For this build it is a $800 build that will run all the new games at 1080p to 1440p at 60 fps. Lets get into it.
Processor – Intel Core I5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $172.89 – For this build I chose the I5 4460, I can personally recommend this processor because I own it, and it is a great quad core processor that runs at 3.2 Ghz and will run games at the highest settings at only a few FPS under what you would get with a top end processor for gaming.
Motherboard – MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $76.75 – This motherboard has amazing features for the price, It can support any Celeron, Pentium, I3, I5, and I7 processors. MSI is well known for there amazing build quality and for there products lasting a long time.
For ram, this processor supports 1066, 1333, 1600 MHz, and can overclock up to 3000 MHz, which I wouldn’t recommended for this build because we don’t have the greatest and latest cooling system. The motherboard has a 1 PCI Express 3.0 slot for your graphics card which we’ll get to later, and has 3 USB 3.0 connectors, and 5 USB 2.0 connectors, and is ATX form factor.
Ram – G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 – 1600 Memory $49.85 – There’s not a lot to say about this ram kit, it’s affordable, fast, and you don’t need more than 8 GB at the moment for gaming, you see games like Star Wars Battlefront recommending 16 GB of ram, but that’s not true.
If you look at videos of the beta for Star Wars Battlefront, people ran it at 60 FPS 1440p, With the GTX 970 with 8 GB of ram.
Storage – Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 – I have this hard drive as well, it boots windows in a few seconds, and it is 1 TB of storage,
which will hold lots of games, movies, and music, or whatever else you will have on this hard drive, It will boot everything extremely fast.
Graphics Card – EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card $329.99 – This is the graphics card, which is the biggest part of a gaming PC, This will run all of the newest, and oldest games, at 1080p to 1440p at 60 FPS, it also has 4 GB of ram on the graphics card which will run games at high resolutions and huge texture sizes.
Also, if you like modding games with graphic or texture mods, such as Skyrim, Fallout, or any other games you might like modding, the 4 GB of video ram will let you have lots of graphic or texture mods. This card is overall amazing for gaming.
Case – Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $47.99 – Cases most the time don’t matter, as long as it has the important features, like USBs, and how easy it is to build in it.
This case looks awesome, it has 4 3.5″ internal drive bays, it is compatibility with our motherboard, and lots of other awesome features.
Power Supply – Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $58.98 – This power supply will work well with our build, since our build uses very low power consumption, because Nvidia and Intel are very good at not using very much power. And if you want to upgrade you can upgrade a bit with this power supply.
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Written by Jaiden