while it is hard to future proof, I would imagine this lasting you a few years if gaming at 1080P.
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December 18, 2013 8:14:30 AM

yes i was going to get the case seperately anyway, I just put it there to complete the list. I suppose this setup will allow me to play on 2, 23' monitors or won't it?
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a b 4 Gaming
December 18, 2013 10:44:48 AM

For multiple monitors, I might suggest an AMD R9-280X or 290 to take advantage of the higher VRam. Are you gaming on one monitor but have two hooked up? If so the 770 will be fine, three monitors would necessitate something more powerful.
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December 19, 2013 12:07:12 AM

Transmaniacon said:
For multiple monitors, I might suggest an AMD R9-280X or 290 to take advantage of the higher VRam. Are you gaming on one monitor but have two hooked up? If so the 770 will be fine, three monitors would necessitate something more powerful.


i game on one but have another for vids or facebook
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a b 4 Gaming
December 19, 2013 4:33:03 AM

Yeah a 770 will work perfectly.
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