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Jonna
  • 71 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $164.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB mSATA Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $328.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $71.00 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1204.90

My first build and i am huge newbie, probably a bit overkill for what i intend to use it for. Going to use it for gaming, but i am not that concerend about graphcis. Do i need some fans for cooling, if i am not going to overclock it? Not planning to overclock it at first, but maybe later if i find the interest to do it. Would this build be viable to overclock?

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

here are a few changes, first is add a cpu cooler and good thermal paste, the i5 can get hot, especially if you want to overclock in the future, but even stock needs it. Next, you dont need 16gb of ram, 8 is more than enough. Then, that SSd was msata and it should be normal, plus you want a HDD for mass storage. That one ssd wouldn't be enough. lastly, that psu is overkill, dont need that many watts. So here are is a suggested build with those changes that also saves you money so you can use it for something else.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 1.75g Thermal Paste $4.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $328.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1177.82
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