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My 1st Gaming Build, Opinions?

Postby Avigdor » Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:43 pm

Well I've looked at a lot of guides for building a good budget desktop and decided to go off those and choose some parts that I think are pretty good for the price.
I'm looking to be able to play games on as high of a setting as possible and I won't need to upgrade anytime soon.
Here is a link to the list of parts, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vbV8

Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vbV8/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Memory: Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7770 1GB Video Card

Case: Apevia X-Dreamer3 Black ATX Mid Tower Case

Power Supply: Ultra 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Monitor: Acer G205HVbd 20.0" Monitor

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Total: $841.62

The price they have is higher than what it'll cost me because I can buy everything from TigerDirect for a better price and free shipping.

Can anyone provide any info on whether this is a good working build? Or what to change to make it better.
The the computer itself (without the monitor and OS) is about $630 so I'd like to keep the price there or less.
Any help?
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Postby Iddig » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:19 am

If you could fit it, get a 8gb memory kit instead of 4, it really makes a difference in speed, and you might want to get a 2gb graphics card.
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Postby Northclyf » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:42 pm

This: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vcs2

Also for your budget I wouldn't get an SSD, that would just unbalance the rig especially when it's primary purpose is for gaming.
For gaming purposes the i3-3220 will perform almost equal to the 3570K, and with the 660 Ti you're getting MUCH better gaming performance.


Also if you want to save $25 you could swap the PSU with the normal 500W V2, the one I had chosen is the newer modular version.
I like the all-black modular cables on builds with a window so I opted for the modular version, but not everyone is the same so I thought I'd let you know. ;)
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Postby Gregorio » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:32 am

This looks fantastic! The only other thing I'd put in the list is a solid state drive mainly used for your main applications and OS. SDD'S help things load faster.
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