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First build: $1300 gaming PC. Review would be appreciated

cbirzer

62 months ago

First time building a PC. Would appreciate review of the parts. Greatly appreciated.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Micro Center
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina Premium Ceramic Polysynthetic 1.75g Thermal Paste $4.81 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-AR ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $157.27 @ TigerDirect
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $123.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.79 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.49 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $17.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $12.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard AZIO Levetron Mech5 Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1361.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 08:58 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks pretty damn good, except I recommend getting a H100i instead, as it will cool CPU much better especially if OCing.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I will make the change. Thanks a lot.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Would changing the video card to GIGABYTE GV-N970G1 GAMING-4GD GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready G-SYNC Support Video Card be an issue?

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