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

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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    What's your budget?
  2. woltej1 said:
    What's your budget?

    About $900, but I'll stretch to $1200 in extreme solutions.
  3. 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
  4. 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?
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236315

    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.
  6. woltej1 said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236315

    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
  7. 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.
  8. 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,
  9. woltej1 said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/dell-monitor-s2240m

    This should be a decent monitor.


    Which cable would you recommend? VGA or DVI?
  10. DVI, it is digital.
  11. 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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