Well to make it cheaper you could go with a slightly cheaper Monitor (I'll have a Acer Monitor link below and it is very good for the money). Also, since you don't plan on overclocking or anything you could go with a lower wattage power supply. I would recommend a minimum of 600watts though so you have some head room (I'll have a Corsair power supply link below as well. I have personally used these power supplies in the systems I built before. Really reliable and 80+ bronze. One downside is that its not modular but since the S340 has that PSU shroud on the bottom of the case you wont see the cables). If you do that you could shave off about $50ish.
Acer Monitor - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umwh6aa002
Corsair PSU - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600
Its later on in the computers life that heat will be an issue is what I mean. You will be fine. XD
Also what are your plans for this build anyway? I saw the 16GB of RAM and I was wondering if you are doing any rendering or streaming. If you are just gaming, 8GB should be plenty. That could help cut down the price a bit.
P.S. You're parts will not die quick if you don't get case fans. I didnt mean to worry you about that.
I still would recommend having the two 140mm case fans in the front even if you are not overclocking. Since the S340 has no intake fans, your components will be cycling the hot air in your system and not getting cool air from the outside of the case. You don't have to get fans but just keep in mind that your parts (Especially your CPU since you are using the stock cooler) will be running hotter and could potentially lower the life expectancy of your parts (not saying it will just more likely). What you can do is buy your parts list, build your computer, and see the temps your computer is running at. If its running at safe-moderate temperatures, then don't by the fans and get the fans later if needed.
P.S. Yes my system is overclocked XD watercooling and everything.
Hey I have The S340. The way I have my fans placed in my case is I have two 140mm up in the front of the case and one 120mm fans in the rear fan mount. This will provide very strong positive air flow .
Hey homie. I would like to help you with your build if you don't mind. What kind of games do you play and what settings do you want to play them at? Sadly, at your budget you set yourself at, it will be kinda difficult to have a solid entry level gaming PC (its just the Canadian pricing :/). I would recommend saving up about and extra $50-$100 and you can have a fantastic Entry Level rig. If you want, I can still recommend a build for you for about $500. As for the monitor, look for a monitor at minimum of 1920x1080p with at least a 60hz refresh rate and a 5ms-7ms response time . Some manufacturers that I would recommend is Acer, Asus, LG, and, BenQ. If you have any questions let me know.
So this is what your build looks like? Looks nice homie! You should update your build status with some game benchmarks so we know what performance you actually get. I hope you didn't have any issues with the build.
Wait . . . these aren't DOTA chatacters? . . . . Dang it XD.
Also very true XD.
It will be done soon (hopefully in March) so keep your eyes pealed for it.
He really is happy with it. And I constantly check on how the computer is running every few hours to see if its still working correctly. So far nothing is wrong with it. And thank you.
True XD. I just needed a Small case with USB 3.0 header. But my father is happy with the way it looks so I'm happy too.
My dad was skeptical about me building a computer for him. The only time he saw me build my computer was me trying to troubleshoot everything that was wrong with my first build. At the end of the day he's really happy with Zilean.
Yeah . . . being the tech family member sure is great XD. In all honestly,I didn't mind building it for him. I just wish I wasn't sick with food poisoning when I was building it. I had to step away from the build a few times for the fear of vomiting everywhere.
It's not like I could of picked up an Athlon anyway because they didn't have any in stock :/. Trust me, I would of done the same thing too. Thank you by the way.
The case isn't all that bad really. If you need a case just to hold all your components its really good for the money. I just nit pick a lot when it comes to cases. Thank you by the way.
Thank you! I'll get the budget for my X99 build some time in March and I can wait for it.
Do you need all the peripherals like a monitor, keyboard, mouse, ect. Also, do you need an OS?
Can you tell me about the gigabyte wifi card? I was gonna go with a TP-Links 4800 but that gigabyte card will look a lot better in my system. Also, nice build!. Are planning to get a HDD in the future or are you gonna get another SSD?
took me to the home page XD
You should be fine let me know how your build plays out.
No problem. Also, I'm gonna link this build for you. It essentially a whole computer for about $350. Plus you will still get about the same performance as the parts list a already linked. If you have any other questions let me know. I'm glad I can help.
$350 build - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7DHVZL
Here you go and about $350. You can fit these parts in both cases. You should be able to run games like minecraft, League of Legends, and CSGO no problem with these parts.
P.S. I also included a case and an optical drive in the parts list in case the HP or Dell case doesn't work.
