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Planning to Begin Buying Parts Tonight... Any Suggestions/Comments?

Wellsy323

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-AR ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $132.27 @ TigerDirect
Memory *G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage *A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $319.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Intel 62205ANHMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $34.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $15.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1018.93
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-30 21:44 EST-0500

I've posted some builds on here before so this build has been consistently updated for a long time..but after about a year of saving money I am FINALLY able to start buying parts for this. My primary concern is how the WiFi will work in my apartment because I don't have access to ethernet and our apartment shares one router, but I get decent internet on my laptop and PS3 so I don't think I will have many problems with this adaptor.

Anyways the parts I am planning on buying tonight are the HDD, SSD, WiFi adaptor, power supply, CPU cooler, and the optical drive. I am getting the CPU/mobo from Microcenter when I visit my family for Christmas because they live near(ish) one and I'll have to wait for a paycheck or two before I am comfortable buying the 970 and the rest of the parts.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything looks really good, your PSU is bit overkill, but it leaves you headroom for overclocking and possible SLI in the future. You also might reconsider the SSD choice. A-Data is usually pretty good, but if you want rock-solid quality I'd go with Crucial or Samsung. Happy building!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This actually isn't the SSD I am buying I have a Sandisk 128GB for the same price in my cart (I think the filter must have changed since this morning when I was going to buy it). Is Sandisk a better brand? Would it be worth the extra 20-30 dollars to go with Samsung?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sandisk should be fine

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

it looks decent. Get the ram tonight vwhile its still on sale

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