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revenantautumn
  • 72 months ago

Hi folks. It has been about 5 years since my last PC build. The old PC is finally showing it's age a bit too much, so I'm ready to jump into a new build.

I tweaked another partlist I found and have come up with this: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/revenantautumn/saved/qc22FT

Uses would primarily be gaming and some occasional CAD. I am trying to stay close to 1k if I can, but if I need to put the money into the motherboard/CPU I will. Any glaring errors or suggestions would be most appreciated.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 3 points

This build costs less and offers better value for quality received:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $75.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X Video Card $299.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1006.89
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the review. I noticed an in-store microcenter pickup for the Core i7 at $260 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k Would that be worth the +$45 instead of the i5?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It depends. Do you require hyper threading? $260 is $40 less than I paid for my i7-4770k. The i5-4690 will work just fine for normal use and gaming though. Don't think of it as an inferior card.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yours is what I wish I had the couple hundred extra to be able to build http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/CPwbCJ Only thing Id look at would be upgrading GPU if you can as that is gonna help the most in games :D

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