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First build. Feedback Appreciated.

kstanker
  • 71 months ago

So this is my plan for my first build. My main concerns is that the cpu cooler will not be strong good enough and that there's better parts for approximately the same price. If you have any suggestions I greatly appreciate it.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZX24YJ

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  • 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 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.70 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX US
Case BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case $52.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor $158.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1126.59
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Here if you are just gaming. Switched the i7 for i5. Changed out the Motherboard. With the $ saved by doing those two things gave you a better GPU.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with the CPU but from what I've heard that MoBo doesn't have an on board wifi adapter(correct me if I'm wrong.) If it does then I'll get it, but if it doesn't should I keep one the one I have now(or a similar one) or should I get a $20 Adapter.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Just grab an adapter it would be cheaper.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point
  • The Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is more than sufficient for non-overclocked systems.
  • Pay attention to the PCPartPicker's Compatibility Notes: Some Intel Z87 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Haswell Refresh CPUs. Translation: That ASUS you have selected may not even boot, unless it is shipped from the store with a current/updated BIOS supporting the Core i7-4790K series.
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I just changed my MoBo to the one above and added a WNA. Thanks for everyone's ideas and help.

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