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Looking for advice on 1k computer

cbacco
  • 72 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hg884D

So, I need this computer for graduate school as well as gaming. I do programming with possibly lots of number crunching and I'll probably be learning some new programs this year. I don't think python would have any trouble on this, the gaming stuff might.

I play LoL, starcrafts, and the more independent steam games so far. I hope to play some more borderlands 2 after this build. And probably minecraft.

Oh yeah and I want dual monitors. There's two on there, but I don't really know enough about graphics cards to know if that will be a problem or if they can handle it.

So yeah, anyone think I'll break it?

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

why the 2400 ram?

didnt really see the logic in some of your parts.

recommend something like:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $218.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $43.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $179.00 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case $36.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Gateway KX2153 Abd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Gateway KX2153 Abd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Gear Head KB5195W Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $18.55 @ Amazon
Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA-2016WB 3W 2ch Speakers $9.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $913.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 05:35 EDT-0400

performance differences with your build.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/430/Intel_Core_i5_i5-4570_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4670.html

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-270X-vs-GeForce-GTX-750-Ti

for a bit cheaper as well.you can switch out the ssd for the one you used.i simply used the m500 because its better known.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

First thing I noticed is you need a different power supply. One with at least 750 watts and a single 12v rail. The 380 watt one won't power the videocard.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This is very much my first build as well

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, because I didn't know what it meant.

I was thinking of eventually having both a decent sized hard drive and an ssd for some heavier applications.

also, you don't think the power supply had a high enough wattage? or is 500W just standard?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, anyways thanks so much for your help.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ok damn...didn't look at that. The previous one was only 60.

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