Solved

Need Help Revising $1200 Budget Gaming Computer Build

Hi!

I am interested in building a new computer for the first time this summer, preferably as soon as possibly (hopefully this week). The problem is that I have no idea what I am doing and have been asking around a lot. I have gotten many recommendations, but still need revisions on my build, which is a little over than the budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($314.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1292.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 02:32 EDT-0400)

The problem is, I can't find the right case and keyboard, added with the fact that the total price without them is already over the budget (disregarding the price of shipping and handling). Compatibility issues with one part and another is a concern I have because I don't want to buy parts that will not fit with one another.

I was wondering if you guys can help revise my build, whether it be mouse or motherboard. Some notes:
- I was recommended the 850 W PSU for future upgrades. However, I don't plan on upgrading until 2 years later at the earliest.
- I am particularly interested in LEDs (for some odd reason) and am lenient towards black cases and peripherals with blue LEDs.
- From what I have read, Cherry MX Brown keyboards are the best, so I prefer them a little (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823162029)
- I live in Hawaii and have neither newegg premium nor amazon prime membership, so shipping is a major concern for me.
- I don't plan on overclocking (due to the heat here in Hawaii).

This is my first time building a PC, so I am extremely anxious, excited, and nervous. If you guys can help revise my build, I would greatly appreciate it!
6 answers Last reply Best Answer
More about revising 1200 budget gaming computer build
  1. Best answer
    Here since your not overclocking you dont need k series cpu or z87 motherboard this cuts cost by a lot. 750 watt power supply should be good for SLI for 770s. As far as keyboard any cheap keyboard will do it is nice to have nice mechanical keyboard but it probably wont make you game any better. I would not worry about LED and such its better to spend that money into hardware. ALso your build had no dvd rom(unless you plan to install windows from usb) as far as shipping costs if you need to further decrease the cost it would have to come to downgrading the video card or possibly getting less wattage power supply which would make it hard to upgrade later.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.49 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($314.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1207.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 03:02 EDT-0400)
  2. you picked K version cpu and z87 mobo
    so it is OC build
    if you dont want to OC, it will be cheaper to get cheaper mobo and locked cpu
  3. Thanks! I'll use this build! What would you guys suggest as a good keyboard?
  4. What does it mean by: Some Intel H87 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Haswell Refresh CPUs.
  5. Personally would get something like this :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($314.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1204.46
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 13:48 EDT-0400)
Ask a new question

Read More

Gaming Computers Build Systems