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Gaming PC Build opinion?

xGetxLifted
  • 71 months ago

This is my PC build, please give feedback.

List: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/xGetxLifted/saved/m29tt6

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $78.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $875.91

4670K's cheaper brother combined with a cheaper mobo, a bit more "powerful" PSU and the R9 290(780's counterpart), overall faster in gaming.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

why the Z series mobo and a locked processor? Also, the RAM is CL11 and the PSU is a poor OEM (EVGA's high end units are good, but their lower ones aren't very efficient and are tier 3).

this will do better, and it has an SSD PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $159.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $76.66 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $77.99 @ NCIX US
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $929.58

Better PSU, lower latency RAM (frequency really doesn't matter unless you're using integrated graphics), bigger, cheaper case, and an SSD.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It's one of the cheapest Z87 boards(i.e. it's simiarly priced to other H87/B85 boards) so it doesn't really matter..

CL9 vs CL11 isn't that-so-noticeable, but yea, getting a CL9 RAM would be better.

Getting a more reliable PSU would be a good idea, but this is powerful enough to power them, too..

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You're sure 100% this will be faster?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

same in game performance as the build lovroman suggested, but a more reliable PSU, better motherboard, slightly quicker ram (you won't notice it though) and most importantly, an SSD, which will cut your boot times in half. Also, the phantom case that he suggested looks cool on the internet, but my friend has one and it's a huge eyesore in real life.

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