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April 4, 2014 9:23:48 PM

Hello guys and gals,

I want to first state I am a new member, and so far I've enjoyed the experience browsing on this site. Now, I want to build my first PC, which will be for primary Gaming. Although I have some ideas of the build I can go with in my budget, I wanted to have more opinions, suggestions, and improvements so I ask here. Note if I made a mistake in posting location, my apologies.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 3 months.

Budget Price: $1000-1300, after Rebates and Shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work (office docs., etc.), surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor? Yes, preferable 23 inches. IPS panel is also nice, not mandatory.

Parts to upgrade: All. As stated above, my first build. I'm coming from an old laptop.

Do you need to buy OS? Yes, preferably Windows 8.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Amazon.com, NCIX.com

Location: Near Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Parts Preferences: No preference.

Overclocking: Maybe. (Most definitely in a future upgrade)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. (Upgrade in the future)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like the PC to be quiet. A window side panel is nice addition but not mandatory. I have plans to stick the system on my desk. Software I use: Google Chrome, Skype, LibreOffice. Games I would like to play at highest possible settings: Minesweeper (joking), Skyrim, Battlefield 4, Indie games, Bioshock: Infinite, Far Cry 3.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I've had my HP G61 laptop for quite some time now, and it's starting to show its age. I would also like to merge over to PC gaming from an Xbox 360 for the deals and performance. And all the indie games. Can't forgot about them.

Below is the build I've copied off of and modified with parts I thought would be nice to have.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($151.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-T4-18PK-R1 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.31 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N600 ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1265.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 00:09 EDT-0400)

I appreciate all feedback. Thank you in advice.

Malkavain3

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April 4, 2014 9:38:07 PM

i think it is better for you to get intel build for that budget
it is a revision of your build, with better price/performance parts selection

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($73.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($333.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1285.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 00:39 EDT-0400)
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