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 Post subject: First Custom Build Feedback $600-$700
PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:10 am 

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Looking for feedback on my first custom build.

Approximate Purchase Date:
August 2014

Budget Range:

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Important strenuous programs: 10 tab chrome, Minecraft, Photoshop,

Parts Not Required:
Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Amazon (Prime)
Microcenter (online/local)

United States

Parts Preferences:

Intel Pentium G3258 Haswell Dual-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646G3258
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819117374
$40 - Microcenter

Stock Cooler
Will the stock fan be enough for overclocking?

Thermal Paste
Not Necessary with stock?

MSI Z97 PC Mate LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130779
$60 - Microcenter

Graphics Card
SAPPHIRE 100366-2L Radeon R7 260X 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814202081

VGA Adapter

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... -_-Product

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820147248

Power Supply
CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139027
~$45 Microcenter

Operating System
Windows 8.1
$70 w/ education discount

VGA Adapter

Wifi Card - No access to Ethernet
ASUS USB-N53 Dual Band (2.4GHz 300Mbps/5GHz 300Mbps) Wireless-N USB Adapter, Graphical Easy Interface, Live Signal Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/global/uk/Product ... 6833320089

Planning on picking a ~$40 locally, ATX with a fan.

Optical Drive
Whatever is available at local Microcenter ~$20


SLI or Crossfire:
Not necessary

Monitor Resolution:
1280x1024 VGA

How will the use of a VGA affect graphics? Is the graphics card overkill for the screen dimension? What about with the addition of another monitor?

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 Post subject: Re: First Custom Build Feedback $600-$700
PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:49 pm 

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The stock cooler may be enough for overclocking, but you can easily find great coolers for $30-$40. And there's no issue with using an adapter and the resolution isn't overkill given the graphics card.

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