- 71 months ago
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$239.99 @ Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$29.99 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$118.99 @ Newegg|
|Memory||Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory||$74.99 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$54.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$49.99 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card||$339.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case||$69.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$64.99 @ NCIX US|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$22.10 @ Amazon|
|Sound Card||Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card||$26.99 @ Newegg|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1073.00|
This is the build that I have been crafting for a few weeks. I have gradually worked my way up on spending this much on a computer and I can afford it. If you have the time please look over it and tell me if I can change anything.
Here is my rationale for picking the parts:
i5-4690k: I want to over clock when my system needs it in a few years, but I probably won't until then. Also wanted to go with the new CPU since the price difference with the 4670k was not that large.
Z97 MoBo: ready for OC when the time comes. This MSI board has a bundle deal to get $20 off with the CPU
290 GPU: a big debate for me but after looking at the comparison between the 280x and the 290 I wanted to make sure that I would get a gpu that will work well for a while before upgrading in a few years. Also felt the gap of power would be noticeable and I may regret skimping on power later.
Sound card: I wanted an optical out port for my headset amp so a cheap sound card was the quick solution I went with.