Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

I want to build a really good gaming PC but dont know where to start

Last response: in Opinions and Experiences
Share
November 7, 2013 1:16:19 PM

I would like to build my own gaming desktop but i have no idea where to start, what I need or what to get. I play a lot of games, and want something strong that will last. Can anyone help Me with the specs for an awesome build that wont break my pockets? I have about 800 dollars that i can use, or so :)  thank you in advance!
a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 1:21:18 PM

Do you need a Monitor and OS?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 1:33:56 PM

CPU: fx 8320 160$ newegg.com
mobo: m5a97 r2.0: 94$ at newegg.com
ram: corsair 4x2gb: 85$ at newegg
psu:CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W 89$ at newegg.com
hdd: Western digital black 1tb 90$ at newegg.com
graphic card: Saphhire r9-280x 300$ at newegg.com
total: 818$
youcan play all game ultra/high with this rig
m
0
l
Related resources
November 7, 2013 1:35:06 PM

PepitoTV said:
Do you need a Monitor and OS?


I have a monitor I just need the hardware stuff I think.. as for OS.. i like windows 7. But if i understand correctly, you cant use the newer processors with windows 7. I could be very wrong.. which is why i am looking for help.. i have no idea :D 
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 1:36:12 PM

if you like this rig tell me so that i can send you the links
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 1:36:23 PM

Windows 7 works fine with all the new hardware.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 1:40:36 PM

adrastea said:
PepitoTV said:
Do you need a Monitor and OS?


I have a monitor I just need the hardware stuff I think.. as for OS.. i like windows 7. But if i understand correctly, you cant use the newer processors with windows 7. I could be very wrong.. which is why i am looking for help.. i have no idea :D 


yes you need to install windows 7 64bit, the 32 bit version doesnt support more than 3gb of ram you have 8 gb so you should go 64bit, you will be fine there
m
0
l

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 1:49:05 PM

Here's a build that includes the OS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $801.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 16:47 EST-0500)

If you don't need to buy the OS, then swap the FX-6300 for an FX-8320 and the GPU for a R9 280X.
Share
a b 4 Gaming
November 7, 2013 1:58:11 PM

PepitoTV said:
Here's a build that includes the OS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($66.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $801.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 16:47 EST-0500)

If you don't need to buy the OS, then swap the FX-6300 for an FX-8320 and the GPU for a R9 280X.


get an OS from one of your friends and install it, don't ruin your entire rig just for an OS
m
0
l
November 7, 2013 2:12:59 PM

Thank you soooo much for these! I am going to look them up and decide.. then I will come back and let you all know.. also.. if i have noob questions, i will be sure to come ask!
m
0
l
!