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July 9, 2014 9:43:18 AM

As the title says i'm looking to spend around 700-800 dollars to build a game pc give or take a few dollars.

.I mostly want to play League of Legends and World of Warcraft as my fps drops like crazy on my current laptop on these games even on low settings I preffrably want around 60 fps + on decent settings with no shadows

.I will be needing everything except a keyboard and mouse

thank you for any help

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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2014 9:54:57 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($170.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($107.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $778.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Quite good build for $800
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July 9, 2014 9:55:02 AM

For $865 this is quite a good PC, also do you need a monitor or no? Also cases are for peoples personal preferance, i just picked a cheap one to show you what you can get with a cheap case. [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690) | $209.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9q8...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $54.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n750ti2gd5o...) | $143.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Antec VSK-4000 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-vsk4000) | $34.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr6...) | $99.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $865.84
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2014 10:02:09 AM

TryHardVermin said:
For $865 this is quite a good PC, also do you need a monitor or no? Also cases are for peoples personal preferance, i just picked a cheap one to show you what you can get with a cheap case. [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690) | $209.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9q8...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $54.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n750ti2gd5o...) | $143.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Antec VSK-4000 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-vsk4000) | $34.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr6...) | $99.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $865.84

Good build, however I have a better graphics card and I have a monitor included, you are also over budget and using parts that are overkill for this build e.g. i5-4690 and if you get a locked chip you don't need a cooler or a z97 board, you don't need 650w to power this machine or 80+ Gold rating, everything isn't really suitable for this budget, spend better amount on the gpu
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July 9, 2014 10:03:46 AM

DeadGraphics said:
TryHardVermin said:
For $865 this is quite a good PC, also do you need a monitor or no? Also cases are for peoples personal preferance, i just picked a cheap one to show you what you can get with a cheap case. [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690) | $209.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9q8...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $54.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n750ti2gd5o...) | $143.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Antec VSK-4000 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-vsk4000) | $34.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr6...) | $99.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $865.84

Good build, however I have a better graphics card and I have a monitor included, you are also over budget and using parts that are overkill for this build e.g. i5-4690 and if you get a locked chip you don't need a cooler or a z97 board, you don't need 650w to power this machine or 80+ Gold rating, everything isn't really suitable for this budget, spend better amount on the gpu


Thanks for the advice :D  I'm still new to builds as well.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2014 10:04:14 AM

Or if you don't need a monitor PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jYpGbv
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jYpGbv/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $790.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2014 10:05:53 AM

TryHardVermin said:
DeadGraphics said:
TryHardVermin said:
For $865 this is quite a good PC, also do you need a monitor or no? Also cases are for peoples personal preferance, i just picked a cheap one to show you what you can get with a cheap case. [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3j8YmG/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690) | $209.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97pro4) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9q8...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $54.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n750ti2gd5o...) | $143.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Antec VSK-4000 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-vsk4000) | $34.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr6...) | $99.98 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $865.84

Good build, however I have a better graphics card and I have a monitor included, you are also over budget and using parts that are overkill for this build e.g. i5-4690 and if you get a locked chip you don't need a cooler or a z97 board, you don't need 650w to power this machine or 80+ Gold rating, everything isn't really suitable for this budget, spend better amount on the gpu


Thanks for the advice :D  I'm still new to builds as well.

You're welcome, Just here to help

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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2014 10:16:23 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $760.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2014 10:28:36 AM

Scremin34Egl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $760.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


The BenQ in my build is better because it has better reviews online and also it has a HDMI slot the Hanspree doesn't also it's not worth the extra $20 for the 6350 because you won't notice the difference
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July 9, 2014 10:53:36 AM

DeadGraphics said:
Scremin34Egl said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $760.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


The BenQ in my build is better because it has better reviews online and also it has a HDMI slot the Hanspree doesn't also it's not worth the extra $20 for the 6350 because you won't notice the difference


The 6350 is actually a combo discount with that motherboard which makes it only $5 more than the fx 6300
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a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2014 11:01:34 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($170.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($107.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $778.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Quite good build for $800


MSI mobo's have a high vrm failure rate especially on their lower end boards. I would rather spend $5 more on the gigabyte 970a-ud3p which has 8+2 power phases and vrm cooling
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July 9, 2014 12:00:04 PM

Scremin34Egl said:
DeadGraphics said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VgYTpg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VgYTpg/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($170.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($107.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $778.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Quite good build for $800


MSI mobo's have a high vrm failure rate especially on their lower end boards. I would rather spend $5 more on the gigabyte 970a-ud3p which has 8+2 power phases and vrm cooling

I agree with the motherboard choice but I would go with the BenQ monitor for great gaming and you can get HDMI cables in nearly any store these days
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July 9, 2014 9:02:40 PM

After reviewing all suggestions and builds as well as seeking knowledge from an experienced friend id like to thank everyone for there help. but just looking at this final build linked below does this seem good enough

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rj6RYJ

Additional I changed windows 8 to 7 as I've heard many bad things and was recommended it by several people I know in real life, is there really a big difference or is it just personal opinion
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July 10, 2014 2:43:21 AM

zoltarian said:
After reviewing all suggestions and builds as well as seeking knowledge from an experienced friend id like to thank everyone for there help. but just looking at this final build linked below does this seem good enough

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rj6RYJ

Additional I changed windows 8 to 7 as I've heard many bad things and was recommended it by several people I know in real life, is there really a big difference or is it just personal opinion


Looks good, The operating system comes down to personal preference so if you prefer windows 7 then it should be fine
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