Solved Need help building a computer!

May 19, 2015 at 21:17:48
Specs: windows
I am currently building a PC with a budget around $500-$600 max. I have the following items already in mind:
RAM:
Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM - Red (HX316C10FRK2/8)
Graphics Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 750Ti SC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
shell:
Rosewill Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Challenger S
power supply:
EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply 100-W1-0500-KR
HD:
Seagate 1TB Desktop HDD SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000DM003)

Im still debating on the CPU and the motherboard. So any recommendation would be greatly appreciated and if any of the above items can be changed for better computing then feel free to post your suggestions I'm open to any suggestions. I am gonna use this computer to play some games (LoL, CS:GO, etc..) and day to day use. I reside in Canada so keep that in mind. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


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May 21, 2015 at 14:33:17
First off, I would recommend different RAM. The link below is for RAM with better specs for about the same cash.

I don't know where you live but Newegg.com is a good company to deal with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I would recommend you go with AMD with your price point.

Just my opinion on hard drive brands but I would recommend the WD linded below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Motherboard & CPU links below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Total cost = Under $600

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#1
May 20, 2015 at 13:18:20
You need to tell us your preference - AMD or Intel. We also need to know the board size (ATX or mATX) & whether you want 2 or 4 memory slots.

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May 20, 2015 at 20:19:34
My recent build was with Intel i5-4690K and Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H and for the first time I included an SSD for boot drive and programs and a 1GB WD Black HD for storage. I also partitioned off an section to store an image of the SSD on in case I ever need to reload or replace the drive. I also chose the EVGA GTX750Ti in the OC version and I am very happy with the results. I have exclusively used WD drives since Seagate bought out Maxtor and I prefer the WD Black series for speed and reliability.

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


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May 20, 2015 at 21:46:42
The thing is i don't know which one to pick (AMD or Intel) i need help on this

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May 21, 2015 at 14:33:17
✔ Best Answer
First off, I would recommend different RAM. The link below is for RAM with better specs for about the same cash.

I don't know where you live but Newegg.com is a good company to deal with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I would recommend you go with AMD with your price point.

Just my opinion on hard drive brands but I would recommend the WD linded below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Motherboard & CPU links below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Total cost = Under $600

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May 22, 2015 at 05:33:43
Good hardware list by OtheHill. Here's a few optional boards if you wanna bring the cost down a bit. This Gigabyte board has over 1500 reviews & is based on the 990FX/SB950 like the board suggested above:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

If you don't need all the bells & whistles of the FX990 (for example: you have no intention of ever running multiple graphics cards), you can go for a board based on the 970/SB950 & save some bucks. Here's a few possibilities:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Generally speaking, all boards based on the same chipset combo should perform just about the same. Here's a youtube comparison of the 970 vs 990FX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59o...


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May 22, 2015 at 11:53:55
Mine came to closer to $800 but that was with 240GB SSD, 1TB Black drive, 16GB DDR3 2133MHz RAM (initially 8GB but picked up a second 8GB set on sale), etc. but you could pare that down under $700. with careful shopping. Microcenter locally offered their combo pricing on any of the Gigabyte Z97 motherboards so I did not have to take the advertized 'gaming' board and I still got the discount on the CPU, MB, and GPU for a decent savings (I think it was in the ball park of $460. for all three). The rest I got through Newegg where I could be picky on the RAM's timings and case features and more easily compare heat sinks, to name a few.
Your choice, I like Intel but I like the fact that AMD keeps Intel on their toes and the prices reasonable.
PS. Even though I opted for the aftermarket heat sink, I have not felt the need to overclock yet. Amazingly cool temps though for now.

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


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