Need help- custom build gaming pc?
Sup guys so heres my first Attempt at building a custom gaming pc. My only questions are- 1. Will these parts " fit/work" with each other once its built? -2. Is there a better case i should get? -3. The graphics card i am getting is a evga nvidia gtx 560 ti 2gb and it requires PCIe 2.0 x16 so should i get another motherboard that only has one PCIe 2.0 x16 slot instead of Two 2.0 x16? -4. I dont over clock nor do i wish to, so would these parts be good for me? I am only planning on playing arma 2 ( at least on high- ultra settings with decent fps) will i get this performance with these specs? - my " soon to be custom gaming pc specs- ///// Graphics card- EVGA geforce nvidia gtx 560 TI 2gb //// Cpu- intel core i5 3570k 3.4 ghz LGA 1155 processor ///// Case- Corsair obsidian series 550d mid-tower atx computer case ( will i be fine with a mid tower or should i go for a full tower?)///// Power supply- Cooler master Extreme power 700 watts power supply//// Motherboard- gigabyte ga-z77x -d3h LGA 1155 z77 ATX motherboard ( like i said this motherboard has two PCIe 2.0 x16 should i just get a motherboard that has only one PCIe 2.0 x16? Btw the graphics card i am going to use EVGA geforce nvidia gtx 560 ti 2gb says it is a dual slot card that requires PCIe 2.0 x16, so i assume i only need a mother board with one PCIe 2.0 x16 right? I am a noob at this sorry) ///// Ram sticks- kingston hyperx DDR3 -1600 ( pc3- 12800) CL9 dual channel desktop memory kit ////// Hard drive ////// western digital Caviar black 1TB 7200 RPM sata 3.0 GB/ s 3.5" Internal hard drive- So is this a good build? Will this run arma 2 on ultra ? I also plan on playing world of warcraft again.. I quit 1 year ago... What should i fix from this build? Its my first time building a gaming pc. Also i am doing this on my phone so i am sorry if its sloppy/ is hard to read
What does it feel like building your own gaming PC for the first time?
It's interesting finding parts, and optimizing performance vs cost.It's fun getting and opening new parts, seeing how they're packaged, and holding them.It's mildly terrifying to put them in the case. You need to be careful about static, and you need to make sure you don't break anything. It's sometimes frustrating, too, when things aren't fitting right or when it's hard to insert a part.It's scary turning the computer on for the first time. You ask yourself: “Does everything work?” “Did I do it right?”It's wonderful knowing that you put together your computer all by yourself, and that it works. You get to set all the software up, and see how your new computer performs.From then on, you live in fear for a while that your computer is going to break. You treat it carefully, because you're not sure that it's stable.Eventually, you start trusting your system, and you don't worry about it anymore. You enjoy the games and programs you want, and start thinking (already!) about your next upgrade.It's a rewarding experience, and it's usually more cost-efficient than buying pre-built computers. You also have total control over your system: no OEM parts, and complete knowledge of the system's parts. You can upgrade as you wish, without worrying about warranties and compatibility (well, not as much about compatibility).I've only built one computer; that's what I've experienced. I assume the experience is similar for subsequent builds, too.If you have the time, it's worth it. You can find builds less than $1000 out there (I'm American; I'll assume you are too. I'm sorry if you aren't, but the idea stays the same).Pick parts. Build your PC. Compare and share. is a great resource, if you're interested. It will check your build for compatibility, and will try to find you the cheapest prices available. Users share their own builds, too, and they try to target different needs and wants.
I'm building a gaming PC first time on a limited budget. Could I have some feedback on this build?
Get away from Part Picker and spec your build for what you want. Their prices are not always accurate and they will spec out with parts that are not available.Many people will tell you to get an i7, 16 gig of 3300 RAM and a 1080, then mount them to a junk motherboard without enough PSU to run it.AMD or Intel?8 Gig of 3200 or 16 gig 1600?Full ATX with Crossfire or SLI support?One big, 50 inch LCD TV, or four monitors?Do you really need 2 video cards?Vertical case or LanBox?WIFI or hard wired?1000 watt PSU?For me - never pour water into an electrical cabinet!!You should be able to build a serious ass kicking LanBox for $850 to $1000.
First time computer build help?
I am planning on building my first computer soon and would like some feedback or suggestions on the parts I have chosen for my build. All suggestions are appreciated. My Build: Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor W/Speakers ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Is this a good gaming PC for the price (First Time)?
Not really unless there’s something more that you haven’t listed. Plugging the parts into pcpartpicker gives a price of about 700$ (Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X) . The list is missing case, power supply, operating system, CPU cooler and peripherals (mouse, keyboard etc.), so if those are included the price may be okay, but still not particularly good. Building a PC yourself isn’t much more difficult than building with legos, so I definitely recommend you do it. As with legos the hardest part is selecting the right parts.The listed parts are missing power supply and case. Both case and power supply should be mid-range at least. Building in a cheap case can be challenging and doubly so for a beginner. Power supply is just about the only part that can destroy other components when it breaks, so go with a respectable brand.The motherboard/cpu combination is suboptimal. 6600K is “unlocked” processor which means that it allos overclocking - however the motherboard does not. You want a motherboard with Z170 chipset. This is indicated in the name of the motherboard - yours has H110 chipset. Other option would be to go with i5–6600 processor (without the “K”. First option gives you more CPU power, the second is cheaper. For purely gaming you mostly won’t need the better CPU, but if you plan to stream or video edit for youtube for example, then a 6600K would be better. If you go with 6600K then you also need to purchase a CPU-cooler since the processor doesn’t come with one inluded.Here’s a list of parts that I’d recommend for the price Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X, Define Mini C with Window MicroATX Mid Tower
What are some tips for a first-time PC builder?
First and foremost determine what you'd want to do with it. Too many people buy high-end components for a system they'll end up using to check email and browse social media.If you're looking for a family-oriented system where anyone will be able to use it for basic tasks such as internet browsing, schoolwork, Netflix, etc. you will absolutely not need to invest heavily and can easily build an adequate system for less than $500 usd.Once you've determined the rig's intended use you need to do research to figure out what components are compatible with each other that are also within your budget. Not all processors will work on all motherboards, not all motherboards support all types of memory (RAM), and not all RAM is compatible with all processors. It can be a delicate matter to find compatible components within a certain price range, but nowadays there are online tools to help out, like Pick parts. Build your PC. Compare and share. That site lets you select your intended components, alerts you to any compatibility issues between components and also provides a list of vendors for each component to help you get the best deal.Research is key before any build, wether it's the first or the thousandth. Check YouTube for a slew of tutorial videos on how to build a PC (installing the operating system is not included so you should look that up separately) on channels like BitWit, JayzTwoCents, GamersNexus or LinusTechTips (stay away from TheVerge, their video is trash, quite frankly).Bonus tip: any graphics card will work on any system provided the motherboard has the required slot to install it into and the power supply has the necessary output for it. The rest is up to you to look up and figure out.
What is a good PC case for a first time builder?
It depends on your aesthetic opinion.I went with the case Zach Lippitt recommended, the Corsair 100R, because it has this sort of quiet elegance I like - the sort of thing where it looks non-descript at a glance, but take a closer look and it’s actually pretty damn powerful.It’s your computer, and your case is the only component where aesthetics are as important as they are. Make sure it’s by a reputable company, such as:CorsairNZXTEVGARosewillPhanteksInwinThermaltakeCooler MasterFractalAntecASRockPersonally, for my next upgrade, I’m eyeing the Corsair 600Q:What this picture doesn’t show is the tempered-glass window with latched door on the other side.