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First Attempt at my buy list help?

NexValidus

62 months ago

This is my first attempt at attempting to build my own computer although Ive wanted to for a while this is my first try at building a parts list and I dont really know what alot of the information means on some of the things but this is my list if theres anyway to do it better and for cheaper let me know and Ill check it out

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $229.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 93.3 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $59.90 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Cooler Master ThermalFusion 400 4g Thermal Paste $8.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus H97M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $300.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow M.2 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $83.99 @ Directron
Storage Western Digital WD Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $104.00 @ Amazon
Video Card AMD FirePro W5000 2GB Video Card $300.98 @ Newegg
Case Silverstone TJ08B-EW MicroATX Mid Tower Case $121.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Rosewill Tachyon 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Archgon CB-5021-GB Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $109.99 @ Amazon
Sound Card Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $69.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Linksys WUSB6300 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $47.00 @ Amazon
Case Fan NoiseBlocker NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan $36.32 @ Amazon
Keyboard Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 Wired Gaming Keyboard $269.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Mad Catz R.A.T. 9 Wireless Laser Mouse $148.13 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2091.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 01:14 EST-0500

Its kind of pricey for me as well if theres anyway to cut back on the price while still maintaining at least a good amount of power Id love some feedback

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay... I can tell it's your first time. But it's a good attempt and we all have to start somewhere. I'll give you a good parts list to base your build off of. If you have any more questions about any parts or info just message me or reply to this comment and I'll get back to you!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H97 GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Fury Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $208.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $559.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $92.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.95 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1546.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 01:15 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh man so why did you choose a different video card and whats different about the RAM we chose? Thank you so much for your input Im not sure about the SSD do you think I should get it for just day to day gaming and normal use?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The video card you chose is actually uncommon and not made for general gaming. It has a really low "clock" (speed) and low memory (Go for higher than 2GB with your budget). Your RAM is way too overkill, you only need 16GB. With your budget a SSD is nice to have, you don't really need 500GB though.

Look at what these guys have to say. People like us do tons of research and build PC lists for people a lot xD

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, my video card that I chose is much newer. It will perform much better for gaming, I don't think I have ever seen yours before :P.

If you look on the ram you chose it says DDR3 1333. I would not reccomend anything less than DDR3 1600. (The ram I chose is DDR3 1866) Also you don't need 32GB thats WAY overkill for general use and gaming. 8GB is a good starting point but 16GB is exceptional.

An SSD is good for you because you can install windows on it. It will make your boot up times MUCH faster. you can also install some other games and they will launch exceptionally fast.

Anymore questions?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What's your goal with this build? Gaming? Video Editing?

32GB of RAM seems like way overkill. 8GB is enough for most applications. I can't imagine anyone needing more than 16GB.

$110 seems like a lot for a Blu-Ray drive. I would think this would do: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-wh14ns40

I don't think a platinum rated PSU is worth the cost. Gold should be plenty if you want to save some money, like this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr

You could save some money with the cooler. The CM Hyper 212 EVO is a great budget option: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

Are you set on that case, because there are cheaper cases available?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I think my main goal would be Gaming and thanks alot for the budget options im not really set on that case but im looking for some thing that looks pretty cool and not just a black square with a window in it

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So so far this is whats changed about it based on your guys' opinions

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $228.55 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $31.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI H97 GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Fury Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $559.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black/White) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.48 @ Mwave
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $51.98 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $69.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Linksys WUSB6300 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $47.00 @ Amazon
Case Fan NoiseBlocker NB-eLoop B12-PS 58.1 CFM 120mm Fan $36.32 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1545.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 01:39 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would upgrade the mobo to a Z97 so you have the option to overclock. I know MSI claims their H97 mobos can overclock but I read a lot about people having problems doing it. If you're just gaming 8GB will be fine cause you don't really notice a performance in gaming with 8GB than 16GB. Would honestly just get a GTX 970 to save money, a 970 right now can play all the newest games at great FPS on highest settings, and imo the extra 200$ for the 980 isn't worth it. Everything else looks good.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

This is much better.

In my opinion, the GTX 980 is not worth the $200 premium over the 970 for maybe the 10% better performance. I would go with this to save money: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-gtx970gaming4g

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you guys think that if I got a cheaper video card first to just get things up and running if I could add the one on my list now later? Would they work together or would I just have to replace it?

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