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Building a computer, any improvements to the parts list appreciated.

Larn_Conner

62 months ago

I've got $1750 to spend on a computer, but I'd like to keep the price down as much as possible, close to $1000, but still have a powerful enough computer to play any game out there and also do tasks like video editing and encoding and general computer tasks.

Can anyone offer improvements on this build?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $217.27 @ TigerDirect
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $107.27 @ TigerDirect
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $100.27 @ TigerDirect
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $102.27 @ TigerDirect
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $337.27 @ TigerDirect
Case Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $53.62 @ TigerDirect
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.37 @ TigerDirect
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $107.27 @ TigerDirect
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1112.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-18 20:26 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Top right corner, there's a Export Markup thingy. Click it, and copy-paste everything.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Power up your motherboard, take a better case (it's kinda ugly ._.) and take this power supply I guess: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g10650xr Less wattage but more efficient and it's a little bit cheaper, just to save you some bucks.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Last comment: my build PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $157.90 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $43.85 @ Newegg Canada
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $7.71 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.99 @ Memory Express
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $86.99 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $204.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $20.05 @ Vuugo
Monitor Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor $159.99 @ NCIX
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan $26.99 @ Newegg Canada
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller $24.99 @ Canada Computers
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $54.98 @ Newegg Canada
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse $49.99 @ NCIX
Speakers Creative Labs A60 4W 2ch Speakers $19.50 @ Vuugo
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1225.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-18 19:23 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the case is ugly, I like the cool master skywhat'sitsname, but I was trying to go for saving money.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, the persone who's gonna buy this is you :-)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Replaced the power supply with the EVGAS SuperNOVA 650 B1 which is what I believe you listed. Brought the price down a good amount. What would be an ideal motherboard for this to finish this build?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I would suggest a Megabyte or an Asus. Both of them are good. Around 100$ is something ;)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Found a GigaByte GA-H97-D3H h97.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for you help. Guess this is the build I'm going to go with.

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