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New to PC gaming, is this a good build?

By tyler14
Apr 3, 2013
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  1. iBuyPower 'Build Your Own' Gaming Desktop Bundle -Select Case, Processor, Memory, Hard Drive, and more - PRICE $1275
    • Case
      (iBUYPOWER NZXT Guardian Chassis, Red)
    • Motherboard & Processor
      (Intel Core i7-3770K (4 x 3.50GHz) Processor, BYO Bundle)
    • Operating System
      (Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-Bit Edition)
    • Memory
      (iBUYPOWER 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM Memory Module)
    • Hard Drive
      (2TB 7200RPM Hard Disk Drive)
    • Graphics Card
      (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card)
    • Optical Drive
      (24X DVD+/-RW DL Optical Drive)
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  2. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Those specs are solid for a Gaming PC. However, I'm positive you will save money if you just built it yourself. Also, that list doesn't include a PSU. So, you will need to pick a PSU for your build. The PSU is one of the most important parts. Thus, you always want to pick something with good build quality.

    Is your budget $1275ish?

    If you're open to building the machine yourself. I am sure myself or someone here could help you build a machine best for your budget.
     
  3. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Thats off walmarts website I wouldnt have a clue how to assemble one myself, is psu power supply? wouldnt it come with that automatically? I need all help I can get, I dont know if that build is wifi capable either I would like that
     
  4. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Yes, the PSU is indeed the power supply. Now, building a PC is a lot easier than you may think. But, if you're absolutely sure you don't want to attempt it, I will see what I can do.

    What is your budget for this?
    Where do you live?
     
  5. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I think I could build one if it looks as easy as the youtube video im watching, I live in middle tennessee, other than the psu do I have everything else listed to make a complete setup, well I need the piece to make it wifi capable too though, I wanted to stay under a 1000 maybe I could if I assemble it myself and buy parts off amazon?
     
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    For wifi capabilities you will need a WIFI adapter. There are PCI versions which work very well for desktops. Will you need all peripherals? IE: Monitor,Keyboard,Mouse.
     
  7. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    They make wi fi adapter you can plug into a usb dont they? so I wouldnt have to mount one internally. im gonig to hook it to a hd tv for a monitor,have a keyboard/mouse. I have my amazon cart full of the things I need I believe and total is $1156.75, im gonna try screen shot it and post the pics and you can tell me if I need other items
     
  8. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Yes, there are USB dongles but, those aren't as reliable or efficient. But, that's all up to you. To me, It's always best to be connected straight to your modem for best performance.
     
  9. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Well its not letting me post a screen shot because its to big can I email it to you?
     
  10. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Try to just copy and paste the list here. That way, if I miss something another member may catch it. But, if you absolutely cannot, just PM the list.
     
  11. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

     
  12. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Looks like left off the motherboard, I hear asus motherboards are good, is there certain size I need to fitmy setup?
     
  13. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ($160.00)
    Intel Core i5-3570K ($220.00)
    8GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600MHz ($63.00)
    EVGA GeForce GTX670 2GB ($378.18)
    Corsair Enthusiast Series 650TX ($90.00)
    Windows 7 Home Premium ($99.00)
    Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB ($99.99)
    NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower (69.99)

    If I were you, I'd probably go with something like this. But, it is over 1K. To put it under or closer to 1K I would instead of a GTX 670 pick up a HD 7950 Boost. Additionally, I would probably knock RAM down to 4GB and storage down to 1TB. This will put you around 1K.
     
  14. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I wanna get best graphics possible without going way overboard, I would spend the extra cash on my setup if you think it would be worth it? if I added a $200 motherboard I would be at 1350 price , but if the graphics and speed wont be much different from what you recommend then the extra cost isnt worth it
     
  15. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    The Motherboard I suggested will be good for your build. No need to spend on a more expensive motherboard. However, the extra money could go toward your Wireless dongle and a CPU cooler.
     
  16. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Cpu cooler was next question , I may just stick to wired connection for now on the internet part, il add that motherboard to the list, will all single cpu fans fit it corrrectly?
     
  17. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Not all CPU coolers fit every socket type. However, here is a very cheap and efficient cooler. This will be compatible with your socket type (LGA 1155)

    CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo ($34.99)
     
  18. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Il look that up also, whats your take on second graphics card? or would the one I chose be
    plenty
     
  19. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Personally, I always crossfire cards. But, your single GTX 670 should be plenty for you.
     
  20. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    This is all new so when I start ordering this stuff il be taking pics and showing you the set up as I go probably, is that tower I chose come with fans and lights you think? and surely its the right size
     
  21. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    Yeah, the Case you picked will come with some fans and it looks to have at least one LED fan. Yes, it is indeed the correct size to fit your components.
     
  22. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    $1345 is what its gonna cost to have this all brought to my house, I think I can put it together with help from youtube vidoes, dont lauigh but im sure to ps3 games will it blow that out of the water? hopefully be better than ps4 also lol
     
  23. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Meant to say im use to ps3 gaming
     
  24. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 890   +171

    It all depends on how well the port is.. but, for the most part, PC games generally offer far better graphics. And, with your setup you should be able to play majority of games at Max settings with playable framerates. PC gaming to me offers a much grander experience compared to consoles.
     
  25. tyler14

    tyler14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Gotcha, im excited to test it out, ill keep you updated, you been great help
     


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