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SniperBoys1900
  • 72 months ago

I'm new to pc building and and want to know if this is a good gaming pc. I am going to overclock and want a lot of performance. Basically the biggest bang for my buck. Thanks for your comments and critiquing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $132.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $87.32 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $328.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $127.58 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1362.74

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed some things around. Remember you always want to spend most of your money on a graphics card for gaming. You don't need to overclock your cpu, it will handle all games at the stock multiplier. Cost you about 50$ more with this upgrade but it will certainly be worth it 100%.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $111.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $87.32 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.24 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $324.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1334.43

IF you want to go cheaper go with a Radeon 280x video card. you'll save yourself a bit of money there for close to the same performance.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks I may go with a msi gaming motherboard instead by thanks for your input.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

nevermind misread it, over clocking can be helpful though. if you want to get those few extra years without upgrading, over clocking will help.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks anyway. I revised my build and by going with a 120GB SSD I was able to upgrade to a i5-4690k and get a GTX 770 thanks alot

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

If you can fork out alittle extra (20 or so bucks) get the r9 290, dont get the reference version though. runs very hot. get a non reference version.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Solid build so most of my ideas will be small tweaks.

Motherboard - consider watching a few youtube vids of the msi, asus, and gigabyte motherboards in your price range. They are very similar so your choice may come down to personal taste on connector layout and overclocking interface.

Memory - you can find cheaper options but just check the heat spreader height if you plan to turn your CPU cooler to push heat towards your back fan since that may cause the cooler fan to be positioned right over ram slots 1 and maybe even slot 2.

Storage - consider the PNY XLR8 240gb SSD which is just $15 more than for double the storage. While Samsung is a top brand for SSD, this PNY model is a solid option and a very good value at the price. I have it and love it. On the hdd, grab it at this price under $50 even if you are considering buying other parts over a few weeks or months.

Video card - 4th of July sales on R9 290s may be a great option for you. There are a few very solid choices in the $350-375 range right now.

Case - mid atx cases can be found in the $50-70 range quite often.

Power supply - 500w for this build doesn't leave much room for overclocking or future growth. Look for some deals on a 650 or 750w psu. Newegg runs weekly psu deals.

Monitor - consider monitors with an ips display. This site has a sort column for ips making the search easy. It will give you a bump up in color clarity and in your size range, you can find one for little to no premium over your current choice.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tips I will definitely use these and revise my build

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