- 72 months ago
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$239.99 @ Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler||$114.99 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$196.13 @ Newegg|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$89.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$84.98 @ OutletPC|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$79.97 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card||$404.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Case||NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case||$119.99 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$140.98 @ Amazon|
|Other||Bitfenix ATX Cable Extension||$18.00|
|Other||CPU cable extension||$15.00|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.||$1489.01|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 11:44 EDT-0400|
After some tweaking and rethinking, here's what I've come up with. I was originally thinking of going for a smaller build in a 350D, but the H440's lack of external drive bays and a bit more room for cooling seem pretty attractive to me. I'm going for a classic red/black theme.
I'm thinking about getting a nice 1440p monitor now and possibly adding another R9 290 a little bit down the line, once I have the cash.
I plan on OCing a fair bit, so I'm going with an H110. Is that overkill? Any thoughts on what I should do about GPU cooling if/when I end up going for a Crossfire setup?
Is getting a gaming motherboard overkill for moderate overclocking? The boost in sound quality I find a big plus, but I could possibly get a discrete card for that.