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June 30, 2014 2:58:39 PM

Hello, i am interested into building my first computer oriented for mmorpg gaming and maybe some fps.

I dont have too much experience with pc building however, but id perfer something with and intel cpu and a nvidia graphics card

My budget is about 800bucks, but can extend to 900 if really needed

So far ive got this, if anyone could give some tips or suggest some changes or a new build entirely, i would appreciate it

Thank you

Build
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AznJohn/saved/yLVD4D

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June 30, 2014 3:06:40 PM

Newhegan said:
Hello, i am interested into building my first computer oriented for mmorpg gaming and maybe some fps.

I dont have too much experience with pc building however, but id perfer something with and intel cpu and a nvidia graphics card

My budget is about 800bucks, but can extend to 900 if really needed

So far ive got this, if anyone could give some tips or suggest some changes or a new build entirely, i would appreciate it

Thank you

Build
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/AznJohn/saved/yLVD4D


For $800 this about the best your gonna get especially with an intel build because an i5 breaks the bank compared to something like a FX-6300 which performs just as good for like $80 less. But yea like I said any builds within the$800 price range is gonna be pretty damn close to each other in performance so this build is perfectly fine.
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June 30, 2014 3:09:17 PM

The price on your build is artifically low because the case isn't showing a price. Anyway, here's a build to consider:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($75.60 @ Newegg)
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 ($210.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.62 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $853.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 30, 2014 3:14:37 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($319.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $821.56
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Could put an r9 280x in if you wanted and save about $40, but just kept with nvidia because of your original build.
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June 30, 2014 3:14:57 PM

Your also going to need an OS too so you will be over $800 with your build but your build is nice so i would say you could go with what you had.
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June 30, 2014 3:14:57 PM

Can you afford this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($80.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($60.74 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $795.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

It's better than your original build, but it's actually not that much more expensive, because your build had no price for the PSU or the case.
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June 30, 2014 3:14:57 PM

Your build is pretty good and going off of shortstuff list I would change that video card to a R280x for a big improvement for I60 dollars more roughly. This is the one I would get I;ve used quite a few powercolor brand cards and had no issues with them yet.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 30, 2014 3:25:53 PM

Gorgonzer said:
Here you go! AMD build. Will keep you plugging along for quite a while! http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Y8Vxbv


Just thought I'd let you know a few things about that build :p 

That motherboard can't handle the 8320 very well. Especially if overclocking.
https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0Ag...

The v300 are actually a huge scam. (crucial mx100 would be better)
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/184253-ssd-shadiness...

And CX can be fine for budget builds, but I wouldn't trust one with that specific GPU&CPU and/or overclocking. There are just many better alternatives to a CX 600, but not so many compared to the cx430/500.
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June 30, 2014 3:30:57 PM

Here's an AMD version of my build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($152.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($60.74 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($26.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $773.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

If you need to save a little more money, you could get a 970 chipset motherboard. The motherboard I put on this list is the cheapest 990FX board I would recommend.
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June 30, 2014 3:37:43 PM

My bad Jaraldo, in my haste I linked the US3 not the UD3. Turns out the UD3 is cheaper! Was unaware of the scam, but I have used several PNY SSD's and they are solid. As long as the PSU is single rail 40w + should be fine. Never had an issue with Corsair.

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June 30, 2014 3:47:06 PM

No worries, was more pointing it out than criticizing :p 

I just meant I wouldn't recommend those parts to someone on a $800 first build personally. I know the CX model is very hit and miss. When someone just builds their first computer spending a good chunk of money on it and there is a possibility the PSU is DOA, or the mobo throttles in game or the SSD is only about half the speed as advertised it can be disheartening.
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June 30, 2014 3:52:37 PM

Oh another question,will i have to worry about overheating issues with any of these builds so far? Or will i be set?
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June 30, 2014 4:00:37 PM

The AMD FX Series are the only ones that run hot, you'll need a CPU cooler for them. If you are overclocking you will need a CPU cooler no matter if Intel/AMD. Anything else would be ok as is.
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June 30, 2014 4:15:58 PM

Im not planning on over clocking so if i went with intel i would not need a CPU cooler for them then? And also im having troubles picking from this massive list of builds xD should i go with the amd builders? Or the intels? And which one?
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June 30, 2014 4:36:22 PM

AMD and Intel are both just fine on the stock coolers. Just a little loud.
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June 30, 2014 4:48:55 PM

Newhegan said:
Im not planning on over clocking so if i went with intel i would not need a CPU cooler for them then? And also im having troubles picking from this massive list of builds xD should i go with the amd builders? Or the intels? And which one?


As I mentioned before, there is no good reason to do an AMD build at the 800-900 range. The i5 is newer/faster, uses less power=less heat and you don't need 8 cores for anything you are doing. One of the few advantages the FX have over intel i3/i5 is that they can overclock at an affordable price. Since you aren't overclocking, an i5 (no K version) is the way to go :) 
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June 30, 2014 4:50:17 PM

Thanks jaraldo i think my question is solved then :) 
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June 30, 2014 4:53:35 PM

Good :) 

Just wondering though, do you already own the case? You didn't have it included in your price in the original build you posted. So I left mine out by default to. It would still be under $900 regardless.
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June 30, 2014 5:22:02 PM

No i dont, didnt realise that till now xD, is there any cases you would personally reccomend? Anything with good airflow blah blah. That works with your build?
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June 30, 2014 5:26:01 PM

I just usually recommend this one: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-case-vn40006w2...

It's an ATX Mid Tower that has a 3.0 USB port on the front and has some style to it.

I like to leave the case for the builder to decide, since it's something I can't really say is wrong; just comes down to personal taste :) 

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June 30, 2014 6:27:27 PM

Okay thanks :) 
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June 30, 2014 6:51:40 PM

Sweet, the cpu also comes with a stock cpu cooler right?
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June 30, 2014 7:03:37 PM

You mean the i5-4670? Yes, it comes with a stock fan.

You may also want to consider the i5-4690. It's only a few dollars more, and it's a little bit faster.
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June 30, 2014 7:40:10 PM

Kay thanks wolverine 96
Appreciate it :) 
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July 2, 2014 4:45:42 AM

AS stated above the best bang for the buck on cpus as this site does a review of every month is intel especially the i5 series and on the video side amd cards are back to the best bang for the buck with the coin mining dropping off finally. I like the cooler master HAF series cases as well it's what my main computer is housed.
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