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$2200 i5-4690K and GTX-970 Tripple Screen Build Upgrade w/ Fractal Design Define R4 and Black Friday Galore

Dyan654

63 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $79.99
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $64.99
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $349.89 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $91.98
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor Purchased For $251.99
Monitor Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor Purchased For $251.99
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard Purchased For $68.19
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $49.99
Headphones Sennheiser HD 380 Pro Headphones Purchased For $125.99
Other AOC e2243Fwk 60Hz 22.0" Monitor Purchased For $150.00
Other Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System Purchased For $139.99
Other Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 Dual Band N600 PCIe $36.99
Other Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz LGA 1150 & MSI Z97-Gaming 5 1150ATX Microcenter Bundle $322.84
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2211.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-18 10:51 EST-0500
Sorry for the kinda odd formatting with the custom parts, PCPartPicker doesn't have a good way to imput custom bundles and stuff like that.

Woo, I've spent about 30 hours researching the components in this build and getting various suggestions from all over the internet. It's amazing how many resources are out there! When considering parts already purchased (most peripherals including monitors, keyboard, mouse, etc), this PC is costing me around $1175, right under my initial $1200 limit! Huge thanks to everyone that helped out including:

  • LinusTechTips on YouTube for all the incredible build guides, product reviews, and other assorted information.
  • /u/JoeArchitect on /r/buildapcforme for helping me when I was just starting out. (This guy is absolutely amazing, one of the most helpful people I've ever met on reddit! Give him a shout if you ever need help building a system!)
  • Newegg for Awesome Prices and Excellent Build Guides
  • manirelli on PCPartPicker for additional reference templates for my budget.
  • Logical Increments for good, budget-friendly recommendations.

If you don't mind giving this a look over or suggestion, I'd really appreciate it! This is my first build ever, and as far as I can tell it's pretty balanced, but I'm always open to suggestion!

(I've also provided additional information below for your reference if it could help with recommendations.)

  • Left headroom for another 970 in the future.
  • Upgrade to previous pre-built, driving 3 pre-purchased screens noted above.
  • 16 year old high school student.
  • Interested in web development, software development, and limited PC gaming (slightly-modded Skyrim, Amnesia, TF2, L4D2, FEZ, Portal 2, Sanctum 2, and Minecraft with interest in expanding more).
  • Will be overclocking for performance.
  • More information on /r/buildapcforme.

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