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Need Cpu/Motherboard ideas, other suggestions welcome

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March 31, 2014 11:52:05 AM

Link to current build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jItw

So I know very little about pc's this will be a first build. I don't know the whole AMD vs Intel and what not. So can someone suggest a good Cpu/motherboard for me?

This build would be mainly used for gaming.

I would like the CPU to be under $200 but I would also like the most bang for my buck, so any suggestion on a powerful one.

I know nothing about motherboards either, or which brands to buy. I would like it support up to 16g that way if needed I can upgrade it later.

Any input is great though. If there is a better case/gpu/psu around the same price let me know.

As for a budget, there isn't much of one but I would prefer to keep it under $1000 if possible.

Thanks everyone!

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March 31, 2014 12:06:06 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.64 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($56.51 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $984.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 15:05 EDT-0400)

This will keep you happy for quite a while. I saw you put so many fans in your part picker list - you don't really need them. The Challenger case already comes with 3 descent pre-installed fans. Cheers and good luck.
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March 31, 2014 12:14:35 PM

What does a solid state drive do by any chance?
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March 31, 2014 12:19:37 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jJwg

Better CPU and Mobo at cost of slightly less GPU.

SSD improves system boot speed and responsiveness by a large margin. It wont help gaming performance but will help files (including programs and windows processes) startup significantly faster
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March 31, 2014 12:19:50 PM

Your ram won't work with an ATX motherboard, and i changed the case to something a little cheaper and better. I gave you an ssd as well, frankly an SSD is pretty much required for a new system... else you won't be able to tell you have a system better then a core2 or phenomII cpu. Changed the fans out a little for the new case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Silverstone RL01B-W-USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Cougar Dual-X 73.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Cougar Dual-X 73.2 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Cougar Dual-X 64.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.40 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $801.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 15:18 EDT-0400)

Overall this isn't too bad for a 800 build including an OS.
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March 31, 2014 12:27:18 PM

For 800 that is not a bad build, but if your budget is 1000 then either of the other two builds will beat this buy a good margin.
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March 31, 2014 1:20:55 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jLsN Is what I came up with. I took off the fans just to save time.

Hope you don't mind a couple of follow up questions

Can you guys explain the difference between the the GTX 770, 760 and 750ti? They all say 2gb video memory. Will I notice a difference between the three?

Last thing. I still don't get the SSD, does it make like my O.S. boot up faster? Or certain programs?

Sorry for all the questions.
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March 31, 2014 1:39:24 PM

Each of them are different levels of video cards. Its like the 300hp, 400hp and 500hp version of a car.

Nividia made it confusing because the 750 is actualy inbetween the 650 and 660 card as far as performance.

To compare each cars ability you can use this: http://gpuboss.com/compare-gpus




In regards to SSDs they will make windows boot faster, programs load faster and make file searches faster. A normal magentic hard drive is kind of like 3 DVDs stacked on top of each other. When you say you need these 8 files the hard drive will spin the drive and the needle to the first file, spin the disks and needle to the second file and so on and so forth. An SSD drive is a circuit board with memory chips on it. This allows it to have significantly less seek time to find a file, as well as faster transfer speeds. The seek time being the biggest component of the speed boost.
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March 31, 2014 1:43:28 PM

alright thank you everyone!
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