62 months ago
First build, please help
Why does no one comment. Im building something similar in price
purpose and budget brother
Its a gaming build or suppose to be and dont really have a budget but not wanting to spend alot
No technical problems seen.
Some notes - the PNY card was not reflecting in the total so when I changed it to the ASUS strix 970 the build shot up by $350, hence I had to remove one of your monitors to adjust. See the monitor is just a peripheral that you can add in at another time.
Also I put in the 212 EVO as you really would not need expensive watercooling for i5 especially if you are not hard core overclocking. And the EVO does the job very well.
Now I got the budget down a bit than it was previously so if you can spend the extra money go ahead and get the water cooling and monitor and maybe those speakers (headphones will do just fine assuming you have them already).
Hope you like the build.
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yep this build looks good if you are not planning for OC you can skip the "K" ,please check ASUS z97 - A for mob ,also ram you will be ok with 4x2 8gb ,
both K and non-K 4960 are the same price.
I'd take 2 x 4gb over 4 x 2gb as that leaves room for more if needed
sorry 2x4 was a typo :D
If you have a microcenter nearby, you can get the processor and motherboard bundle for less than your processor and motherboard. They have the Gigabyte Gaming 7, not Gaming 5. So a better board for less money.