I am going to be building my first computer soon and looking for helpful suggestions
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I am going to be building my first computer soon, these are the parts I'm looking at http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kRskyc will there be any problems with this, anything unusual that I would need to expect? What would my bottleneck be? What temps should I expect? This is going to be a hardcore gaming pc. (Arma 3, Battlefield 4, DayZ...)
Good build, one suggestion though, as someone who bought an ASUS monitor himself I can say without question I regret not getting one with built in speakers because having to put speakers on my desk takes up a lot of room. It's one of the things that if I could go back and change I would, as it is this monitor is less than 2 years old and I otherwise like it so don't plan on upgrading quite yet. See if you can get essentially the same monitor you've chosen but with the speakers. Unless you are already committed to specific speakers and don't have a problem with that.
EDIT: When I game I wear headphones but wearing them for EVERYTHING would be a pain so when I watch youtube and such I use the speakers. Just something to consider.
plaintuts said:A gtx 960 will be a considerable downgrade from a r9 290
dam painful, talk about getting shit on, but anyway did that by mistake was doing an upgrade from my 760 but ya here is the part list.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3gfFyc 3 over thou
Much better build with i5:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($187.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($68.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($277.27 @ TigerDirect)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.75 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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