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I'm building my first PC with a budget around $800-850.

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2 years ago#1
As of now, I'm trying to build a PC which will be a mid-range to low-high gaming PC with a bit of movie and video watching on the side. I feel like there are some things I can improve on or simply find a better and more reliable component for a similar or cheaper price. I didn't put in an OS yet because I have an old Windows 7 64-bit disc lying around which I plan to use. I also plan to add a SSD and a second graphic cards down the line, but as of now I just want to get into some decent gaming.

Current Build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zSHo

Thanks for any help you guys dish out! ^_^
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2 years ago#2
No need to get a Z87 board when you dont have a K processor. I also dont think you can xfire a r7 260x.
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2 years ago#3
Yeah if you plan on OCing then get a i5-4670k.. If you're not OCing then get rid of the cool master and get a stock cooler.. Cheaper motherboard for non OCing because a z87 is for OCing.
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2 years ago#4
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/SCaliberer4/saved/4uQB

Take out the OS, add in a DVD player, change the case too. If you're not going to have processor that overclocks, then you dont need a motherboard that does either. If you do want to OC, then get a i5-4670k processor on your build.
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2 years ago#5
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zTMG

Changed a few things, much better video card.
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2 years ago#6
Thanks for the suggestions thus far, especially about the mobo. I mixed and matched from the two builds I saw and found a nice case with several fans in it which will hopefully give enough airflow that a CPU cooler won't be needed.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zVqO
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2 years ago#7
The stock CPU cooler is not too shabby, but that build looks solid to me.
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2 years ago#8
Bump.

A few more opinions would be helpful. Otherwise, I think this will be the build I'll set my sights on.
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2 years ago#9
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3zCUy

a bit overbudget but you can always just get the 280x instead
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2 years ago#10
Careful guys. Make sure the power supplies you're recommending have enough PCI Express power cables for crossfiring two cards. I think the two listed only have two each. I would recommend four each which will probably only be found in higher wattage supplies.
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