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June 16, 2014 10:45:49 AM

I am investing in a decent $800 gaming computer/PC and I and a complete computer noob. I pretty much know how to build and setup a computer, but I don't know about the parts very well. Could by any chance you make one for me?

Here is what I want:
Intel Core, I don't like AMD that much.
Good hard drive and SSD, at least 1TB HDD.
8 Gigabytes of RAM
Windows 8.1-64 bit, but I have a friend that works at Microsoft so I might be able to get a discount from him. Don't include the OS in the list.
Pretty good Video card, I will be gaming and recording with fraps or something
Good motherboard, 6 USB outputs, HDMI, and hopefully VGA if you can.
The only part of the computer I can probably use is my mouse. My monitor is a old one, 1680*1050 resolution but it uses VGA. If you can get a video card with an adapter included or a VGA output on the video card, it would be great. Or else I need to buy a monitor. My keyboard currently is an Apple Bluetooth keyboard, so I don't think I can use it for the first start up, so I will have to get a keyboard too.
And yeah, I'll need an optical drive too.
I'm not sure what overclocking is, but I won't probably be doing it.
What is SLI or Crossfire?

I need everything but a mouse. I have some blueprints on what parts, but they don't fit my budget really because they forgot some parts that I needed.

I will also need wifi, because my router is across the house and an ethernet cable is out of the question.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next week

Budget Range: $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes if the video card does not have a VGA output or it doesn't come with an adapter. Otherwise, no.



Parts to Upgrade: I don't have any parts.
Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but I will buy that separately.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't Know

Location: San Jose, California, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU
Overclocking:no

SLI or Crossfire: What is that?

Your Monitor Resolution: (I have 2 really old Dell monitors, but they have VGA inputs not HDMI. Please get a video card that has VGA output or comes with an adapter.

Additional Comments: Good WiFi, I can't use an ethernet cable. Good frames on my games.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I just want a better computer.

More about : 800 gaming build

a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2014 10:58:39 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fr3snQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fr3snQ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft ANB-00001 Wired Slim Keyboard ($11.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $776.56
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June 16, 2014 11:06:53 AM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fr3snQ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fr3snQ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft ANB-00001 Wired Slim Keyboard ($11.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $776.56


Wow!! One question though: does the video card or something come with an adapter do VGA? My monitor is quite old and uses VGA.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2014 11:15:12 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($70.26 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB ACX Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.57 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $798.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 14:10 EDT-0400

Intel Core i5
SSD
1TB HDD
8GB of RAM
The graphics card is a great one, and has a DVI to VGA adapter
The Motherboard has a VGA port as well
Keyboard + Mouse bundle
Wireless Adapter

SLI/Crossfire is when you put 2 or more of the same graphics cards in together, so that they can work together and give you better performance. SLI is for NVIDIA, Crossfire is for AMD

You won't need to worry about overclocking, its what it sounds like. Overclocking is increasing the clock speed of your CPU, GPU, etc, to get faster performance.
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June 16, 2014 5:27:37 PM

zemiak said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($70.26 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB ACX Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.57 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $798.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 14:10 EDT-0400

Intel Core i5
SSD
1TB HDD
8GB of RAM
The graphics card is a great one, and has a DVI to VGA adapter
The Motherboard has a VGA port as well
Keyboard + Mouse bundle
Wireless Adapter

SLI/Crossfire is when you put 2 or more of the same graphics cards in together, so that they can work together and give you better performance. SLI is for NVIDIA, Crossfire is for AMD

You won't need to worry about overclocking, its what it sounds like. Overclocking is increasing the clock speed of your CPU, GPU, etc, to get faster performance.


You forgot a the HDD, but I put a http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h... Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB hard drive in. Is this a good HDD? If there is a cheaper one and better one you recommend can you please tell me? Also is there any way to make this cheaper? Like getting different RAM sticks from cheaper places? I am trying to save the most money I can.

And just in case if the adapter doesn't come then if I plug in the VGA cord to the motherboard will it still use the
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Video Card?

I won't be overclocking or doing SLI or Crossfire.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 12:46:06 AM

supercomputernoob1 said:
zemiak said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($70.26 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB ACX Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.57 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $798.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 14:10 EDT-0400

Intel Core i5
SSD
1TB HDD
8GB of RAM
The graphics card is a great one, and has a DVI to VGA adapter
The Motherboard has a VGA port as well
Keyboard + Mouse bundle
Wireless Adapter

SLI/Crossfire is when you put 2 or more of the same graphics cards in together, so that they can work together and give you better performance. SLI is for NVIDIA, Crossfire is for AMD

You won't need to worry about overclocking, its what it sounds like. Overclocking is increasing the clock speed of your CPU, GPU, etc, to get faster performance.


You forgot a the HDD, but I put a http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h... Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB hard drive in. Is this a good HDD? If there is a cheaper one and better one you recommend can you please tell me? Also is there any way to make this cheaper? Like getting different RAM sticks from cheaper places? I am trying to save the most money I can.

And just in case if the adapter doesn't come then if I plug in the VGA cord to the motherboard will it still use the
EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Video Card?

I won't be overclocking or doing SLI or Crossfire.


Oops. I guess I did forget the HDD. Yes that HDD is a good one. The GPU WILL come with a DVI to VGA adapter so you won't have to worry. If you plugged your monitor into the motherboard it would use the on board graphics on the motherboard, not the GPU.

I added in the HDD and changed a few things.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $790.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 03:45 EDT-0400
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 12:42:46 PM

i wouldn't get that build, he's using a h81 mobo with a small form SSD. you need a h87 or 97 board to gain access to intel smart response tech, it utilizes SSDs and HDD set ups
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2014 9:12:44 PM

I know you want to save money, but I would recommend doing this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.70 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.55 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill N600PCE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $845.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-20 00:12 EDT-0400
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