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New system build questions (Gaming)

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March 25, 2014 12:28:32 PM

Hi Community,

I am new here, and wanted to ask for some opinion. I am building a new rig, mostly for gaming purposes. I am looking at the below CPU/MB/GPU setup. Let me know what you think.

Intel i5-3350P


MSI Gaming N770

I have not built a new machine in 5 or so years, been using a couple laptops to satisfy my gaming needs. Any help would be awesome, trying to stay under 1k for the full build. Will need a PSU, RAM and a HDD.


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March 25, 2014 12:41:03 PM

Something like this might work:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($327.36 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1009.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-25 15:43 EDT-0400)

If you do not ever plan on using dual gpu (SLI) then could save $20 on the mobo with an H87 unless you plan to overclock in which case you would need a i5-4670k and a z87 mobo.
Put a SSD in the build for boot up and core applications.

Case selection is pretty much up to your personal preference, i just picked a random decent one.
Note: Any gtx 770 will work just as well, I just like EVGA