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$1600 towards a new tower - Looking for feedback

veikr

62 months ago

Ok, so this is what I have so far. I decided to go for a mATX build because, as far as I know, everything will fit, albeit tightly and it takes up less desk space. I plan on holding back on one of the 270's until a later date. I want it up and running first, and when my funds build back a bit I'll add a 2nd GPU and start overclocking.

So this is what I was looking at:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $31.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $209.79 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone SG09B (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1599.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 17:13 EST-0500

This computer will see a lot of up-time, and a lot of use, so I had been shooting for faster, more reliable, well built parts rather than the absolute cheapest that will work. I am aware that the motherboard might be a bit more than I need, but I found an open box over on NewEgg for $158 and that brings it down to about the same price point as a lot of the other boards I was looking at. I was hoping to get at least a few years out of this stuff, likely more if I can upgrade it along the way. I'm willing to spend a little more or change things up for a clearly better option, but I'd not like it to go up much more than a hundred or so. I still have peripherals to buy around Christmas time.

What do you fine folks think?

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