Need Help Building my first Gaming PC?
Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:50 AM
Posted 16 May 2013 - 12:47 PM
You have told us the intended use of the computer but can you also tell us your maximum budget and the country in which the parts will be purchased.
The CPU and the GPU tend to be what most people new to building computers focus their attention on, this often leads to an imbalance in their list of parts when they choose a slow speed Ram which can bottleneck the performance of the CPU they have chosen or they select an underpowered and/or poor quality PSU.
An AMD based build would cost less than an Intel build if that helps at all.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 05:54 PM
Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:50 PM
I really don't have a budget as far as overall spending. I am just building it piece by more or less. I just want to of course save where I can on things that won't completely effect the overall performance of the PC. I have been leaning towards AMD. Though I have read that the new Haswell processors will be out next month in June so I may wait to get the processor I suppose. Should I get a full tower or a Mid tower? The system will be used in the USA. Thanks
You should really consider setting a maximum budget for yourself.
It will be very hard for anyone to help you if they don't know what amount of money you are willing to spend on your system.
Your budget will be your starting point for building your gaming PC.
Once you have a budget I'm sure the people on this board will be able to get you started on the right track for building a system to get the most bang for your buck.
I just purchased all of the parts for my new gaming PC today.
I made a budget for myself of $1,500 and posted my chosen parts on the forums and philpower2 pointed out a few changes I could make to save money without
sacrificing very much at all in terms of performance. He helped me save over $200 on my gaming PC and it perfectly suits my needs for now and has room for expansion later.
Here is the build I ended up with: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XJi1
Just throw a number out that you would be willing to pay and you'll have a much easier time getting the help you've requested.
The cost cutting can start after you have the basics picked out.
Edited by Eddie87, 16 May 2013 - 07:58 PM.
Posted 16 May 2013 - 10:38 PM
I am going to build this PC piece by piece
** In that case, I would buy these parts first, Case, Optical drive, SSD. HDD. OS.
the new Haswell processors will be out next month in June so I may wait to get the processor
** Motherboard and CPU, (my estimate, cost about $80 more than Ivy Bridge parts.)
RAM, 8GB, select from the MB site QVL.
PSU. Factor in the required wattage for the proposed video card, but buy it later.
You would be able to build and run the computer using the much improved Intel integrated graphics and add the GPU of your choice when funds available.
Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:34 AM
Below is a start configuration, if you register on the site, you can edit the build and then copy and paste the Permalink into your posts.
If you live within an easy drive of one of these stores, please give us your Zip Code > http://www.cpuid.com...64-setup-en.exe
What monitor will you be using?
17th May, Part build, waiting to see Haswell pricing. > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XQLG
Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:18 PM
Been researching the new Haswell CPUs. The won't actually bring any performance benefits to gaming builds.
Have you been looking as well?
Do you still want some help configuring a rig?
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