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First Time building a PC - help wanted

sschmidt51388

61 months ago

howdy everyone. First time builder here. I wanted to spend between 800-1000 bucks on a Gaming Rig. This is what I have so far and would love your advice.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/sschmidt51388/saved/Dj2TwP

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Changed the Mobo, RAM and a better PSU to color coordinate a little more. Also switched out for matching fans on the CPU cooler in push/pull. More expensive but man it will look sweet!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $125.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $96.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $184.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $115.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $85.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-120 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan $9.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-120 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan $9.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR2-140 66.0 CFM 140mm Fan $13.98 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1057.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 19:06 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Switched out the CPU for a non-clockable. There was no cooler included so I assumed you didn't plan on it.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your input. My buddy was telling me that buying a cooler wont be necessary with the build that I have. Do you think its necessary?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You could get away without one but it's nice to have a little extra cooling ability for when TurboBoost kicks in.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Kept your original RAM, better GPU and SSD, similar white case, closer to budget. Since you had an unlocked CPU and Z97 I figured you may want to overclock at some point. When you do, get a cooler (CM Hyper 212 EVO, for example).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $145.95 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.95 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Chaser A31 Snow White ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ Micro Center
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Case Fan Thermaltake Luna 12 LED 50.4 CFM 120mm Fan $13.44 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1003.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 19:19 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I've never overclocked a PC before and am a little afraid to try it haha. Do you think it would be worth doing?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The "K" CPU and Z97 motherboard are designed for overclocking...doesn't mean you HAVE TO but the option is there but if you do you'll need a cooler. If you're certain you'll never overclock, you can get an H97 motherboard and locked CPU (4690/4590) and use the savings for something else. Here's what that would look like... http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6fqGt6

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think it would be worth doing?

Honestly, the FPS gain isn't all that impressive from overclocking. I feel like gaming performance in general benefits the most from the best possible GPU you can afford rather than overclocking. Perhaps in the most CPU-demanding games, a decent overclock can help but more with physics/textures than FPS.

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