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Would this build work? Need advice.

zKevo
  • 71 months ago

So i am really new to this and first and foremost i want to see if this build would even work? im kinda already at budget and wanted to see what changes other would make however i want to use that case. I need help on choosing Power Supply and Optical drive. so if you can help me change it a little or alot i'm open to anything. I want to use the PC for games as Day z,The Forest and other newish games. and keep in mind that i'm very new to this. thanks! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.94 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $24.13 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $174.99 @ NCIX US
Memory AMD 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $92.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card $249.99 @ Micro Center
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $43.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $95.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan NZXT FN-120RB 47.3 CFM 120mm Fan $5.93 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1070.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 07:10 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You've too much on too much on RAM, motherboard and GPU (there's a good EVGA AX one around $230).

500W will power this system fine but the more reliable EVGA 600B is around the same price. If you need bluray, then get a bluray drive but if you dont't then get the cheapest dvd burner you can, they're almost obsolete and you're likely to use it once or twice.

were you planning on overclocking?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you suggest i change them to? Yeah that's what i was thinking about the DVD but wasn't sure. No i wasn't at the moment but maybe in the future if that's possible.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to OC (note: requires intel requires you to have a 'K' CPU): 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
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $143.49 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $81.00 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $229.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $95.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1028.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 08:29 EDT-0400

If you don't want to oc:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Fury White Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card $389.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $95.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1078.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 08:30 EDT-0400
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

is there any other GPU'S that you would suggest that are around the 350-370$ range?If not would this build be able to run most of games at higher settings?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

well there is the GTX 770 but if you were going for that, the 280X offers similar performance for less. the 760 in the will see many games maxed out with a couple levels of AA and other more intensive games on perhaps a mixture of high and very high to maintain 60fps. The 290 on the other hand, is perhaps overkill for 1080p but that just means it will easily max any game at 60+fps, aside from very high demand games like crysis 3 that could be played on high if you want 60fps or very high if you don't mind the lower (perhaps 45+fps). Here are couple benchmarks:

Note that they have used overclocked i7 6-cores ($900+!!) in an effort to relive any possible bottleneck so expect less performance with an i5. Its still a setup capable of 1440p gaming though.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

okay thanks for all the help, also in the second build there is no CPU cooler, is that not needed?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

As listed in header "Part List Parts Are Compatible: No issues/incompatibilities found." Yes it'll be functional.

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