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April 5, 2014 7:19:57 PM

I am building my first PC I intend on using it for gaming. I haven't bought any parts yet and was wondering if you guys have any suggestions on any of the parts or any problems with it so far. I have done a modest amount of research on the parts and didn't find any problems but any help would be appreciated thanks.

Here is the PC part list http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3jqKi

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a c 224 4 Gaming
a b å Intel
a b À AMD
a b Ĉ ASUS
April 5, 2014 7:25:09 PM

Definitely a lot of improvements can be made here. I'll post back in a few.
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April 5, 2014 7:26:04 PM

Forget about the SSD, atleast I think so. It's such a big price. It's not worth it. Instead you should go for either a better processor or a better Graphic card, I guess it's for gaming so I think you should go for a HD 7850 or even better. Also Windows 8 is buggy, I would go for Windows 7 Pro or Windows 8.1
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April 5, 2014 7:30:54 PM

much better build here for your first build.... was there a reason for a sound card? if your not running really nice speakers than a sound card isnt gonna do you any good and is a waste of money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($180.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($67.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.12 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 2GB Video Card ($140.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($112.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1046.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 22:30 EDT-0400)
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a c 224 4 Gaming
a b å Intel
a b À AMD
a b Ĉ ASUS
April 5, 2014 7:33:12 PM

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: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1061.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 22:32 EDT-0400)

This will give you much better gaming performance than the build you listed.
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April 5, 2014 7:49:32 PM

RazerZ said:
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: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1061.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 22:32 EDT-0400)

This will give you much better gaming performance than the build you listed.


Thanks for the reply and the help if I could ask were would I go to read up on building better PCs so I won't need nice guys like you helping me out so much
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a c 224 4 Gaming
a b å Intel
a b À AMD
a b Ĉ ASUS
April 5, 2014 7:54:53 PM

Samusear said:
RazerZ said:
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: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman ZM-Z9 U3 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1061.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-05 22:32 EDT-0400)

This will give you much better gaming performance than the build you listed.


Thanks for the reply and the help if I could ask were would I go to read up on building better PCs so I won't need nice guys like you helping me out so much


Well as of now core i5 is pretty much the standard in "higher end gaming". GTX 760 is popular due to its sli capability as well as performance, 8gb ram is another standard along with the 1 TB hard drive, case's vary from time to time I just pick the best one (imo) for the price, and lastly get a tier one or two psu.

Guess you'd have to keep up with new releases in the tech world to post good builds.

Also the PSU I listed is at a great price and the sale I believe ends today.
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