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October 29, 2012 9:57:57 PM

Hi, this is my first time building a PC and so I would like somebody to look over the parts I have selected to make sure my build is good. I'll using it mainly for stuff like gaming, web browsing, watching movies, and maybe some programming.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lGjZ

I would like to know how well would this build be able to run current games and if its alright to just use the sites pcpartpicker recommended to buy from.

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October 29, 2012 10:21:10 PM

Per the price you could do better.

Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Windows 8 (+$80): http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
Samsung 830 128GB (+$90): http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1...
Total: $790

You save money, you still get the same SSD but a much better graphics card and a CPU that would be better for applications usage and similar in gaming. Plus you can overclock the CPU as well. The crucial part for gaming is that the GPU is better, the CPU although still has an effect, a better GPU has a larger effect on frames than CPU. Most games don't have a real big difference from CPU to CPU.
October 30, 2012 4:31:31 PM

aznshinobi said:
Per the price you could do better.

Check out my $650 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Windows 8 (+$80): http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...
Samsung 830 128GB (+$90): http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC1...
Total: $790

You save money, you still get the same SSD but a much better graphics card and a CPU that would be better for applications usage and similar in gaming. Plus you can overclock the CPU as well. The crucial part for gaming is that the GPU is better, the CPU although still has an effect, a better GPU has a larger effect on frames than CPU. Most games don't have a real big difference from CPU to CPU.


I wouldn't bother with the SSD period on a sub-$1K gaming build - get a better GPU instead. Dropping the SSD allows you to upgrade to a 7950, otherwise I think the original build is good.
October 30, 2012 10:15:04 PM

Lol I wouldn't bother with the SSD either, however OP did have it in their build so I just added it in. I to would sacrifice boot times for better gaming performance as Windows 8 has shown to have faster boot times anyways.
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