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Looking to build my first custom computer! I need some help!

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July 5, 2014 9:40:38 PM

I am new to the custom build community for computers, and there is a lot of information for me to try to digest. I am looking to build my first gaming computer and I am looking to get an Intel based computer that can run any game thrown at it on max settings at over 70 frames while not going over 1250-1500 dollars max on price. Can I get an experts help? Also, to help anyone who can help me, I don't need peripherals, mice, keyboard etc. I need the hardware and the case to house the bad boy. I would love any feedback if at all possible, and I look forward to reading it.

Thank You.

-M.

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July 5, 2014 9:57:20 PM

Wasnt sure if you needed an Optical drive. Put a cheap one in the build just in case you did

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/rmTbCJ
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July 5, 2014 10:25:52 PM

Wow guys! Thank you for the fast replies! I appreciate the feedback, and both responses will be considered in my build.

On a side note, what is the general longevity for systems like this? Also, as newer and better hardware comes available, how easy is it going to be to upgrade? Will some of these big pieces such as the i5 or a 4GB graphics card be out-of-date soon, or do I have some future-proof hardware in these suggestions.

Thank you

-M.
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July 5, 2014 10:43:32 PM

osmarc2685 said:
Wow guys! Thank you for the fast replies! I appreciate the feedback, and both responses will be considered in my build.

On a side note, what is the general longevity for systems like this? Also, as newer and better hardware comes available, how easy is it going to be to upgrade? Will some of these big pieces such as the i5 or a 4GB graphics card be out-of-date soon, or do I have some future-proof hardware in these suggestions.

Thank you

-M.


This system would last you like 2-3yrs on Ultra setting ~60+fps dropping a bit every year as games become more demanding. The 4gb memory will last you a Long time games are only using 2gb and theres only few games like WatchDogs which push into needing 3gb So 4gb will last you a good while.

The Build I posted and I believe Also the other build posted here have Z97 boards so they'll support future CPUs. On the gaming side of things the difference between an i5 and an i7 is unnoticeable and shouldn't need to be upgraded anytime in the near future and even later in its life you could just OC with the Water cooler I included in my build.

So my build is pretty future proof not sure about the other build I didnt look at it. The board will support upcoming CPUs, it also has extra RAM slots for future increase, and can do Crossfire (it cant SLI but if you go with my build it has an AMD GPU and those do crossfire not SLI). It has extra SATA ports for extra drives, and the PSU has ~300 wattage of extra room so you can add some extra things and have plenty of room for OC'ing
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July 5, 2014 10:59:47 PM

Well my hats off to you my friend, I love the build you've generated and there's not a thing I would do to upgrade it. All the hardware is solid and so is the price! I feel like all the bases are covered and I'll be sliding into home soon so thank you!

One more question before you go, do you think a wireless card is needed? The PC I have at the moment has one and I'm certain there will be times where I'll need wireless.

Thank you

-M.
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July 5, 2014 11:07:12 PM

osmarc2685 said:
Well my hats off to you my friend, I love the build you've generated and there's not a thing I would do to upgrade it. All the hardware is solid and so is the price! I feel like all the bases are covered and I'll be sliding into home soon so thank you!

One more question before you go, do you think a wireless card is needed? The PC I have at the moment has one and I'm certain there will be times where I'll need wireless.

Thank you

-M.


If you plan on moving your PC often or plan on it being in a different room than your router then definitely go for a wireless card. It'll be a safe precaution to have one and If you dont absolutely need it all the time you can run off ethernet either way. I'll try to find a cheap well reviewed card in a bit and I'll edit this post with the link to the couple that I find

EDIT: Heres some well rated Wifi Adapters

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-c...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-wireless-network-...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-wireless-network-card...

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-c...

EDIT 2: Dont forget to choose best answer if i've been the most help it helps with my legitimacy when helping other people out with their problems
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July 5, 2014 11:15:57 PM

I'll be adding the first wireless card link you posted and Windows 8 to your build and I'm on my way.

p.s.- #neverjudgeabookbyitscover
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July 5, 2014 11:30:16 PM

osmarc2685 said:
I'll be adding the first wireless card link you posted and Windows 8 to your build and I'm on my way.

p.s.- #neverjudgeabookbyitscover


Good luck with your build and i'm glad to be of service. TY for best answer.
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July 6, 2014 2:38:45 AM

Hey sorry to bug this thread and you again but would you mind reselecting my answer as best answer? I accidentally removed my answer as best answer on this thread instead of another were the guy accidentally chose my answer as best answer
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