McCamper

Reputable
Dec 9, 2014
10
0
4,510
0
Hey all, new user here.

I'm looking for a $700 gaming pc build. This will be my first build ever of a pc.

For the past few weeks I've been looking up components, how to builds and articles of how the components work. I can't seem to quite understand just yet, so I'm looking for some help on a build.

For builds, I've been looking at articles that suggest "Best Gaming PC for $$$" like http://
These sort of acticles any good?

Strictly for gaming. Not looking to do anything else with my PC. $700 is my budget, I have a monitor and all that fancy stuff already. I'll get the OS separately. I'm not quite sure if I want a build that can be upgraded to something better down the line or just go with something that will last me for awhile. I'd also like to play games on high and 1080.

I play mostly MMO's, a few first persons, and open world RPG's (Skyrim for example). My current PC (off the shelf) can only play games like BF4 or Metro 2033 Redux on Low.

Thanks for any help. Sorry if this has been asked a billion times already.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
In budget, without the gamble of mail in rebates. Both builds above are near the $800 mark, before MIR.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($168.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.59 @ Directron)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $695.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 20:21 EST-0500
 

Gracodana

Distinguished
Jul 4, 2013
1,833
0
20,160
173
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j7GCt6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j7GCt6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($168.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.78 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $746.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 20:10 EST-0500

If you don't like MIR's then go with the htx 770 gigabyte windforce edition for gpu. The SSD will make the system a lot smoother and the MOBO is a good deal better.
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
In budget, without the gamble of mail in rebates. Both builds above are near the $800 mark, before MIR.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($168.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.59 @ Directron)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $695.49
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 20:21 EST-0500
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS