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January 21, 2013 6:48:09 PM

I've never built a PC before, I'm trying to build something that I won't have to upgrade for a little while?
Primarily a gaming PC, probably going to overclock in the future.

Any suggestions on better components or anything that will get me more bang for my buck?

Thanks in advanced


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yP56

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I forgot to mention that my budget goes up to $1450

and that I do not need a monitor

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a b K Overclocking
January 21, 2013 7:15:58 PM

For a gaming rig on that budget, don't even think about going FX, go Intel or go home, there's no reason to purchase the FX-8350. I personally wouldn't purchase the Thor - it's such a huge case and you don't really need that space. Also the WD Velociraptor is not worth purchasing.

This would be a far better rig:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($364.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1251.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 16:15 EST-0500)
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January 21, 2013 7:27:48 PM

The Price is looking nicer, and like I said, I'm generally ignorant on what most of the specs actually break down to. Will this build last me for a few years at least?
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January 21, 2013 7:57:59 PM

Alright, I've looked up everything on the list and it does seem to be much better than what I had.

Is there any reason you went down to 8 gb of ram instead of 16? or could I swap that up to a Mushkin 16 gb?

Thanks for your help.
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a b K Overclocking
January 21, 2013 9:06:49 PM

Ianshaw311 said:
Alright, I've looked up everything on the list and it does seem to be much better than what I had.

Is there any reason you went down to 8 gb of ram instead of 16? or could I swap that up to a Mushkin 16 gb?

Thanks for your help.


You don't need 16GB of RAM for a gaming rig and that's not the place I would spend money needlessly. Put that money toward upgrading your video card or your SSD.
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January 22, 2013 4:32:31 PM

Best answer selected by Ianshaw311.
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January 22, 2013 4:35:36 PM

alright sounds good, I think I'm going to go with your build.

Thanks so much for your help
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