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June 25, 2014 5:08:59 PM

This is my first build and I would really appreciate any advice. My budget is around 800$ so I would prefer to not go above 900$.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/T42MTW
CPU: Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card
Case: Apevia X-HERMES-BL ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN951N 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter

Total: $817.51


Approximate Purchase Date: this month
Budget Range: $800-900 without shipping
Are you buying a monitor: yes, but I hope to get it later when I have more money.
Do you need to buy OS: yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any
Location: Olympia, WA
Parts Preferences: none
Overclocking: no
SLI or Crossfire: No
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I have very little computer experience so all of my parts are from reading reviews and what I think works.

Thank you for any advice.

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June 25, 2014 5:14:01 PM

Change the i3 with an i5 and it will be perfect
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June 25, 2014 5:19:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($285.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $838.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

this will give much better performance, it should run new games on high-ultra.
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June 25, 2014 5:21:22 PM

Analgetic said:
Change the i3 with an i5 and it will be perfect


Which one would you recommend?
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June 25, 2014 5:22:43 PM

i5 is better than an i3.
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