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The Danger Boy

First Build - Need help with PSU and Compatible. $1200 USD budget

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Posted · Original PosterOP
 
CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor  ($169.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($99.98 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING ATX AM3+ Motherboard  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($87.72 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card  ($234.99 @ Micro Center) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($97.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1088.54
 
Hello there! :D My name is Johannes and i want to build my own desktop :)
 
1. Budget & Location
I'm from Denmark (Europe). My budget is $1200 USD.
 
2. Aim
  • Browsing! - A lot
  • Programming and Virtualization - A bit 
  • Gaming(League of Legends at 60 fps (Because of my monitor :/ )) - A lot
  • Tired of a slow pc and "Windows is not responding"
  • Solid desktop so i don't have to buy a new one in the next years.

3. Monitors

I have 1 monitor - 1920 X 1080 and it is a 60hz monitor

 

4. Peripherals

Nope... only Windows 8 - 64 bit.

 

5. Why are you upgrading?

Currently i'm using a laptop as a desktop. Last year i brougt a Asus laptop and everything was just fine until the screen started to flicker. I bougt a new laptop (A chep Lenovo) and then i'm now using the Asus laptop as a desktop which kinda works but it's too slow. Another reason why i'm buying a new computer is because i play League of Legends which i'm having problems with. I'm lagging as .... and the Client crashes. I have tried to reinstall windows but i have the same problem(Not internet problems!). And I also want to build my own desktop although I have no experience with hardware.

 

I hope someone can help me with finding the best PSU to my build. Also i want to know if the parts are compatible  :) 

 

Thank you for your time :)

 

 

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you can go with a i5 and r9 290

 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($392.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1179.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-24 13:58 EDT-0400
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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

you can go with a i5 and r9 290

 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($392.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1179.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-24 13:58 EDT-0400

 

 

Nice build but i have read somewhere that because of my monitor is only 60hz then i'm only gonna get 60 fps on my screen... :/ Is that correct? 

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you can go with a i5 and r9 290

 
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($392.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1179.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-24 13:58 EDT-0400

 

Or Windows from G2A


Actually, I like everything but I mostly prefer LG's, Corsair's, Gigabyte's, AMD's and RGB led products

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock Z97M OC Formula Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.00 @ Newegg)

Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Toxic Video Card ($339.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini R2 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.66 @ Newegg)

Total: $1106.51

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-24 14:23 EDT-0400

+ Windows 8 Pro @ g2a.com for 18$


"Everyone dies alone. But if you meant something to someone, if you helped someone, or loved someone, if even a single person remembers you, then maybe you never really die. And maybe, this isn't the end at all."

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a 60Hz screen means anything MORE than 60fps will cause tearing (you can still go higher it will look distorted).

G2A keys are not 100% legit. Buy official keys.

 

Go with Bubblewhale's build. It's simply better but you can still keep the define r4 instead of the suggested case.


Case: Define R4 (Black - Window) | PSU: EVGA Supernova 850w Gold | Motherboard: ASUS Z97 Deluxe | SSD: Samsung 840 EVO (250GB) | CPU: Intel i7 4790K (Devil's Canyon) Delidded with CLU  GPU: ASUS STRIX 980 TI | Cooler: Corsair H100i with CLU | Extra: NZXT Hue

 

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