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How are my computer specs? First time building a clmputer

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June 19, 2014 5:05:45 AM

So this is my first time building a computer. I'm trying to keep my budget around $500. What do you guys think of it? Are they all compatible?

Processor (CPU)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B009O7YORK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1...

Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00F5R9O46/ref=mp_s_a_1_7...

Video Card
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HJOKCZI/ref=mp_s_a_1_5...

Memory (RAM)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006WAGG14/ref=aw_d_pd_pc

Storage (HDD/SDD)
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000R2GC08/ref=redir_mdp_...

Case
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G6TAAWC?vs=1

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June 19, 2014 5:23:58 AM

Assuming this is for gaming, I would go this route:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($73.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: SilenX EFZ-120HA5 86.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.25 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Aerocool Strike-X One ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX Power Supply ($37.97 @ Amazon)
Total: $496.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 08:21 EDT-0400


The Pentium will perform better in gaming when overclocked, and being the Haswell Refresh, you should be able to get a pretty decent overclock out of it. It will also perform better in normal every-day applications, like Office or web browsing. Paired with the 750 Ti, you should get High settings at 1080p pretty easy, and definitely better than any 'next-gen' console ;) 

Also was able to get you a 1TB drive, and a MUCH higher quality power supply. The one paired with the Rosewill case is very poor, and definitely wouldn't want it running a 6300 + GPU. That motherboard also won't fit in that case.
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June 19, 2014 5:27:46 AM

Alright thanks a lot man! Yea I was scared of that haha. I was making a computer based on gaming and for especially this game called League of Legends. Thank you for your reply
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June 19, 2014 5:32:42 AM

Oh well definitely if it's for LoL you'll want Intel. You'll get noticeably better performance out of the Pentium build than the AMD build. LoL likes single-thread performance, so even though the Pentium is only a dual core, and the 6300 is a 6-core, the Pentium will give you better performance.

Edit: To add, this will definitely max out LoL at 1080p :) 
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June 19, 2014 5:37:45 AM

They should be. But I don't recommend a case with PSU, generally the PSU is crappy in this case and plus, the PSU is the critical for the whole build's stability.

Here's my thought:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z742bv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z742bv/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270 2GB Core Edition Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $500.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 08:35 EDT-0400

If over ur budget just put 4 gigs of RAM, if u use Win8 OS, 4GB shouldn't be an issue by now, if u don't install a lot of bloatware.
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