61 months ago
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII M4 58.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($327.90 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.97 @ OutletPC) Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Directron) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card ($554.99 @ Amazon) Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($76.99 @ SuperBiiz) Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($56.98 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($104.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $1683.75 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-04 19:10 EST-0500
Would I need thermal paste? What about the operating system? Any of you have experience with different parts for a lower price? I'll be using this for gaming and a few small projects that won't be too demanding. I want to keep it around $1700 or lower. I like the case but I would prefer the Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case. The power supply seems decent since the estimated wattage was around 370w, not sure if I should go for a 750 supply to be safe...please share your thoughts :). I want to start building by the end of this month.