- 72 months ago
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor||$189.99 @ Micro Center|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$29.98 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$66.50 @ Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$75.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$55.98 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card||$200.00 @ Newegg|
|Case||Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case||$65.99 @ NCIX US|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$44.99 @ Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98 @ OutletPC|
|Monitor||Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor||$119.99 @ Newegg|
|Other||I'm going to use the Staples Price Match to get the Micro Center price on the 4670K|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.||$939.39|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 18:58 EDT-0400|
CPU - Quad-core processor with good single core performance. It's also unlocked, so I can experiment a bit with overclocking.
CPU Cooler - Amazingly well reviewed. Will let me toy around with overclocking.
Motherboard - Cheap Z87 board that's currently on sale. This board will let me overclock.
Memory - RAM is RAM, so I thought about going with the cheapest stuff that didn't hurt my eyes, but I settled on this because I think the color goes well with the motherboard.
Storage - It's a 1 TB 7200RPM HDD. Nothing too exciting.
Video Card - Same price as the XFX R9 280, but has a higher stock clock.
Power Supply - More wattage than I need, but it's cheap than the 500W semi-modular from Corsair.
QUESTIONS I HAVE ABOUT THE BUILD
Which GPU has a better fan, the MSI R9 280 or the XFX R9 280? I'm also open to the HIS R9 280, but only if it's really good as I think it's incredibly ugly.
How high should I expect to be able to overclock the 4670K with the 212 Evo?
Thanks in advance for any feedback or help that you can give me.