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Posted 8/23/15
Hey folks, so I'm looking to put together a gaming PC with a budget of around $600-$800. I currently have a Rosewill Challenger ATX case with USB 3.0. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

I know roughly what I need, but I'm not sure which brands and models would fit best with what I'm trying to do. I also don't really understand all of the technical stuff just yet. So if any of you have built computers before or know a bit about what all of the stuff does and how good it is, let me know what I should be looking at and explain why.

I'd like to be able to play Fallout 4 when it comes out, if that gives you any idea of what I'm aiming for.
Thanks all.
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Posted 8/23/15 , edited 8/23/15
Why do you care about USB?
oh well USB 3 is maybe great to have anyways.
mostly have anything Nivida above 600 GTX series (for medium - maybe max but hard to keep up) AMD maybe around Radeon HD 7000 Series? (not so sure about that you can visit thier sites)

I would say for CPU go for Intel i7 or so I think i7's are more for gaming then i5 but I do believe that more i5's are more stable?
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Posted 8/23/15

ZenZaku wrote:

Hey folks, so I'm looking to put together a gaming PC with a budget of around $600-$800. I currently have a Rosewill Challenger ATX case with USB 3.0. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

I know roughly what I need, but I'm not sure which brands and models would fit best with what I'm trying to do. I also don't really understand all of the technical stuff just yet. So if any of you have built computers before or know a bit about what all of the stuff does and how good it is, let me know what I should be looking at and explain why.

I'd like to be able to play Fallout 4 when it comes out, if that gives you any idea of what I'm aiming for.
Thanks all.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117302 Processor: I personally love the Intel 4460 and think it is a great CPU for people who plan to not overclock and just want to game.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130813 Motherboard: The Motherboard was a pretty hard choice, originally I was looking at the H97, but then after thinking about it, I realized that B85 could save some money and give you most of the features that all of the other boards have.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544 Ram: I just picked this ram because I like the Crucial brand and it's really well priced. 8GB of ram is a great amount of ram for gaming and for multitasking.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339 Hard Drive:I think that the WD Blue is a great choice for a budget build and will give pretty good performance for way cheaper then going with an SSD (though an SSD is worth upgrading to in the future)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139048 Power Supply: The Power supply is way overkill (you'd probably need a maximum of 450 watts, but I know most people like the extra to be safe) Corsair is a very reliable brand that makes some of the best products out there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500374 Video Card Option 1: If you want to go towards Nvidia for the graphics card, I would recommend the 4GB GTX 960, it's a card that does great on 1080p and should be able to hopefully play Fallout 4 no problem.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121963&cm_re=380_4gb-_-14-121-963-_-Product Video Card Option 2: I think this would be a good choice if you want an AMD card.

With windows 10 this machine would make a really amazing gaming pc that should be able to play Fallout 4 at 1080p 60fps. If you need any more help feel free to ask.
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wd blue drives are meant to break after 3 years, get a black drive(check the benchmarks way nicer) 5 year warranty or a cheap ssd and add a storage drive later

considering we haven't even gotten windows yet, or shipping costs we're out of our price range with the intel stuff...

try some simple cheap fx 6300 paired with a nice r9 370x or 270x (easy to oc)

i mostly quake, but on other games still no real problems with fps with cheaper hardware

[email protected]@[email protected]/160hz stable on my old 270x (also works for oculus)
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Actually with Windows 10 home it would be exactly $790, the build itself is only a $690 build, that way I could leave enough money to have Windows 10 come with it. And I do agree with the Black, though I also think that a good seagate drive could also work (I personally use seagate drives for my backups and they have never given me a hiccup.
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