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Upcoming Custom Build

bahawolf
  • 70 months ago

Hey there!

It's been quite a while since I've done a custom build and I'd like to jump right into one! Due to upcoming career opportunities and the desire to occasionally do some light gaming (WoW for me, and Sims 3 for my wife), I wanted to put together a nice machine that has plenty of room for upgrades. In the past I'd deck the machine out spending thousands upon thousands of dollars up-front and have it as a trophy for bragging rights. A bit older and wiser, I realize that I can have a beautiful machine and upgrade it as desired. This also keeps me invested into the machine, and will cause for me to be more conscious about cable management improvement, cooling improvement, and further maintenance as time goes by.

Anyhow, I put together what I believe to be a pretty solid build for what I want, but I wanted opinions on this. I'm not concerned so much with lowering / raising the price, so as long as it isn't an unnecessary and extreme increase (eg: from 1600 to 3500). All in all, I'd like some feedback and hopefully I can get this build spec finalized so that I can start the process as soon as possible!

My build can be seen here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bahawolf/saved/8Z8bt6

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.66 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card $308.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks PH-ES614PC_BK ATX Full Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1608.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 20:03 EDT-0400

Your build was ridiculous overkill... and why two monitors for light gaming?

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Subsonic, I appreciate the suggestions. I wanted to put together a pretty strong machine for the gaming we currently do (WoW & Sims 3) as well as other games I'll likely try on the PC (BF4 for example). The dual monitors help with productivity because I often work from home and use two monitors in the office.

Thanks!

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The one i made up will be plenty enough for your needs :) And you have room for upgrades

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