$350 build list - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/B4WM23
Alrighty so the HP is can fit an ATX motherboard and the Dell Can fit a Micro ATX
or any card for that matter. (they are three types of PCI slots)
XD its fine (Even though I would suggest you watch a video or two on youtube on how to build a PC). They are the slots on the motherboard you use to add something like a Wifi or a GFX card (Should be located below the CPU socket). An even easier way of knowing is how many expansions slots on the back of the case
Actual, if you tell me the number of PCI/PCI express slots on the motherboard that would be helpful.
Believe me I know the cons of that motherboard XD. Then I would suggest an Asus motherboard (I'll have it linked at the bottom). And heres the thing about buying parts separately (You don't have to do this. This is just helpful advice.) I would suggest you should buy your Case and Power supply first. The reason why is that if something is wrong with your CPU, motherboard or any part for that matter, you don't know until you get power to the system. Plus if you find something wrong with the case after you put all the parts in there then you have to disassemble everything to ship the case back.
What about an Operating system? As for the case situation I don't think you should go with them. That is just a personal opinion but if you can find what size motherboard they use that can help out a lot. However, if they are custom type motherboards, I'm sorry you will be out of luck with those cases.
As for me, I go for vendors I trust (Hence why everything is from Newegg, NCIX, Amazon, and Microcenter), but if you want the best price go for the one on the top of the list.
Just a side note with the motherboard. I've used that motherboard before and you will need to update the BIOS on it for the CPU. You also can't really overclock on that motherboard (it get angry if you do XD). Also later down the road get another 4GB stick of RAM since 8GB is really the sweet spot for gaming. If you have any other questions let me know. I'm glad I could help.
Do you now the size of the case (is it ATX or Micro ATX)? And do you still need a Monitor?
If you are rendering videos you could get away with a quad core but it will bring down performance and increase rendering times. Plus games like DayZ and BF4 are very CPU heavy so you will lose performance in those games as well. I made some revisions to the parts list but it only same you about $20. It will be about $630 now. I feel like what you are asking for, this is the best I can do for you without cheaping out on a product that could either lose you performance or possibly damage your system.
$630 build - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gFr9XL
Do you need anything else like a Mouse/Keyboard, Monitor, and OS? Because if that's the case, you should save your money. because a decent Monitor with mouse and keyboard will run you about $150-$175 alone unless you are using a TV. The budget I started out with when I first built my computer was about $750ish. If you want to spend that money now, I would suggest you buy your Case, Power supply, and Operating system first and buy the rest of your parts and a separate time.
This is the best that I came up with. it has a 6-core CPU for your rendering, and the R7 265 can run most games on High with filters no problem however its about $50 over budget. You could get a smaller hard drive, and a 260X but that would only save you about $25ish and you will drop performance in games. If you have any questions let me know.
P.S. Future-proofing at this price is really difficult the only things that you can really future-proof is a case and a power supply.
$650ish build - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RwFwHx
FM2+ is the newest socket from AMD (They are planning to expand the lineup of FM2+ CPUs in the future). Price to performance though, the AM3+ CPUs are better (Beating Intel in some regards) but its built on rather old architecture.
This is what I came up with for about $520ish. You can run most titles at 1080p on meduim settings no problem with this build. However, I'll give you some things to consider buying later down the road. For starters, A month or two down the line you might want to pick up another 4GB stick or RAM (since 8GB is really the sweet spot for gaming). You also might want to pick up an SSD as a boot drive for your OS and other applications (I'll have a link to a budget SSD below). Another thing to consider is if you want to upgrade your GFX card you might need to upgrade your PSU as well (The Corsair Builder 430W isn't a bad product, it just won't have enough wattage to support beefier hardware). If you have any questions let me know.
$520ish build - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PrtXdC
SSD - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a120g
P.S. - There is no optical drive in this system so you might have issues getting your OS on your computer. However, you can download the OS on another computer to a flash drive and install the OS on your computer that way (their videos of the that process on YouTube if you need help with that).
$1795 "Purple" themed computer with a 4790K, a GTX 970 with, a semi modular power supply, and with duo monitors - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zqRjsY
Is black and purple okay or White and purple? (There no solid purple cases I can really recommend)
Does she want a window on her case? (I'm doing a purple build myself) Does she need an optical drive?
