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Haswell Refresh 4690 build $800 budget. Thoughts? Opinions? Experienced "Heads Up"?

DinoDan
  • 72 months ago

All Parts Ordered and on their way now!! Before I begin the assembly does anyone have experience with any of these components and have any tips or tricks I should know about? Also what are your thoughts & opinions of the build? This is not to be a gaming computer but wanted to still have some capabilities to do some light gaming if wanted in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $209.99
Motherboard MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $89.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $49.99
Memory Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $109.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB DirectCU II Video Card Purchased For $169.99
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $54.99
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $104.65
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Wireless Network Adapter D-Link DWA-548 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Cooler Master Super Fan 44.7 CFM 120mm Fan Purchased For $17.29
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $806.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 13:16 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

by the way all parts marked as Purchased for $0.00 were cannibalized from older computer.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty good for what your uses seem to be. You won't be able to overclock, but I'm guessing you already probably know that. Only thing I would say is that you probably will need more storage in the future

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I know there is no overclocking capabilities, this is actually a build for my non-techy mother in law. She has been used to 160gb for so long the increase in space for her will feel huge and there is always room for more HD space in the future.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You'll definitely need more ram, 4 gigs is just isnt enough

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

look again :) there are 2 sets of 2x2 so 8 gigs all together!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ah sorry didnt look at it :P

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