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First PC build - 1500$

Dhufar
  • 71 months ago

Hello,

I would appreciate some advice concerning my first build as I may have made a lot of mistakes (and sorry for the spelling mistakes, english is not my first language) Here is my build

I will mostly use it for gaming but I don't really care about being able to play with graphics at the highest quality.

I am more looking for a quiet and not overheating computer.

I do not need SLI or Crossfire support.

I don't plan on overclocking my processor

It has to be wireless and have several USB port, some on the front of the case if possible.

I want two storages devices, one SSD and a hard drive.

Concerning the monitor I just want it to be 16:9

I don't know if all the components I choose work together and are good for a quiet computer. I think I may need some water cooling but I don't really know what to take. I also want to have a nice air flow but I don't know which cases are the best for that and which fans. This is my first draft so things can change a lot. If you have any advice you are welcome to provide them

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $233.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $97.59 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.38 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.97 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $107.60 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.73 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $24.15 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $24.15 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard $41.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Raptor M30 Wired Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Newegg
Headphones Razer Electra Essential Gaming & Music Headset Headset $44.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1502.46
  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Quiet, Cool, and Fast. It sacrifices a little graphics power for this, but it will still max most games at 1080p. The Kraken G10 allows you to connect the second cooler to the graphics card. The H110 for the Cpu will be at the top of the case and the H110 for the Gpu will be at the front.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard *ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $76.66 @ Newegg
Memory *A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card *XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $249.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Cooler NZXT Kraken G10 Video Card Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System *Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor *Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $24.73 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1453.16
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Case Fans

Front: (x2) 120/140mm(1 included)These 2 are intake

Top: (x2) 120mm - These 2 are exhaust

Rear: (x1) 120mm(included) - exhaust

Bottom: (x1) 120mm - intake

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