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First build pc feedback

Brandopne

62 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xttGHx this is a first build any feedback would be appreciated this is for running games on high settings

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

For a gaming focused build the usual recommendation is to get a more expensive gpu than your cpu, for an intel rig around the $1200 mark atm it's often a 4690k & nvidia 970 combo.

8gig is the general ram target unless you're building a workstation of some description, I used the cash that freed up for the usual budget cpu air cooler so you can oc the 4690k.

Swapped out the 750w bronze rated psu for a lower wattage (970 is super power efficient) gold rated unit, gold efficiency will save you money on your electricity cost vs the bronze.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $164.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $338.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower Case $149.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $62.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Aerocool Shark 96.5 CFM 140mm Fan $11.99 @ Directron
Keyboard Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard $57.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer ABYSSUS Wired Optical Mouse $34.22 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1201.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-09 20:31 EST-0500

Add a $66 boot ssd to improve the systems all round responsiveness if you've extra to spend - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp128gg25

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

hi, thanks for the help would I need 16gig to host private servers on minecraft with Mods? And this cases 4 built in fans would I need the case fan?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I've no idea about minecraft servers, maybe ask at some mc forum/etc.

You probably won't need any extra fans over the 4 that come with the case, so yeah you could probably drop the extra 140mm aerocool.

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