Is there anyway you want your computer to look like? Like do you want a side panel window? Do you want a color scheme with the case? And do you need anything else like a mouse and keyboard? Do you need an operating system? (I'm sorry for all these questions I just need them to be as much help as I can be)
You have options to upgrade in the future (I'll link upgrade options down below). For instance, You can upgrade the CPU from a FX-6300 6-core to a FX-8350 8 core processor. The 8350 is a CPU that I personally used and it is well worth an upgrade. You should also upgrade the CPU cooler to something more effective. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is hands down the best aftermarket CPU cooler for the price. As for the GFX card, with the 500watt power supply you can upgrade to something like a GTX 970. The GTX 970 would run everything you want on Max setting at 1080p and even on high settings at 1440p. So all in all you should be very happy with the upgrades you do in the future.
CPU upgrade- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox
CPU Cooler upgrade- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
GFX Card upgrade- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx970dc2oc4gd5
As for the rest of the build. What you really want to focus on is price to performance since you are starting out. I can give you some helpful advice and recommendations you should go for and parts you can get in the future (I'll link all the parts I recommend at the bottom).
-CPU- For starter, Lets start with the CPU. For a gaming build, you want to spend less on the CPU and more on the GPU so, I would recommend something from AMD like the FX-6300. Per core performance, an Intel CPU is better however the price of this CPU is too good to recommend anything else. Also later down the line you can overclock the CPU or upgrade to something like a FX-8350 to get more performance from your PC.
-MOBO- What you want to look for in a Motherboard (MOBO) is if it has everything you need to upgrade in the future. For instance, if it has enough SATA ports for what you need and if it has on-board USB 3.0. I recommend a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P MOBO. Very solid MOBO for the price. It comes with USB 3.0 in the back and front panel support for cases and comes with six SATA-6 ports for hard drives and SSDs. I would of suggested an Asus M5A97 R2.0 motherboard but, since you wanted a "red" theme for your PC, the Gigabyte one was a better option.
-RAM- For a gaming build, 8GB is really the sweet spot that you want to get. Somethings to look for in your memory is if it has a low enough CAS latency ( like a CAS of 9) and a decent Mhz clock (like 1600Mhz clocked speed). I would recommend G.Skill Ripjaws Series since it has all the things you need in an 8GB memory kit. Plus it comes in a red heat spreader so it will look nice in your build. Other RAM manufacturers I will recommend is Corsair , Kingston, and A-DATA.
-Storage- If you need mass storage as soon as possible, I would suggest you should pick up a 1TB hard drive. Something like a Caviar Blue from Western Digital or a Seagate Barracuda. However, if you can deal with a small storage space until you get the money for a 1TB hard drive or if you can find a hard drive lying around your house, I would recommend to get an SSD. I would recommend something like a Kingston SSDNow V300 (120GB version). You can use the SSD as a boot drive for your operating systems and other applications to makes things load in almost instantly.
-GPU- For the Graphic Card, get the best card you can for the money. I would recommend the R7 265 from Sapphire. This card is perfect for playing games on high settings at 1080p at playable framerates (30FPS+).Plus this card supports Mantle (AMD software to give you more FPS in some games).
-PSU- For the PSU, DO NOT CHEAP OUT! if you get a cheap power supply it could have the risk or shorting out your system and destroying your parts in the process. Make sure the power supply is at least 80+ bronze and make sure you have a little head room wattage wise (for upgrades down the rode). I would recommend an EVGA 500W 80+ bronze power supply. EVGA has very solid PSUs and it should be perfect for your system. Other companies I can recommend for you is Corsair, Seasonic, and NZXT.
Peripherals - For the monitor, just make sure you get something ats 1080p and 60 hertz. Also make sure it has all the connections you need for your computer and other things you want to connect to it. I would recommend something from Acer or Asus to give you a starting point. As for the mouse and keyboard. It doesn't what you get really. I started off with a $15 mouse/keyboard combo. For the price I would recommend something like the Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Bundle. That keyboard and mouse combo has the "gaming" feel to it and is also red LED backlit to fit the rest of your computer's color scheme.
If you have any questions please let me know and I will help however I can. All of the parts I listed is slightly above your budget by $20ish, However with rebates included It brings it down to $690ish.
Hard drive option- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex
SSD option- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-drive-sv300s37a120g
GFX card- http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-112320020g
Well if you want a windowed case and want to have a "Red" theme going on I would recommend the Corsair SPEC series of cases. Its a very solid case for the price (I'll have a link at the bottom for the case). But it's all personal preference on what you want.
Corsair SPEC case - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-spec01redled