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Critical thinking please (Help)

NoahSing

62 months ago

I need help with this build, I will spend up to $1,500 on it. Please tell me some faults and how I can improve it to make it better and/or cheaper... Thanks c: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/NoahSing/saved/HMX323

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What will you be using this for? Unless you are doing video editing you can probably drop to an i5 and save $70.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Would an i5 4690K be good?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless you are doing video editing you can probably drop to an i5 and save $70.

This, but it's within budget so it's not all that problematic IMO

@OP

Would nab an SSD.

This ram is cheaper and faster

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8gbxl

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I would still like to make it a bit on the non-expensive side (Which is impossible I guess) The problem with the RAM is that I need it to be low profile because of the big lump of a CPU cooler.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmmm.. Could probably go down to a 212 EVO, then, and still be fine

Else, the H100i runs about as much as the one you've selected and gives you more room for RAM as you can mount the radiator up on the upper part of the case

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I am looking to OC but I don't really trust watercooling. Not because there unreliable (They're not) but I'm not really experienced and I just feel like I would mess something up..

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KkfKGX A closed loop liquid cooler is pretty simple to install, you can't mess it up unless you take a knife and cut it or something else stupid, in order to gain experience, you gotta step out of your comfort zone a little . It has a GTX 980, a full tower case, a i5, and a SSD.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I have money to splurge with so I guess I'll put an i7 in and call it finished.

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