Solved First gaming computer build

January 26, 2014 at 18:36:05
Specs: Windows 7 or 8, 8 GB ram
I need help finding parts for my first pc build. The games I will hopefully be playing are skyrim, garrys mod, and war thunder type games. The price range I have is $580 I would love to have a white case but it is not necessary. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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February 1, 2014 at 05:58:26
3570K/Z77 is fine but if the price is close then go with 4670K and Z87.
The GTX 660 is good but for a little bit more you can go with the GTX 760 or wait a couple of weeks and the new GTX 750 Ti which is supposed to be newer technology, close at least, and around the price of the GTX 750 Ti Boost (which appears to have disappeared from availability) supposed to be available 3rd week this month.
http://www.microcenter.com/site/bra...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Post exact items for detailed opinions.

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#1
January 26, 2014 at 20:47:15
Everyone will recommend something different. Intel vs AMD CPUs, Asus vs Gigabyte vs MSI motherboards, NVidia vs AMD graphics, 4GB vs 8GB RAM vs 16GB RAM. It would help if you can narrow things down a bit. In the meantime, have a look at this article:

System Builder Marathon, Q4 2013: $800 Gaming PC


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#2
January 27, 2014 at 19:30:10
I'm looking for a intel, nvidia, asus and 8 gigs of ram

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January 27, 2014 at 20:19:24
Try choosing hardware and posting the makes and model numbers (links are useful also) and we can then give an opinion on your choices and make some suggestions to improve it.
If you are thinking about the option or overclocking, then choose a K series CPU (i5-4670K, etc) and appropriate Z series motherboard (Z87-) and mention you are considering that as well.

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#4
January 27, 2014 at 20:52:04
Geforce 660, i5 3570k, intel Z77

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February 1, 2014 at 05:58:26
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3570K/Z77 is fine but if the price is close then go with 4670K and Z87.
The GTX 660 is good but for a little bit more you can go with the GTX 760 or wait a couple of weeks and the new GTX 750 Ti which is supposed to be newer technology, close at least, and around the price of the GTX 750 Ti Boost (which appears to have disappeared from availability) supposed to be available 3rd week this month.
http://www.microcenter.com/site/bra...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Post exact items for detailed opinions.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
February 3, 2014 at 13:18:25
Generally for the cheaper builds AMD can give you chips4chaep, but Intel is just plain better for all the other normal loads.

Seems Fingers has it covered here so I won't dig too much.

Building much of a gaming PC is tough with only $580. So, I poked around in PCPartsPicker.com and built up a system, and at least tried to stay under $600. Unfortunately, for the parts you listed you run almost $500 for the CPU, GPU and Mobo ONLY. I don't think that will happen, considering you still need 500Gb HDD, RAM, Case, PSU, etc. etc.

This is what I came up with for about $900: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2MEjC this is obviously out of your budget, but you aren't going to build a PC for only $600 that'll run those games you listed without some serious cutbacks, especially Garry's mod.

This is also considering that you shouldn't need to overclock it. That you'll probably have to live with.

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