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My brother and I would like some feedback and suggestions

Hasselhaub
  • 72 months ago

This is our first build and we did a decent amount of research to come up with this and this is about our price range for the parts. If anybody has some feedback or suggestions for us it would be greatly appreciated as I want to get my brother the best gaming pc possible for the money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $218.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Value 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Value 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $289.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $100.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1124.86

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the 120 GB samsung SSD instead, plenty of room for some games and to fit your OS on it.

Also i recommend the cooler master hyper 212 evo instead of your current CPU cooler. Good cooler and very cheap: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

Use the money you saved on those two parts and put it towards a better GPU.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, i would get a HDD aswell. or drop the SSD altogether. they arnt tht helpful for gaming and its better to get a 1TB HDD. more room for cheaper.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

We plan on getting one of those at a later date. Just for our first one we would like the SSD for fast bootup

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you recommend for a GPU with the extra money we saved?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good, though you might be able to get a 4690K and a Z97 board instead. There isn't much difference, so if the price increase is too much, don't bother getting the upgrade.

Other than that, everything looks good. Might wanna try to buy a kit of the 1x4 ram. A 2x4 would work.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably get a better psu for less.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Here you go, a bit better in most areas- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/j77cRB

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

More performance where it counts and a PSU capable of handling ocs on cpu and gpu:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $218.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $104.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $100.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $63.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1107.90
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, that power supply is not even 80+ bronze. Never get a PSU that is not even rated.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, I totally selected the wrong one lol, I meant the rosewill hive, thank for pointing it out lol will fix now

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Had me worried for a second, lol. Also, you might want to change out the CPU for the i5-4690k and a Z97 Mobo, not to mention add a Hard Drive since this is a build for gaming.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ehh. Bumping up to an equivalent z97 board is like an extra 20 bucks, and the 4690k is another 20 bucks. 40 bucks to be up to date. And it's being up to date with no benefit really. A few degrees cooler on cpu tops and sata express support which isn't really a big deal yet, and I don't know how well it will do tbh.

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