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My 1000$ gaming rig. (first computer build ever)

Hello everyone, my new years resolution was to build a new gaming computer for myself. So i have been looking around the forums at some of the build suggestions, then i decided to use the wildly popular pcpartpicker website to go ahead and create my own build. Please keep in mind that i am basically a complete noob and leave any suggestions that would improve the cost, or the gaming potential for my machine.

As for what im using it for, the pc will be used for gaming mostly. I have read that the GTX 760 is a good GPU that will last me for a couple of years. I would like the potential to upgrade later, so SLI or Crossfire? My budget is 1000$ give or take a little.

Please tell me if my parts are all compatible! and if there are more intelligent part decisions that i could make!

ALL suggestions welcome here!!!


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Hny8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Hny8/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Hny8/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD A10-6700 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($144.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus F2A85-M PRO Micro ATX FM2 Motherboard ($74.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $949.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-25 13:22 EST-0500)
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  1. Replace the cpu with AMD FX 6300 or INTEL i3 4130, as well the current motherboard with a compatible one. Note that the build you created wil work without compatibility issues.
    PS: Thats the first electronic computer build ever


    And that is the first computer (in general) build ever
  2. Best answer
    tonyzet is right. You can get more power by getting an FX or i5 series CPU.

    A couple quick saves I have with room for monitor and case.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lifeinsurance/saved/3sN1
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lifeinsurance/saved/3voE
  3. barto said:
    tonyzet is right. You can get more power by getting an FX or i5 series CPU.

    A couple quick saves I have with room for monitor and case.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lifeinsurance/saved/3sN1
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Lifeinsurance/saved/3voE


    Thanks for the help guys!! so i used one of your saves to come up with this rig as my final product. I am gonna wait a couple of days to place the orders though so if anyone gets any bright ideas let me know

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HoOp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HoOp/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2HoOp/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.97 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($248.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1016.45
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-25 14:05 EST-0500)
  4. Thats a much better and more balanced build...
  5. Glad we were able to help.
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