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Can someone look over this build and give any suggestions?

msneilson
  • 71 months ago

I am looking to build my first computer and have put a parts list together.
I was hoping someone with building advice could look over it and offer any suggestions. Preferably not changing anything that makes it more expensive, since I am about 100 over what I would like it to be. I think I could use a different motherboard, I am not really sure what motherboard to select. Thanks in advance.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Enermax Liqtech 120X 111.0 CFM Ball Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ NCIX US) Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($202.99 @ NCIX US) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.99 @ NCIX US) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz) Case: NZXT H630 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($96.98 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($79.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC) Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $1616.85

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The big thing to change if you want to drop the price is the optical drive. Unless you plan to burn content onto blu-ray, you don't need an expensive optical drive. Even cheap $20 optical drives will play blu-ray movies.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You could probably either go down to an i3 proccesor or upgrade to an i7 because i personally dont think i5 is a big differnce from i3.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Enermax Liqtech: Not a necessity. Air cooling should suffice for general use.
  • G.Skill F3-1866C10D-16GAB: Not a necessity. Alternatives available at lower cost: G.SKILL F3-1600C9D-16GAR
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback so far. Do you know the difference between the GAR and the GAB? I couldn't find a difference between the two models.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The one ending in GAR is 1600mhz with a latency of 9 and the other is 1866 MHz with a latency of 10. Go with the cheapest 1600mhz with a latency of 9 u can find, for the most part ram is ram. Actually... What are you gonna be using this for?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be using this for gaming, some work with data bases, programming, and some home theater use.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Offical support by the processor listed tops out at DDR3-1600. GAR will keep the same level of performance but stay within Intel's recommended specification and save money in the process.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $159.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $88.79 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H630 (White) ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor $129.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1476.66

Here you go.You can change the Ram to another color

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