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Suggestions on a new build?

choppar4
  • 71 months ago

I have an older PC that's gonna get handed down to my son and was looking for feedback, suggestions on a new build. I have the GeForce video card already and it's been almost 4 years since that build. A lot has changed and a lot hasn't so looking for suggestions. I use the rig for day to day home stuff, occasional video format conversion software and regular gaming, BF4, Flight Sims, World of Warcraft kinda games.

I'm kinda sold on the CPU and case but all the other stuff is still open for replacement. Looking to keep the build to @ $800-900 without the video card.

Thanks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.86 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg) Needs to have min 6SATA ports Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($254.99 @ Newegg) Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($113.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $1190.50

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get 8GB of 1600mHz RAM, as having a lot of speedy ram doesn't really help for gaming. Also, go for Windows 8.1, as its much better optimised. You can get a free start menu replacer such as Classic Shell if you hate the "modern" UI. Your Gold certified PSU may be a little overkill, a 600w 80+ bronze will do fine. Thermal paste isn't necessary, though might be nice. Otherwise, looks good! Good luck with your build!

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Intel Core i7-4770K: Depending on your location/store the current equivalent Core i7-4790K can cost similar or less.
  • Arctic Silver 5: Note that the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo includes a small tube of thermal compound that should be good for at least two applications.
  • ...DDR3-2400 Memory: You can cut costs by using the standard DDR3-1600. e.g. G.SKILL F3-1600C9D-16GAR
  • Antec Nine Hundred: Old design with no noise control unlike their Antec P100. It also costs less.
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions. I will look at the case, I used the 900 cause my old build is in it. Also I though the larger power supply would help as I have 4 internal drives. I will switch the memory and drop the artic silver. Thanks so much

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