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Xplodingtrees
  • 71 months ago

This is my first gaming build and I would like some opinions on it. I am planning on adding a second video card and a second monitor in the near future, as the Radeon has Crossfire support. I am also planning on replacing the CPU cooler (Which I am buying to replace the reportedly terrible stock cooler) with an enclosed water cooler later on to make overclocking easier. I am wondering that even with a second GPU the 600 watt power supply might be a bit much though.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Xplodingtrees/saved/VNpmP6

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya your gonna need to upgrade your GPU. Which Radeon where you looking at?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Just realized I forgot to put up the list XD Here it is

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Xplodingtrees/saved/VNpmP6

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B85M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card $157.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.99 @ Best Buy
Wireless Network Adapter Asus USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $34.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1075.84
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

just added the upgraded PSU

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Really? The 600 watt was already overkill XD.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Than you add another GPU one so it bumped it up more. 80+ means its only giving 80% of its power a majority of the time. what i generally do is take the total output say 400 add 100 and get a PSU where 500 is 80% of its output. This avoids any chance of frying your PSU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahh, ok. Its also semi modular, so that's a plus.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

"I am also planning on replacing the CPU cooler (Which I am buying to replace the reportedly terrible stock cooler) with an enclosed water cooler later on to make overclocking easier."

with this said, I would suggest dropping the CPU cooler buying the I5-4690k Devils Canyon which will run cooler because of the improved chip and save up for a H100i or similar cooler so you can over clock that bad boy. You will end up near the same result but have the better chip for later down the road.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Any other things I should change?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

was also wondering if I should get a fan for the top or if it is fine how it is.

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