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What do you think about my first build? i7 4790k + GTX 970

wiss2wiss

62 months ago

I am very new to this so please tell me what you think about this build. Any suggestion would be very welcome. I am planing to go gaming with it. This will be my first ever gaming experience. Well, I normally use Mac as my office working. I wish this build can last for 3 years. Please tell me what you think? What I can do better? Will I manage to play some RPGs at high setup (e.g. Witcher 2 & 3, Skyrim, ...)?

Oh, I am not planing to overlock anything ever. I will just buy these parts and build them(Feb 2015 when the Witcher 3 comes out). :)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WGqzWZ

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WGqzWZ Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WGqzWZ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Micro Center) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.98 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Kingston HyperX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($154.74 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC) Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg) Case: Thermaltake Chaser A41 ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.74 @ Amazon) Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)

Total: $1428.37

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-08 17:40 EST-0500

Thank you mates.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not overclocking you can save some money by going with the locked CPU and H97 board and you don't need a cooler, especially that one, but if you want to have the option stick with what you've got.

RAM could be better and you don't need 16GB for gaming/office work and that motherboard is unnecessary for non-OC board.

Here's a slightly revised version, with more suitable mobo/RAM and better power supply. Your list/price did not include power supply, just letting you know, so your price was probably closer to 1500.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jXkB4D

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