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May 4, 2014 3:55:25 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/spherrera19/saved/4zRJ
These are the components that I am thinking of using for my first build. The price is a little high so i would appreciate any suggestions that would help me lower it with the least effect on performance as possible. My goal for this system is to be able to play most game on medium/high settings with as little lag as possible.
Thank you for the help :) 

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May 4, 2014 4:15:15 PM

You could change 8.1 pro to normal 8.1, or ditch the SSD. If you plan to use the SSD as a boot drive its not necessary as Asus mobos boot very fast.
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May 4, 2014 4:17:35 PM

Well you weren't too specific so I only cut $50 but I did get you a better PSU (much) CPU (slightly) and GPU (slightly). You could ditch the SSD too if you wanted won't help you in games. If you did that you could get a 280 or 280X I believe.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Vapor-X Video Card ($205.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $956.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-04 19:16 EDT-0400)
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May 4, 2014 4:43:31 PM

Thanks for the help! i plan on building this over the course of a month, and what kind of performance boost would i see with the 280 or 280x over the 270x?
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May 4, 2014 5:02:17 PM

Sphm19 said:
Thanks for the help! i plan on building this over the course of a month, and what kind of performance boost would i see with the 280 or 280x over the 270x?


It is a pretty big difference I'll see if I can find benches but I believe in the 10-20 FPS range.

EDIT:
http://techreport.com/review/25466/amd-radeon-r9-280x-a...
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