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October 6, 2013 2:27:32 PM

Hello Everyone,

I am 14 years old and want to build a gaming pc. I have a $600-$700 MAX budget on all the parts. Windows 7 does not count within the budget because my dad works for the government and he can get a copy for like $25 so that's not an issue. My parts are listed below. PLEASE feel free to correct me saying the parts are not needed, i don't need that high watt power supply, etc. I am a rookie and have only taken apart 2 computers and reassembled them so please correct me. My parts are listed below.

Western Digital 1TB: http://www.frys.com/product/7725598?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Samsung 120GB SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8GB 1600mhz Ram: http://www.frys.com/product/7506356?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Graphics Card: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007A44T42/ref=ox_sc_a...

Corsair 200r Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Parts I'm not sure About:
Intel i5 4670k: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel i7 3820: http://www.frys.com/product/6995737?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Corsair 740W PSU: http://www.frys.com/product/7856689?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

Gigabyte Mobo: http://www.frys.com/product/7028791?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN...

I will basically play games such as Cal of Duty: Black Ops 2, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Battlefield 4 and I MIGHT play Planetside 2. Will the graphics card I listed be enough to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on medium or high settings? Is the psu i'm suggesting too much because I will be doing homework, gaming, and watching HD videos and that's pretty much IT. I don't plan on overclocking but MAY do so in the future. Please list CPU's that are in the 3-4 GHz range because if they are then I will NOT overclock in the future. I only chose the cpu because it was $20 more than the regular, locked cpu. The Second cpu has a good price but i want it to last like 1-2 years more and the only problem is that the mobo's are more expensive for the 2011 socket cpu's. Can you please list a link that is good and low priced ($150 MAX). Also, the second processor is Sandy Bridge and with the mobo it costs around $330 and so does with the haswell cpu. I heard MSI of Foxconn don't have good mobo's ( correct me if im wrong). I like Gigabyte, Asus, and AsRock. I think the mobo is NOT compatible with the cpu but it was listed under the 2011 socket mobo's at fry's.com. Also, is it normal for 2011 socket mobo's to not come with a vga or dvi input? I was gonna get the 60GB intel ssd which was $49 but the samsung 120GB is $99.99 so i'm guessing it's a good deal? Sorry for the long paragraph but I'm a rookie and have lots of questions. Thanks everyone for helping me out!

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October 6, 2013 2:43:40 PM

you choosen a bad kit of ram
'' '' a bad gpu
'' '' a bad mobo
October 6, 2013 3:27:20 PM

badboyrog said:
you choosen a bad kit of ram
'' '' a bad gpu
'' '' a bad mobo


then what should i do? I haven't ordered these parts yet, i just listed them. What parts should I pick for a $700 gaming pc? I would really like an SSD btw.
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October 6, 2013 3:42:49 PM

Here is a similar build to mine.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LFQ5

Base Total: $677.73
Mail-in Rebates: -$63.00
Shipping: $11.98
Total: $626.71
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
October 6, 2013 6:02:21 PM

bigbull89 said:
Here is a similar build to mine.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LFQ5

Base Total: $677.73
Mail-in Rebates: -$63.00
Shipping: $11.98
Total: $626.71
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)

what exactly is different on your build? also, if i get this cpu: http://www.frys.com/product/6995737?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... then what mobo should i get? is the video card you listed going to be good for call of duty and battlefield 3? also, which video card is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... im thinking the first one but i want to make sure
October 6, 2013 6:17:42 PM

Ismail347 said:
bigbull89 said:
Here is a similar build to mine.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LFQ5

Base Total: $677.73
Mail-in Rebates: -$63.00
Shipping: $11.98
Total: $626.71
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)

what exactly is different on your build? also, if i get this cpu: http://www.frys.com/product/6995737?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... then what mobo should i get? is the video card you listed going to be good for call of duty and battlefield 3? also, which video card is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... im thinking the first one but i want to make sure


Well, my build has a different video card. I have the Radeon HD 7950.

