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Suggest improvements on this build? First build.

two_fishes

39 months ago

I'm trying to keep this under $850, after all rebates.

There is a flagged compatibility warning:

Unable to verify the Rosewill SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case and the Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler are compatible.

It says unable to verify, but are those parts incompatible?

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/LJJb2R

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($257.98 @ DirectCanada)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ NCIX)

Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.98 @ NCIX)

Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Amazon Canada)

Storage: Western Digital Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($113.98 @ DirectCanada)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($134.99 @ NCIX)

Case: Rosewill SRM-01 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg Canada)

Power Supply: Cooler Master Elite V2 550W ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($115.48 @ DirectCanada)

Wireless Network Adapter: Edimax EW-7811Un USB 2.0 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg Canada)

Total: $849.36

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point
  • changed to new archtitecture
  • changed MOBO to one with integrated WIFI
  • 1x8GB RAM stick to be able to add another in the future
  • SSD for operating system
  • much more valuable, newer and better HDD
  • GTX 950 instead of 750ti
  • better budget case
  • quality PSU
  • only ~20 CAD more

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $255.95 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T2 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $14.99 @ NCIX
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $40.26 @ Amazon Canada
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card $169.99 @ NCIX
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $42.98 @ NCIX
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.48 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $942.61
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $872.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-23 00:45 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll incorporate these. Another commenter has suggested I drop the cooler. Would you agree?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

The boxed version of the i5-6500 comes with the intel stock cooler. It will keep your CPU within the temperature range of "not-destroying" it. So you don't need an aftermarket-cooler, in this build it is only nice-to-have.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

That PSU is total crap. You don't need a aftermarket cooler. What is this build for?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Internet, documents, and casual gaming. I want to be able to play Fallout 4 and GTA 5, and whatever games might be on the horizon for the next little while.

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