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July 17, 2014 7:06:51 PM

Hey guys, I want to build my first gaming PC, but I need help with the parts.

Budget: $1600
Usage: Gaming, Game Development, Streaming, Web Surfing
Parts Preferences: GPU - AMD (Maybe Asus Radeon R9 290X or 280X) CPU - Intel or AMD (Haswell Refresh or Vishera)
Need OS: No
Need Monitor: Just If budget isn't above $1600 (Resolution: 1920x1080)
CrossFire: Maybe later
Overclocking: Maybe

Thanks in anticipation.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2014 7:22:46 PM

This is what I would get for your needs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($307.15 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $1600.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 17, 2014 7:34:18 PM

TechCIDLC said:
This is what I would get for your needs:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($307.15 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($419.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $1600.29
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Thanks, that's a great build. Btw, what's the difference between a SSD and a HDD?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2014 9:21:49 PM

SSD has no moving parts and is much faster at loading than HDD.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2014 9:45:51 PM

This is another option. You'll lose some CPU performance but increase GPU performance and you get a better case. The Asrock motherboard has a better audio codec and LAN controller.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.90 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($249.23 @ Amazon)
Total: $1602.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

You should note that neither of these builds are overclockable.
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