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First build. No experience

CrazyCroak05

55 months ago

Hello, This is my first PC build my budget is $700 - $750 Here is what I have. I need advice, opinions, and suggestions

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $94.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H97 GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.42 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $738.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-01 19:58 EST-0500

Thanks a ton

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

First things first, it's a nice build, grats :) however in my honest opinion, and from experience, I would spend much less on the motherboard, nowadays motherboards have VERY little affect on gaming experience, they are simply down to preference, I.e looks, sockets e.t.c. Again in my opinion if you cut down the price of the motherboard AS WELL AS the case, you could then buy an SSD perhaps as your boot drive. I've recommended this to many people as it is just one of the best moves you can make. You can thank me later :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thanks a ton!!! I really appreciate it and I will take your advice. Any tips on another motherboard? (Preferably one that is red/black Because blue or orange would be an eyesore next to my other parts)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Umm I have no recommendations but there's plenty of boards that are lag 1150 that will be black or better yet black AND red

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Checkout Asus' gaming motherboards

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay will do

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jamesreid/saved/6ZpV3C

2 days later and i'm still recomending this :D Some things you will want to change because of your location. and some things you dont need like the SSD, Cooler, Blueray ect but it's very solid and is what im buying.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it!!! Everything helps :)

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