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First time gaming pc builder. Need help with parts work with Intel i5 4440S (3.30GHz).

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February 16, 2014 10:43:59 PM

Hi, I'm sorry if this is the wrong category. I plan on building a gaming machine that can hold Call of Duty, Need for Speed, and more. But anyway, I've done research on desktops that can do this task. I looked at Best Buy, a worker showed me the HP Pavilion Desktop with the AMD Radeon HD 8570D graphics card. And AMD A-8 series 3.5 GHz. Then I looked at the Alienware X51 i5 series. I'd like to know if the money is worth it (3.30Ghz, and I'm 13 years old, obviously I'm not old enough to have a job, you see my predicament). I'd like the parts that are compatible with the Intel 4440S. Or if I should use AMD. If you can find the info I need or even more, thank you. P.S. I'm new to this site.

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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 11:02:25 PM

What's your budget?
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February 16, 2014 11:06:10 PM

woltej1 said:
What's your budget?

About $900, but I'll stretch to $1200 in extreme solutions.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 11:16:14 PM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($155.43 @ OutletPC)
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 ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.97 @ OutletPC)
Total: $936.30
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February 17, 2014 7:26:25 PM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UFyM
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UFyM/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2UFyM/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($155.43 @ OutletPC)
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 ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.97 @ OutletPC)
Total: $936.30


You wouldn't mind showing me a monitor would you? I want it to be $75-$90. Preferably with speakers unless you think different. And, is the pc HDMI compatible?
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February 17, 2014 8:01:17 PM

woltej1 said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You won't be able to get a 1080p monitor at that price. If you don't need or want to game at 1080p, then I can redo your build so you can have a 4670k and be more futureproof CPU wise.


I'll be willing to go up, but not too much.
Will the PC be stronger if we rebuild, and about the HDMI
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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2014 9:00:38 PM

yea the comp will handle HDMI.

If i redid it, it would be weaker graphics wise, but have a stronger CPU. Right now this will max just about anything at 1080p. If you won't be doing 1080p gaming though, then cutting down to a 760 or 270x along with some other changes will allow for a better CPU.
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February 18, 2014 9:04:09 AM

woltej1 said:
yea the comp will handle HDMI.

If i redid it, it would be weaker graphics wise, but have a stronger CPU. Right now this will max just about anything at 1080p. If you won't be doing 1080p gaming though, then cutting down to a 760 or 270x along with some other changes will allow for a better CPU.


Don't rebuild, I need strong graphics for Call of Duty and Need for Speed.
You can give the 1080p moniter, and with or without speakers inside it. Whatever you think is best,
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a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2014 9:43:51 PM

DVI, it is digital.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2014 9:49:45 PM

Tenslaster2980 said:
woltej1 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/dell-monitor-s2240m

This should be a decent monitor.


Which cable would you recommend? VGA or DVI?


DVI, DVI allows for high resolution on TVs and stuff as well
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