This is my first time building a PC. I would like to do extensive gaming and graphic design for around $900. I have played with pcpartpicker.com and have come up with the following build... what I would like to know is if this would be able to play Skyrim and other games on max >60fps on a 1366x768 monitor. I would also like to know if the parts are compatible with each other and if there is a nVidia equal to the graphics card I have on my build, or if any parts are useless to buy (e.g if the motherboard comes with a sound card, etc.).
Thanks a lot for the build!
I do need this computer within a couple of weeks, so I have a few questions for you before I purchase...
Will this build play modern games on max?
Does it include wiring?
Does it include any network adapters? (I'm guessing no since none are listed)
Does it include a sound card?
Would it be worth it to downgrade the storage to 750gb in order to increase graphics, or is the price difference not enough?
Thanks again. Sorry I'm so new to building PC's... I don't even know where to begin to research
You can switch to a fx 6300, it cost 120$, so 60$ cheaper.
When overclocked it has nearly the same performance as the fx 8350.
Build looks good,
I also own the asus hd 7870 + fx 8350
Almost every game can be played on high-->max.
But it can be made better.
Sound card not needed, the motherboard already has one integrated.
With the saved money by choosing the fx6300 and dropping the sound card, you can upgrade to a msi hd 7950 twin frozer.
It's a overclock beast, it can be faster then a hd7970/gtx680 when overclocked. Its easy to do and maintains cool http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r7950twinfr...
I love that build but see if you can find the M5A97 R2.0 (not the LE board) on sale to fit your budget. The LE board is not bad but the non LE has more features, a USB 3.0 header and VRM heat sink as well. Most of the time it's only a few dollars more but I think the LE has a MIR right now. Either board would be great but it needs to fit your budget. Good luck and great build!