- 72 months ago
After a couple of weeks of reading/research I've finally settled down on what I think is a decent build that also looks alright. I do plan on spending an bit on future proofing and that might be why some pieces are a bit more expensive. I do plan on overclocking, and I do plan on spending some more money on upgrading along the next year or two (probably getting a better video card whenever the next gen rolls around).
Points of importance:
1200-1300 Canadian $ budget counting OS, have all needed peripherals.
Pretty much a full gaming build with some exceptions (Browsing, maybe some streaming down the line).
I wanted a fully modular PSU as I feel that will be the easiest to work with and will help me with airflow. The XFX 750W wasn't too far off from the EVGA 650W so I didn't mind taking the jump. Feel free to tell me if this is too much of a waste of money.
Trying to keep a color theme out of pure vanity, if I'm skipping on huge deals/ performance due to this please tell me lol.
The motherboard is what has given me the most trouble. I've finally settled down on the MSI gaming 5 since the price point didn't seem too much higher than the gaming 3. If you feel the difference in performance/features isn't worth the difference I'd be glad to hear your opinions about this as well.
Haven't added an SSD to bring down initial cost but do plan on getting one when a decent sale comes by for something reliable in the 120gb~ range.
Case is already purchased. (Zalman ms800 plus ((75$))
So here it is, any opinions welcome and as I said I'll probably start ordering some parts soon. Thanks in advance :)
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$269.99 @ Memory Express|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$32.50 @ DirectCanada|
|Motherboard||MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$165.96 @ DirectCanada|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$89.98 @ Newegg Canada|
|Storage||*Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$59.99 @ DirectCanada|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card||$339.99 @ Memory Express|
|Power Supply||XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$104.99 @ NCIX|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$99.99 @ NCIX|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1163.39|
|*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-17 00:24 EDT-0400|