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my first build. looking for some help with an 800 dollar gaming pc

Okay, so over the past few days I've been looking to get into pc gaming going into this I had no knowledge at all. But now I feel I've got a decent understanding of most things but building a quality 800$ pc. Is been my struggle this is what I came up with and am curious what you guys think. Even though it's outside my budget.http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bottleneck/saved/rdDMnQ
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    This is a better build, which will outperform the one you picked out in basically every game:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.85 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $800.51
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 23:57 EST-0500


    You also forgot to add an optical drive which you need for installing Windows, at least the easy and fast way.
  2. I was going to scavange an optical drive out of a pc I had laying around and if I decided to in the future can that build be overclocked if I decide too that is.
  3. Ok in that case then you can then get a Hyper 212 EVO cooler for the CPU, or spend the $20 on a better GPU :)
    The R9 280 beats the GTX 760 in pretty much everything, so try to find a 280X.
  4. Mr_Venbeer said:
    This is a better build, which will outperform the one you picked out in basically every game:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.85 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $800.51
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 23:57 EST-0500


    You also forgot to add an optical drive which you need for installing Windows, at least the easy and fast way.

    I don't mean to make it look like im trolling your posts dude but that PSU is back at $105 and the price for that RAM isn't correct :P

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    I was going to scavange an optical drive out of a pc I had laying around and if I decided to in the future can that build be overclocked if I decide too that is.


    The GPU can be OCed and I believe the memory can be aswell. (I don't OC memory.. Find it useless. Only open XMPs)

    Here is a build with a CPU that you can overclock but I suggest going with intel and not AMD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VtRZjX
    Here is the build I recommend but the CPU can't be OCed: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yvh4wP
  5. Thank you I'll probably use this build eveven though I probably won't have the money for another month or so. And I decided to go with a cpu cooler and I might also add the R9 280x instead of the R9 280.
  6. Oh really? Shit didn't realize :)
  7. The prices are showing correctly on partpicker for me
  8. AMDvsINTELvsIBM said:
    The prices are showing correctly on partpicker for me

    Click on the actual link where you can buy them.

    *EDIT* So instead make sure you use the PSU I used in my builds and switch the the memory. Same quality and everything just slightly higher prices due to the other deals being unavailable. And I would swap to the H97 PRO4 ATX board instead of the PRO4 Micro. Micro ATX boards look weird in Mid Tower builds and they also cool worse.
  9. Oh I didn't know that thanks
  10. On OutletPC it is still $78
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