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First build, opinions appreciated

Zelcova_X

62 months ago

First build, just wanted some last minute opinions. With be used primarily for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $199.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $80.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $121.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.45 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $368.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case $131.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $103.49 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $119.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $49.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1797.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 08:37 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you aren't overclocking, don't get the "K" versions of intel processors. Make sure you look on Noctua's website for compatibility between their coolers and your mobo/RAM, just type in "Noctua NH-D15 compatibility" in Google. Their coolers are so big they extend over the first RAM slot. Your mobo is a little bit overkill but who cares, not a big deal. Everything else looks good. Keep in mind your keyboard will be loud as heck, some people love that some people don't. I believe there is a version of your keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches, which offer the same feel but are not nearly as loud.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

For cheaper you can go with a Corsair H80i which is a closed loop cooler. Really good for the price. Also, don't worry about changing your cpu, just because you dont or wont want to OC doesnt mean you have to change the cpu. It's just nice to have the option to OC, you can use it normally. You might want to get the WD Blue series HDD, its cheaper for the same size and speed. Other than that, its a good build. Post pictures on the completed build section when its all said and done, i really wanna see what the Define R5 can do.

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