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#1 Posted by madmidknight (27 posts) -

Hey, I'm trying to build a decent mid level pc. I've been searching a trying to figure out what components are compatible with which. Then I stumbled along a combo deals section in Newegg. It seems like everything I will need is there for a nice price.

However I need more input/suggestions before I go through with buying this, any help anyone can bring me will be much appreciated!


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#2 Posted by Mike (17677 posts) -

What do you hope to be able to run with this new PC, and what is your budget? I mean, this PC could be totally fine if you're going to be using it to play Minecraft and surf the web, but you aren't going to be running Battlefield 4 at 60 FPS. Or even 30 FPS. A few things I already notice from the link:

  • The CPU...it's a little underpowered. The processor in my laptop far exceeds that thing, for comparison.
  • No video card, the build uses on-board Ivy Bridge graphics.
  • Related to the video card...if you do want to put a modern gaming card into that build, the provided PSU probably isn't going to cut it.

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#3 Posted by Slag (7711 posts) -


try out some builds on pcpartpicker.com. It will take of the compatibility issues for you automatically, plus it will list which vendors have the lowest prices on the components.

I just built my PC in August and I used a combination of Amazon, Newegg and Microcenter.

I'll also echo what MB said and basically agree that is a pretty underpowered machine a lot of games don't do well with an integrated graphics card, but I suppose it really depends on what you want to play on it.

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#4 Posted by madmidknight (27 posts) -

@mb: @slag:

Thanks, for the replies.

Yeah this is my first go at making a PC. I didn't even notice that there wasn't a video card in that build, haha.

Anyways, I'm mostly looking at some casual gaming. But I would like to run Guild Wars 2 at high/medium settings at a nice framerate at 1080p.

I will check out pcpartpicker, thanks!

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#5 Posted by VACkillers (1286 posts) -

Yeah its not too bad price but I use that term loosely. You'll need to buy a graphics card if you wanna do any gaming on it, it doesn't come with one which means you'd need to change that powersupply as well as 400WATTs wont do you any good in a gaming rig, minimum you should go with in a gaming rig is 600WATT.

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#6 Posted by korwin (3890 posts) -

I've discovered I'm really bad at pricing midrange PC's these days... All I did was go through a list of parts of midrange parts I would buy myself.

Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower Silent PC Computer Case

-$20.00 Instant



WD BLACK SERIES WD1003FZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

-$11.00 Instant



Galaxy 76XPH6DV6KKZ GeForce GTX 760 GC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card


CORSAIR HX series HX650 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card



CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B


ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

-$10.00 Instant



Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670


Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM


LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04 - OEM


SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

-$10.00 Instant



Subtotal: $1,223.91