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May 22, 2014 4:37:55 AM

Is This gaming Pc build good? can i do some changes that would save me some money cuz am so tight on the budget here is the build:

Case: CoolerMaster K281 MidTower Case
motherboard: ASUS Z97-A Motherboard
Chip: i5-4570 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
power supply: Corsair CX500M Bronze 500W Power Supply
Hard drive: TOSHIBA 750 GB SATA HARD DRIVE
Graphic card: LEADTEK LT-GT630-4GD3
Dvd writer: LG DVD Writer 24X Optical Drive SATA
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4x2GB) 1600MHz with XMP 1.3
Fan: BitFenix Spectre Pro 120mm Fan - Red LED

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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2014 5:02:26 AM

Drop that Z97, from my guess your rig is sub 800$ so Z97 wastes A LOT of money, replace it with a H87. Also change the HDD to seagate barracuda 1 TB and your VGA into a GTX 760 (R9 270X equivalent) for 700 ~ 750$ or a GTX 750 TI (R7 265 equivalent) for sub-700$ rig, the rest is fine
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May 22, 2014 5:12:33 AM

Do you already own any of the above parts or are you building an entirely new pc?
Hmmm how tight is your budget???
Generally speaking for a good gaming build you want a good graphics card
In terms of gpu i would not go for anything less than
R9 270x
or if you really are that tight on budget
R7 265
If you tell us your budget and whether you already own anything from the above pc parts we will be better able to help you
A very decent budget gaming pc for 700$ was resently posted by the guys at pcpartpicker
so you might want to check their build
BitFenix Comrade $700 Gaming Build
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a b 4 Gaming
May 22, 2014 5:29:43 AM

...in addition to what others have said, avoid the Builder and CX / CXM lines of Corsair power supplies. Stick with Antec, XFX or Seasonic.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Snow White ATX Mid Tower Case ($67.42 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $793.78
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