Building first gaming pc

Hello all. I'm going to be building my first Gaming PC in a month or so, and am looking for any Ideas or suggestions for my build. Also, I have been toying with the idea of going to an i5 instead of a AMD cpu, but am leaning towards AMD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/x4Al
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  1. You can do a lot better, for gaming you need a much better card, ditch that overpriced psu, case, the FX bulldozer, get an i5 ivybridge and a 660 ti :

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/x4Hq

    Notes : the corsair 200R is a good case, it's plenty for that type of setup and the corsair has enough juice for the system, it's a decent quality psu...but you can change the psu for this one if you want to pay the extra $ : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9
  2. Thank you for the suggestion.

    Would that be able to run D3, Starcraft 2, Borderlands 2 ect. on very high/ultra?
  3. Yes, maxout @1080p with no problems.
  4. yea that build is a lot better for gaming then your initial one. my only suggestion would be get the m4 ssd instead of the sandforce ssd for the same price.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128m4ssd1
  5. Why did you go for the i5 3470, instead of the i5 3550, or 3570/k? is there not much of a difference?
  6. jonjonjon said:
    yea that build is a lot better for gaming then your initial one. my only suggestion would be get the m4 ssd instead of the sandforce ssd for the same price.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128m4ssd1



    Why do you lean for the m4 over sandforce? better company?
  7. sandforce is the type of controller the A-Data ssd uses. half of the ssd's out there use it. it relies on compression so it not as good with incompressible data like images, videos and encryption. either way they will both be fine and you probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them.
  8. No difference in performance, only the i5-3570k for overclocking, but either of those will not bottleneck the 660 ti, the i5-3470 is the best value of all.

    @jonjonjon it's $110.98 in microcenter the sandisk is 105$ in newegg.
    Both are good ssds.
  9. it says $105 at mc. either one will be fine. i would just lean towards the non sandforce drive if the price is the same.

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/385188/m4_CT128M4SSD1_128GB_SATA_60Gb-s_25_Internal_Solid_State_Drive_%28SSD%29
  10. It has shipping cost : Shipping $5.99
    But both are good, if he can pay for the m4, it's fine.
  11. thats annoying that they make you check out to see shipping. the plextor m5s also uses a marvell controller for $99.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249024
  12. That's also a good find.
    He can change for that one too.
  13. either way doesn't really matter.
  14. Does it make a noticable difference whether I get a Computer moniter or a Tv?
  15. sort of. are you talking about a 24" or 42" tv? the resolution is more important and the bigger the screen the further away from it you are supposed to sit. there can also be scaling issues when you use a tv. you can usually change settings on the tv and the video card control panel to resolve those.
  16. It all depends on the resolution and quality of both...a good monitor is enough, only if you want a larger screen for playing at some distance.
  17. I was thinking about getting a 24''ish tv instead of moniter...if I can find one for a good price.
  18. What's the budget for the tv or monitor ?
    You can get a good 23" monitor ips led from asus for ~175$.
  19. The resolution is what matters, yeah. Even a $120 1080p monitor will look MILES better than a 42", 720p TV. I'd go with a monitor anyways, just because of the limitations of the TV. Even if it's 1080p (HDX or something like that - whatever the marketing term is this month), the larger screen means the pixels are going to be larger, meaning you have to sit further away to not see them.
  20. Thank you all for the advice/suggestions.

    I've come up with this build now...More advice, suggestions are more than welcome for this better build than my original.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/x5x6
  21. Why the bluray drive, just get a dvd drive and spend more on the monitor, for a better one.
    Like this one : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp

    or http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs238hp
  22. the panels pretty much just come from someone like lg or samsung anyway. if you are going to spend that much on a monitor get a IPS monitor.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/viewsonic-monitor-vx2370smhled
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips234tpn
  23. jonjonjon said:
    the panels pretty much just come from someone like lg or samsung anyway. if you are going to spend that much on a monitor get a IPS monitor.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/viewsonic-monitor-vx2370smhled
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-monitor-ips234tpn



    What is IPS?
  24. gives you better viewing angles and better colors.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWXcNlh85Ps
  25. jonjonjon said:
    gives you better viewing angles and better colors.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWXcNlh85Ps



    Word. Thank you
  26. Get the asus one like this : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp

    The one that's being said all along, it's 5ms(6/5ms at least for gaming) 23" ips led, best bang for the buck.
  27. djangoringo said:
    Get the asus one like this : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs239hp

    The one that's being said all along, it's 5ms(6/5ms at least for gaming) 23" ips led, best bang for the buck.



    What about this one? http://pcpartpicker.com/part/viewsonic-monitor-vx2370smhled
  28. viewsonic makes good monitors. there is a good chance all three use the same lg panels.
  29. Triscuitcraker said:



    It's 7ms.
    I rather get the asus one it has better quality, it's just 5$ more.
    In amazon you get a rebate for it : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008DWITHI/?tag=pcpapi-20
  30. i would take those times with a grain of salt. lg is pretty much the only company that makes ips panels so just about all ips monitors have lg panels. samsung just recently started make some.
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