Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

first time build would like advice for higher end gaming (budget $800-1100)

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 27, 2014 6:23:27 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: withing a week or 2

Budget Range: $800-1100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming primarily, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes but not picky and size somewhat irrelevant (dont mind smaller monitor)



Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: anything, microcenter stores locally+ others

Location: Naperville, Illinois, United States

Parts Preferences: no preferences

Overclocking: maybe, im open to it if needed to run games at high settings efficiently

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: preferably 1600x1200 or 1920x1200

Additional Comments: this is a computer almost completely for upcoming mmo wildstar and moba league of legends. ive played in the beta for wildstar and noticed that even though the game is incomplete that my current asus g73 gaming laptop specs are close to minimum requirements. current gaming specs with wildstars minimum requirements

Im upgrading to desktop because i have always wanted to build my own pc and because i cannot run wildstar or league of legends on full settings without massive drop in frame-rates and play-ability.

no parts selected
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
January 27, 2014 6:29:54 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2INYk) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2INYk/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2INYk/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $219.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $113.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...) | $76.50 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $59.66 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx760dc2o...) | $249.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-e2260swdn) | $99.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1053.06
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 21:29 EST-0500 |

You can upgrade to a GTX 770, but it pushes the budget a bit.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
January 27, 2014 6:36:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($96.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1041.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 21:36 EST-0500)
m
0
l
Related resources
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
January 27, 2014 6:52:39 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($330.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1072.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 21:52 EST-0500)
m
0
l
January 27, 2014 7:48:15 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2INYk) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2INYk/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2INYk/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $219.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $113.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...) | $76.50 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $59.66 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx760dc2o...) | $249.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-e2260swdn) | $99.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1053.06
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 21:29 EST-0500 |

You can upgrade to a GTX 770, but it pushes the budget a bit.


i like alot of the parts after a little research but im still cautious to make the buy. could you please explain why this is optimal for the games ill be playing? and if they aren't is this build honestly restricted that much by the budget?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
January 27, 2014 7:54:00 PM

The build is a very competent gaming system as is. If you can squeeze a GTX 770 into the build it will be even better. I can't really think of any corners I would be willing to cut to save more money on the build at this point.
m
0
l
January 27, 2014 8:01:22 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
The build is a very competent gaming system as is. If you can squeeze a GTX 770 into the build it will be even better. I can't really think of any corners I would be willing to cut to save more money on the build at this point.


if i decide to get the gtx 770 would i need to upgrade any of the other parts?
m
0
l

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
January 27, 2014 8:32:24 PM

You wouldn't have to upgrade any other parts, but the 520W PSU would be a little close. The 620W version isn't much more expensive. This would be the build with the GTX 770 and 620W PSU:

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IRVO) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IRVO/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IRVO/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $219.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $113.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...) | $76.50 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $59.66 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42776k...) | $329.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $71.30 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-e2260swdn) | $99.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1138.37
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 23:30 EST-0500 |
Share
January 27, 2014 8:35:46 PM

shortstuff_mt said:
You wouldn't have to upgrade any other parts, but the 520W PSU would be a little close. The 620W version isn't much more expensive. This would be the build with the GTX 770 and 620W PSU:

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IRVO) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IRVO/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IRVO/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $219.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $113.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...) | $76.50 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $59.66 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42776k...) | $329.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $71.30 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-e2260swdn) | $99.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1138.37
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 23:30 EST-0500 |


thank you very much for your time
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
January 27, 2014 8:38:57 PM

No problem. Good luck with the build!
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
January 27, 2014 8:41:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($113.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC E2260SWDN 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1138.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 23:39 EST-0500)

That is a nice looking system by shortstuff_mt. Don't forget an aftermarket cpu cooler. Even if you don't plan on oc'ing right away you may want to consider putting one in, otherwise when the time does come to overclock, you'll have to (in most cases) remove the motherboard in order to install the new cooler.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
January 27, 2014 8:45:58 PM

I've had good luck with the Xigmatek GAIA SD1283. I didn't include it in the build because I was already over budget.
m
0
l
!