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Power Supply, CPU and Motherboard suggestion.

DenvilX

62 months ago

UPDATE Here is mine build, which i'm going to make. Feel free to enter the discussion and may be assist me with the question i have below. Thanks! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor €220.01 @ Amazon Deutschland
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler €33.10 @ Amazon Deutschland
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard €160.86 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Kingston Fury Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory €78.48 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €114.00
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card €315.73 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case €76.00
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €69.60 @ Hardwareversand
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available €1067.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 16:32 CET+0100

Pre-Update Post

Greetings.

I'm student right now and my capital is not the best, for making a super pc, but i also don't want to spare too much, so i can delay the upgrade as much as i can. I will do game on this machine mainly + making projects in Creo/CAD Programs.

So, i have 2 options with CPU and i'm not really sure, which one is the best or worth for money. First option is Intel i5 4690k for 219€. Second option is Intel i7 4790k for 314€. Are this almost 100€ worth it or i can go straight for a cheaper version and enjoy the WoW Gaming + streaming? Also, i have never really done anything with overclock, but as far as i know, both CPU's are able to do this, am i right? And do i need to buy an Cooler for CPU?

Next position, is motherboard. For the best money, i can spend, there are two boards, which in my opinion are the best for me. First option is MSI Z97S SLI Plus for 114€. (Is in my PC Build) Second option is Gigabyte GA Z97X Sli for 97€. I do pick Sli option for possibility to upgrade and have double Video Cards, but it is throw for the future, not sure, if i will do this or not. I will have most probably 1 SSD drive, 1 HDD and if i will find a job any way soon, may be will buy an additional sound card for the PC. Also, i'm really interested in the amount of USB3.0 on MSI. Last, but not least, as far as i see, MSI has a bit better support in terms of upgrading their motherboard, like updates, downloadable content on their site and stuff. On Gigabytes site i haven't found anything so explain me, if i'm wrong.

And the most important question, is Power Supply. To be realistic, i will have at start everything i described. In ideal condition, in some time after, i may add Cooler for CPU, or even buy it instantly, if i will need it. Additional sound card may be an point for future and in very unrealistic situation, i might buy a 2nd GPU. So, how much Watt shall i look for with this build?

EXTRA QUESTIONS: 1.) I will buy most probably ZOTAC GeForce GTX 970 OC (as written on sellers site) just because it is 319€. Is it okay, or i shall buy something more expensive from other manufactures? 2.) May be some suggestions with a case? :D Just curious, if there are any cheap, but good to use Cases. Also, i heard, there are different sizes of cases. Which one will i need with any of this motherboards?

PC OR LAPTOP! As i told, i am student. I do not need an computer in a University really often, everything i need i can do on my tablet, now, but i also do travel a lot for 1 month there, and 5-6 months there. Is there any kind of Laptop in the Price range till 1300€ (as far as i know, Lenovo Y50 is not the bad option) which will be good to use, their weight won't be ridiculous as well as size. So, max 15'6 inch, weight not more than 2.5kg.

I really appreciate, if u came to this point of my post and red everything! Thanks for using your time to assist me and help :)

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking on how active community is, i kinda wonder, if i am being ignored or just unlucky... Bump.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So, i red few reviews and people suggest buying Corsair CX 600. It costs around 63 euro. Also, there is CX 600M. What does this M Mean? And about warranty. Corsair has 2 years warranty. Also, i'm not really good at PSU at all, i would really appreciate, if you could give me few link of a good PSU till 75-80 Euro.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe that 'M' means it's the modular or semi-modular version of the PSU.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

And what modular means?

Also, new question. I enjoy your suggested CPU cooler. It is cheap, good and worth every penny. However, i found something, i have never heard of. Hydro cooling. To be precize, it is Corsair Hydro Series H60 for almost 80 euros (while CM is 30). Is it actually worth during overclocking or i will really do an overkill?

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Get Corsair RM550W, it's a tier 2 fully modular PSU, and its 85Euros. It runs silently even under 40%-50% load.

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