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Thoughts On First build, Plus Possible Optimization

mpankey
  • 71 months ago

I'm building my first PC, and would like to know if Ive made a cost effective build or if Ive made any first-timers mistakes with the parts list. Any advice would be appreciated.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ycm8bv Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ycm8bv/by_merchant/

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: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($83.98 @ OutletPC) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($164.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC) Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($409.99 @ Micro Center) Case: Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.72 @ Mwave) Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $1329.51 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe go up to a 650W power supply.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks like a solid build but if you want to upgrade parts later just get a higher power supply.

add 250W if you want to add another gpu or just 100-150W for any part changes or hard drive add ons.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 PSU upgrade for future upgrades, gave 650 based on his current build

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks everyone. I think ill hold off on the upgraded psu for now just because this is already near the top of my budget and I dont plan to do much upgrading soon.

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