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Critique my build please! Need to remain under $800.

#1GSAskateboardsPosted 12/5/2013 7:23:36 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fHUX

My parents have been kind enough to spot me $800 for a new computer and I decided now would be a good time to do my first build! So as you can imagine, this might not be optimal at all so I need any advice. Just need the OS, no monitor, mouse, keyboard.

Some things to keep in mind:

1. Stay under $800
2. I want to dual boot Windows 8 and Linux Mint.
3. Right now, I don't plan to OC, SLI or dual monitor or anything special but in a few months, after having developed some comfort having built this first one and having some extra cash, I would like the option to potentially do more interesting things, so I need that to be considered.

Q: At this price range, what kind of games will I be able to handle?
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#2AsellusPosted 12/5/2013 7:27:49 PM
If you're going to be wanting to game in Linux you might be better off getting an nVidia card, their Linux support is much better than AMD's at the moment.
#3BowsaaPosted 12/5/2013 7:37:21 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fIT3

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fIVa
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#4GSAskateboards(Topic Creator)Posted 12/5/2013 7:43:30 PM
Asellus posted...
If you're going to be wanting to game in Linux you might be better off getting an nVidia card, their Linux support is much better than AMD's at the moment.


Well, I wasn't planning on it. I mostly just want Linux for my school work. But is gaming on Linux going to be the new thing to get on top of in the near future?
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#5GSAskateboards(Topic Creator)Posted 12/5/2013 7:45:41 PM
Bowsaa posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fIT3

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2fIVa


Thank you! Are you suggesting that if I get the 3570k that I should also get a cooler?
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#6AsellusPosted 12/5/2013 7:47:12 PM
Well, I wasn't planning on it. I mostly just want Linux for my school work. But is gaming on Linux going to be the new thing to get on top of in the near future?

Eh, SteamOS is coming, might be interesting to try out. It's not like devs are going to stop supporting Windows any time soon though.
#7BowsaaPosted 12/5/2013 7:50:06 PM
The reason to go for a 3570k over something else is so you can overclock it, for which you'll need an aftermarket cooler.
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#8DCdemonic1Posted 12/5/2013 8:27:27 PM
I believe Amazon is going to have a flash sale on the i5 3570k at 9:40AM EST. I don't know what the price will be, just giving you a heads up if you want to check it out.
#9GSAskateboards(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2013 9:58:58 AM
DCdemonic1 posted...
I believe Amazon is going to have a flash sale on the i5 3570k at 9:40AM EST. I don't know what the price will be, just giving you a heads up if you want to check it out.


Thanks for the heads up! It turned turned to be for $209, which wasn't enough for me to pull the trigger before doing some more reading on this stuff.
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#10ShubPosted 12/6/2013 10:01:06 AM
If you just need Linux for school work and don't absolutely need to dual boot, don't dual boot. Run Linux in a VM. That way you don't need to worry about drivers.
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