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redline88

61 months ago

Hello, people!

So after getting some ideas this is the build I stopped on. I am just looking for critique if I can do something different/improve. No peripherals/mouse/monitor needed. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $212.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $63.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $339.99 @ B&H
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight MicroATX Mini Tower Case $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1051.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-28 17:52 EST-0500

My goals with this build:

  1. Performance (in a &1k budget)
  2. Style
  3. Low Noise
  4. ???
  5. Profit

P.S. I really don't need the optical, but I see no other way to put Win 8.1 in.

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is Glorious. Some people might not be too happy with your choice of PSU though. I like the Antec HCG series PSUs. Also I recommend getting an SSD now/down the line. Good luck!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I can't take credit for this it was all thanks to Xalian. What would be the issue with the PSU and what would you recommend?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah Xalian does good stuff :) There are apparently some reliability issues according to some people on this forum, so I recommend Antec High Current Gamer PSUs.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you think about the Seasonic 520W? Still above my requirements, less Wattage but I read in the forums they are pretty reliable.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Which Seasonic PSU? Seasonics are generally very good.

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