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First build! Help wanted

Shinzedic

61 months ago

  • I am looking for this build to be around $1000
  • I am not planning on overclocking
  • It will be primarily used for gaming, and media consumption (I have a very large movie library, hence the large hard drive)
  • I will be using a triple monitor display

QUESTIONS

  • Is this an ideal GPU/CPU pair for NOT overclocking?
  • Is the power supply appropriate?
  • is the case appropriate for the build?

Any other input would be appreciated also.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $223.88 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $104.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $98.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $339.94 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $86.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H276HLbmid 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $196.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H276HLbmid 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $196.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H276HLbmid 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $196.98 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $38.28 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1788.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 11:06 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Instead of Z97, getting a H97 would suit you better. Change that SSD to a Crucial or Samsung one, get a 2x4 instead of 2x8, too OP of RAM.

PSU is appropriate for future upgrades. CPU overclocking and GPU overclocking are 2 independent things, so you still can overclock the GPU.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there any benefit to having less ram besides the price?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No. Unless you need all that RAM to do things, like Minecraft FTB Soaryn style.

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