63 months ago
First, thanks in advance to anyone who can provide input!
This is my first attempt at gaming machine, but also for use as my general home computer (i.e., for non-intensive things such as email, browsing, music playing, and so forth).
Here it is...
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor||$159.99 @ Micro Center|
|Motherboard||ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$69.98 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||Team Zeus Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$64.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$51.99 @ Directron|
|Video Card||Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card||$249.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case||$39.99 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$34.99 @ Newegg|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$671.92|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-18 23:15 EST-0500|
I'd like to know specifically whether:
- If not having any additional fans is going to be foolish.
- If the CPU / GPU are totally imbalanced. Specifically, what do people think of the choice of CPU? A redditor recommended an i5-4460, but I saw this deal for the i5-4590 for even slightly cheaper. The i5-4590 seems to be the better processor, and since I can get it at a good price, why not?
- If I should I wait a week or two until Cyber Monday / Black Friday? I know that's something of a stupid question to ask. What I guess I'm really trying to get at is, do I have a good price-to-performance ratio with this machine? It's important for my mental health that I feel I got a good deal making this. :)
Again, thank you to anyone who can provide feedback! And thank you to redditor rawriorr for his / her help earlier this evening!