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$1000 Gaming PC - I need HELP / OPINIONS

dondon
  • 71 months ago

My build link

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k2rnyc

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $177.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $82.10 @ Amazon
Storage Intel 530 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.94 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $184.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.00 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1041.94

I need help or opinions regarding my build. I'm looking to spend around $1k USD / CND until the end of the month.

I want to use the i5-4690 as it's new and a Z97 motherboard to have the possibility to upgrade. I don't know how to overclock and don't wish to do it.

My questions:

Should I use a H100i instead? Should I get the OS elsewhere? Is the i5-4690 worth the price or should I stick with the i5-4670? Would you recommend a better motherboard or graphics card (better price, etc.)? I know the case is my own opinion but is there anything negative about what I chose here? I'm looking for a full tower / mid tower case for around $100.

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

looks good but personally i would switch to a 4x2gb memory for dual-channel though

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll get another stick of 8gb later on along with a hard drive of 1TB for extra storage.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

build looks good then, might just want to consider this power supply for $3 more, it's fully modular and gold rated http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply and opinion.

I'll wait for more opinions from others before ordering.

Thanks in advance.

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