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I think I am ready and about to buy the first parts. Please let me know of any changes or recomendations. (First build)

kubu
  • 71 months ago

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 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
Total
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.

Thanks again!

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

build looks good, i would swap out that 212 plus for the 212 evo since its the newer model with the same price tag. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

also you could get the tri-x for $10 more which is personally the best cooler for amd cards with a higher clock, they also offer great warranty http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003622sr

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Only changes are swap for 1600 RAM and a better SSD.

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 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $118.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $71.88 @ NCIX US
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ 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 $79.99 @ Amazon
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
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1121.90
  • 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 $29.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $118.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $71.88 @ NCIX US
Storage Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $72.00 @ Amazon
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
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1086.90
Here are the changes you guys suggested. I saved some money on better parts for the RAM and the CPU cooler. I also updated the ssd. I saw that the sandisk one was on sale but I agree that one that is faster and probably more reliable would be worth the extra $20

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