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Please Rate my New Build

dsavard

62 months ago

Hi Guys,

Just bought this black friday build with a $650 budget. Let me know your thoughts. I still have to go pick it up in store, so with $650 as a limit, make any changes you think would improve it!! Prices are in CAD ($570 USD).

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/dsavard/saved/hwsv6h

Thanks.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $189.99
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Purchased For $69.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory Purchased For $78.99
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $49.99
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card Purchased For $189.99
Case Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case Purchased For $32.99
Power Supply Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $29.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $641.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 22:21 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would swap out that PSU as soon as possible. Not bomb-worthy, but it will fry easily.

I would recommend these that are near your price-range and are semi-mod 80+ Bronze efficient.

CX600m

HCG520m

or these non-modular psu's

EVGA

Integra R2

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If not aware, Thermaltake brand has a mixed reputation for power supplies.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks for the heads up. I think I'll go for the CX600.

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