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 Post subject: Getting into PC Gaming; Build or Buy ? HELP
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:48 pm 
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So, a few days ago I decided to get into PC gaming but I didn't really know where to start. I have been searching the web and researching gaming PC's and parts by themselves too. I've been debating whether I should buy a PC already made or build one myself. If what games I'm playing on it matter a lot then these are the games I plan to play: Battlefield 3/4 and other shooters, Watch Dogs, Batman, Payday, Mortal Kombat, and some racing games too.

I've been leaning towards making my own and here are the parts that I got off a website that promised this would be a good build for my budget of around $1000:



Windows 7 Home Premium ----- Operating System $ 70

NZXT Phantom 410 ----- Case $ 85

Intel i5-3570K ----- CPU $ 205

Asrock Z77 Pro 3 ----- Motherboard $ 85

Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 ----- RAM $ 70 - 100

Asus GTX 660 Ti ----- GPU Graphics Card $ 210

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ----- Hard Drive $ 65

Samsung DVD RW ----- Optical Drive $ 15

Thermaltake Smart Series 750w ----- Power Supply $ 85

Viewsonic VX2370Smh-LED ----- Display/Monitor $ 160

Cheap Mouse and Keyboard $ 20
(I plan on using a controller since that's what I'm use to)

TOTAL $1100


Would this be a good PC or should I change some parts or buy an already built one ? Please help in any way you can.


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into PC Gaming; Build or Buy ? HELP
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:17 pm 
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If you want to shave a bit of money off and don't intend on overclocking you can get the non-K version of the cpu and an h87 instead of a Z motherboard....

also consider getting the 760 instead of the 660 for a GPU


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into PC Gaming; Build or Buy ? HELP
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:28 pm 
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I think that the 750W PSU might be too much. You can probably get away less power


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into PC Gaming; Build or Buy ? HELP
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:33 pm 
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If you're still teetering on the fence of building your own computer or buying a prebuilt one, just remember that if you build your own, you're basically on your own more or less. Say you put everything together and it doesn't boot, it may be a long or short road depending on how quickly you find out what's going on. If it's prebuilt, you're pretty much guaranteed a working computer out of the box, preconfigured and ready to go.

If you're okay with that though, build on!


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 Post subject: Re: Getting into PC Gaming; Build or Buy ? HELP
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:19 pm 
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I don't plan to overclock right away but later when my PC starts to get out of date I would like to try it. The reason I chose the 750W is because the same version of 550W is only $10 less. So later when I upgrade and need more power I won't have a problem. And I really would like to build my own unless someone could suggest a very good pre-built PC for about the same price.


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