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Building my first gaming computer, need advice!

Hello.
I want to start with telling everyone that I'm not very good at computers and so, so I'd appriciate if you could write in somewhat understandable language (from my perspective).

So, I'm tihnking of building my own gaming PC, and my budget is around $1650-$2000.

I want to be able to play games at max possible solution with good FPS and without lags.

The games I'm playing are:

StarCraft 2

League of Legends

Battlefield 4

CS:GO

(and some other ones)

So, I've asked around on different forums on what I need and gotten advice from a lot of people, and now I think I'm done with my build.

The build looks like this:


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K

Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo CPU Kylare

Video card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB GDDR5

Storage: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 8GB

SSD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB OEM

HDD: Seagate Barracuda® 1TB

Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Midi Tower Svart

Operative system: Microsoft Windows 8.1

Power supply: Cooler Master G650M, 650W PSU

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H, Socket-1150

1. Is this a good build for PC gaming?

2. Can I change anything with the build to save both money and something useless?

3. I'm not really sure about the difference between Radeon and GeForce video cards, can someone explain?
Which one should i use?

4. I still have some money left, what can I spend some more money on to get a stronger computer, such as a better video card or CPU?

5. What difference does it make if I have a video card with more memory?

I'm buying all my components from this site: https://www.komplett.se/k/k.aspx
as I'm not from the U.S. or Britian.

I'd really appriciate if someone could take their time to answer my questions.

Thanks!
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    1. Is this a good build for PC gaming?
    That's a great build for gaming. Will get you maxed out at 1080p in all of the games you listed :)

    2. Can I change anything with the build to save both money and something useless?
    To save money, the SSD really doesn't do anything for gaming, and the G650m PSU is pretty expensive. Everything else looks good :)

    3. I'm not really sure about the difference between Radeon and GeForce video cards, can someone explain?
    It's just which company makes them. The 280x is from AMD, and is roughly equivalent to NVIDIA's GTX 770.

    Which one should i use?
    The 280x you have is a great card, it's what I would recommend :)

    4. I still have some money left, what can I spend some more money on to get a stronger computer, such as a better video card or CPU?
    I don't really see where to add any money, unless you want a better case, or a larger power supply to get ready for Crossfire in the future if you wanted. 800w power supply and up would be good for that. You could also get a bit better CPU cooler. The Noctua U12S is a great cooler, and very quiet.

    5. What difference does it make if I have a video card with more memory?
    The extra memory really only helps with higher resolutions. At 1080p, 2GB is generally more than plenty (save for extreme modding of games), but 3GB gives you room for future-proofing. Just don't expect any better performance out of a higher memory card over the same card with less memory.
  2. Change GPU to a Geforce GTX 780ti and power supply to 900 watts or more for ultimate performance. And more graphics memory benefits at very high resolutions. Also high end power supply is good for dual graphics in future.
  3. 1 = NO
    2 = NO
    3 = each gpu brand are good (amd or nvidia) depend on price and models
    4 = you can get a lot better motherboard and psu
    5 = more memory help for high demand games like BF4

    i suggest you this motherboard
    https://www.komplett.se/asus-maximus-vi-hero-socket-1150/782425

    and this psu
    https://www.komplett.se/corsair-cx-750w-psu/774729
  4. badboyrog2 said:
    1 = NO
    2 = NO
    3 = each gpu brand are good (amd or nvidia) depend on price and models
    4 = you can get a lot better motherboard and psu
    5 = more memory help for high demand games like BF4

    i suggest you this motherboard
    https://www.komplett.se/asus-maximus-vi-hero-socket-1150/782425

    and this psu
    https://www.komplett.se/corsair-cx-750w-psu/774729


    The Gigabyte he listed is perfectly fine.

    The Corsair CX series is bad, and uses cheap components, so that wouldn't really be an upgrade.

    Do you mind explaining to me how it isn't a good gaming PC?
  5. I think he is fooling me as it is April's Fools today...

    Thanks btw for the help!
  6. simonda said:
    I think he is fooling me as it is April's Fools today...

    Thanks btw for the help!


    That would make more sense lol I wasn't really sure what he was trying to say.

    No problem, glad I could help :) Good luck with whatever you end up with!
  7. ''I think he is fooling me as it is April's Fools today...

    Thanks btw for the help! ''

    you should give more respect please ... because we are here to try helping each other
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