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Good specs for gaming PC? First time

By mollycast
Mar 22, 2015
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  1. My first time building! some things have not yet been picked, so I want your opinion on the things I have in mind, and the ones I can't decide over...

    Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
    Processor: AMD FX-8350
    Graphics card: Sapphire r9 280
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Savage 2x 4GB
    power supply: Corsair CX750
    Optical Drive: lg bh16ns40 multi blue

    Do I seriously need an sdd drive?
    also any cases that might suit my build or anything I might not need or DO need?


    thanks- M
     
  2. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 290   +73

    Did you already purchase the items above or is that what you have in mind for purchasing? What is your overall budget for your Gaming PC? What types of games are you going to be playing on this PC? The AMD FX-8350 is a good CPU, but if you want any kind of future proofing, I would suggest getting an Intel. If you let us know how much you can spend, we can help you build one that will be better for future games.
    Also, no you do not need a SSD (Solid State Drive), but it will make boot times and load times faster. My suggestion with that, is purchase a smaller SSD (120GB maybe) for your operating system and also purchase a larger (1TB+) Hard Drive for everything else (applications, storage, etc).
     
  3. mollycast

    mollycast TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have not yet purchased anything, these are the things that I have in mind, altogether these items cost roughly 900 in euro, I am trying my best to use under 1000 euro. I can get better graphics cards and such in future
     
  4. mollycast

    mollycast TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I plan on playing games from high-end games to smaller titles. I will be editing A LOT aswell
     

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