With the CPU you listed this motherboard will work with it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the Video Card, the Powercolor Tahiti LE is better than a stock 7870 because the Powercolor Tahiti LE uses a GPU similar to a Radeon 7950. This card will be able to run most games on medium to high settings including Call of Duty and BF3.
October 6, 2013 8:50:12 PM

bigbull89 said:
Ismail347 said:
bigbull89 said:
Here is a similar build to mine.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LFQ5

Base Total: $677.73
Mail-in Rebates: -$63.00
Shipping: $11.98
Total: $626.71
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)

what exactly is different on your build? also, if i get this cpu: http://www.frys.com/product/6995737?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... then what mobo should i get? is the video card you listed going to be good for call of duty and battlefield 3? also, which video card is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... im thinking the first one but i want to make sure


Well, my build has a different video card. I have the Radeon HD 7950.

With the CPU you listed this motherboard will work with it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the Video Card, the Powercolor Tahiti LE is better than a stock 7870 because the Powercolor Tahiti LE uses a GPU similar to a Radeon 7950. This card will be able to run most games on medium to high settings including Call of Duty and BF3.


waht about this new graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . are these 2 cards better than the ones i listed before? for the motherboard, for a 1150 socket is this mobo good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... like i said, i'm building on a $700 budget and trying to get the most out of it.
October 6, 2013 9:27:42 PM

Ismail347 said:
bigbull89 said:
Ismail347 said:
bigbull89 said:
Here is a similar build to mine.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LFQ5

Base Total: $677.73
Mail-in Rebates: -$63.00
Shipping: $11.98
Total: $626.71
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)

what exactly is different on your build? also, if i get this cpu: http://www.frys.com/product/6995737?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... then what mobo should i get? is the video card you listed going to be good for call of duty and battlefield 3? also, which video card is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... im thinking the first one but i want to make sure


Well, my build has a different video card. I have the Radeon HD 7950.

With the CPU you listed this motherboard will work with it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the Video Card, the Powercolor Tahiti LE is better than a stock 7870 because the Powercolor Tahiti LE uses a GPU similar to a Radeon 7950. This card will be able to run most games on medium to high settings including Call of Duty and BF3.


waht about this new graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . are these 2 cards better than the ones i listed before? for the motherboard, for a 1150 socket is this mobo good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... like i said, i'm building on a $700 budget and trying to get the most out of it.


Yea that motherboard is good.

As for the graphics cards, the Powercolor 7950 is better than both of the other cards.
October 6, 2013 9:38:53 PM

bigbull89 said:
Ismail347 said:
bigbull89 said:
Ismail347 said:
bigbull89 said:
Here is a similar build to mine.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LFQ5

Base Total: $677.73
Mail-in Rebates: -$63.00
Shipping: $11.98
Total: $626.71
(Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)

what exactly is different on your build? also, if i get this cpu: http://www.frys.com/product/6995737?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... then what mobo should i get? is the video card you listed going to be good for call of duty and battlefield 3? also, which video card is better http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... im thinking the first one but i want to make sure


Well, my build has a different video card. I have the Radeon HD 7950.

With the CPU you listed this motherboard will work with it http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

About the Video Card, the Powercolor Tahiti LE is better than a stock 7870 because the Powercolor Tahiti LE uses a GPU similar to a Radeon 7950. This card will be able to run most games on medium to high settings including Call of Duty and BF3.


waht about this new graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . are these 2 cards better than the ones i listed before? for the motherboard, for a 1150 socket is this mobo good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... like i said, i'm building on a $700 budget and trying to get the most out of it.


Yea that motherboard is good.

As for the graphics cards, the Powercolor 7950 is better than both of the other cards.


thanks! and can you tell me how many watts of a power supply do i need for the components listed at the top of the page. i picked the asrock motherboard listed 2 comments above and the video card listed above too. for the fan, is this a good fan to keep my cpu cool http://www.frys.com/product/7054561?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN... plz feel free to make suggestions. also, is my choice of ram poor because they are 2 4 gig sticks of ram that add up to 8 and are both 1600mhz. i dont think they are poor but the first comment in the thread said it's poor so im confused, thanks in advance!
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