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Hey guys! Building my first gaming pc and my budget is about 700-800 dollars. I already have OS and know what I am going to get for a keyboard and mouse. Also buying the monitor separate.( any suggestions? Has to have a 1 ms response time and am buying this separate) Heres what i got so far and i prefer Intel and Nvidea over AMD.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/W7c4YJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/W7c4YJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X OPTIMA CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($92.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.75 @ Amazon)
Total: $783.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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  1. Best answer
    I prefer for you to go AMD as your budget is a below 900$
    The 280 Beats the 760 in everyway
    The 8320 is equivalent to the I5-4670K but is cheaper

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $734.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $713.49
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    - You don't need a aftermarket CPU cooler for your pc unless you want to have one just to keep temps low
    - You don't need a network adapter since the motherboard has one built in
    - The R9 280 delivers higher fps in games compared to the GTX 760 and it's cheaper. You could switch it for a 760 if you prefer Nvidia.
    - If you're going for a red/black theme I'd switch the motherboard out to match the color theme
    - You chose 1866 ram, but the motherboard can support up to 1600mhz.

    As far as the monitor goes, you should consider monitors with a resfresh time around 1-5ms. Most people can't tell the difference between 1 and 5ms.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gl2460hm

    This one's at a good price and has a 2ms refresh rate.
  3. CPU: AMD FX-6350 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $782.88
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    added a Windows OEM since i don't know if you will need one
  4. RazerZ said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($76.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $713.49
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    - You don't need a aftermarket CPU cooler for your pc unless you want to have one just to keep temps low
    - You don't need a network adapter since the motherboard has one built in
    - The R9 280 delivers higher fps in games compared to the GTX 760 and it's cheaper. You could switch it for a 760 if you prefer Nvidia.
    - If you're going for a red/black theme I'd switch the motherboard out to match the color theme
    - You chose 1866 ram, but the motherboard can support up to 1600mhz.

    As far as the monitor goes, you should consider monitors with a resfresh time around 1-5ms. Most people can't tell the difference between 1 and 5ms.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-gl2460hm

    This one's at a good price and has a 2ms refresh rate.


    I think I'd need an cpu cooler and dont i need a wired network adapter because I dont have a ethernet port in my room. I've decided on the R9 280 over the 760. Whats a good cheap motherboard that is red?
    "You chose 1866 ram, but the motherboard can support up to 1600mhz." I honestly have no clue what that means. Im only 14. Also why 2 optical drives?
  5. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $720.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Didn't mean to have two optical drives.

    With the ram, the ram you had 1866mhz clock speed, while the motherboard could only support ram up 1600mhz. That mean's you would have paid extra for the faster ram, but the motherboard would run the ram at a 1600mhz speed, not 1866mhz.
  6. I'm going to switch the CPU to A AMD FX-8320 , What motherboard would work with this? Also I still dont understand why i dont need a CPU cooler and a wired network card.
  7. mattbuker said:
    I'm going to switch the CPU to A AMD FX-8320 , What motherboard would work with this? Also I still dont understand why i dont need a CPU cooler and a wired network card.


    I would still stick with a locked i5 over the overclocked 8320. Most games still can't take advantage of AMD's multiple cores.

    You don't need a wired network card, the motherboard comes with a built in ethernet port. If you don't have acess to an ethernet cable in your room, what you would need is a PCI wireless network adapter.

    If you go with the 8320 it would be a good choice to go with a CPU cooler since AMD's FX stock fans are fairly noisy and it will keep the 8320's temps lower. A main reason to get a cpu cooler is to overclock the processor for better performance.

    If you went with an i5 you wouldn't need a cooler necessarily since the cheaper i5s are locked, so you can't overclock them. The stock cooler that comes with the cpu does a decent job and it is relatively quiet.
  8. mattbuker said:
    I'm going to switch the CPU to A AMD FX-8320 , What motherboard would work with this? Also I still dont understand why i dont need a CPU cooler and a wired network card.


    You need a CPU cooler because the one that comes with This CPU sucks and you are gunna OC so you do need a CPU Cooler
    I Already posted a build with a 8320 and a motherboard
  9. I wasnt planning on overclocking, but is it very hard to overclock the CPU and Joker I really like that build.
  10. mattbuker said:
    I wasnt planning on overclocking, but is it very hard to overclock the CPU and Joker I really like that build.

    No its really easy to OC just watch videos
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MckeAmnDeTk
  11. Ehh. Just watched that video. It seems kind of tedious to OC. Would this Motherboard be capiable or OCing and The CPU cooler be enough. Also will OCing make the noise of the PC go up?
  12. mattbuker said:
    Ehh. Just watched that video. It seems kind of tedious to OC. Would this Motherboard be capiable or OCing and The CPU cooler be enough. Also will OCing make the noise of the PC go up?


    Yes this motherboard will OC just great.
    Yes this CPU Cooler is more then enough.
    No.
  13. Okay thanks :) I think this is what I'm going to get.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2vL4YJ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2vL4YJ/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $740.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Would i need any extra fans and anything else i need to know?
  14. mattbuker said:
    Okay thanks :) I think this is what I'm going to get.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2vL4YJ
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2vL4YJ/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $740.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Would i need any extra fans and anything else i need to know?


    Nah.
    Just have fun gaming :)
  15. Thanks a lot bro! :)If i have any problems, may I message you?
  16. mattbuker said:
    Thanks a lot bro! :)If i have any problems, may I message you?


    Its my pleasure to help :P
    Yes please do.
    but try to get the XFX 650W as its cheaper and gives you more room for future upgrades
  17. Thanks and this one?

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hq7pzy
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hq7pzy/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $734.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  18. mattbuker said:
    Thanks and this one?

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hq7pzy
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hq7pzy/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($25.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($12.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $734.60
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Ya much better now :P
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