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The Ultimate 'Build-A-PC' Thread. Complete With Pricings & Recommendations (06/06/10)


#3631 YBX87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12340 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 14 May 2015 - 03:57 PM

I'm looking to build a new gaming rig in order to step up out of the comparative stoneage of my acer aspire v3 771g laptop. Anyone care to offer opinions on my proposed build?

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qxvcrH

 

I'm a novice builder, and I had to do a good deal of my own research to figure out what various terms meant, but I think what I've got listed will keep games looking pretty for a while without caving for an i7 and 16gb of faster ram to make the jump to ludicrous speed. I'd like to keep the price around $1000 if possible.

 

I've got a copy of win 8.1 to stick in it, and the SSD and HDD are being gifted to me by friends, so let's call the current cost about $1050 rather than the quoted $1487. I haven't verified any other prices yet, but I know Microcenter has the i5 for $30 less, before tax, so my total should be even a bit less if things keep going my way. Not set on the monitor either, but I wanted to have something in that slot, if only as a placeholder.

stay away from the 840 evo series ssd, it has issues. if you are going to get samsung evo series ssd, get the 850



#3632 sniperhit  

sniperhit

Posted 14 May 2015 - 10:10 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sKWdWZ
I'm looking into building a PC soon that's capable of playing games pretty decently tried to keep it as close to $1000 as possible. Would I need a liquid cooler or something for the AMD Cpu as I've read it can run pretty hot? Or would Intel i5 be a better replacement??
Never build one before so I'm hoping this works pretty well.

#3633 YBX87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12340 Posts   Joined 3.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 May 2015 - 01:24 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sKWdWZ
I'm looking into building a PC soon that's capable of playing games pretty decently tried to keep it as close to $1000 as possible. Would I need a liquid cooler or something for the AMD Cpu as I've read it can run pretty hot? Or would Intel i5 be a better replacement??
Never build one before so I'm hoping this works pretty well.

you would need the aftermarket cpu cooler if you want low fan noise, and low temp

 

if you have the money, get i5 it is far superior



#3634 detectiveconan16   I Keep Forgettin' to Write on the Memo Pad CAGiversary!   5413 Posts   Joined 8.2 Years Ago  

detectiveconan16

Posted 17 May 2015 - 01:15 PM

i5-4690k is $200 at Microcenter, plus it's eligible for some mobo deals. I got a B85 for $45 and 8GB of RAM with it for $55. Of course you can work around that.


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