Description

I spent about a week going through the site finding the best combo deals for all my parts. First time builder - had fun doing cable management, what do you think? I stealth mounted my Samsung 120GB SSD on the other side of the mobo inside the case with command strip velcro. Also fed my USB 3.0 cord that attaches to the motherboard through the power cord for the motherboard.

Total Cost - $1208.00 After Combos Deals - $885.00 After Mail-In Rebates - $800.00

I needed to build a computer for gaming and graphic design. The Corsair 500R case is great for cable management and keeps everything cool. The ASUS Z87-PRO motherboard is awesome, I love it so far.. has built in WiFi and Bluetooth along with EZ-Boot mode. PowerColor 7870 Myst (Tahiti LE) is running great - I Recommend tweaking the fan speed with MSI afterburner. Only complaint about GPU is the fan can kind of loud when above 50% speed.

Comments

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

all that nice stuff and then you got the stock cooler lol... good build! :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha >_< I am new! Should I get one? Any other suggestions or parts I might want to consider?

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

all depends. if you want to go cheap and cool under 100 bucks go with corsairs h100i . if you want to go all out with a 500+ dollar budget. contact me if you want me to message you a list of parts or kits

  • 78 months ago
  • 2 points

$500 cooler??? Why would he or anyone need that?

  • 77 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going with a h100i cooler for the CPU! fits my case perfectly!

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Really sweet build for the price! Worth every penny. :-)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. You must of done a lot of research to get all those parts for that cheap of a price.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks alot, yes spent 2 weeks! haha

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

you should of gotten a sapphire 7870 but I guess the powercolor performs well too, except the fans being to loud

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at the Sapphire 7870 but I got the PowerColor Myst for $209.99, so I saved about $40-50. Figured the extra money for just better cooling wasn't worth it / needed since I have such a nice airflow in my case, especially with the big 200mm fan on the side blowing directly on the card.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I would have gotten the HX model of that PSU. Item has better modularity, an 80 plus Gold rating, 7 year warranty (instead of 5), and fanless operation at lower loads. I would have gotten dual channel memory as well. An aftermarket CPU cooler would be smart especially with Haswell. Is there any reason you went with a more expensive motherboard? Besides those things, the build looks good :). Nice cable management.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at the modular on that one but got such a nice deal on mine. I know I messed up with not getting 2x4gb ram sticks but I did some research to find that dual-channel memory is only about a 4% performance gain, so I decided not to return it and stick with it. I got the motherboard because it came out to be cheaper than the lower end model I was going to buy before (-$100 off combo deal for Intel i5 4670k and Asus Z87-Pro together)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job picking your parts and very nice cable management. The fact that you have a motherboard that supports dual channel memory it would be a plus if you added another 8gb stick. This might also assist in your graphic design. Very impressive for a first time build.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your comment and suggestion!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Great selection of parts and a great build overall.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build for the price. You should look into maybe buying an after market cooler for the cpu like the hyper 212. It's only $30 and would allow you to get a modest overclock.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Is overclocking worth it? would make a noticeable difference? Any other part suggestions?

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, especially since you spent the extra money for the "k" series processor, and the nice mobo. It will give you better performance in gaming, and I'm assuming video editing too.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Graet build ! Especially considering its price ! Why don't you adjust the prices to reflect your savings though ? Good parts and good cable management.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Thank you! I know - such a great deal on the overall price. I guess I could change the prices, but figured people would start asking how so I left them and explaining in description.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

Next time though, get 2x4GB, runs better in Dual channel, and finally you should've gotten a 760, better bang for the buck IMO :)

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

damn you got some insane combo deals...$400 off list is crazy! Wish i had found deals like that

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess I was building during a good time of deals. It helped that my buddy and me had the same $ budget and we were building the same builds, helping each other finding deals for 2 weeks. We have identical builds except he has the XFX Double D 7870 Ghz Edition 2GB Ram GPU.

  • 78 months ago
  • 1 point

So it seems, good job either way. I would have built the exact same computer for as you if I had found those deals. Instead I spent $400 more and didn't even get a nicer computer

  • 65 months ago
  • 1 point

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-tr600

could of saved a few bucks fyi. overall great build!!