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Rookie Computer Build, Suggetions?
02-05-2015, 12:02 PM,
Rookie Computer Build, Suggetions?
Hey guys, so this is my first computer build. I'm not new to electronics or anything, this is just my first time building a computer. Any tips or critiques are greatly appreciated.

My goal is to have this computer last me for Atleast the next 15 years. I don't care about overclocking or crossfire. I just basically want to be able to play high end games such at LOL, Path of Exile, etc., with no problems. Budget is about $1150 (tax included.) I've compiled a list of parts and prices that I've found on new egg, and am confident with these choices, save the power supply; I think it needs work. Also, as far as an OS, I would -prefer- XP, but will settle for Win 7 or 8. I plan to use a solid state HD, though I haven't settled on the size. Heres the list:

Full Tower Case-
Thermaltake Chaser Series Chaser MK-I (VN300M1W2N) Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Price: $154.99

MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
Price: $164.99

AMD FX-6350 Vishera 6-Core 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD6350FRHKBOX
Price: $124.99

Graphis Card-
SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Video Card
Price: $279.99

^Does MB have a powerpin connector for this? Or do I need a converter for the end of the plug?

RAM DDR 1333-
Price: $124.99
Price: $248.99

Power Supply-
APEVIA ATX-AP800W 800W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
Price: $59.99 / was $99.99

Anything I left out, let me know.
Thanks in advance Smile
02-07-2015, 12:37 PM,
RE: Rookie Computer Build, Suggetions?
Just a quickie, I believe all that will do great, but if you want to save a few bucks, you dont need a six core proccesor for gaming, quad ir even dual will suit you.
02-07-2015, 09:51 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-07-2015, 09:51 PM by Dan-H.)
RE: Rookie Computer Build, Suggetions?
I'm not sure any computer will last 15 years.

A couple of thoughts in no specific order.
1) the PSU. I'm not familiar with that brand, but I saw a review for the 900w that wasn't very good.
2) for the combined price of the motherboard and CPU you could get a faster 4960K and a Z97 motherboard on a combo deal that come and go fairly often. President's day sales are just around the corner.
3) Memory, I would get at least DDR3 1600 memory Today, not much needs 16GB but it is nice to have. 32GB is a luxury, and could be added later.
4) SSD - don't go out without one Smile I like 250GB min size
5) I'm no longer a windows 8 hater and in fact prefer it now over my win7 enterprise I use at work.
6) HDD you will want one of those too.

good luck
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.7Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G HSF: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mem: 2 x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3 2400 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB + a few spinners
PSU: Seasonic SS-760XP Platinum Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Monitors: 2 x Dell 2007FP 1600x1200
02-08-2015, 05:07 PM,
RE: Rookie Computer Build, Suggetions?
nothing wrong with that cpu and I disagree with some of the above but im not going to rehash the number of core argument.(although I will say this, try playing BF3,BF4-32 or 64 player, and most high player count MMO's with a current dual core and then tell me about the playing experience)

no since in that high priced motherboard, an m5a97 or the gigabyte ud3 model is sufficient and can even overclock decently if you choose.

scrap the psu anc choose one from one of mattb's build list in the 500-600w range.

agree with Dan-h if you can get a 4 core intel chip and descent board in your price range then go for it instead.

oem copies of xp or win7 have been discontinued.

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