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senstalex
  • 72 months ago

Tell me what may be improved... BTW I went for the I5 S because i wont require a cooler due to its low wattage. That being said, i do have a 750 watt psu which may be overkill but with the 770 i didnt think so and it was either that or a 600watt. I want full modular because of the cubes size.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590S 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $143.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $198.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $319.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Node 304 (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.50 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor $139.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard $68.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $51.08 @ Amazon
Headphones Razer Kraken 7.1 Channel Headset $89.99 @ Micro Center
Other Samsung 8x Slim DVD+/-RW Slim USB External Drive, White SE-208DB/TSWS Slim Port DVD Writer $29.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1541.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-14 17:14 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Your 750W is definitely a bit of overkill. The thermal power draw of your system is only ~360W according to manufacturer listed TDPs. PSUs get max efficiency at about 80% load, so you probably should have been looking at a 450-500W supply but those can be hard to find in full modular. So just look out for a respectable 450+W full modular on sale and save some money. though if you want to stay at 750W and be sure you'll have enough for any conceivable upgrade ever. the EVGA Supernova 750, which is a seriously good high quality psu, is on sale for $90 after a MIR. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438017&nm_mc=EMC-EXPRESS061414&cm_mmc=EMC-EXPRESS061414-_-EMC-061414-Index-_-PowerSupplies-_-17438017-L03C

Personally I'd have saved some cash on the SDD and gone for a smaller SDD. Honestly evaluate what you'll have on the SDD and need to load super fast on a regular basis. Windows 7 will take up ~30 Gig after windows update does its thing. Are you going to fill 220 gigs up with games or other programs that benefit from the boost?

As for the razer stuff, it is quality stuff but you pay a ton of markup for the razer name, look around a bit and you can find better for cheaper.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Good info on the psu. Ill probably knock it down to something in the 500-600 watt range. I was just worried about the video card drawing power during gaming. I know i could save some money on the ssd as well, but im not too worried about it, as well as the razer stuff. I graduated from college and got my first decent job so i have decided to treat my self to some brand name. My last keyboard and mouse i got at a hardware store and owned it for 4 years... haha. Thanks for your input.

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