- 70 months ago
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$199.99 @ Micro Center|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler||$94.99 @ Mwave|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard||$114.99 @ Newegg|
|Memory||A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory||$84.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$247.98 @ OutletPC|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$99.99 @ NCIX US|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card||$369.99 @ Amazon|
|Case||Rosewill Legacy W1-B-Window Mini ITX Tower Case||$110.49 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$99.99 @ NCIX US|
|Other||Panasonic UJ-265 6X 3D Blu-ray Burner Writer DVD-R DVD-RW 12.7mm SATA Optical Drive||$69.35|
|Other||Coboc Black SATA III 6" 90 Degree to 180 Degree Data Cable w/Latch||$0.68|
|Other||Silverstone CP10 Sleeved Slim-SATA to SATA Adapter Cable||$10.99|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1504.42|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 22:12 EDT-0400|
This will be my first build. My budget is ~$1500. OS, keyboard, mouse, monitor, etc are not included in the budget because I have those. I will be purchasing by the end of this weekend. I don't have a Microcenter near me and I will try to stick with Newegg, Amazon, and Tiger Direct unless there's a spectacular deal elsewhere.
This PC will be used primarily for gaming at 1080p, but I am moving soon and may upgrade to a higher res setup, so I wanted headroom there. I also want this rig to last me a few years playing AAA games at the highest settings.
As far as graphics are concerned, it was kind of a tossup between a GTX 770 and a R9 290. It looks like I can fit the R9 290 into my budget
I specifically want to build in a smaller form factor. I really like the look of this case (don't care about the window either way, but definitely do want black and the windowed version is cheaper now). Other m-ITX cases I considered/ am considering are the Corsair 250D, Silverstone ML07 (would require a different PSU), Silverstone FT03 and FT03 Mini (both seemed too limited with GPUs), and the Fractal Design Node 605 (could switch to m-ATX and may save a bit of money).
If you all know of other cases that might fit my tastes, I'm not totally stuck on this. I chose it because it's minimalistic and wouldn't look terrible in the living room. Also because it had a slim OD slot, space for a beefy GPU, and has enough space for a 140mm radiator. Later on, I am interested in seeing if I could stick a NZXT Kraken G10 and x31 on the back fan of this case. It would be a very tight fit, but it just may work.
Finally, as far as aesthetics go, I'd like to color coordinate somewhat (not willing to sacrifice tons of money for it though) if I'm getting a case with a window.
Thanks in advance for feedback!