First time Gaming PC Build Help

Hi guys. So this is my first time building a PC, but I've done some research already. My budget is around $800 give or take. My main focus is to play Fallout 4 (and other games but the goal is FO4) on decent graphic settings. The higher the better but nor really concerned about it. This is the build I have so far, but I'm very open to any suggestions/alternate builds. Not looking to overclock and I'm looking forward to going a year or so without upgrading. Need an OS too, its included in the list but just in case. Thanks in advance!

That's pretty much my build with a better GPU a fine selection.

Although I'm worried the case you selected is to small I have the same motherboard and it's rather large.

Might as well go for an i5, an FX 8 core can hardly seem to match it, seems to be a carry over issue from skyrim

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($172.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($42.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Rosewill 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $589.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Unless you wanted an 860k with a 390, which in less CPU intensive games can do better at higher resolutions, but without a hefty OC it won't keep up in fallout 4

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Oh, thanks! Then what case do you think could work better?

Anything full size I have a thermaltake chaser a31

Nice! And the cut on price is a bonus. So de R9 380 should run FallOut just fine?

the 380 should be about on the level of the 285, so fine at 1080p, It'll also get faster once AMD releases a driver update for fallout 4

and the 380 in general is a bit faster than a 960 in other games, plus you save money on free-sync for the future, and have potentially better DX12 support

There's also a ton of built in tessellation with the god rays, so you could disable that to get more performance on either platform, there's also an odd jump at least for the 390x at 1440p that gives it a big FPS boost enough to overshadow the 970 with it disabled, though at 1080p it's not as big


Thanks man, I wanna build this pc right. Glad that there's people like you in here helping a ton.

And if I'd go with the 390, what would be a better cpu than the 860k? How does the A10-6800k sound? Something else?

There'd be no other real options, youd have to then save up like 200 or so for the i5 4460 + motherboard, but in the long run that may be cheaper than upgrading your GPU, since a short term GPU upgrade would run about 300 bucks

Oh ok. So how does this look?

Should be fine

after some careful consideration and thought i came up with this now you do not have to by any means choose this build but it is cheaper than your build and more powerful the cpu doesn't overclock but is actually faster in every test ive seen plus it consumes less power and is newer which is always cool the motherboard has usb 3.1 and ddr4 plus an m.2 slot for future upgrade but i would personally spend a lil bit extra and change the power supply and case to something better but i wouldnt get anything above 500-550 watts at most although you do save a killing with psu+case combos and i was trying to limit myself to only using pcpartpicker which is a tad annoying at times as they do not always have every selection i just grabbed the cheapest not pos cpu cooler since your not going to be overclocking with this setup but an old intel stock cooler will work perfectly fine as well the ssd i picked is the same speed as the samsung but also cheaper the memory is also faster but without a heatsink although it doesnt really need one and you save a few bucks by opting without so all in all this is a very powerful rig that will outperform and live longer than the other rig but both are great builds i am interested to see waht you end up choosing

my apologies i didnt see the updated rig lol i actually like the better graphics card but i personally would prefer skylake but its really up to personal preference for gaming

still thing the other build will put up a strong fight especially if you take out the ssd and upgrade the psu and case or the graphics card even i will say however that the slowest thing in my brothers pc when compared to mine minus the fact that mine is x99 and his is lga1150 is that the WD blue is glacial when compared to having an ssd for the main os and a hdd for games the only reason i can say that is when booting up and loading steam his cpu and everything is barely taxed while the hdd is like waiting on the granpa in front of you to make a left hand turn hell even a 120 ssd makes the world of difference for both boottimes and load times in your favorite game or games if they are small