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First time build. Help me get ready to start buying!

Vor

62 months ago

Hey everyone, I'd love and appreciate some help on my first build. These are the parts I've landed on, but I'm sure there are definitely improvements to be made. Specifically mobo.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.48 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $56.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card *Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX
Case Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case $94.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Canada Computers
Keyboard Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Red LED Backlit (Brown Cherry MX) Wired Standard Keyboard -
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $64.99 @ NCIX
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1107.37
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-13 10:50 EST-0500

Any feedback greatly appreciated, thanks.

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  • Vor
  • submitter
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks! I was thinking of adding a SSD later down the road, I'm trying to keep under $1200. Do you think that's a reasonable move? And any other issues you see? Particularly with the motherboard? Thanks. :)

With this set up, I don't need anything additional right? Fans, cords, etc?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You could add the HDD later down the road, since you are going to be installing the OS and such on the SSD. If you have a decent internet connection, cloud storage is also an option- some free options offer several GB free. Apparently some Chinese company offers 10 TB free. https://www.techinasia.com/forget-box-skydrive-dropbox-tencents-10tb-free-cloud-storage-hands/

  • Vor
  • submitter
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed some things around, tell me what you think.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg Canada
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.48 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card *Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX
Case Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case $94.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.00 @ Vuugo
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm Trigger Wired Gaming Keyboard $119.99 @ Memory Express
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $64.99 @ NCIX
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1299.38
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 00:09 EST-0500
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