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Purchased Parts for My 1st Build - What do you think? - [$1,000 Budget]

yonson

63 months ago

I just finished buying these parts (except extra fans) at these prices for my first build! My budget was $1,000, but I was willing to stretch it enough to afford the quality of parts I preferred.

I did not want to spend the money for an SSD or an aftermarket cooler right now, but I plan to buy these in the future (after a few more paydays!). Anyhow, I would like to hear what everyone thinks about my part selection. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $194.99
Motherboard Asus Z97-AR ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $107.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $86.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $399.98
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $22.99
Case Fan Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan $13.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan $13.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1050.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 02:42 EST-0500

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

this is a good build. will be great once you have an SSD and the cooler.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. Haswells run notoriously hot. The stock cooler is not good enough unless your case has excellent airflow and you don't plan to overclock at all. Definitely consider an SSD; it's remarkable how much performance it'll squeeze out of the system for all tasks.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for saying so! I've never used an SSD so luckily I don't mind going without until my budget can accommodate one!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

well once you do have one it will blow your mind. boot times are so fast.

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