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First Gaming PC - Potential Build

OccamAsylum

60 months ago

Here is the list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/OccamAsylum/saved/PmsPxr

I haven't chosen a monitor because I'm having trouble deciding. I really want a widescreen monitor, but my desk is honestly too small for it, so I'm going to settle for anything between 21-24". Price range about 200-350.

I chose the i7 and 16gb of ram because I'm looking to get into content creation.

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  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the Cool Master Nepton 240M, its a better cooler and get a Evga G2 750 watt psu, its cheaper and better and get rid of that overpriced HDD, get a seagate barracuda instead and I would get the cheapest optical drive possible.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

For the HDD, you've listed an older, "out-of-date" model. It will work, but there are a lot of better options.

If you still want a 2TB Black drive, get this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2003fzex

Otherwise, look into 1TB 7200rpm SATA3 (6GB/s) offerings, there are two (nearly) identical drives from Seagate and WD for ~50$.

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Wonderful, thank you!

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this too much? I was able to get a 5820k and DDR4 ram along with 2 970s. The monitor is a 144Hz 1ms response time, which will be great for gaming but I'm not sure what you prefer. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/khhcjX

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I've heard there have been some issues with the 970s. Any idea what that's about?

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

There are two (I think?) different issues:

That they have 3.5GB of "Fast" VRAM and 0.5GB of "Slow" VRAM. Not a big deal to most people, but some "high performance demand" people are rather upset about it.

(I'm iffy on this one, so yea...) That the Bus on them is smaller than it should be, so it can't transfer data as fast. I've only seen this mentioned once or twice, and I haven't seen as big of a "backlash" about it, so it could have just been a bad rumor.

As for a monitor, Asus has a nice 1080, 144Hz, 1ms, full movement/stand adjustment monitor for ~270$: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure I won't even notice it. I'm playing my games on an iMac with an ATI Radeon HD 5670 512MB lmao. Anything would be an upgrade for me at this point.

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