The build is fine as it is. if you want to throw more money at it you could get the FX 8350 CPU + Asus
M5A99FX PRO R2.0 motherboard or spend a bit more on the monitor as I noticed the one you have chosen doesn't have an HDMI input. The one below is not much more in price and is a good buy
LOL, this looks totally different to what i saw, I was viewing my own parts list
your build looks fine though
leaves you less for the graphics card but I think it will be a better build and you have a quad core CPU rather than dual core
I5 4440 CPU and I'll pick a MB out and post it soon
Z97-G55 SLI Motherboard
Corsair CX500m Power supply
Corsair 200R case
They don't have to be, but personally I would spread the budget around a bit rather than having such a large amount go on one thing
It looks a bit uneven to me, I know it's a gaming build but the graphics card costs nearly as much as the CPU, RAM and motherboard combined.
I'd spend more on the other items and less on a graphics card, up to you though
Corsair cx500m - cheaper and a good power supply
Corsair 200r cheaper and a good case
Tell us your budget and me and others may be able to recommend one
1900 bucks and no SSD? Something's not right here. The build looks great but dump one of the GPUs and get an SSD for your OS at the very least
Looks good and no you don't need a CPU cooler. It's actually pretty much the same as my own build so I better not put it down too much:).
You only need a CPU cooler when overclocking, otherwise the stock CPU cooler you get with the CPU is sufficient.
Graphics card is average but fine for casual gaming if that's what you want. If you plan on doing a lot of gaming then you might want to look at something a little better.
Gaming computer and cpu and motherboard for $300
CPU - AMD FX 8350 - $180
Motherboard - Asus
M5A99FX PRO R2.0 - $120
The g3258 is good when overclocked, the problem with overclocking is that you will need to think about coolers. It may be more cost effective to get an I3 and don't overclock than it is to buy the g3258, overclock it and buy an after market CPU cooler
I5 will be adequate, depends how much money you have to spend though, if you have enough for an I7 then get that.
if you're a gamer spend more on the graphics card and get the I5.
There's no problem with full tower cases providing you know just how big they are, might be worth trying to find a video of one on youtube to make sure you are happy with the size.
Mid tower cases will hold everything on your list should you choose to go that way.
If you're not much of a gamer then you don't need anything more than a GTX 750ti. No point spending 100's on a card that you won't get the benefit from.
GTX 770 is overkill for all but hard core gamers.
if you aren't overclocking then you don't need the cooler and paste, stock cooler is sufficient.
dump the sound card, not needed
full tower cases are huge, are you sure you want a full tower or did you just pick it? Mid tower maybe be better unless you need the full tower for something we don't know about
Not really, the semi modular ones come with the main 2 leads for power fixed, you will always need these two wires so it doesn't make any difference really.
I would always advise getting at least a semi modular power supply but I wouldn't go spending loads on a fully modular one as you'll always need the two main wires. some people buy fully modular ones so they can buy special coloured wires to match everything.
Any motherboard in that kind of price range will be able to take decent wireless adapters so no worries
I'd go for windows 7 if you're not bothered, it's cheaper and I personally prefer it.
You're getting a very good motherboard, have you thought about the fx 8350. It seems strange to me to be spending more on the motherboard than the cpu.
If you aren't overclocking then you shouldn't need a cooler, the stock cooler is designed to keep the cpu cool enough providing you keep it stock and don't overclock
There is no incompatibility problems, the motherboard and cpu is a good combo, the case is big enough, power supply is more than big enough. Connectors will come with the mother board and power supply so you're all set.
fair enough, forget the motherboard then, you don't need the mid tower case though, check out the core 1000 or I think cougar do a micro atx case that is suppose to be decent so have a look into that. cougar spike micro atx I think it's called
Any half decent graphics card and you'll have yourself a good gaming rig should you choose to go that way in the future
fractal core 1000 case - $30
You don't need a mid tower if you're going to use micro atx board
MSI H81M-P33 V2 motherboard -
This has usb 3.0 header and is cheaper at $55
The build is nice, to be honest though, if I was spending close to £1000 on a set up I would get a better case. If you're going to spend that kind of money then you might as have a case that matches the quality of parts you have inside it.
P.S yes the stock fans would be enough without overclocking
Well within your budget and will crush the games you mentioned. CPU can be overclocked to 4.5ghz if desired
You can always add things like SSD's if you find you have money left over
If you only want something to surf the web this will do fine, if you don't have a copy of windows you will need to factor the price of window 7 into the system.
Yes, it shouldn't be a problem to get 60fps.
Not sure, I don't use one. What I meant is I wouldn't bother with one as they are not needed.
That looks good now, better choice for the money
Looks good for your budget. I'd probably drop the sound card but it's up to you
Looks fine to me, shop around and make sure that gpu is the best for the money.
Your motherboard is not great, heard people say they have had problems with that motherboard and ratings aren't good.
R9 270x gpu and better motherboard could be an option but on the whole looks like a decent gaming machine for your budget
If you go to the fx 6300 cpu, you should be able to see a tab that says compatible motherboards, this will bring up a list that go with the 6300. You can then look at price ranges and ratings of those motherbords and select the one that fits budget and needs
Looks good, is the 250gb storage going to be enough though?
You could always go for 120gb ssd and 1tb hard drive for similar or less cost. Keep your OS on the ssd and games and movies on the hard drive.
You could have put it in the motherboard hole before you screwed down the motherboard. I've seen people do that before when there isn't enough space above the motherboard to pass it through
Good build, hard to fault it,
Well I think you have done a good job, yes the power supply and graphics card are overkill but you live and learn.
I'm sure the Church is very happy
Nice build, looks good, just seems a bit unbalanced with the $70 cpu and a $140 motherboard.
I note you mentioned getting the I7 or I5 though and that I think would make this an excellent build.
I'd go with 7, I hate windows 8. If you've never used windows before you might hate it less as it will be new no matter which one you choose.
I'm sticking with 7 until 9 comes out.
Good board, good reviews and cheap if you don't want to spend much.
corsair spec 01
It's around the $50 mark, Mid tower so fits your motherboard, has a window to show off your system, good reviews and seems a good case for the price
M5A99FX PRO R2.0 = $110
FX 8350 + $160
Best set up and pretty much the same price as your above setting
1 TB hard drive instead of 2, You don't need the SSD, obviously nice to have but not needed. There are cheaper I5's than the one you have chosen (I5-4440), you could opt for for AMD FX 8350 and different motherboard and that should give you the same performance if not better. You don't need the aftermatket cooler, again they're nice to have but the stock one will do until funds allow for the aftermarket
That should bring the price down two hundred dollars
I am worried that it won't boot up as normal as that is the real money saver, not having to buy windows again and a hard drive is an over £100 saving. Obviously it is legit windows 7, I have the product key sticker on the side of the case but I didn't get a disc when I bought the desktop. I have it backed up on a external hard drive too.
Thanks for the reply, I'll have to check the RAM is DDR-3 as I'm not sure. I planned to get new RAM anyway in time but wanted the initial build to be as cheap as possible and then upgrade part by part once it was completed
I must have some kind of OCD as those red ripjaws would drive me insane, Even if I can't see them, just knowing they are red on my blue board would occupy my mind.
Nice build though, good value.
As mentioned, sabertooth motherboard is too much, spend more on cpu and less on motherboard fx8350 and cheaper motherboard. Also get the 430M power supply, less mess with cables and not much difference in price