Hello, I've never built a PC or even owned a computer that wasn't a shitty laptop. Looking to move on from 30fps gaming, hopefully you kind folks can help. I used logicalincrements.com, the 120Hz monitor thread, and some links in this thread to throw this list together.
My only requirement is running tf2 (matchmaking specifically, so w/o a config) at 150+ fps, so I get the most out of the 144hz monitor I'm planning on getting.
CPU: i5 6500
GPU: GTX 960
RAM: 8GB DDR4
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z
CPU/GPU/RAM/Monitor, I have some vague understanding of what they do and why they matter. From here on out I chose essentially randomly from the Fair to Very Good range on logicalincrements.
Mobo: MSI 970 Gaming
HDD: 250 GB
SSD: 120 GB
PSU: EVGA 500B
Case: Corsair 200R
This put my total at $940. I don't have a set budget, but ideally I'd like to get it below $800 if possible. Is this build overkill for my requirements? My intuition says I could probably cut the SSD, since it doesn't matter for gaming, correct?
Also, this might be a retarded question, but I have a Lenovo U410 Ultrabook that I won't be using much once I've got this built. It has an i7, 8GB DDR3 RAM, and an NVIDIA 610M. Could I gut any parts from it, or are laptop parts completely different? Or are they simply too old and worn out after 3 years of use?
Thanks in advance for any input. Feel free to PM me instead of cluttering the thread.