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Looking for some adive on first time PC build

#1DarkBiohazardPosted 12/6/2013 9:43:25 PM
I've finally decided to start preparing for my first custom PC, and would like to get some advise on possibly better parts or parts nearly equal in power for less. I'm trying to keep the build as close to $900 as I can. I'm not planning on overclocking or anything fancy like that. I just want a gaming PC that can handle more than my current pre-built clunker.

Here are the parts I've picked using logicalincrements.com: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gg2u

And as far as a optical drive, would this good enough, or is there something cheaper?

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EUAFAF6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=FJVPD2LCU4EF&coliid=I3E861LFEPGZP1

Thanks in advance for any advice given.
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#2PancakeToppingsPosted 12/7/2013 1:15:42 AM
Changed motherboard to a cheaper one, If your not planning to overclock you don't need a z board and stock heat sink is fine. Changed ram to cheaper ram with same speed (ram is ram), changed to a cheaper corsair psu, upgraded gpu with money saved. If you get a cheaper case like corsair 300r(still a good case) you could use the money to upgrade gpu to a r9 280x or gtx 770. Any optical drive is fine.
http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/
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#3DarkBiohazard(Topic Creator)Posted 12/7/2013 11:24:44 AM
And this is why I'm coming for help. I like the sound of what you had suggested, however the link you posted shows none of that. Would you have the permalink?
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#4PancakeToppingsPosted 12/8/2013 12:38:58 AM
copied the wrong link
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gmZs
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#5DarkBiohazard(Topic Creator)Posted 12/8/2013 7:33:42 AM
Again thank you. It does look pretty solid. Although my main question (bare with me, I'm still learning about these parts) is what exactly is the difference between the two video cards. Is it that the one you had linked stays cooler than the one I had picked out, or are there more traits I'm overlooking?
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